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Management Mess to Leadership Success: 30 Challenges to Become the Leader You Would Follow (Wall Street Journal Best Selling Author, Leadership Mentoring & Coaching)

Management Mess to Leadership Success: 30 Challenges to Become the Leader You Would Follow (Wall Street Journal Best Selling Author, Leadership Mentoring & Coaching)

by Scott Jeffrey Miller


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Take The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People to an Entirely New Level with this Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author

"With laugh-out-loud humor and unconventional wisdom, Management Mess to Leadership Success will provide you with the tools to become the leader you would choose to follow." —Karen Dillon Author of The Harvard Business Review Guide to Office Politics

Winner of Bookpal's 2019 Outstanding Works of Literature (O.W.L) award in Leadership! Forbes Holiday Wish List.

Your Leadership Skills Are About to Change. Millions have read the all-time global best seller The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey. Both leaders and individuals have been inspired and transformed by its universal principles of effectiveness, including Scott Jeffrey Miller.

Scott Miller knows what it’s like to fail. He was demoted from his first leadership position after only three weeks—and that’s just one of several messy management experiences on his two-decade journey to leadership success. Everyone fails. But something sets Scott apart: transparency and willingness to openly share his story in a way that is forthright, relatable, and applicable.

You can become a better leader. In Miller’s Management Mess to Leadership Success you’ll find 30 leadership challenges that can, when applied, change the way you manage yourself, lead others, and produce results. The wisdom in Scott’s book was learned through hard knocks and was honed by Stephen R. Covey and the FranklinCovey team through years of research and corporate training experience.

Learn to:

  • Lead difficult conversations, celebrate success
  • Inspire trust, actively listen, challenge paradigms
  • Put the right people in the right roles
  • Create a clear and actionable team vision
  • Get the right results―in the right way

Fans of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People who have read and liked Radical CandorDare to Lead, or Mastering Leadership will love Scott Miller’s Management Mess to Leadership Success.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781642500882
Publisher: Mango Media
Publication date: 06/18/2019
Series: Mess to Success
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 540,070
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Having been with FranklinCovey for 23 years, Scott Jeffrey Miller serves as the Executive Vice President of Thought Leadership. He is the host of On Leadership with Scott Miller, a weekly leadership webcast, podcast and newsletter featuring interviews with renowned business titans, authors and thought leaders . His radio show and podcast— Great Life, Great Career with Scott Miller on iHeart Media’s KNRS 105.7—provides insight and strategies to assist listeners in becoming more effective as business leaders and to improve their personal performance. Miller has worked with thousands of clients and client facilitators in numerous markets in over 30 countries. He has presented to hundreds of audiences across every industry and loves to share his own, unique leadership journey in today’s culture and world, which greatly value unfiltered leadership. Miller and his wife live in Salt Lake City, Utah with their three sons

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Part 1 Lead Yourself

Challenge 1 Demonstrate Humility 15

Challenge 2 Think Abundantly 23

Challenge 3 Listen First 29

Challenge 4 Declare Your Intent 37

Challenge 5 Make and Keep Commitments 43

Challenge 6 Carry Your Own Weather 51

Challenge 7 Inspire Trust 57

Challenge 8 Model Work/Life Balance 65

Part 2 Lead Others

Challenge 9 Place the Right People in the Right Roles 73

Challenge 10 Make Time for Relationships 79

Challenge 11 Check Your Paradigms 87

Challenge 12 Lead Difficult Conversations 93

Challenge 13 Talk Straight 101

Challenge 14 Balance Courage and Consideration 107

Challenge 15 Show Loyalty 113

Challenge 16 Make It Safe to Tell the Truth 119

Challenge 17 Right Wrongs 125

Challenge 18 Coach Continuously 131

Challenge 19 Protect Your Team Against Urgencies 137

Challenge 20 Hold Regular 1-on-1s 143

Challenge 21 Allow Others To Be Smart 149

Part 3 Get Results

Challenge 22 Create Vision 157

Challenge 23 Identify the Wildly Important Goals (WIGs) 163

Challenge 24 Align Actions With the Wildly Important Goals 169

Challenge 25 Ensure Your Systems Support Your Mission 175

Challenge 26 Deliver Results 181

Challenge 27 Celebrate Wins 187

Challenge 28 Make High-Value Decisions 193

Challenge 29 Lead Through Change 201

Challenge 30 Get Better 209

A Final Thought What About Character?

Character 218

Challenge Sources 219

Acknowledgments 223

Notes and References 227

Index 231

Scott Jeffrey Miller 241

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"With his signature wit and honesty, Scott Miller lays bare his own leadership follies and illustrates how easily we get trapped in self-centered management. This book is not only full of humorous moments on every page, it's also densely packed with practical tips—all drawn from world-class management wisdom—that will help you get out of your own way and be the leader everyone wants to follow." —Liz Wiseman Author of Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter

"Why should anyone follow you? That's the question at the heart of Scott Miller's raw and real new book. He lays out 30 powerful principles to help you answer that question to become the leader you were meant to be. And he does so with authenticity and vulnerability that demand you pay attention." —Daniel H. Pink Author of When, To Sell Is Human, and Drive

"With laugh-out-loud humor and unconventional wisdom, Miller offers a must-read leadership book to guide leaders striving for more--more impact, more understanding, more vision, more purpose. Management Mess to Leadership Success will provide you with the tools to become the leader you would choose to follow." —Karen Dillon Author of The Harvard Business Review Guide to Office Politics

"Honest, heartfelt, and generous, this is the new classic on authentic leadership." —Seth Godin Author of This Is Marketing

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