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Since 1995, I have worked with leaders of corporations, nonprofit organizations, communities and government. I have helped them to mobilize their people and key stakeholders around a shared vision and shared values, to achieve higher levels of participation, teamwork and performance.
The work involves helping leaders and their teams to:
DreamMakers: PuttingVision & Values to Work
Forward by Max De Pree
Former CEO and Chairman of Herman Miller, Inc. and author of Leadership is an Art
Here's what people are saying: About DreamMakers:
"Michele Hunt has served in as diverse an array of work settings as most of can imagine. She has been doing one job-seeing people. Read this book and see what Michele sees: the commitment that energizes our work, the love that unifies our actions, the dream that lives within us."
Peter N. Senge, author, The Fifth Discipline
"Michele Hunt opens doors to lives that illuminate and inspire. DreamMakers is a book about hope, values and the human spirit with stories that move and stir. A book to be read many times, always with a grateful heart-grateful to the individuals who make our dreams."
Frances Hesselbein, President and CEO, The Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Non-profit Management
"Michele Hunt, a DreamMaker herself, touches us with some profoundly beautiful tales of wonder at the workplace. Her book is as instructive as it is motivational. Michele mines nuggets of common good sense – nuggets that are essential to success in organizations and in life but are so hard to define and crystallize. These are no fairy tales, but down-to-earth and concrete narratives of what organizations must do to achieve their goals."
Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor and Founding Chairman of the Leadership Institute at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California; author, Organizing Genius.
"People with a purpose do make a difference. Michele Hunt is a people person, and in this book she helps us understand the potential there is in the people we work with and the people we live with – extraordinary people who provide a hope for the future."
C. William Pollard, Chairman of the Board, The ServiceMaster Company
"DreamMakers captures the difference between those who manage and those who lead, whether in the private or public sector. It should be read by every manager who thinks the road to success is paved with only analysis and execution. DreamMakers shows that the analysis and execution are meaningful only when they support the vision and values of the leader of the organization."
C. William Crain, Former President, London Fog
"The remarkable people Michele Hunt introduces us to in DreamMakers and her reflection on their stories are a profound affirmation of the tremendous power in living, working, and striving not just in our own interests but ultimately in service to others."
Jack Kemp, Co-Director, Empower America; former congressman
"This book is an inspiration to read. It is a celebration of the extraordinary potential of ordinary people. Every page is a tribute to the dignity and diversity of individuals. But it is not jut idealism and vision. The people in this book are grounded in the real world."
Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach, Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs Europe, and former head of Prime Minister Thatcher's Policy Unit.
The extraordinary leaders, organizations, and communities profiled in DreamMakers, have dared to dream big and turned their dreams into reality, in the face of resistance, fear and adversity. They offer new insights into achieving change with integrity and compassion.Although the people in this book are highly diverse and unique in their own right, they have some important things in common. They share a common mind-set and embrace a common set of values that transcends culture, ethnic origin, geography, institutions or circumstance: