A Leadership Mints Sampler: 3 Keys to THINKING Like a Leader

What’s your secret sauce?

As a leader, you no doubt are regularly asked to share your recipe for making an effective leader.

Consider sharing these three leadership behaviors as the keys to a more productive, more profitable and more sustaining leadership stew  according to the prevailing research.


Leaders are vigilant to the winds of change and disciplined at the helm to reach their destination no matter how high the waves. Leaders are alert to new opportunities and ready and willing to anticipate needs, solve concerns, support their staffs and serve the customer in new and different ways.


Leaders who assume an Owner Mindset are diagnostic and deliberative.


And leaders who adopt an Other Directed orientation step into the shoes of their constituents.

They seek to better understand the issues from the other’s point of view.

And more significantly, they anticipate the level of support or resistance their decisions are likely to receive and develop strategies — well in advance — to listen to and engage with the dissenters to solve countervailing issues.

Those 3 keys to thinking like a leader and other tips and techniques for busy leaders can be found in a 280-page book now available on Amazon.com titled: THINKING Like a Leader.

That book on thinking like a leader is the first of three books in The Leadership Mints Series designed to help leaders refresh their feeling for leading with short stories (called Leadership Mints) you can grab ‘n go  like a candy mint.

The two other books are also available on Amazon.com. They include  LOVING Like a Leader and SPEAKING Like a Leader.

Research Refreshes & Spices Up The Leadership Mints Series

The 3-book Leadership Mints Series is peppered with insights from 169 other books. No wonder the three books — THINKING Like a Leader, LOVING Like a Leader and SPEAKING Like a Leader have earned early notice among readers for the comprehensive research in general and the book’s consummate lists of key learnings and lists of key behavior traits of leaders.

Reading THINKING Like a Leader is like digesting the gist of 82 other books; 51 other books in LOVING Like a Leader and 36 others books on Speaking Like a Leader.

Some readers even joke that the books should be rated R for research. Woven throughout the books, the research is specifically designed to evince  key points in each of the books that provides a more memorable and even more entertaining reading experience. Consider these three examples: Continue reading “Research Refreshes & Spices Up The Leadership Mints Series”