There are many professionals who have ideas but are struggling to put them into a clear vision. This is why we wrote Your Next Vision – a simple guide on building a business vision. We provide examples, ideas, tools and steps to get you started.
- what is a vision and why you need it
- insight and advice from successful leaders
- get the basics right so you can build your vision
- build your vision using a step-by-step process
Management Consultant, Architect
I have over 25 years of experience in business. I've worked as an architect, internet developer, and management consultant. I've helped both small and large companies and organzations in strategic development and innovation. I'm a co-owner of two companies, AE Partners and Thinking Portfolio.
I have an award-winning blog and podcast at AEC-Business.com for construction industry innovators and game changers. I've authored business books and written for several international professional journals.
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Business Coach, Educator
I’m an inspirational speaker and a passionate writer. In my previous life I founded a Waldorf School with parents and colleagues. For years I worked there as a class teacher and a principle. Then –after all these experiences on how to encourage and help the pupils to find and create themselves– I founded my coaching company Peilaus Oy.
To work as a business coach is for me a matter of curiosity, passion, and a will to create the right circumstances for my customers to learn and to develop. After hundreds of workshops and 1-to-1 private coaching sessions I have learned better sense the potential and the will to evolve in organizations and in individuals.
I have written seven books, hundreds of blog posts, and now I’m trying to learn to vlog.
The book features several case studies. Executives share their thoughts on envisioning and the effect a vision has had on their business. Here are some examples.
Read about the three principles that have made Supercell the most successful small gaming company in the world.
Diacor is a large provider of healthcare services. Find out what they learned during their envisioning process.
This company is a leading provider of cash management solutions in their marketplace. Learn about their surprising discovery.
Futurice has twice won the title of The Best Workplace in Europe. Could a company like that have a "fuzzy" vision?
Dave gave us so much insight during his interview that we should credit him as a co-author.
Dave Gray is a leader and manager with a background in design. He has worked with many of the world’s largest companies, as well as mid-sized businesses, startups, executives and individuals.
He is the founder of XPLANE, a strategic design consultancy, and co-founder of Boardthing, a collaboration platform for distributed teams. Dave has written four books, his latest is Liminal Thinking.
In his interview, Dave talks about the value of a vision and about the envisioning process of XPLANE.
Photo: Maia Garau
Chapter Four. When a vision is created, there are different ways of using it. We give advice on how to evaluate your vision, how to communicate it, and when it’s time for a revision or overhaul.
Chapter Five. We talk about why imagination and sensitivity are key ingredients in envisioning. We show that vision is a verb. Finally, we remind that vision has the power to make you see the world in a new dimension.
Appendices. 1) A step-by-step process for creating a vision in a company. 2) Exemplary vision statements.
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