Reading “Full Steam Ahead ” by Ken Blanchard and Jesse Stoner
I am half way through and from time to time I get the impression that Iam reading a Romantic novel.
From Vision / Mission , Values and Purpose the authors have suddenly dived into the family life of one of the protagonists.
I think the book can be used as plot for an Indian films. the speed with which the events happen the flash backs and forths. Well one hell of a movie it would be.
This lady seems to be solving problems at work and home at the drop of a hat. We could’ve named her Mary Poppins.
Mostly its a repackaging of the Vision stuff. Where it comes unstuck is it seems to crammed up. The events do not completely gel . Or lets say the movement from chapter to chapter is not a seamless / flowing movement. Very Jerky. interspersed with page long monologues.
Well after completing the book I feel its ok for a Vision/Goal refresher.. You can manage it with one or two sittings. Though sometimes the monologues make you jump pages. I did it a couple of times and came back later to finish it.
though one direct takeaway from the book is this idea of sending a message to the staff first thing in the morning. As Jim says it helps to focus our thoughts at the same time it s a good way to touch every one in the office. Well if you dont happen to be leading a team or a company this might not be for you. But , as member you can try sharing a quote or an article relevant to your business with your boss. I think he will thank you for it.