Creating Your Business Vision: A Step-by-Step Guide for Designing the Work You've Always Wanted To Do

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If you're like the average business person, you want to be less stressed and more productive in your work. And you need help! Creating Your Business Vision provides a simple, step-by-step guide to bring about dramatic improvements in your work, your team, and your organization.

Whether you're an author, coach, consultant, corporate executive, creative, doctor, entrepreneur, nonprofit leader, lawyer, pastor, or professor, developing a vision for your work will finally give you ...

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Overview

If you're like the average business person, you want to be less stressed and more productive in your work. And you need help! Creating Your Business Vision provides a simple, step-by-step guide to bring about dramatic improvements in your work, your team, and your organization.

Whether you're an author, coach, consultant, corporate executive, creative, doctor, entrepreneur, nonprofit leader, lawyer, pastor, or professor, developing a vision for your work will finally give you the clarity and focus you've been looking for and give you the freedom to do what only you can do.

Most organizations have a vision statement somewhere in a file or on a conference room wall. Yet, unfortunately, these vision statements seldom serve as an energizing guide toward exponential growth and remarkable success for the organization.

A vision is energizing. It's enlivening. Vision is the guiding motivation for all great human efforts.

My problem was not vision - I didn't understand how to get focused and stay focused on the vision. I was not communicating vision effectively. To address these challenges, I developed a tool to help me think through and write out my vision. My experience a business vision was transformational.

Realizing the importance and potential of the business vision tool for leaders in diverse markets, I compiled my experiences and the process into this simple, step-by-step guide.

In reality, Creating Your Business Vision is less a book and more a career planning experience. I intentionally made it short so you could read it in one sitting.

In the book, I will coach you through:

1. The story of a struggling leader and how to find clarity on what matters most in your work.
2. The basics of vision and how to create a career, position, team, or organizational vision.
3. A four-step process for identifying where you are NOW, and how to get from there to where you want to be.
4. A step-by-step process for leading your team through vision development
5. Planning templates, Word documents, and PDF documents that will make it easier for you to create your plan and keep it up-to-date.

You can do it!

I now have greater clarity and purpose in my work than ever before. And I'm able to create very specific plans to move toward the enormous goals of my vision - daily, weekly, quarterly.

Creating my business vision the best business decision I've ever made. And it will be for you too!

Praise for Creating Your Business Vision:

"All my life I have worked for others and their vision statements. Michael's book helped me understand how important it is to have my own vision statement."
- Eloise Williams

"Michael's writing is vivid and simple to follow."
- Steve Banhegyi

"Very informative and insightful!"
- Haven Hawk, Executive Coach

"Creating Your Business Vision helped me to improve my team. It was a great help!"
- Gracie Caasi

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781493623051
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 11/1/2013
  • Pages: 62
  • Sales rank: 751,389
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.13 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael is a writer, speaker, and executive coach. As a facilitator of organizational growth and strategic planning, he has led unprecedented growth in businesses, colleges and universities, and non-profits for more than 25 years.

Since 1995, Michael has served as Founder and President of a marketing firm, as a pastor, and as a Vice President, Dean, Director, and consultant for colleges and universities.

Michael actively coaches individuals and teams to develop personal and organizational vision and plans and to effectively manage priorities and decisions. He has conducted significant research in the area of organizational team leadership. Additionally, he speaks and presents at conferences, churches, and on university campuses on a variety of topics, including Life Planning, Vision, Team Leadership, Organizational Growth, and Marketing.

In 2010, Michael completed a Doctor of Education degree in Organizational Leadership. He and his wife, Sarah, have been married for 10 years. They have one daughter, Madison, and one son, Andrew, and live in the Dallas area.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2014

    Simple and effective! Many books on vision spend way to many wor

    Simple and effective! Many books on vision spend way to many words telling you what to do. In Creating Your Business Vision (which is about more than just business) , Michael gets straight to the point with simple questions to be answered by you and your team. He includes relevant examples - but not an overwhelming list of how others have done it. I am preparing to do some planning with my team in the next few weeks and this book is the guide I will be using.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2014

    Many businesses and individuals spent a great deal of time and e

    Many businesses and individuals spent a great deal of time and energy creating a massive document to articulate their vision, mission statement, or goals only to see that document sit on the shelf until the next year when someone thinks about it again. Unfortunately that meaningless effort clouds most of our opinions and thoughts about spending valuable time on our vision. But, in fact, it is likely the most important effort we can put forth as a business or individual. In his new book, Creating Your Business Vision, author Michael Nicholas has taken the drudgery out of writing a business vision by presenting a short and well-written instructional manual. It is a simple read because it is so compact, but it is packed with informative methods and tools to aid you in creating your business vision. Two things really impressed me about the book and the author. First, Michael does not write his vision and then forgets about it. He spends some time each week revisiting his vision to keep it alive and important. Secondly, Michael emphasizes the process can be used in all aspects of life and is not limited to just business purposes. As a retired school administrator and business leader, I have struggled many times in the past with formulating a vision. My only wish is that Michael had written this book earlier in my career because I found it to be extremely helpful.

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