There is a reason why Jim Kouzes, Marshall Goldsmith, Frances Hesselbein, among other leadership development gurus, are recommending Bonnie Hagemann, Simon Vetter and John Maketa's new book, "Leading with Vision." The reason is that this book is a
must read for every executive and aspiring leader.
Creating a compelling vision is a steep challenge for most executives. That is -- until now.
This book lays out a practical road map to help leaders formulate their own clear and inspiring vision. The authors describe that
"Leading with vision means looking ahead to what could be and what should be, and then finding a way to connect powerfully with the people who can get you there."
Frequently, leaders who tend to be more naturally operationally oriented (or in assessment terms, those who have mid to higher Prudence with lower Inquisitive scores) struggle most with formulating a compelling vision because it seems like such a nebulous or abstract quest. This book will especially help these practical leaders make sense by clearing the "fog" away (as described by the authors.)
are colleagues of mine as members of
The Alexcel Group
. In addition to Simon's highly successful executive coaching practice, he has also served as a CDR Certified Executive coach for nearly a decade, coaching some of our global clients. Bonnie, also a rare leadership development expert, serves as CEO of Executive Development Associates whose team provides top tier executive coaching and custom consulting services. Both are not only great thinkers and practice leaders, they are also what I like to refer to as salt of the earth people. While wildly talented, they are grounded, trustworthy and driven to help others succeed.
"Leading With Vision" is being released May 16, 2017 and you can order your copy today here on