A practical road map for leaders to connect with employees on an emotional level and captivate today's workforce by inspiring them with a shared vision.
What does it mean to lead with vision? In the first book devoted entirely to vision as a key leadership principle, the authors delve deeply into the notion that a compelling vision that motivates and inspires is a true differentiator for organizations that want to hire and retain talent, be more competitive, and thrive in uncertain times. But a compelling vision on its own is not enough, which is why the authors, sought-after leadership development experts globally, provide listeners with detailed analyses of the essential things leaders must do to effectively engage the workforce around that vision: embody courage, forge clarity, build connectedness and shape culture.
Leading with Vision draws on quantitative data from the authors' research of over 400 companies supplemented with real-world examples from thoughtful leaders who exemplify the core principles of leading with vision in established companies, including: Olukai, Bumble Bee, Coresystems, Jimbo's, Bunge and more.
The audiobook also includes an actionable blueprint developed by the authors that leaders and their organizations can implement on day one of their journey.
©2017 Bonnie Hagemann (P)2017 John Murray Press
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2 out of 5 stars
By J Collins on 29-10-17

Not succinct and far too much irrelevant backstory

I'm not sure if it's just the content, or if it was the combination of the narrator (who sounded very robotic and no charisma) and a bad book, but I really didn't enjoy this audiobook.

The book starts by explaining that in order for businesses and leaders to appeal to Gen Y, they need to change their approach - something I thought would be really interesting to hear about.

The introduction then went on to explain that in order to keep the subject engaging, the book was written as a series of situational stories about past experience, as opposed to just the research.

Unfortunately, I found it very dull and incredibly long-winded in many places. The stories were so long, I lost interest. They never seemed to get to the point, but spent a lot of time on useless information (example was explaining the translation of random Hawaiian words in the context of a shoe company).

I spent most of the booking waiting for it to turn a corner and start providing memorable conclusions or succinct actions to address vision, and appealing to Gen Y - unfortunately, this never happened. With the exception of the introduction which contextualised the significance of Gen Y on the global workforce, there was nothing else memorable from the book. Really disappointing.

The subject matter is interesting and clearly, there has been a lot of research on the subject by the author, but I wouldn't recommend this book. My advice is to look elsewhere for the answers to the dilemma of relating to and engaging Gen Y / Millenials.

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