Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 282

Scripture Passage: Nehemiah 2:17-18
Great Leaders Know How to Transfer the Vision
When Nehemiah left for Jerusalem, he had a vision to rebuild the broken down walls. However, he could not achieve this without the people’s support. To obtain their support, he had to get them to buy into his vision. Once he communicated the vision to the people they were excited and said, “let us rise up and build.” And the Bible says, “So they strengthened their hands for this good work.” The people themselves strengthened their hands for the work. The vision was no longer Nehemiah’s alone, it was also theirs. It had been transferred.
The lesson here is this; great leaders know how to transfer the vision. When they communicate their vision, the people immediately embrace it as their own and become committed. When the vision belongs to the people the leader will not need to motivate them to work, because they will be self-motivated. Great leaders know this. Therefore they seek ways to transfer the vision.
Prayer: Father, give me wisdom to transfer the vision.

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