15 Visionary Leadership Examples (2023) (2023)

15 Visionary Leadership Examples (2023) (1)

Visionary leadership is being able to see the big-picture that others cannot. They are able to grasp the trajectory of trends before others and understand the value of moving in that direction.

Most industries in the 21st century are both the benefactors and victims of change. The speed of innovation and technological advancement is unprecedented in history. Therefore, it is essential that companies can take advantage of change before their competitors.

That is not easy.

It takes a special kind of talent to be able to anticipate change, and then be able to persuade others that you are right.

Examples of visionary leaders include great minds that have created great consumer products, sometimes even before consumers realized they wanted them. This includes Steve Jobs, Reed Hastings, and the amazing Richard Branson.

Contents show

Definition of Visionary Leadership Examples

There are many traits that visionary leaders possess to varying degrees. For example, they are big-picture thinkers that are enthusiastic and able to inspire others to share their goals.

Their open-mindedness and ability to focus allow then to see possibilities that others do not.

When compelled to achieve, they are focused, determined, and show an incredible resilience in the face of challenges.

Many of these attributes are shared by other leadership styles to one degree or another. But it is the visionary leader that encompasses the entire package of these incredibly unique characteristics that truly sets them apart.

Examples of Visionary Leadership

1. Sam Walton, Wal-Mart founder

Sam Walton opened his first store in 1962 and began an incredible journey of reinventing the retail industry.

In less than 5 years, he had 20 locations. Most people recognize the concept of “one-stop shopping” as Walton’s greatest visionary contribution, but his genius ran much deeper.

As described by TIME magazine, Walton was truly ahead of his time and “may have been the first true information-aged CEO.” He hired a computer whiz to reinvent the company’s logistics and inventory systems that revolutionized business operations forever. This visionary approach enabled the company to function at a level of efficiency, and accuracy, that competitors were unable to replicate.

He was also a mastermind of marketing and understood consumers on a very personal level. He created a store atmosphere on Saturdays (the biggest shopping day for families) that was cheerful and exciting. This included shopping cart bingo and hiring bands and circuses to perform in parking lots.

2. Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix

Netflix began in 1997 as an upstart DVD rental service. At the time, most people rented movies on VHS tapes by driving to a nearby Blockbuster Video.

However, Reed Hastings and his partner Marc Randolph saw an opportunity that no one else could imagine. Instead of customers driving to the nearest store, they could order a DVD online and have it delivered within days. DVDs are super light and therefore very inexpensive to ship.

Then, in 2007, with bandwidth large enough to stream movies at home, Hastings saw the future. He had a clear vision and the confidence to see it through. Customers could just pay for a movie online from their home computer and watch it instantaneously. The level of convenience was amazing.

(Video) The Power of Visionary Leadership | Dr. Myles Munroe

Netflix is now the number one streaming service in the world. It has an outstanding portfolio of programming and also produces its own shows.

3. Richard Branson

Richard Branson has demonstrated visionary leadership since he was only 16 years old when he started his own celebrity magazine called Student. Later he started a mail-order record business and by 1973 he had 14 stores and his first million dollars.

From there he kept capitalizing on his incredible knack to see opportunities that no one else could. He founded the music label Virgin Records and signed controversial groups such as the Sex Pistols, Ozzy Osbourne, and The Rolling Stones.

In 1984 he started Virgin Atlantic airlines and offered services no one in the industry would even consider, such as free ice-cream and seat-back video screens. It was a bold move to offer so much for the price of one airline ticket, but it paid off tremendously well.

He founded the Virgin Group in 1989 and today it’s a multinational company with over 400 businesses and 50,000 employees around the world.

4. Henry Ford

Henry Ford could see the necessity of paying workers well at a time when most people were just happy to make enough money to put food on the table. He started paying his employees a very generous salary of $5 a day in 1914, nearly double the minimum wage at the time.

But he understood the economics of creating a middle class that could actually afford his cars. This helped propel the rise of the middle class and start a revolution in how companies treated their employees.

He was one of the first in the industrial economy to recognize the value of treating his employees well and ensuring their needs were taken care of.

