Acknowledgments ix Foreword by Dr. Bernard W. Franklin xiii Introduction xvii 1 Welcome to the Work of Leaders 1 Vision 11 2 Introduction to Crafting a Vision 13 3 Crafting a Vision Through Exploration 23 4 Crafting a Vision Through Boldness 33 5 Crafting a Vision Through Testing Assumptions 43 6 Summary of Crafting a Vision 53 Alignment 59 7 Introduction to Building Alignment 61 8 Building Alignment Through Clarity 69 9 Building Alignment Through Dialogue 79 10 Building Alignment Through Inspiration 89 11 Summary of Building Alignment 99 Execution 105 12 Introduction to Championing Execution 107 13 Championing Execution Through Momentum 113 14 Championing Execution Through Structure 125 15 Championing Execution Through Feedback 135 16 Summary of Championing Execution 147 Afterword: Using VAE in Your Organization 153 Appendix A: The Development of the Work of Leaders VAE Model 161 Appendix B: Feedback Outtakes 189 References 193 Resources 197 About Inscape Publishing 201 About the Authors 203 Index 207
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