Monday Morning Leadership
Do you know that Monday morning leadership is more important than Tuesday morning leadership? We all need motivation on a Monday after the weekend.
Before David Cottrell wrote, Monday Morning Leadership he already had already published 10 books.
Fun Fact: Monday Morning Leadership was inspired by Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom. Check out the review.
Books such as, Listen up, Leaders, 175 Ways To Get More Done in Less Time and 136 Effective Presentation Tips.
In this book, David and the readers go through 8 mentoring sessions you should not miss. This book is an easy read and can help you in your career as a CEO, Manager, Employee and student.
The book is written as a conversation between two people, Tony and Jeff. This can be anyone in the office, man or women. The names are not important as the message.
David works with many top companies. He has helped them turn around the leadership team and improve employee management relations. Check here how you can also.
Lets review the book chapter by chapter. Highlighted are key leadership points.
The information provided will change the way you look at leadership at work and with your family.
The First Monday – Drivers and Passengers
- Transitioning from employee to manager or manager to leader requires that you make different decisions.
- You are the person responsible for everything that happens in your department, and that can be pretty hard to swallow.
- Fix the problem instead of finding who to blame.
The Second Monday – Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing
- The ‘main thing’ was our purpose or priority.
- People leave because their manager is not meeting their needsIt’s up to you to make some changes to make it happen.
The Third Monday – Escape from Management Land
As a leader it is important to:
- Hire good employees.
- Desire the people who aren’t carrying their share of the load.
- One of the ‘main things’ for a leader is to eliminate confusion.
The Fourth Monday – The “Do Right” Rule
- Do what is right even when no one is watching and others tips.
- The best decisions are normally made before you’re in a crisis.
- An action plan should have been decided upon long before the crisis developed.
The Fifth Monday – Hire Tough
- The Role-play helped me feel more prepared and confident.
- Maintain peoples self respect and dignity while being firm and fair with him.
- The most important asset in your company is having the RIGHT PEOPLE on your team.
- The greatest liability in your company could be having the WRONG PEOPLE on your team.
- If you hire tough, it will be a whole lot easier to manage the RIGHT PEOPLE.
The Sixth Monday – Do Less or Work Faster
- Your time is your responsibility.
- Set aside some uninterrupted planning time every day.
- Control your email deliveries.
- Do all your voice mails at once. Return all phone calls at one time. Write memos or letters at one sitting. Eliminate as many transitions from one activity to another as possible.
- Don’t let the interrupter sit down and get comfortable in your office.
- Start and end your meetings on time.
The Seventh Monday – Buckets and Dippers
- You need your team more than your team needs you.
- Your job is to help each team member become better at the job they’ve chosen.
- A leader with focus and direction fills buckets.
- A leader who creates confusion and inconsistency has a dipper that drains people’s buckets.
- Feedback has to be specific and timely.
- Requirement is for the team to know how well it’s doing as a team.
The Eighth Week- Enter the Learning Zone
- Do you have DISCIPLINE to set aside time every day to read?
- You tend to listen better when you attend outside seminars and conferences.
Monday Morning Leadership is a great read and can be used as a reference guide when working in an employer, employee relationship. The principles in this book help you become the leader you need to be for your team. If you are the manager and are responsible for a team or and if you are the employee of a company and looking to grow, this book is for you.
David Cottrell and myself suggest, after you purchase the book, read the book and underling the key sentences and concepts that standout to you the reader.
Each one of the principles talked about during the 8 mentor meetings should be looked at and implemented as soon as you can if you are looking to get quick results from your efforts.
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