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

by Kenneth H. Blanchard, Jesse Stoner
     
 

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A bestselling business author explains the need for a guiding vision for the future, emphasizing that everyone is capable of creating and implementing one  See more details below

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A bestselling business author explains the need for a guiding vision for the future, emphasizing that everyone is capable of creating and implementing one

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"Great things come from a powerful vision—fortunes are made, diseases get cured, and democracies are born. Blanchard and Stoner not only teach readers how to develop a potent vision ... but also the equally important lesson of how to bring it alive.
Publishers Weekly
Blanchard, co-author of the bestselling One Minute Manager series, and consultant Stoner use a parable to convey the importance of vision to a company's success. Ellie has just returned to her job at an insurance company after an unpleasant divorce. She's startled by the e-mail messages the company's new president, Jim, sends to all employees. They're honest, upbeat and filled with personal anecdotes. One morning, Ellie gets to the office early and joins the only other person there-Jim-for coffee. Their first conversation is the start of a long and productive friendship. Jim encourages Ellie to think about herself and her career, while she helps him create a vision and plan for changes at the company. This story takes up the bulk of the book, as Blanchard and Stoner incorporate Jim and Ellie's discussions of vision (which includes recognizing your purpose and values and having a firm picture of the future) into the parable. Although the book rarely breaks from Jim and Ellie to offer general counsel, the authors' simple, straightforward writing style makes their advice obvious. (May 5) Forecast: Blanchard runs the Ken Blanchard Companies, a global network of programs that teach employee productivity and leadership and team skills. This book will join his extensive line of books, videos and audio recordings; expect rigorous sales. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781576752449
Publisher:
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/15/2003
Pages:
171
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 8.74(h) x 0.72(d)

Meet the Author

Ken Blanchard is the Chief Spiritual Officer of the Ken Blanchard Companies. He is the coauthor of "The One Minute Manager", "Raving Fans" and many other international bestsellers. His books have combined sales of more than eighteen million copies in more than twenty-seven languages.

Jesse Stoner lives in West Hartford, CT.

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