Visionary Leadership / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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Warren Bennis writes,the bookfills me with equal amounts ofadmiration and envy. For the first time ever, Nanus defines for uswhat 'the vision thing' is all about.
Successful leaders know that nothing drives an organization like anattractive, worthwhile, achievable vision for the future.Leadership expert and best-selling author Burt Nanus finally showswhy vision is the key to leadership and demonstrates how any leadercan use a logical, step-by-step process to create and implement apowerful new sense of direction in his or her organization.
Designed for individual leaders to develop their own visionstatement, this book guides readers through the mechanics offorming a vision, guidelines for developing the scope of thevision, and processes for implementing that vision.
Visionary Leadership is an indispensable guide for leaders at alllevels, from top executives to heads of divisions and departments,from large corporations to small businesses, from manufacturing andservice organizations to government and nonprofit institutions.
About the Author
BURT NANUS is author or coauthor of six books including the best-selling Leaders: Strategies for Taking Charge (1985, with Warren Bennis). For many years, he was director of research at the University of Southern California's Leadership Institute and professor of management in the School of Business Administration.
Table of Contents
Part One: What Vision Is and Why It Matters.
1. Vision: The Key to Leadership.
2. Where Tomorrow Begins: Finding the Right Vision.
Part Two: Developing the Vision.
3. Taking Stock: The Vision Audit.
4. Testing Reality: The Vision Scope.
5. Considering the Possibilities: The Vision Context.
6. Finding Your Way: The Vision Choice.
Part Three: Implementing the Vision.
7. Making It Happen: Translating Vision into Reality.
8. Running a Race with No End: The Re-Visioning Process.
9. Developing Visionary Leadership: Securing the Future.
Appendix: Visionary Leadership for the Public Sector.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Burt Nanus is very humble in his writing style. The feel of this book is almost bible like. You will be influenced and exposed to high quality material with the same attention to detail you found in the late Peter Drucker¿s work. You will not gain an instant vision by reading this book however, it is definitely a good book to keep in your collection. It will always help you retrace your steps.