Leadership Mints Series Sampler Sparking the Go-Getter in You

How can the Go-Getter in you get even better? Become  Go-Giver.

In their book The Go Giver, authors Bob Burg and John David Mann “bring new relevance to the old proverb:  Give and you shall receive (and) the most valuable asset you have to give others is you. “

To help you in transforming yourself into more of a Go-Giver, the authors cite these five initiatives: The Law of Influence. The Law of Receptivity. The Law of Authenticity. The Law of Value.  And the Law of Compensation.  Here’s how they define each of those laws:

INFLUENCE:
Your influence is determined by how abundantly you place other people’s interests first.”

RECEPTIVITY:
“The key to effective giving is to stay open to receiving.”

AUTHENTICITY:
“The most valuable give you have to offer is yourself.”

VALUE:  
“Your true worth is determined by how much more you give in value than you take in payment.

COMPENSATION:
Your income is determined by how many people you serve and how well you serve them.”

For more ideas on how you can lead with empathy purchase a 296-page book filled with 77 examples from business sports and politics available on Amazon. com.

It’s titled:   LOVING Like a Leader with Empathy– one of three books in The Leadership Mints Series designed to help leaders refresh their feeling for leading. And as a bonus, the postscript titled– BUSINESS: A HUMAN EXPERIENCE — shares the impetus for this book on empathy impacting the bottom line.The two other books in The Leadership Mints Series -now available on Amazon.com — include THINKING Like a Leader with Clarity and SPEAKING Like a Leader with Civility.

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7 Leadership Lessons from Moby Dick

By Peter Jeff
The Leadership Mints Guy

Here’s an idea to strengthen your conviction Reading time: 2:46

      Call me Ishmael. Leaders echo that famous first line of Moby Dick.

     whale book cover After all, leaders are wanderers. Ishmael in old Hebrew means “wanderer.”

       Like Ishmael, the most effect leaders wander into the choppy seas of change in quest of their supreme challenges that look like so many white whales, often as elusive as that great white whale —Moby Dick himself.

      Indeed all leaders —all wanderers like Ishmael— are curious and “tormented with an everlasting itch to things remote” as author Herman Melville observes.

      Ishmael’s wanderings –focused on Moby Dick –give us an insight into Seven Leadership Lessons that we can apply in our businesses:

1. Interdependence

      Ishmael notes that even the mighty white whale is limited in its powers. It must surface to breathe air through its spout.Are you too busy to let your employees take a deep breath? Continue reading “7 Leadership Lessons from Moby Dick”

Conquering Mount Everest In Your Mind

By Peter Jeff
Leadership Mints Guy

Here’s an idea to help  you keep pursing your goals despite setbacks. Reading time:  1:54.

     

        LEADERS  KEEP HOPE ALIVE

Mount Everest (20,029 feet) — tallest mountain in the world.

      You failed. Again. Now what? Take heart  Leaders assess the situation and see what most people don’t see.

     That’s what hope is all about. Leaders keep hope alive no matter how dismal the immediate circumstances.

      Consider this scenario the next time you find yourself on the short end of the stick, deep in the hole, behind the 8-ball, pick your cliché.

      All you know is that you have failed and you’re hurting.  But not for long.

         Imagine that you try and  fail  to climb Mount Everest three times.  On your third attempt an avalanche kills seven members of your mountain climbing team.

      Continue reading “Conquering Mount Everest In Your Mind”