Management Mess to Leadership Success: 30 Challenges to Become the Leader You Would Follow with Scott Jeffrey Miller
Not everyone is a born leader. In fact, some people are a downright mess when it comes to leading others on the job. Scott Jeffrey Miller, EVP of Thought Leadership for global organizational improvement firm FranklinCovey, knows this all too well. Having made his own share of messes and successes in his more than two decades with the company, Miller shares his own leadership experiences in his new book, Management Mess to Leadership Success (June 18, Mango Media Inc.) (See: www.managementmess.com).
A reflection of his own often messy leadership path, Miller openly shares these real world examples – starting with his painful demotion from his first leadership position after only three weeks in the role. He explains how his missteps have been shaped, corrected and sometimes (although rare) even validated by the deep expertise and thought leadership of many colleagues, friends and mentors, to make him the successful leader he is today.
This unique approach sets Management Mess to Leadership Success apart from other books in the leadership and management space, speaking directly to leaders at all levels with a bit of “mess” in them – whether that “mess” comes from being a maverick, unfiltered leader, an outsider, or from lack of experience and training.
By openly sharing his shortcomings, Miller invites readers to learn from his mistakes and to apply those leadership principles in their own careers, turning their management failures (messes) into leadership successes. Through a series of 30 leadership challenges, Miller guides readers in an introspective review of their personal leadership style, providing the framework to help them become the kind of leader they would like to follow. This one-of-a-kind framework will help leaders/managers at every stage of their career to:
• Lead difficult conversations and celebrate success.
• Inspire trust, actively listen, and challenge paradigms.
• Put the right people in the right roles.
• Create a clear and actionable vision for a team.
• Accomplish their organization’s Wildly Important Goals®.• Get the right results—in the right way.