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Full Steam Ahead!, 2nd Edition by Jesse Stoner, Ken Blanchard

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Preface

We are thrilled that our publisher, Berrett-Koehler, has asked us to write a second edition of Full Steam Ahead! It is one of the most important books we have been involved with over the years. The first edition was an international best seller, translated into twenty-two foreign languages. We’re delighted that the book has touched so many people.

In our work with organizations worldwide, we have observed that the biggest impediment to managers becoming great leaders is the lack of a clear vision—knowing who you are (your purpose), where you’re going (your picture of the future), and what will guide your journey (your values). Yet less than 10 percent of the organizations we have visited are led by managers who have a clear sense of where ...

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