Vision: How Leaders Develop It, Share It, and Sustain it
Business Week made vision the topic of its Presidents' Forum. The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award builds one of its seven pillars around "leadership devoted to vision." Everyone seems to agree that, in the chaotic business environment of the 1990s, vision and vision-based planning are fast becoming the crucial leadership skills needed by CEOs and managers at large and small companies alike. But how do you take a theoretical concept like "vision" and transform it into a concrete plan that can be implemented successfully in your organization? This practical, no-nonsense "hands-on" book shows you how. Written by one of today's most respected, experienced, and innovative corporate planning consultants and visioning experts, Vision systematizes the visioning process from concept to strategy ... to execution. It's a process that has been validated in companies from 50 employees to 50,000, including such industry leaders as IBM, RCA, SmithKline, and Gulf Oil. Based on the lessons gleaned from their revealing and instructive experiences, you'll learn how to develop your own distinctive corporate vision - one that promotes teamwork, commitment, and continuous improvement; motivate your employees by defining corporate values in ways with which they can identify; hammer out a mission statement that makes your vision concrete to your employees; merge your four major managerial concerns - ethics, innovation, powerful leadership, and strategic planning into single, bold action plan; use leadership conferences to foster consensus, communication, stewardship, and renewal; assure your company of an important role in the global economy of the future; change your business's direction quickly, decisively, and smoothly when circumstances demand it, and bring your employees with you; and much more! In Vision: How Leaders Develop It, Share It, and Sustain It, Joseph V. Quigley unveils the highly participatory process that's been perfected by the most forward-looking and successful business executives in America today - a complete system for establishing superior quality, enhanced competitiveness, and all-around business health in your company!
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ABC Corporation accountability statements achieve aspirations Browning-Ferris Industries business segmentation C. K. Prahalad CEO's commitment communication competitive competitors Conference Planning Process core group core mission corporate goals corporate values corporate vision statement corporation's customers defined discussion emphasis employees executive extended mission statement external growth focus fundamental global goal manager golden goose Herman Miller Hewlett-Packard IBM's implementation important industry Japanese LCPP Leadership Conference Planning leadership group long-term goals market share Max DePree meeting ment operating opportunities organization Outboard Marine Corporation overall ownership participants Participative Ownership percent permission Phillips Petroleum porate profit question questionnaire responsibility roll-out Rx for Leaders shared values shareholders sion strategic intent strategic plan strategies and tactics summary supporting strategic plan tactics and accountability Task Force Leader tion total quality values and beliefs vision and strategic vision and values Warren Bennis Waterman Watson