It was an example of visionary leadership that paid off not just for his company, but for the entire nation as well.

5. Allan Mulally, former CEO of Ford Motor Company

Alan Mulally is responsible for one of the most impressive corporate turnarounds in U.S. history, making him an amazing visionary and transformational leader.

When he took over Ford Motor Company in September 2006, it was about to post a loss of over 12 billion dollars and was on the cusp of complete bankruptcy. Most U.S. automobile companies needed huge government bailouts to survive the economic crisis that came just a year later.

But Mulally created a vision of survival that allowed the company to transform itself worldwide. He changed the corporate culture to one of accountability and teamwork like never before seen in the industry.

Not only did he demonstrate an incredible form of visionary leadership, but displayed one of its most admirable traits: resilience. He took over a company in its worst time in history and turned it into a global leader.

6. Warren Buffet

Warren Buffet is the most stable and enduring example of a visionary leadership style in the last 100 years.

He has been in the forefront of high-finance and huge fortunes for decades, preceding the turn of the century.

Unlike what most people imagine when they think of Wall Street success stories, Warren Buffet created his fortune by sticking to strong principles and ethics.

His vision of leadership is steeped in consideration and respect for his team, whom have been along his side for many years. They are loyal to his brand of investing and value his honest, well-intentioned nature.

He has collaborated to establish the largest charitable foundation in history and will donate nearly all of his fortune to help others in need. Warren Buffet is an example of great visionary leadership and philanthropy.

7. Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt served as president of the United States during its most difficult times in history: the Great Depression and World War II.

One of his many achievements was to create the New Deal to lift the country out of an economic depression. The New Deal utilized all levels of federal and local governments to expand and upgrade thousands of roads and bridges, build hospitals, schools, airports and parks across the country.

(Video) 3 Things that Make a MEANINGFUL Vision | Simon Sinek

He was also able to galvanize congress to implement a federal minimum wage and establish the Social Security system.

Although he was struck with polio as an adult and became paralyzed from the waist down, he remained a humorous and compassionate human being. His ability to inspire others to work towards numerous common goals, along with his determination and focus, make Franklin Roosevelt one of the best examples of visionary leadership in history.

8. Coco Channel

In the 1920s, only a very small percentage of women had the financial means to wear high-fashion luxury brands like Channel. And then came the LBD; the little black dress.

The LBD is a simple piece of fabric, cut in just the right way, and hemmed-in at all the right places. It was a simple dress that exuded elegance and poise.

At the time, it was an example of a vision of fashion that was strikingly different from the colorful and fanciness of dresses in that era. The day it hit the cover of Vogue, it shook the fashion world to its core and took society by storm. Now, any woman could look sophisticated and chique.

Coco Channel single-handedly revolutionized the concept of fashion. She was bold and focused, and created an iconic dress that is still amazingly popular 100 years later.

9. King James

King James became the King of Scotland at the age of one. He later united Scotland and England and achieved so many incredible accomplishments that it is impossible to describe them all.

He formed a parliament to represent both countries, was a great supporter of the arts and sciences, and tried to install English as the only language of government. These are all examples of seeing the big-picture and taking substantial risks to see them through.

Perhaps one of the most notable examples of his visionary leadership was the creation of the world’s most published book, the Bible. Although it required hundreds of scholars and many years to accomplish, it was a remarkable achievement.

King James is an example of a leader that is bold and focused, and so enlightened by his vision that he nearly sacrificed his own life to see his goals realized.

10. Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi was the driving force behind at least three revolutions. He worked tirelessly as a servant leader to end racism, violence against the oppressed, and colonial rule of India.

Gandhi is an example of an amazing individual that possessed some of the most admirable attributes of a visionary leader. He was focused and determined; and resilient and strong, especially in the face of seemingly insurmountable opposition.

He spoke with a level of wisdom and eloquence that inspired millions of people to take action, even at great personal expense. Even though he endured physical assaults and imprisonment, he refused to accept defeat. He has gone down in history as one of the greatest leaders of mankind.

