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Jesse Lyn Stoner is founder of Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership, former executive director of Guest House Retreat and Conference Center and of the Berrett-Koehler Foundation and has authored several books, including the international bestseller Full Steam Ahead: Unleash the Power of Vision (BK). For over twenty-five years, Jesse has worked closely with leaders in hundreds of organizations using collaborative processes to engage the entire workforce in creating their desired future. Her clients include Honda, Marriott, Skanska, Stanley Black & Decker, SAP and T.J. Maxx to name a few. Featured in Harvard Business Review, Huffington Post and Forbes, Jesse holds a PhD in Organization Development (University of Massachusetts).
The partial client list includes:
American Medical Response
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Arizona Republic Newspaper
American Healthcare Association
Barnes and Noble
Butte County Government
Corinthian Colleges, Inc.
Edelman Public Relations Worldwide
EPIC Healthcare Corp.
Jackson Hole Ski Resort
New York City Housing Authority
New York City Hospitals
Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Pharmaceutical
Southern New England Telephone
Stanley Works (Stanley Tools)
Stop & Shop
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
The Hartford and Hartford Life
TJX (Marshalls and T. J. Maxx)
Valley Medical Center
Van Leer International
U.S. Postal Service
Winter Park Resort
Yale University Library
Young Presidents' Organization
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"Jesse Stoner and Ken Blanchard show how to create a vision for your team, organization and your own life that will unleash your power and potential and allow you to go full steam ahead. They offer numerous examples of effective visions and show exactly how to create an enduring vision that guides people on a daily basis. The lessons Full Steam Ahead! are surprisingly simple, practical and powerful. They demonstrate that vision is not only necessary, but also possible and achievable."
"The clearest, most cogent statement I've read that gives meaning and life to vision. Even Dilbert will get it!"
- Warren Bennis, author of On Becoming a Leader, and over 20 business books.
"A wonderful road map through the very important territory of vision that can move into action. A powerful, simple guide for a journey we all need to take."
- Margaret J. Wheatley, author of Leadership and the New Science
“Inspiring a shared vision is the signature leadership competency. It’s also the most difficult practice to learn and apply. In this wonderful gem of a book, Ken Blanchard and Jesse Stoner show you how to find a meaningful purpose, create a picture a compelling future, and clarify your values. This engaging story is full of practical advice that you’ll be able to apply immediately. It’s essential reading for any leader who needs to answer the question, ‘Where are we going?’ Come to think of it, that would be all of us!”
- Jim Kouzes, coauthor The Leadership Challenge and The Truth About Leadership
“I LUV this heartwarming lesson from Blanchard and Stoner and urge anyone who wants to develop a clear vision to study the messages clearly and articulately delivered on each page of Full Steam Ahead!”
- Colleen Barrett, President Emeritus, Southwest Airlines Company
“For those who … extract the lessons from this wonderfully powerful and simple book and put it into practice, the rewards will be extraordinary.”
- from the foreword by Patrick Lencioni, author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team