VisionCircle

Initiator's Kit

Growing the Circle

The optimal VisionCircle size is about 20 people – a fine balance between having sufficient resources to apply to personal visions and the time it takes for people to wait for "their turn".

VisionCircles normally wouldn't meet over the Xmas/New Year period leaving five effective selections per year. A 20-person VisionCircle with a selection every two months means that it takes four years between the first and last selection. This is considered reasonable since not everyone is ready at the same time with his or her vision or with his or her preparedness to commence.

On the other hand, of the 20 members, some will inevitably be unavailable to help at any particular time due to work, travel, lifecycle events, illness, etc. The VisionCircle must therefore have sufficient people to "make a difference".

Members will also drop out of the VisionCircle for a range of reasons totally unconnected with the VisionCircle, for example, work transfers, lifecycle events, partner transfers, moving house, etc.

7.1 How Many members should you have?

A 20-member VisionCircle is considered optimal and should be the target for each VisionCircle. 25 people is workable, provided that there is a selection every two months – otherwise the cycle time is not sustainable.

The VisionCircle Foundation presenter will discuss this in the presentation.

7.2 How to grow the Circle

At the initial meeting and after people have expressed their commitment to commence the new VisionCircle, they should be advised of the optimal size of the VisionCircle and the importance to achieve it.

Typically, members are asked to commit to bring one person to the next meeting to determine whether they are interested. It is advisable however, that they be encouraged to read the VisionCircle literature on the Web to familiarise themselves with the Concept.

The VisionCircle Foundation presenter will discuss this in the presentation.

7.3 When to grow the Circle

The best time to grow to 20 members is in its formulation stage because all member relationship grow together and because support from the VisionCircle Foundation is focused on your circle-establishment efforts.

The VisionCircle Foundation presenter will discuss this in the presentation.

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