What Visual Meetings did for meetings and Visual Teams did for teams, this book does for leaders Visual Leaders explores how leaders can support visioning and strategy formation, planning and management, and organizationchange through the application of visual meeting and visual team methodologies organization wide literally "trans-forming" communications and people's sense of what is possible. It describes seven essential tools for visual leaders mental models, visual meetings, graphic templates, decision theaters, roadmaps, Storymaps, and virtual visuals and examples of methods for implementation throughout an organization.
* Written for all levels of leadership in organizations, from department heads through directors, heads of strategic business units, and "C" level executives * Explores how communications has become interactive and graphic and how these tools can be used to shape direction and align people for implementation * Brings tools, methods and frameworks to life with stories of real organizations modeling these practices Visual Leaders answers the question of how design thinking and visual literacy can help to orient leaders to the complexity of contemporary organizations in the private, non-profit, and public sectors.
David Sibbet is a world leader in visual facilitation and visual thinking for groups. He is the founder and president of The Grove Consultants International, a company whose leading edge group-process tools and services for panoramic visualization, graphic facilitation, team leadership, and organizational transformation are used by consultants and organizations around the world. Sibbet was the visual cartographer for the 2008 TED conference. Also in 2008, he received the OD Network Member Award for Creative Contribution to the field of organizational development.
Introduction Tracking a Visual Revolution xiii Part One: The Visual Leadership Advantage 1. Seven Essential Tools / Metaphors & Models, Visual Meetings, Graphic Templates, Decision Rooms, Roadmaps, Storymaps, & Video 3 2. Seeing Results in Action / Why Leaders Get Visual 11 3. How to Run Visual Meetings / What Every Manager Should Know 33 Part Two: Looking At Your Own Leadership 4. What Is Your Operating System ? / The Power (& Peril) of Mental Models 51 5. What Kind of Organization Do You Lead? / Linking Tools to Stages of Development 61 6. Developing Your Visual IQ / How Visualizing Makes You Smarter 73 Part Three: Power Tools for Visual Leaders 7. Metaphors & Models / Helping People See What You Mean 91 8. Visual Meetings / Stimulating Engagement & Creative Contribution 107 9. Graphic Templates / Visuals for Any Kind of Planning 115 10. Decision Rooms / Making Choices in a Big Picture Context 129 11. Roadmaps & Visual Plans / Managing Milestones & Swim Lanes 139 12. Graphic Storymaps / Connecting Plans with Culture 147 13. Video & Virtual Visuals / Mobile Video, Tablets, Animation, & Panoramic Display 157 Part Four: Managing the New Media 14. Technology & Visualization / Enabling the Right Tools 171 15. Virtual Leadership / Communicating with Intention & Impact 181 Part Five: Leading Organization Change 16. Anticipating the Need to Change / Putting Visual Tools to Work 193 17. The Chrysalis Effect / Creating the Conditions for Transformation 205 Part Six: Links, Books, & Other Resources 18. Websites & Bibliography 215 Appendix / About Arthur M. Young 223 Index 224