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Full Steam Ahead!: Unleash the Power of Vision in Your Work and Your Life (Bk Business)by Ken Blanchard and Jesse Lyn Stoner.
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NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED
When do we need vision? During times of growth, change, or opportunity—so that we know we’re headed in the right direction. We also need vision during times of uncertainty—when we’ve lost confidence in our leaders, our institutions, or ourselves. Instead of focusing on “what’s next,” we need to refocus on “what’s first.” Getting back to the basics means knowing who you are, where you’re going, and what will guide your journey—having a vision. This is the place from which we must start (or revisit) if we want to thrive. When work is meaningful and connected to what we truly desire, we tap into a productive and creative power stronger than we ever imagined.
Ken Blanchard and Jesse Stoner show how to create a vision for your organization, and for your own life, that will unleash your power and potential and allow you to go Full Steam Ahead! They offer numerous examples of effective visions and show exactly how to create an enduring vision that will guide you on a daily basis.
The lessons of Full Steam Ahead! are revealed through the inspirational story of two people who are able to create a vision for the place they work and for their own lives. Together they discover the three elements of a compelling vision: a significant purpose, a picture of the future, and clear values. By understanding how a vision is created, communicated, and lived, they discover how to make a vision come alive.
Book News Annotation:
Blanchard, an author, speaker, business consultant, and head of an international management training and consulting firm, and Stoner, a consultant who works with leaders and studies vision in organizations, describe the elements of creating a successful vision in an organization, team, or in one's personal life: a significant purpose, a picture of the future, and clear values. This edition has been revised and has a new chapter on sustaining the vision, along with updated examples, more on implementation and creating a vision for teams, and a new resource section that includes an assessment and game plan for a shared vision. There is no index. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Blanchard and Stoner show how to create a vision for your organization, for your team and for your own life that will unleash your power and potential. They offer numerous examples of effective visions from real companies and show how to create an enduring vision that will guide you on a daily basis and willl engage the hearts and minds of everyone on your team.
The lessons of Full Steam Ahead! are revealed through the inspirational story of two people who are able to create a vision for the place they work and for their own lives. The first edition, an international bestseller, has been translated into 21 languages. This 2nd edition is thoroughly revised, updated and expanded with:
The lessons of Full Steam Ahead! are revealed through the inspirational story of two people who were able to create a vision for the place they worked and for their own lives. Jim Carpenter, president of a mid-sized insurance agency, didn't get the "vision thing." The agency was doing well, but Jim had a strong sense that things could be much better. Ellie Atkins offered a fresh perspective. Together they discover the three elements of a compelling vision: a significant purpose, clear values, and a picture of the future.
They also discover how to ensure that the vision comes alive through understanding the principles of: how it is created, how it is communicated and how it is lived and demonstrate that vision is not only necessary, but also possible and achievable.
About the Author
Ken Blanchard is a prominent, sought-after author, speaker, and business consultant, Blanchard is universally characterized by his friends, colleagues, and clients as one of the most insightful, powerful, and compassionate individuals in business today. Ken is one of the most influential leadership experts in the world and is respected for his years of groundbreaking work in the fields of leadership and management.
Jesse Lyn Stoner, founder of Seapoint Center, is a well-known organizational consultant, executive coach, and author. Her clients include Fortune 1000, small business, non-profit and government agencies such as The Hartford Life Insurance Company, Jackson Hole Ski Resort, New York City Housing Authority, The Center for Human Development, Avon Public Schools, and The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). She is co-author of the previous edition of Full Steam Ahead! (Berrett-Koehler, 2003). She has also authored three other titles published by The Ken Blanchard Companies.
Patrick Lencioni is the bestselling author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. His most recent book is Getting Naked: A Business Fable About Shedding The Three Fears That Sabotage Client Loyalty.
Table of Contents
1. Without a Goodbye
2. An Unfamiliar World
3. Out of the Gloom
4. The ""Vision Thing""
5. Element 1: Significant Purpose
6. Element 2: Clear Values
7. Element 3: Picture of the Future
8. Blurry Vision
9. You Can't Get to the Future Without Being Present
10. 20/20 Vision
11. A New Contract: From Vision to Reality
12: How It's Created
13. How It's Communicated
14. How It's Lived
16. From Success to Significance
Resource: A Summary of Learnings
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