DCL 3.5 Instruction | Transfer the Vision

Video Presentation: Tom Atema, VP of International Ministries and Strategic Partnerships, EQUIP

A 360 Degree Leader will rarely be the inventor of the vision, but he or she is almost always involved in communicating it to their team. Here are suggestions for how 360 Degree Leaders interpret the vision of the top leaders and fire up their teams to accomplish the dream.

1.  Present it clearly and concisely.

2.  Connect it to past, present and future.

3.  Explain the purpose of the vision.

4.  State the specific goals to be reached.

5.  Present it as a challenge.

6.  Put a human face on a challenging vision by telling stories.

7.  Communicate with passion

8.  Share it consistently.


Biblical Case Study: Nehemiah and the Wall of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 2:5-20)

Nehemiah took three days to size up things in Jerusalem before he spoke to the Jews, the officials, the priests and the nobles about the vision to rebuild the wall of Jerusalem. He explained the why of the vision before the what of the vision. He provided the following reasons to get his colleagues to embrace the vision:

  • He was committed to lead the project.
  • He knew what it would take to get the job done.
  • The present situation was a reproach to “our people.”
  • The ruined walls could not protect anyone.
  • Some resources had already been committed.
  • The Lord had promised “to help us.”



  • How do you communicate the top leader’s vision to your team?
  • What stories do you use to put a face on the vision?


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