Leadership is often defined as influence and everyone has influence. One of the responsibilities of effective leadership is the ability to see into the distant future with clarity and vision. Effective leaders develop this essential ability and eventually master the skills necessary to envision a preferred future and lead into an enlarged the territory. Leadership and vision go hand-in-hand. When we have leadership without vision, we get lost without a place to go. When we have vision without leadership, we get people excited about someplace we can’t take them. Compared to other leadership qualities, vision is what most distinguishes leaders from other credible people. We all desire a meaningful future. Effective leaders will help us get there.