The biblical figure of Moses is discussed as the “ideal type” of the “visionary realist” defined as a leader who combines the setting of transformational goals with a good sense of reality. Three questions are addressed: (1) Who is the visionary realist? (2) What is the nature of his vision? and (3) What are the strategies of its implementation in transformational processes? The answers to these questions are offered as the building blocks of a prescriptive model of political leadership.