11. Elon Musk

Elon Musk made his first fortune starting and then selling a company that we know today as PayPal. From there, he took the profits to start Tesla and SpaceX.

There is no doubt that these two ventures are a result of an incredible vision of the future. Afterall, not everyone walks around wearing a t-shirt that says “Occupy Mars.”

Musk doesn’t neatly fall into one style of leadership category. He displays characteristics of several different styles, like a lot of leaders. However, he definitely has many of the attributes that fit into the “visionary leader” role.

For example, he has a bold personality, is highly organized and determined, and is able to persuade others to accept and follow his vision. He also takes responsibility for failure and actually understands that failing is also learning. This is an exceptionally valuable attribute of a visionary leader working in high-tech.

12. Nick Woodman

A lot of people will not recognize the name, Nick Woodman, but they will recognize the product of his dream to take amazing photos of life in action.

When most of us think of photos, we think of a beautiful still image. Beautiful, but still.

However, Nick Woodman wanted something more and was able to gather a small band of like-minded enthusiasts to create one of the most amazing cameras anyone has ever used: the GoPro.

(Video) 7 SENIOR MANAGER / DIRECTOR Interview Questions and Answers!

The idea was simple but required a vison and drive to turn to a reality. Taking great photos was easy, but taking great action photos was a feat no one had been able to accomplish until the GoPro.

With determination and an incredible ability to focus on a single goal, Nick Woodman encapsulates two of the most essential traits of visionary leadership.

13. Nelson Mandela

Not all visionary leaders come from the corporate world. Visionary leadership is about more than generating great sales figures behind products and gadgets.

Some forms of visionary leadership shape history. And that is what Nelson Mandella accomplished.

His vision, his incredible will power, and his steadfast determination is what made him survive nearly 30 years in jail to eventually become the first democratically elected President of South Africa (we also list him as an example of a democratic leader).

He fought against racial discrimination his entire life because he knew what was right and just. He held a vision of society that was not shared by those in power but held deep in the hearts of the oppressed.

Nelson Mandela is one of the finest examples of visionary leaders the world has ever known, and his mark in history will last forever.

14. Ratan Tata

Ratan Tata is one of the most influential leaders in India and has exhibited a true visionary style of leadership.

When he first became chairman of Tata Group in 1990, no one expected the company to become a global force across so many industrial sectors, which today ranges from automobiles to IT services.

But Ratan Tata had a clear global vision and worked tirelessly and methodically with his team to transform the company into a multinational conglomerate. The company purchased some of the most well-known brands in the world, including Jaguar, Tetley, Land Rover, and Corus. The company went from a market cap of 1.5 billion to over 100 billion.

He was able to create a vision of the company that others could follow by implementing a management style that was people and team-oriented. The company went from a highly centralized decision-making structure to a philosophy that allows employees and managers to have much greater responsibility.

15. Steve Jobs

Perhaps no other individual in the corporate world is as well known for a visionary leadership style than Steve Jobs. He was a visionary in technology, in product design, and in marketing.

He was driven with a passion to revolutionize the consumer experience with amazing technological innovations that created a near cult-like loyalty to his company and its products. He compelled his teams to push further than they imagined possible by creating a vision that was awe-inspiring.

Steve Jobs was the driving-force behind success wherever he went and exuded a level of confidence that was unmatched. His ability to imagine what others could not made him one of the most admired innovators in the world.

Other Leadership Models

  • Autocratic Leadership Examples
  • Bureaucratic Leadership Examples
  • Affiliative Leadership Examples
  • Adaptive Leadership Examples
  • Situational Leadership Examples


A visionary leadership style involves a number of admirable character traits that combine to form a leader that can drive dramatic change. That change can be in the form of transforming an organization, revolutionizing society’s concept of fashion, or creating a vision so compelling that it inspires entire countries to unite together.

Visionary leaders are able to make bold decisions based on a nuanced understanding of a situation that others simply do not possess. They have an incredible degree of focus and determination. When they fail, they simple don’t give up and are able to push forward with resilience and fortitude.

Visionary leaders have shaped our lives in enduring and profound ways that we may never fully appreciate.


