Psychology and Leadership: Vision and Adjustments
People with the vision Style are dynamic, energetic
risk-takers who inspire, encourage, and motivate followers with their optimistic
commitment to a long-range vision. vision leaders attract followers with their
ability to paint a vivid picture of the future.
and enthusiastic, individuals with this style tend to be open to new
opportunities and courses of action, whatever those may be; for them, the
failure of any particular direction, plan, or strategy is only a temporary
setback. How they get where they are going is less important than getting
thereso they will quickly regroup, find a new plan, and move forward. With
their long-term goal constantly in sight, vision leaders motivate others to
join them with, sweeping them up in their excitement and commitment to action.
of vision leadership in the real world are easy to find because their
combination of daring and charisma make such leaders highly visible. In the
political realm, vision leadership can be seen in Franklin D. Roosevelt, John
F. Kennedy, and Martin Luther King Jr., Ann Richards and Barbara Jordan. Actors
George Clooney and Angelina Jolie exemplify vision leadership, as do military
leaders General Douglas MacArthur, Colin Powell, and Sioux war chief Crazy
with the adjustments Style lead by educating. These leaders tend to possess an
enormous catalog of knowledge, which they share willingly when the situation
calls for it. Rather than jumping in and taking charge of every situation,
individuals with the adjustments style prefer to sit back and observe until
those who need their expertise are ready to receive it.
great leadership strength of the adjustments style is the ability to patiently
show people how to respond clearly and thoughtfully to events and situations.
adjustments leaders possess a wealth of relevant detail and perceive
connections that others almost invariably miss. Their calm and unhurried
manner, meticulous research, and dedication to pursuing the wisest course of
action attracts followers who appreciate the patient confidence they bring to
leaders do not often seek the spotlight, but are propelled into it by their
followers. In the political realm, there
are three U.S. presidents whose public behavior suggests that they possess the
adjustments style: George H. W. Bush, Abraham Lincoln, and Barrack Obama. Other examples of adjustments leadership
include Julia Childs and Meryl Streep.
is impossible to determine anothers Perceptual Style (PS) by observation
alone. This is especially true for public figures. The examples provided
appear, based on their public behavior, to be the PS for which they are used
as examples. However, without a complete Perceptual Style Assessment, their
particular PS is simply an educated guess.