A visionary leader is not a manager

Picture Credits – Jennie Selda

A visionary leader sees the possibility for change, feels a passion for a different future, and is called to something more than currently exists. They’re okay with not only shaking their own internal tree, but also those of others, creating fresh evolutionary pathways for themselves, and those around them.

In contrast, a manager takes what is, making the existing situation work and perhaps even improving it, if they’re good. A manager loves to organize, more than push the envelope of what is acceptable to society.

Neither one is better than the other because society needs both systems for success.

The problem is that most goal-based systems make a visionary feel confined, controlled and uninspired. Do you know anyone designing systems to support visionaries? I don’t!

Characteristically, intuitive visionary leaders:

1. Are sensitive;
2. Have an built-in incongruency meter – a ‘BS meter – when it comes to relationships and plans; and
3. Often felt misunderstood when they were little.

A natural manager on the other hand:

1. Is methodical;
2. Values harmony above all else; and
3. Knows how to keep to, and loves, keeping the flow going.

Without a system that supports both of them there is always tension between them. If you try to do both, you’ll find yourself drawn to one way of being and less energized by the other.

I’d love to hear whether youre a visionary or a natural manager – do let me know.

Can’t wait to hear!

With love,



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I spent a good portion of my childhood trying to be enough.

Worthiness. I spent a good portion of my childhood trying to be enough.

How about you?

Every time you seek to prove your worth, you are coming from a place that presumes that you’re somehow lacking.

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I love peonies. They remind me of Canada and my front yard. They take me to an emotional home place. That’s why I’m planting them. I keep imagining seeing the peonies while I’m sitting on my front porch.

At the gathering place down the road, the minister is impassioned and talks very loudly. Sometimes, he’s incredibly inspiring and I just stand outside on the road and listen, while at others when he talks about the challenging aspects of humanity, there’s fear within the church. I speak at many churches, so this isn’t about making church wrong, but rather the idea that most of humanity spends time finger-pointing.

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I’m so grateful for the participants, the TWA Team, and so incredibly blessed to have opulence everywhere around me in my garden. Not only for the lettuce, but the seeds for new lettuce. It’s truly overflowing …

I’m grateful for all the shifts and clarity that happened for both myself, and collectively, and wanted to share something with you…

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