Courageous Leadership: A 12 Week Action Plan


Read Chapter 4, Characteristic #4 (Visionary)


Schedule Meetings

Yourself (in-depth self-reflection) DOWNLOAD INVITE

Your Significant Other (Semi-Structured Conversation) DOWNLOAD INVITE

Leader you consider especially W•F•S Balanced (Semi-Structured Conversation) DOWNLOAD INVITE

Your Mentor (Advice, Information, Referral (AIR) Hot Wash) DOWNLOAD INVITE

Identify the best day, time, location & length for these meetings. DOWNLOAD CONFIRMATION



During these seven days, focus your journaling on your vision and the associated impacts on your daily activities.

Draft your initial 1, 10 and 30+ vision goals and their associated objectives in your journal. The initial vision should not be overly complicated as it simply identifies the general themes regarding what you want to achieve. Identify both personal and professional goals. Please take particular care to capture the emotions, surprises, and new insights you experience and gain.



Semi-Structured Conversations

Spend time with yourself (self-reflection), your significant other, a leader you consider especially visionary. Prior to these conversations, observe each person and document in your journal, vision you see in their day-to-day actions. At the beginning of the conversations, summarize the philosophy of Courageous Leadership and the Courageous Characteristic of being visionary from your own understanding. During the conversation, capture the findings in your journal. Questions for these conversations might include:


  • Questions for these conversations might include:

  • What personal and professional goals do I want to accomplish in the next 30, 10, and 1 years? I will share my personal & professional goals and I would also be interested in hearing your goals.

  • What are the related objectives I must accomplish at each milestone to fulfill these goals?

  • How much time, money or other resources are required to meet my objectives?

  • What do I need to start doing today to meet these objectives?

  • What do I need to stop doing today to meet these objectives?

  • What suggestions do you have for helping me to create & complete my Courageous Vision?

  • What has been helpful to you?

  • Do you have recommendations for books or other resources?

  • Do you have a recommendation for a Visionary Leader that I should talk to?

Mentor Conversation

When you meet with your mentor discuss-

Advice: What advice does he/she have for you regarding Courageous Vision in general and your level of Courageous Vision specifically.

Information: Ask your mentor for sources of additional information that they have found useful regarding Courageous Vision.

Referrals: Ask who should you speak to further regarding Courageous Vision.

You may also use the questions identified above.

Culmination Actions

Given the identified gap between your current vision and desired Courageous Vision:

  • Review and, if needed, modify your draft Individual Mission Statement

  • (IMS) to match your current understanding of Courageous Vision.

  • Adjust your life and calendar accordingly to achieve your desired Courageous Vision so that you may fulfill your IMS.

  • Include Courageous Vision in your Individual Development Plan

  • Review and update as needed your T•C•E Alignment and W•F•S Balance

  • Knowledge Measurement: To measure your progress toward your goal of Courageous Leadership proficiency, please measure your levels of knowledge at the end of this 10-day section using the Individual Assessment. 

Bottom Line Value Creation

Looking far ahead with your 1, 10, and 30 year draft goals and objectives identified, you have a clear path visible to

your life’s goals and fulfill your Individual Mission Statement (IMS).

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