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 : Unleash the Power of Vision in Your Company and Your Life

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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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 200 pages
  • 147.32 x 215.9 x 27.94mm | 385.55g
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 1605098752
  • 9781605098753
  • 431,131

Review quote

"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 Companyshow more

About Ken Blanchard

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.show more

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 Learningsshow more

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