Clarity in identity and vision is the emphasis for the third episode of the Messy Leadership Podcast.
And the story of Beryl Markham’s 21 hours and 25 minutes of continuous, solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean in September of 1936 is the story to help us bring clarity into focus.
In the first two episodes of the podcast, we have discussed two essential topics in leadership:: worldview… the story that operates at the center of our lives… and vulnerability… the place where the messyness of our story is at it’s most complex.
When we are aware of our personal worldview, this moves us into a posture of humility and stoylistening. And living with active vulnerability moves us to invite others into the mess of our story, building trust as the pathway to vibrant relationships within our organizations, and sparking the courage to lead effectively.
The reality is this:: Every individual person ends up going somewhere in life. But a very small number of people end up going somewhere on purpose. The “on purpose” destination of our lives requires the cultivation of clarity in two areas:: identity and vision.
In order to lead with clarity, every Messy Leader needs to be willing to walk the lonely road of identity development… because it’s through identity that we lead from a place of authenticity.
Vision compels us to see the world with clarity and invite others into our narrative with hope and vulnerability. Vision fuels Messy Leaders to live and lead with faith.
Vision acknowledges what COULD BE… anticipates what SHOULD BE… and establishes a direction toward what IS.
In this third episode, that’s the entire focus:: CLARITY.
Let’s get right into it. Here we go.
Let’s get messy…