Smart Leadership: Four Simple Choices to Scale Your Impact

Smart Leadership: Four Simple Choices to Scale Your Impact

by Mark Miller


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Escape the mediocrity that ensnares so many in business and become a better, more effective leader.

Have you ever wondered what it would take to be a better leader, or achieve your wildest dreams, or make a bigger difference in the world? The answer lies in the choices you make: about everything from how you spend your time to the way you view the world.

Smart Leadership
is the latest essential business title from internationally bestselling author of Win the Heart and Chess Not Checkers Mark Miller. In this book, he shares the four research-based “smart choices” the best leaders make to scale their influence and results.

By teaching you how to Confront Reality, Grow Capacity, Fuel Curiosity, and Create Change, Miller will help you:
Bring fresh eyes and fresh thinking to your leadership approach.
Increase your confidence in your ability to make a difference.
Lead at levels you never thought possible.
Accelerate your learning curve so that all these benefits come faster and more naturally.

With this guide, your leadership—and your life—will be transformed forever.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781953295750
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Publication date: 01/11/2022
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 141,690
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.54(h) x 0.97(d)

About the Author

Mark Miller is Vice President of High-Performance Leadership at Chick-fil-A, and a bestselling author, leadership coach, and highly-sought-after speaker. He began his career at Chick-fil-A more than 40 years ago as an hourly team member in one of the local restaurants. Shortly thereafter, he became the sixteenth corporate employee when he went to work in the warehouse. Since that day, Mark has worked in many departments throughout the company. He started the Corporate Communications Group, and the Quality & Customer Satisfaction Team, and also led Restaurant Operations, Training & Development, Leadership Development, and more. Today, Chik-fil-A sees annual sales of over $13 billion.

In addition, Mark has had the privilege of teaching, coaching, and leading non-profit organizations both domestically and globally. For the last twenty years, Mark has spent his time serving leaders: helping them grow themselves, their teams, and their organizations. He has authored nine books to date, including bestsellers The Secret (with Ken Blanchard) and The Heart of Leadership, with more than one million copies of his books in print in twenty-five different languages. All of his books have been based on new research including front-line interviews with a variety of highly-successful leaders and companies around the world.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Scale Your Impact

Swimming in Quicksand 8

Your Real Superpower 21

Smart Choice #1 Confront Reality

Confront Reality 36

Check the Mirror 58

Review Your Crew 72

Smart Choice #2 Grow Capacity

Grow Capacity 88

Stop and Think 106

Expand Your Energy 120

Smart Choice #3 Fuel Curiosity

Fuel Curiosity 136

Ask, Don't Tell 156

Talk with Strangers 172

Smart Choice #4 Create Change

Create Change 186

See the Unseen 202

Sharpen Your Tools 216

Be Smart! 231

Acknowledgments 235

Additional Resources 239

Notes 241

Index 247

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