Full Steam Ahead

Version: Unabridged
Author: Ken Blanchard , Jesse Stoner
Narrator: Michele Pawk
Genres: Business & Economics, Self Development, Career Development, Health & Wellness
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published In: April 2003
# of Units: 4 CDs
Length: 4 hours
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Overview

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. When work is meaningful and connected to what we truly desire, we tap into a productive and creative power stronger than we ever imagined.

In "Full Steam Ahead!" you'll learn:

• How to use the power of vision to get focused, get energized and get great results
• How to create a vision that touches the hearts and spirits of everyone in your organization
• How to create a vision for your own life that provides meaning and direction

The lessons of "Full Steam Ahead!" are surprisingly simple, practical and powerful. They demonstrate that vision is not only necessary, but also possible and achievable.

Reviews (1)

Long anecdote

Written by Daniel Taibi on October 31st, 2007

  • Book Rating: 2/5

This story takes the form of a relationship between the narrator and her company president. Through the story of the narrators divorce and re-entry into the work force and her befriending of the company president, you learn the value of vision, mission and company/personal values. It is an entertaining way to learn the importance of these concepts if you can stand the pulp-romance aspect to the story.

Author Details

Author Details

Blanchard, Ken

Few people have impacted the day-to-day management of people and companies more than Ken Blanchard. A prominent, gregarious, sought-after author, speaker, and business consultant, Dr. Blanchard is universally characterized by his friends, colleagues, and clients as one of the most insightful, powerful, and compassionate individuals in business today.

When Ken speaks, he speaks from the heart with warmth and humor. His unique gift is to speak to an audience and communicate with each person as if they were alone and talking one on one. He is a polished storyteller with a knack for making the seemingly complex easy to understand.

From his phenomenal best-selling book, The One Minute Manager®, coauthored with Spencer Johnson, which has sold more than 12 million copies and remains on best-seller lists, to the library of books coauthored with Sheldon Bowles, Raving Fans®, Gung Ho!®, Big Bucks!, and High Five!, Ken’s impact as a writer is far reaching.

He wrote his latest book, Leading at a Higher Level: Blanchard on Leadership and Creating High Performing Organizations, with the founding associates and consulting partners of The Ken Blanchard Companies. This definitive "Blanchard on Leadership" combines more than 25 years of breakthrough leadership insights in one extraordinary book.

Ken is Chief Spiritual Officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies®, an international management training and consulting firm that he and his wife, Dr. Marjorie Blanchard, founded in 1979 in San Diego, California. He is also a visiting lecturer at his alma mater, Cornell University, where he is a trustee emeritus of the Board of Trustees. Ken is cofounder of The Center for FaithWalk Leadership, which is dedicated to helping leaders walk their talk in the marketplace.

Ken has received many awards and honors for his contributions in the fields of management, leadership and speaking. The National Speakers Association awarded him its highest honor, the "Council of Peers Award of Excellence." He was inducted into the HRD Hall of Fame by Training magazine and Lakewood Conferences, and he received the Golden Gavel Award from Toastmasters International. And in 2004 Ken was awarded with The Thought Leadership Award for continued support of work-related learning and performance by ISA—The Association of Learning Providers.

Stoner, Jesse

Jesse Stoner lives in West Hartford, CT.

Blanchard, Kenneth

Ken Blanchard is chief spiritual officer and chairman of the board of The Ken Blanchard Companies, a worldwide training and development firm. He is the author of a dozen bestselling books -- including the blockbuster international bestseller "The One Minute Manager" and the giant business bestsellers "Whale Done!, Raving Fans, " and "Gung Ho!" -- which have combined sales of more than thirteen million copies in more than twenty-five languages. Few people have had a more positive and lasting impact on the day-to-day management of people and companies than Ken Blanchard. He and his wife Margie l