Conger, J. A. & Kanungo, R. N. (1987). Toward a behavioral theory of charismatic leadership in organizational settings. Academy of Management Review, 12, 637-647.

Taylor, C. M., Cornelius, C. J., & Colvin, K. (2014). Visionary leadership and its relationship to organizational effectiveness. Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 35(6), 566-583. https://doi.org/10.1108/LODJ-10-2012-0130

(Video) Preparing Visionary Leaders for the future - IIM Ahmedabad Senior Management Programme

Kantabutra, S., & Avery, G. C. (2006). Follower effects in the visionary leadership process. Journal of Business & Economics Research (JBER), 4(5), 57-65. https://doi.org/10.19030/jber.v4i5.2665

Worley, J.A. (2018). Visionary leadership in a team-oriented setting. In Marques, J., Dhiman, S. (Eds.) Engaged leadership. Management for professionals. (pp. 63-83). Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-72221-4_4

15 Visionary Leadership Examples (2023) (2)

Dave Cornell (PhD)

+ posts

Dr. Cornell has worked in education for more than 20 years. His work has involved designing teacher certification for Trinity College in London and in-service training for state governments in the United States. He has trained kindergarten teachers in 8 countries and helped businessmen and women open baby centers and kindergartens in 3 countries.

15 Visionary Leadership Examples (2023) (3)

Chris Drew (PhD)

+ posts

(Video) 7 LEADERSHIP Interview Questions & Top-Scoring ANSWERS! (PASS a Leadership & Management Interview!)

This article was peer-reviewed and edited by Chris Drew (PhD). The review process on Helpful Professor involves having a PhD level expert fact check, edit, and contribute to articles. Reviewers ensure all content reflects expert academic consensus and is backed up with reference to academic studies. Dr. Drew has published over 20 academic articles in scholarly journals. He is the former editor of the Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education and holds a PhD in Education from ACU.


What are some real life examples of visionary leadership? ›

Inspiring Examples of Visionary Leadership in Business
  • Visionary Leadership Styles. All leadership styles are based on a few key factors. ...
  • Henry Ford. One of the most recognized business leaders in history, Henry Ford transformed the way production operates. ...
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. ...
  • Steve Jobs. ...
  • Nelson Mandela. ...
  • Elon Musk.

What are three visionary leaders? ›

3 Qualities of Visionary Leaders
  • Visionary Leaders See the World Differently.
  • Visionary Leaders Help Others See the Vision.
  • Visionary Leaders Turn the Vision into Reality.
Dec 29, 2022

What is an example sentence for visionary? ›

Examples from Collins dictionaries

Visionaries see the world ahead in terms of what it can be. She isn't just an entrepreneur. She is a visionary. Many are hailing Rendell's ideas as visionary.

Who are the visionary leaders? ›

Visionary leaders are the ones who think outside of the box and strive to push boundaries. They often have a unique way of communicating that is both engaging and inspiring. These leaders focus on the big picture, looking to make a lasting impact rather than just short-term goals.

What is an example of a visionary goal? ›

Most visionary goals fall into one of the following categories: Target - quantitative or qualitative goals such as a sales target or Ford's goal to "democratize the automobile." Common enemy - centered on overtaking a specific company such as the 1950's goal of Philip-Morris to displace RJR.

What are three examples of leadership? ›

Lewin identified three styles of leadership: Autocratic, Democratic, and Laissez-faire. Over time, more leadership styles have emerged, and one that is commonly grouped in with Lewin's three is Transformational Leadership.

Who are the 8 visionaries? ›

From left to right: Charlie, Fia, Frank, Julianna, Harriet, Egor, Aleksis, and Wenjie. The Visionaries are a group of scientists, artists, and party animals, but are also cold-blooded murderers who want to live forever no matter the cost.

Who is the most famous visionary? ›

Thomas Edison. One of the most successful inventors in American history, at the time of his death Thomas Edison left behind more than five million pages recording his everyday thoughts, ideas and plans for the future.

