From the forthcoming April edition of the Radio-TV Interview Report:
Decency: A Novel Way to Succeed
It is tough out there in the world of work! Great jobs are difficult to come by and even harder to keep. The pressures to succeed are so great that increasing numbers of people are doing whatever it takes to win including employing “dog-eat-dog” tactics such as backbiting, distorting information, cheating, and even sabotaging the efforts of others.
This will probably come as a shock to many people, but in our “dog-eat-dog,” take-no-prisoners” business environment, greed is not good. “There is a better way,” says Fred A. Manske Jr., a successful business leader. “More than ever, people today want competent leaders who are honest, trustworthy, and have a ‘caring for others’ attitude.” In his new book, Core Strategy for Success — How to Lead the Pack in a “Dog-Eat-Dog” World, Manske reveals:
• The Core Strategy for Success and why it is such a powerful approach for long-term success.
• How to be great in the most competitive job market of all-time.
• How to overcome “dog-eat-dog” attributes in your workgroup.
To learn more about the new book and how to order it CLICK HERE!
Leadership is About What Gets Accomplished
An interview with Mark Shead about practical leadership basics
Mark Shead’s background in technology brings practical efficiency to his approaches to leadership.
“Leadership is about what gets accomplished,” he says. “It isn’t about how important the leader makes themselves feel. A good leader can balance the need for achieving short-term goals with the longer-term needs of their organization and team.”
He discusses his “Functional Leadership Model” and other practical tools in an interview in the March edition of the FREE Leadership Guide Magazine : (CLICK HERE).
“One of the biggest changes that have happened over the last 50 or so years is that each leader must earn their right to lead,” Shead says. “It used to be that having an authority position gave a good deal of trust and influence. People no longer automatically expect a CEO to act ethically unless the CEO has demonstrated a commitment to acting ethically in the past.”
In another article, the practical leadership tenets of Mark Shead are looked at from a perspective of practical actions that can improve management systems, communication and writing, and gaining your team’s confidence and respect.
“A lot of leaders know what they want from the people they lead, but are not particularly skilled in getting the desired results,” Shead says. “Often, leaders in this position end up blaming the people they lead. Most often, the fault lies with the leader’s inability to focus effort toward a particular result.”(CLICK HERE) for “Leadership and Management Systems.”
Mark has an outstanding collection of leadership quotes on his website to inspire leaders. Here is a sampling of them:
If you pick the right people and give them the opportunity to spread their wings–and put compensation as a carrier behind it–you almost do not have to manage them . ~ Jack Welch
Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them . ~ Paul Hawken
Because a thing seems difficult for you, do not think it impossible for anyone to accomplish . ~ Marcus Aurelius
Organization does not really accomplish anything. Plans do not accomplish anything, either. Theories of management do not do much matter. Endeavors succeed or fail because of the people involved. Only by attracting the best people will you accomplish great deeds . ~ Colin Powell
The only real training for leadership is leadership ~ Antony Jay
The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been . ~ Henry Kissinger
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail . ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson