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In Visionary Leadership, author Burt Nanus shows us why vision is the key to leadership and demonstrates how any leader can use a logical, step-by-step process to create and implement a powerful new sense of direction in his or her organization. Designed for individual leaders to develop their own vision statement, this book will guide you through the mechanics of forming a vision, guidelines for developing the scope of the vision, and processes for implementing that vision.
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.
"What makes great leaders great? That's the question Burt Nanus attempts to answer in Visionary Leadership (and does so quite well, by the way). But if you're thinking this is going to be another one of those nebulous, touchy-feely, here's-the-kind-of-charisma-it-takes-to-get-ahead-in-business books, you're only partly right. Visionary Leadership is all about the one essential component of great leadersnamely, being a visionarybut it's not a theoretical treatise. Nanus writes not only of the necessity of a vision to your business' success, but also how to develop and sustain that vision.''
"Likely to prove the most important management book of the year.'' --Edward Cornish, president, World Future Society
"Ideas with vision have power and magic that carry those ideas beyond the people who create them. Burt Nanus shows us how to find such vision.'' --U.S. Senator Bob Graham