If you're like the average business person, you want to be less stressed and more productive in your work. And you need help! Creating Your Business Vision provides a simple, step-by-step guide to bring about dramatic improvements in your work, your team, and your organization. Whether you're an author, coach, consultant, corporate executive, creative, doctor, entrepreneur, nprofit leader, lawyer, pastor, or professor, developing a vision for your work will finally give you the clarity and focus you've been looking for and give you the freedom to do what only you can do. Most organizations have a vision statement somewhere in a file or on a conference room wall. Yet, unfortunately, these vision statements seldom serve as an energizing guide toward exponential growth and remarkable success for the organization. A vision is energizing. It's enlivening. Vision is the guiding motivation for all great human efforts. My problem was t vision - I didn't understand how to get focused and stay focused on the vision. I was t communicating vision effectively. To address these challenges, I developed a tool to help me think through and write out my vision. My experience a business vision was transformational. Realizing the importance and potential of the business vision tool for leaders in diverse markets, I compiled my experiences and the process into this simple, step-by-step guide. In reality, Creating Your Business Vision is less a book and more a career planning experience. I intentionally made it short so you could read it in one sitting. In the book, I will coach you through: 1. The story of a struggling leader and how to find clarity on what matters most in your work. 2. The basics of vision and how to create a career, position, team, or organizational vision. 3. A four-step process for identifying where you are NOW, and how to get from there to where you want to be. 4. A step-by-step process for leading your team through vision development 5. Planning templates, Word documents, and PDF documents that will make it easier for you to create your plan and keep it up-to-date. You can do it! I w have greater clarity and purpose in my work than ever before. And I'm able to create very specific plans to move toward the ermous goals of my vision - daily, weekly, quarterly. Creating my business vision the best business decision I've ever made. And it will be for you too! Praise for Creating Your Business Vision: All my life I have worked for others and their vision statements. Michael's book helped me understand how important it is to have my own vision statement. - Eloise Williams Michael's writing is vivid and simple to follow. - Steve Banhegyi Very informative and insightful! - Haven Hawk, Executive Coach Creating Your Business Vision helped me to improve my team. It was a great help! - Gracie Caasi
Michael is a writer, speaker, and executive coach. As a facilitator of organizational growth and strategic planning, he has led unprecedented growth in businesses, colleges and universities, and non-profits for more than 25 years. Since 1995, Michael has served as Founder and President of a marketing firm, as a pastor, and as a Vice President, Dean, Director, and consultant for colleges and universities. Michael actively coaches individuals and teams to develop personal and organizational vision and plans and to effectively manage priorities and decisions. He has conducted significant research in the area of organizational team leadership. Additionally, he speaks and presents at conferences, churches, and on university campuses on a variety of topics, including Life Planning, Vision, Team Leadership, Organizational Growth, and Marketing. In 2010, Michael completed a Doctor of Education degree in Organizational Leadership. He and his wife, Sarah, have been married for 10 years. They have one daughter, Madison, and one son, Andrew, and live in the Dallas area.