“The Great Leadership of David Miscavige” comes from a transcript of a video on the David Miscavige website.
The real-time direction and impetus for Scientology is David Miscavige.
The Scientology religion, the Scientology movement, basically gets its direction and impetus, of course, from L. Ron Hubbard. But in “real-time,” it comes from the great leadership of David Miscavige. And I’ve watched this evolve over the decade. I’m always very impressed by it. Especially lately, as things have really, really increased a lot.
The pedal to the metal
We have Ideal Orgs all over the place. David Miscavige really put the pedal to the metal on that. And that takes great leadership. It takes a person really pointing the way. Making it real to everybody why it’s important.
And, yeah, I’m grateful for it because I didn’t have that vision, I don’t know anybody else that had that vision, really. So it took one guy to really point the way. It took him saying, “No, this is where we’re going to go,” and make it fun and interesting for us all to get involved.
A very personal response
I had written a letter to David Miscavige just days prior to a Maiden Voyage. Like days prior, which is terrible timing. Because he’s so wrapped up. Night after night of events and prepping. And all that stuff. But I don’t know, I had to say something to him to express my gratitude about something. And when I got on the ship for Maiden Voyage, one of the Messengers brought me a handwritten letter. It was within maybe three days of me writing to David Miscavige. With a very personal response from him. And I was very moved and touched that he would take the time to do that.
I also notice that when you talk to him he knows a little bit about what you’re doing. And it’s not uncommon for him to go, “Hey, I heard about this thing that you have going on.” I’m like, how can he know that? But he obviously has a great capacity for knowing what the team is doing. And knowing what his friends are doing. I’m always impressed by that.
In fact, I’m impressed by everything he does. I would love to see what he does in a day. It would be absolutely flabbergasting. I think it would be like following Superman around. It’s mind-boggling. I don’t know how he does it. But I’m really, really grateful that he does it.
Also see the post: David Miscavige: A Leader Without Parallel