MMDI™ Leadership Styles
A visionary leader is someone who develops a canny sense of the unknown, which can include the long-term future, what potential customers are looking for, or the hidden trends in the market or industry in which they operate. Visionary leaders can often envisage, in general terms, the various ways in which the organisation might respond to those developments, and thereby have a sense of vision that can position the organisation to meet those challenges. Their vision is often emergent and laden with possibilities, so it cannot be articulated in clear terms, but can often only be expressed in terms of a general direction which may take a more definite shape over time.
Examples of visionary leaders include inventors, strategists, marketeers, and business 'gurus' who are able to gain a deep insight into how complex markets operate. A strategist, for example, may develop a sense of the various long-term directions in which an organisation can go, He/she may also see a common theme that enables the organisation to move forward in a way that keeps the long-term options open. This sense of direction isn't derived directly from market data, but more a form of educated guesswork or intelligent hunch.
Visionary leadership is the preferred style of INTJs and INFJs. It makes use of the Jungian function iNtuition, in an introverted direction. There is an optional leadership pack that examines your use of each of the leadership styles and how you can develop.
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