What are visionary ideas? ›

The Visionary is an idea generator; the big-picture person; someone who sees the future and knows where they want to be. They aren't great at staying focused and may suffer from having too many ideas and not enough success.

What are 5 sentences examples? ›

5 sentences:
  • My mom taught me to finish everything on my plate at dinner.
  • The only problem with a pencil, is that they do not stay sharp long enough.
  • Our school building is made of bricks.
  • Every night I get woken up by the sound of a barking dog across the street.
  • Salad is for rabbits.

What are some example sentences? ›

Examples of simple sentences include the following: Joe waited for the train. The train was late. Mary and Samantha took the bus.

How can I be a good visionary leader? ›

8 Qualities That Make a Visionary Leader
  1. Emotional Intelligence. ...
  2. Creativity. ...
  3. Communication Skills. ...
  4. Resilience. ...
  5. Boldness. ...
  6. Strategic Risk-Taking. ...
  7. Collaboration. ...
  8. Growth Mindset.

Who is a visionary person? ›

A visionary is someone with a strong vision of the future. Since such visions aren't always accurate, a visionary's ideas may either work brilliantly or fail miserably. Even so, visionary is usually a positive word.

What is a visionary mindset? ›


Visionary leaders are natural pivoters and hold multiple perspectives. They are able to keep the big picture in mind but remain flexible in how to get there. A flexible mind helps them navigate challenges more effectively.

How do you write a visionary statement? ›

Quick tips for your vision statement
  1. Project five to 10 years into the future.
  2. Dream big, and focus on success.
  3. Use the present tense.
  4. Use clear, concise, jargon-free language.
  5. Infuse it with passion, and make it inspiring.
  6. Align it with your business values and goals.
Feb 21, 2023

What are examples of inspirational visions? ›

20 vision statement examples to inspire you
  • To provide access to the world's information in one click. ...
  • To create the most compelling car company of the 21st century by driving the world's transition to electric vehicles. ...
  • Video communications empowering people to accomplish more.
Jan 31, 2022

What is an example of a leadership goal? ›

Become a more active listener.

Effective leaders don't just provide guidance, they also listen — that's why improving active listening is an important leadership goal. Employees want to feel heard and know their voices matter.

Can you give me an example of leadership? ›

Taking a lead role in a school project is a great example of leadership experience. If you delegated tasks, chose the overall strategy for the project, or anything like that, that's leadership! Organizing a team presentation can also be considered leadership.

What are 3 things that successful leaders do? ›

Leadership: 3 things successful leaders do
  • Developing employees.
  • Honing effectiveness.
  • Leading a team.
  • Guiding change.
  • Inspiring others.
  • Managing stakeholders.
Feb 25, 2022

What are the 11 ways of leadership? ›

Types of Leadership Styles
  • Democratic Leadership.
  • Autocratic Leadership.
  • Laissez-Faire Leadership.
  • Strategic Leadership.
  • Transformational Leadership.
  • Transactional Leadership.
  • Coaching Leadership.
  • Bureaucratic Leadership.
Dec 26, 2022

How many visionary leads are there? ›

Deathloop's eight Visionaries are your assassination targets. Over the course of the game, you'll learn their secrets, steal their paranormal Slabs and special weapons, and murder them many, many times.

Who are the visionaries enemies? ›

Darkling Lords. Headed by Darkstorm, the Darkling Lords use their powers for selfish aims and are the antagonists of the series.

How many visionaries are there? ›

These eight Visionaries are responsible for creating and upholding the timeloop keeping Blackreef stuck in its never-ending cycle, and they'll do anything to stop Colt from destroying all of their hard work. “The island of Blackreef is trapped in a timeloop, but it's not a natural phenomenon.

Is Bill Gates a visionary leader? ›

A visionary, philanthropist, innovator and, above all, a great leader, Bill Gates is still regarded as one of the greatest entrepreneurs of the business market. He started Microsoft at a time when innovation had taken a backseat and turned it into the largest PC software company.

Is Steve Jobs a visionary leader? ›

Steve Job s is also known as a visionary leader and good at seeing long-term opportunities. In 1984, he created the Macintosh, the world's first computer that was operated with a mouse and equipped with a Graphical User Interface (GUI). His big breakthrough continues to inspire other technology entrepreneurs.

