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A Few Powerful Words

Updated: Jul 2

Without wise leadership, a nation falls;

there is safety in having many advisers. Proverbs 11:14 NLT

Peripheral vision is a gift that comes from working with a Board. As an Executive Director, I found myself laser focused in one area, and the Board would widen my scope and guide me in seeing the potential pitfalls, obstacles, and strengths that I could not see on my own.

The same is true for the vision. The vision does not come into reality because the Executive Director said it. It should be prayed about and considered with the Board. By making all of you a part of the process, there are more objective viewpoints and ideas. No longer will the Executive Director be the only one that can state it. Suddenly, the Board, staff, and volunteers have bought into the direction the ministry is headed in.

To make it easier for everyone to communicate the same message, I recommend the vision statement be around eight to ten words. Again, this allows everyone to communicate the same concise message wherever they go. 

I have been blessed to walk beside many organizations as they strengthen the vision of the ministry and create a strategic plan to guide them forward. If this is something you would be interested in discussing, please reach out to me at

Stay on Vision!

Dr. Ashley Graves 

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