Full Steam Ahead!: Unleash the Power of Vision in Your Company and Your Life

Full Steam Ahead!: Unleash the Power of Vision in Your Company and Your Life

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By (author) Ken Blanchard, By (author) Jesse Lyn Stoner, Foreword by Patrick M. Lencioni

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  • Publisher: BERRETT-KOEHLER
  • Format: Hardback | 216 pages
  • Dimensions: 147mm x 216mm x 28mm | 386g
  • Publication date: 4 April 2011
  • Publication City/Country: San Francisco
  • ISBN 10: 1605098752
  • ISBN 13: 9781605098753
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 331,094

Product description

The first edition of Full Steam Ahead! an international bestseller that was translated into twenty-two languages pioneered the concept of vision as the vital ingredient for truly satisfying long-term success. In this new edition, Ken Blanchard and Jesse Lyn Stoner offer new content and new resources to help you create and communicate a vision that will radically transform your work and your life. 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.

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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.

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"This engaging story is full of practical advice that you'll be able to apply immediately. It's essential reading for any leader who needs to answer the question, 'Where are we going?' Come to think of it, that would be all of us! - Jim Kouzes, coauthor The Leadership Challenge and The Truth About Leadership"In the past I've shared this book with friends and coaching peers alike and continue to do so in order to share the wisdom and effective guidance that Ken and Jesse provide on each and every page." - John Calipari, Head Coach, University of Kentucky Men's Basketball"The clearest, the most cogent statement I've read that gives meaning and life to vision. Even Dilbert will get it!" - Warren Bennis, On Becoming a Leader"To me a clear vision answers the question, 'What mountain do we want to climb?' Full Steam Ahead! is a wonderful guidebook that will not only help you find your mountain but give you all the road maps and tools you'll need to make it to the top. Highly recommended!" - Garry Ridge, CEO WD-40 Company

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 15. Courage 16. From Success to Significance 17. Epilogue Resource: A Summary of Learnings