One of the most intriguing professions in the world to me is forecasting the weather. Sometimes they miss it but most of the time they get it right.
Mr. Webster defines forecasting as “to predict a future condition or occurrence; to calculate in advance by forethought and foresight in planing. These are not just descriptions and duties of a meteorologist. It’s also the responsibility of a leader
Here’s seven steps that will help:
- Know where you are headed. Dare to dream and be specific. Get God’s plan for ministry (Read Habakkek 2:2) Get on your face and ask Him. I believe He’ll show it to you!
- Know where you are. You can’t get to where you are headed if you don’t know where you are starting from.
- Know where you’ve been. Knowing what’s been done in the past let’s you know the definition of success
- Know what others are doing. A smart leader studies the success and failures of others. Experience is the best teacher but it doesn’t have to be your experiences that you learn from. Twitter leaders you want to learn from see what they are working on and what they see as the next big thing!
- Develop the plan then communicate and execute it
- Evaluate. Be on the lookout for current trends as well as historic trends so you can head off problems before they happen.
- Keep momentum and energy moving forward. It’s up to you leader to set the pace.Do what you’ve never done. Look down the road and forecast what is ahead. Plan ahead, remember it wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark. Instigate and initiate change. Make things happen.