What are examples of visionary companies? ›

Some of the companies they found to have characteristics of being a visionary company included Wal-Mart, American Express, Disney, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Proctor & Gamble, Motorola and Ford just to name a few of the eighteen found on the list.

Why is being visionary important? ›

Vision gives us a sense of purpose and guides us as we work in the present. In organizations, a vision statement articulates what the organization aspires to accomplish. Visionary leaders energize and inspire people to work toward this future goal. They are able to clearly and vividly communicate what the future holds.

What are 10 good sentences? ›

Good sentence example
  • It felt so good to be home. 1136. ...
  • You have a good family. 745. ...
  • She is such a good seamstress. 684. ...
  • It was a good thing they were going home tomorrow. ...
  • It was all just good clean fun. ...
  • It meant a good deal to him to secure a home like this. ...
  • It would do no good to ask him why. ...
  • He had done one good deed.

What are the 12 type of sentences? ›

Explore Other Popular Articles
  • Complex Sentences.
  • Compound Sentences.
  • Declarative Sentences.
  • Exclamatory Sentences.
  • Imperative Sentences.
  • Interrogative Sentences.
  • Sentence Structure.
  • Simple Sentences.

What are the 12 sentences? ›

The 12 Verb Tenses and Example Sentences
SIMPLEI studied English yesterday.I study English.
CONTINUOUSI was studying English.I am studying English
PERFECTI had studied English.I have studied English.
PERFECT CONTINUOUSI had been studying English.I have been studying English.

How do leaders inspire vision? ›

To effectively inspire a shared vision and lead it to reality you need three things: Credibility, Shared Aspirations and Ownership. The leader needs to be credible. To be trusted. Those being led need to believe that their aspirations will be met through pursuing this vision.

What is visionary style of leadership? ›

Visionary leadership is a leadership style where an individual is able to see and communicate a vision of the future to others who will help turn it into reality.

What are 5 good leaders? ›

From the perspective of leadership coaching and intelligent leadership, however, some of these leaders carry more significance than others.
  • Mahatma Gandhi. ...
  • Martin Luther King Jr. ...
  • Abraham Lincoln. ...
  • Nelson Mandela. ...
  • Winston Churchill.
Jun 6, 2022

Which leader inspires you the most? ›

Mahatma Gandhi left his mark on the world in more ways than one. The leader of India's independence movement achieved remarkable feats through a form of non-violent civil disobedience that would inspire millions around the world, including many of the people on this list.

What type of people are visionary? ›

The Visionary Personality Type

Visionary personality types have a high level of assertiveness and sociability. They prefer solving problems more by instinct than data. They enjoy a fast-paced environment with a lot of plates spinning, and they prefer to work autonomously. They exercise a high degree of resilience.

What is the visionary power? ›

The Visionary: Gremmy has the ability to use his imagination and turn fantasy in reality. For example, he can turn someone's arm into cookies with a mere thought, create a clone of himself, summon a meteor or increase his own defense by imagining his body is tougher then steel.

What is the impact of visionary leadership? ›

They create a shared organizational culture, they are creative, and they dream of a better future for the organization. Visionary leaders motivate employees with vision. The organization is the master of vision and enables employees to focus on future organizational objectives.

What is visionary leadership core value? ›

Visionary leaders have a childlike playfulness. They value their imagination and allow themselves to dream, exercising their mind's eye to see beyond what's in the physical world at the moment. They encourage others to dream big too.

Is visionary leadership a skill? ›

Forward-thinking: The key leadership skill of a visionary leader is that they have a compelling vision for the future and are always assessing progress toward that goal. They proactively identify potential problems in the business model and conceive effective solutions before those problems develop.

What is Elon Musk's leadership style? ›

When you think about the defined leadership styles, Elon Musk's style is best defined as transformational. He believes there's a better way to do everything, and he sets his sights on constant improvement. He has big ideas and wants to unite his team around his (sometimes outrageous) vision and objectives.

