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Don't Be Dumb: A Leadership Playbook to Help You Be Smarter, Overcome Obstacles, and Rise Rapidly in Challenging Times

Don't Be Dumb: A Leadership Playbook to Help You Be Smarter, Overcome Obstacles, and Rise Rapidly in Challenging Times

by Robert M. Towle
Don't Be Dumb: A Leadership Playbook to Help You Be Smarter, Overcome Obstacles, and Rise Rapidly in Challenging Times

Don't Be Dumb: A Leadership Playbook to Help You Be Smarter, Overcome Obstacles, and Rise Rapidly in Challenging Times

by Robert M. Towle

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Overview

Robert's surgery to remove a brain tumor in 2018 led him to want to share his eclectic work experiences and turn his adventures and observations into something that could provide not only the observations, but a unique leadership "playbook" or "roadmap" for people facing similar situations in business. The book focuses on five sections: Leading, Not Managing, Human Resources Tips (that HR may not approve of), Improving the "Work" in the "Work" place, bringing on the "dynamite" to remove work obstacles and rising more rapidly in your organization. Each section concludes with a series of actions you can take to build your own playbook in business in challenging times.

This true to life account will teach practical leadership lessons through observations and unorthodox stories and tips that include:

How a deadly brain tumor resulted in "superpowers".

How Robert managed his first "official" project because his boss was arrested and pulled off an airplane by the police.

Developing a checklist to remove tasks that are deemed S.T.U.P.I.D in the workplace.

How Robert recovered from "the worst conference call in history".

And a very curious goat named Ricky.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781647467982
Publisher: 636 Advisors, LLC
Publication date: 10/14/2021
Pages: 198
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

Robert was born in North Carolina and has been on the move ever since. Although the majority of his career has been in finance, he migrated to consulting in 2013. Since then, he has worked with a wide variety of small and large clients in the private and public sectors, traveling to five continents for workHe works with organizations through his company, 636 Advisors and with PrimCorp, LLC, an award-winning management consulting company.

Table of Contents

Sample Table of Contents:

"Seeing the Elephant"-An Introduction . . . . . . . . . .1

Leadership, Not Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

Don't Focus on the "Green Grass of Kentucky". .9

The Alps in Switzerland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

You Snuck on My Blindside While

I Was Shuckin' These Peas! . . . . . . . . . . . .10

My First Real Job! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

Train Yourself to Look Forward . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

If You Leave Late, It Just Gets Later and Later . .13

Consensus Management-Delays . . . . . . . . . .13

Squirrels Chasing Shiny Objects . . . . . . . . . . .14


Making FISH Work for You! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

Improving the Work in the Workplace . . . . . . . . . . . 77

You'll End up Just Like Ricky the Goat! . . . . . . . 79

My First Real Job! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

Zero-Basing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80

Leaning toward Sawyer's . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81


Avoiding Quicksand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

Bring Me a Calculator! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

Rockingham as a Secret Code . . . . . . . . . . . 110

Don't Ignore Old Methods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112


$49,900 in the Suitcase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117

Rock Collections and M&Ms . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118

Arm Wrestling over a Simple Agreement . . . . 119


Go and Grab Your Cape! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153

I Am Not Qualified for the Role . . . . . . . . . . . 153

Legally Blind Accountant-Rising Rapidly . . 155

Nope-Not Qualified for This One Either! . . . 156


Project Plan Example . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165

Project Stakeholder Chart (Sample) . . . . . . . . . . 166

Project Role Definitions (Sample) . . . . . . . . . . . . 167

Weekly Project Update Example . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170

S.T.U.P.I.D. Sighting Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171



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