42: 10 Steps To Become A Successful New Leader

I am honored to have the opportunity to be able to share some of the things I’ve learned about being a successful new leader. Once you have been selected as a leader, it is time to lead. What is the best way to do this? Here are (10) fundamental steps to keep in mind as you take command.

The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals

This is a book about creating lasting organizational change and one that every leader should read.

The 4 Disciplines—Focus on the Wildly Important; Act on Lead Measures; Keep a Compelling Scoreboard; & Create a Cadence of Accountability.

This book does an excellent job of breaking down the differences between the “whirlwind” of urgent activity required to keep things running day-to-day and all the time/energy you need to invest in executing your strategy for tomorrow.

Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds

Ideas are the currency of the twenty-first century. In order to succeed, you need to be able to sell your ideas persuasively. From what I’ve observed, this ability is the single greatest skill that will help you accomplish your dreams.

At the beginning of 2020, I set new intentions to develop and drastically improve my public speaking skills. Talk Like TED is one of the books I’m reading to better understand what makes outstanding public speakers. I also joined a local Toastmasters group and plan to deliver (10) prepared public speeches. I recommend this book for those also looking to improve their public speaking & leadership skills.

Stillness Is The Key

MIND | SPIRIT | BODY

“Stillness as Ryan Holiday puts it is the river and the railroad junction through which so much depends. It is the key . . .

To thinking clearly. To seeing the whole chessboard. To making tough decisions. To managing our emotions. To identifying the right goals. To handling high-pressure situations. To maintaining relationships. To building good habits. To being productive. To physical excellence. To feeling fulfilled.

I highly recommend reading this book as well as the rest of Ryan Holiday’s work.