Finally, there is a book specifically created for the often overworked, overlooked, and underdeveloped blue-collar workers on the front lines. My passion is to help leaders and organizations invest in those on the front lines or to help you invest in yourself.
Blue-Collar Leadership is primarily a resource for developing those team members on the front lines who don't have anyone reporting to them. However, any formal leader at any level will benefit from learning these principles because they are all about how to lead yourself well, regardless of your position or title.
For the blue-collar workers I value so much:
I've written the book I wish someone would have given me this book nearly 30 years ago when I started my career on the front lines. It would have changed my life then. It can change your life now.
Separate yourself from the crowd quickly by learning how to master the traits high impact leaders value most. You will learn how to get noticed for the right reasons and how to get promoted for the right reasons. You will learn how to become recognized as a front line leader worth following, and you don't need formal authority (position) because you will develop something better: moral authority (influence).
I've made this book easy to read for the non-readers on the front lines. There are 30 chapters with 3 pages each. If you read a chapter a day (3 pages at 6-7 minutes) you will easily complete the book in 1 month even if you're a non-reader.
I've written this book specifically for the often overlooked great people with so much untapped potential on the front lines. If you're on the front lines it will help you better understand:
- how to make an impact from where you are
- how to be recognized for your abilities
- how to position yourself well for promotions
- how to increase your influence with your leaders and your teammates
- how to be a better team player
- how & why you should accept more responsibility
- how to intentionally become more valuable to the company
- how to become more valuable and successful as an individual
- how to lead yourself well in order to create a better future for yourself
This book will actually be great for anyone at any level in any industry, but the greatest value will be for those in the blue-collar workforce on the front lines along with the first few layers of front line leaders. Of course, higher level leaders also need to know and understand what's in this book to multiply the potential of those on the front lines.
NOTE: Blue-Collar Leadership: Leading from the Front Lines is the blue-collar version of Maximize Your Potential: Unleashing the LEADER Within and the content is nearly identical. I actually wrote the blue-collar version first. However, based on a request to offer these same principles to those outside the blue-collar workforce, I duplicated the content with a cover that appeals to all.
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About the Author
After graduating high school in 1987, Mack joined the United States Marine Corps Reserve as an 0311 infantryman. Soon after, he began his 20 plus year manufacturing career. Graduating with highest honors, he earned an Executive Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Faulkner University.
Mack began his career in manufacturing in 1988 on the front lines of a large production machine shop. He eventually grew himself into upper management and found his niche in lean manufacturing and along with it, developed his passion for leadership. In 2008, he launched his own Lean Manufacturing and Leadership Development firm.
From 2005-2012, Mack led leaders and their cross-functional teams through more than 11,000 hours of process improvement, organizational change, and cultural transformation. Ria joined Mack full-time in late 2013.
In 2013, they worked with John C. Maxwell as part of an international training event focused on the Cultural Transformation in Guatemala where over 20,000 leaders were trained. They also shared the stage with internationally recognized motivational speaker Les Brown in 2014.
Mack and Ria have published 22 books on personal growth and leadership development and publish more each year. In 2018, they reached 65,000 international followers on LinkedIn where they provide daily motivational, inspirational, and leadership content to people all over the world.
Mack and Ria Founded TopStoryLeadership.com in 2008. Mack Founded Blue-Collar Leadership.com in 2016 to specifically support the blue-collar industries.
Clients: ATD (Association for Talent Development), Auburn University, Chevron, Chick-fil-A, Kimberly Clark, Koch Industries, Southern Company, and the U.S. Military.
Mack is an inspiration for people everywhere as an example of achievement, growth, and personal development. His passion motivates and inspires people all over the world!