How is Steve Jobs a visionary leader? ›

He revolutionized the world with ground-breaking innovations with the personal computer, iPod, iPhone, and iPad. Steve was and still is a role model for many struggling entrepreneurs, ousted business leaders, college drop-outs, adoptees, and disease-fighting people who could relate to his journey.

How is Mark Zuckerberg a visionary leader? ›

Mark Zuckerberg can also be described as a transformational leader. This is because he motivates his employees through goal setting, offering incentives, and providing opportunities that allow his employees to grow. Additionally, Zuckerberg inspires and empowers his employees with a clear vision and goal (Clark, 2014).

Who is the most visionary leader? ›

Nelson Mandela is one of the finest examples of visionary leaders the world has ever known, and his mark in history will last forever.

What is Mark Zuckerberg's leadership style? ›

Mark Zuckerberg is known as an entrepreneur, programmer, and philanthropist. His transformational leadership style can be described as aggressive, demanding, innovative, and encouraging.

What is Jeff Bezos leadership style? ›

Jeff Bezos is a transformational and task-oriented leader. Transformational leadership is a leadership style where employees are inspired to go after a set vision.

Why Bill Gates is a good leader? ›

Bill Gates uses his transformational leadership style to inspire and empower employees, encourage open communication, act as a mentor and role model, and encourage a vision-oriented environment.

What is Richard Branson's leadership style? ›

Branson is very keen to praise people for doing good work, rather than criticize people for struggling. He believes that being positive is better for innovation and creativity. Therefore, he really emphasized that himself and Virgin employees learn best from actions and running with ideas.

Is Elon Musk a visionary person? ›

There have always been visionaries and inventors, from Leonardo da Vinci and Galileo to Jules Verne, but more than anyone else today, South African-born Elon Musk is the renaissance man of the hour.

Is Jeff Bezos a visionary? ›

We all know that Jeff Bezos is an exemplary visionary leader. He's all about leading the world into a future so big, a lot of us can't even get our heads around it. One of the downsides with being a visionary leader is that they prefer talking about their successes or their exciting plans for the future.

Do visionaries make good leaders leadership? ›

So, visionaries can inspire others and make powerful leaders... but they need to remember to listen, and diversity is useful. There may be others who can help make their vision even better.

Is Oprah a visionary? ›

Oprah Winfrey is an embodiment of a visionary leader. Visionary leaders see the future in their own unique and mysterious way.

How is Elon Musk a great leader? ›

Elon Musk leads with a genius ability to detect talent, energy, smarts, and total commitment. He is most interested in problem-solving, the ability to get results through people, and a no-excuses, take-responsibility leadership style. He has little regard for formally educated, book-smart people and values creativity.

What kind of leader was Steve Jobs? ›

'Steve Jobs' leadership style was autocratic; he had a meticulous eye for detail, and surrounded himself with like-minded people to follow his lead. ' His creative awareness, his 'meticulous eye for detail', was clearly a driving force in Apple's success.


1. How Visionaries Produce Iconic Results | Robin Sharma
(Robin Sharma)
2. Transformational Leadership Theory
(Communication Coach Alexander Lyon)
3. Leadership Styles - the six leadership styles you need! Daniel Goleman Leadership Styles based on EI
4. Leadership Explained in 5 minutes by Simon Sinek
(Marc Yu)
5. Reimagining Church Visionary Leadership Plenary
(Yale Divinity School)
6. Group Activity Leadership Project Group 9
Top Articles
Latest Posts
Article information

Author: Stevie Stamm

Last Updated: 03/15/2023

Views: 6654

Rating: 5 / 5 (60 voted)

Reviews: 91% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Stevie Stamm

Birthday: 1996-06-22

Address: Apt. 419 4200 Sipes Estate, East Delmerview, WY 05617

Phone: +342332224300

Job: Future Advertising Analyst

Hobby: Leather crafting, Puzzles, Leather crafting, scrapbook, Urban exploration, Cabaret, Skateboarding

Introduction: My name is Stevie Stamm, I am a colorful, sparkling, splendid, vast, open, hilarious, tender person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.