David Sibbet's Visual Leadership Book Series

In the early 2000s Richard Narramore, a senior editor at Wiley & Sons, saw a spike in the number of books encouraging drawing as a way of communicating. However, none of these books addressed visualizing with groups. Knowing of The Grove's leadership in visual facilitation, he asked David Sibbet to write a series that would define the emerging field. Visual Meetings was published in 2010, followed by Visual Teams (2011), and Visual Leaders (2012). Extensive translation of the series is seeding worldwide interest in applied design thinking, large-scale visualization, and interactive, immersive experience in tackling the big challenges that organizations and communities face.

Content summaries for the three books are below.

Visual Leaders:

New Tools for Visioning, Management, & Organization Change

Visual Leaders Book

Visual Leaders shows how leaders and managers can take full advantage of the visualization revolution. It explores seven essential tools that can vastly improve understanding and engagement across your organization: mental models, visual meetings, graphic templates, decision theaters, roadmaps, Storymaps®, and virtual visuals. Case studies demonstrate how visual practitioners and leaders use applied design thinking to foster engagement and align entire organizations on new plans. Now available in six languages.

Visual Teams:

Graphic Tools for Commitment, Innovation, & High Performance

Visual Teams Book

Equip your teams to create and sustain results, whether you are co-located or spread around the world. Building on his best-selling book Visual Meetings, David Sibbet's Visual Teams shows how to use visuals across the whole arc of a team's productive life. Use visual communication to improve work processes and create a shared understanding of the big picture context. Equip your teams to create and sustain results, whether you are co-located or spread around the world. Cultivate innovative, high-performing teams that work like designers: experiment, create prototypes, use visualization to test ideas, and share mental models to communicate effectively. Now available in five languages.

Visual Teams is organized around the well-known Drexler/Sibbet Team Performance Model®, a "map" to creating and sustaining high performance in all kinds of teams. It includes best practices, cases, and many visual examples for handling each stage of the Model, along with in-depth descriptions of how to use the full suite of Team Performance tools. Now avaiable in five languages.

Visual Meetings:

How Graphics, Sticky Notes, & Idea Mapping Can Transform Group Productivity

Visual Meetings Book

People who work visually have better ideas, make better decisions, and are more committed to producing results. In Visual Meetings, Grove Founder and President David Sibbet, a world leader in the area of graphic facilitation and visual thinking, unveils the alchemy of designing and conducting memorable meetings that get results. Turn your business meetings into creative and productive events. Energize your team meetings, sales presentations, strategy sessions, and brainstorming. Catalyze collaboration and breakthrough thinking in your meetings. This richly illustrated resource introduces meeting leaders, presenters, and consultants to a bounty of visual communication methods: graphic recording, visual planning, story-boarding, graphic templates, idea-mapping and much more. Visual Meetings introduces meeting leaders, presenters, and consultants to a bounty of visual communication methods: graphic recording, visual planning, story-boarding, graphic templates, idea-mapping and much more. Now available in nine languages.

Purchase Links for All Translations

Please visit the Grove Store to purchase any of the Visual Leadership books in English.

Visual Meetings is available in Bahasa Indonesian, Dutch, German, Japanese, Korean, Orthodox Chinese, Portuguese, and Russian.

Visual Teams is available in Bahasa Indonesian, Portuguese, Russian, and Simplified Chinese.

Visual Leaders is available in Bahasa Indonesian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

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A Visual Revolution with David Sibbet
David Sibbet immerses leaders and their teams in a creative, collaborative journey that allows the future to reveal itself. (Leading Conversations with Cheryl Esposito)

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