Are You Able to Dream Great Dreams? by Barbara Baggerly-Hinojosa

Posted: October 18, 2010 in Uncategorized

Conceptualization is the ability to nurture others to dream great dreams.  The ability to conceptualize allows Servant Leaders to create the vision in which to lead their organizations effectively towards a goal.  The people who can conceptualize are those who have refined skills in persuasion and relationship building.

Conceptualization is a process of thinking and organizing ideas.  This process begins with the learning of facts and progresses to concepts that contribute to the development of theory.  The Servant Leader must be able to set goals that consider future possibilities.  In order to fully develop the skill of conceptualization, the Servant Leader must remain positive and realistic all at the same time.  That takes some skill.  It is easy for us to create outrageous goals, but are we ever really going to achieve them?  It is also easy for us to dream small and make simple goals that we can achieve immediately.  Those short term goals are good but effective leaders are able to make long term goals that are difficult but not impossible to achieve.  In order to set this type of goal, the leader must be able to use a variety of skills.  This week, we will work toward developing all the necessary skills to become a great Servant Leader who can conceptualize.



Monday’s Lesson #1 – Set Goals

~Set personal and professional goals

~Create the “big pictures” of what you want to do with your life

~Establish targets for reaching your goals


Tuesday’s Lesson #2 – Get Organized

~Set up a filing system

~Color code your files

~Use a calendar and/or planner


Wednesday’s Lesson #3 – Analyze the Situation

~Analyze those that work and live with you

~Formulate goals and objectives

~Research the history of the situation


Thursday’s Lesson #4 – Monitor Progress

~Schedule periodic check-up meetings

~Review data

~Conduct site visits

Friday’s Lesson #5 – Plan and Evaluate

~Review the goals

~Evaluate your efforts in order to improve and promote effectiveness

~Use questionnaires, surveys, and interviews


Barbara Baggerly-Hinojosa is a mother, educator, and wife living in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas.  She is a PhD student with Our Lady of the Lake University in Leadership Studies.  Mrs. Baggerly-Hinojosa is currently researching the relationship between the leadership of the high school principal and the high school drop out rate.  This article is an excerpt from the self published book, Are You A Ten?  The Ten Characteristics of a Servant Leader. For ordering information, please contact Mrs. Baggerly-Hinojosa at


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