Leading Thoughts for April 16, 2020

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Jack Trout on the simple approach to success: “Trying harder, believing in yourself, walking on fire, and saying, ‘yes I can’ are not steps up the ladder of success. Source: The Power of Simplicity by Jack Trout with Steve Rivkin. Insecure managers create complexity.

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Is simplicity still an important theme?


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A Monster of an Idea

In the CEO Afterlife

With forty years in the saddle, hundreds of dusty trails and a few fistfights along the way, I have an oasis of management insight in which to draw. On top of that, I found the Monster logo on an array of items ranging from apparel to condoms – so much for the branding principles in Al Reis and Jack Trout’s best seller, The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing.

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Trust – the key to success

Lead on Purpose

Without trust, you get nowhere.&# – Jack Trout “Everything in marketing points to the reality that the profitable companies are those that have earned the confidence of their public. — The Product Management Perspective: Trust is vital for product managers. Trust goes both ways: product managers need to carry out their tasks in such a way that the team members can trust them.

19 Key Leadership Competencies & Behaviors from 29 Top Experts

Miles Anthony Smith

What is the number #1 book you recommend for learning how to become a better leader (boss/manager or leading self)? Not only does it provide tools and resources for those transitioning into a leadership role, it also includes development strategies for management teams who are overseeing the growth of new leaders. Donald Cooper ( Business Management Consultant & Speaker ) There is no ‘#1 leadership competency’ that on it’s own will make a successful leader.

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Don’t Take Work Stress Home with You

Harvard Business

When John was a management consultant, he often was on his laptop working late into the evenings. Develop a support network of friends and mentors who can help you manage your professional stress so that it isn’t the burden solely of your significant other. But having a third space outside of work and home can help enormously with stress management. Stress Work-life balance Managing yourself Digital ArticleCindy Tang.

Let Them See You as Human


matt ulinski: September 12, 2010 at 9:13 pm Mary Jo, Having to converse one on one with an upper manager can be very intimidating but it is important to remember that at the end of the day they put their pants on the same way we do. I recently had an experience where I needed to spend the afternoon alone with a particularly high ranking division manager. Turns out he was just a normal guy who loves trout fishing. That manager was a gem, and helped you to learn a lesson too.

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