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Moxie for Managers: The Secret to Evolving from Manager to Leader Paperback – July 1, 2011
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The tenets really caught my eye, the first one especially. It is:
"We all think the world revolves around us." Oh my goodness, I have to remember that every day when dealing with people. We are the center of our circle, and likewise, the person you are dealing with is the center of THEIR circle, and unless you are a part of their inner circle, you touch them on a tangent point at best. This is very deep advice, and I recommend you ponder on it when you deal with people. You are touching them at one point on their circumference--how are you going to influence them?
The next tenets give you a clue: We are dying to make a difference, we want to be winners, we all want control, we want to feel important, we want respect, admiration and appreciation. These five tenets actually all say the same thing, in a different way; as the center of their circle, people want to be recognized and appreciated. The moxie manager can use that basic principle of human psychology to motive, drive and implement their plan, and so the examples follow to illustrate how that was done in some challenging situations.
This book covers difficulties you, as a manager, especially a new manager, are going to face (what if you are now managing the persons who were rejected for your job?)
This is easy, interesting reading, and I think it would be helpful to anyone in the thankless task of middle management, or anyone taking over a firm who faces deep challenges in becoming successful as a leader.
The author promises in her subtitle to share THE SECRET TO EVOLVING FROM MANAGER TO LEADER.
She delivers on this promise, too, with page after page of useful tips that can best be summarized by this one:
* If you want to be a moxie manager, your objective must be to make people as successful as possible; not to make yourself, your company, or your shareholders as successful as possible. Just people. When you serve people's success first, your success will be guaranteed and exponential. This is the key to moxie leadership. It is incredibly challenging, but unbelievably fulfilling.
In addition, I liked Tardy's explanation of something called the Second Question:
* As the Second Question. My good friend Cherryll Sevy introduced me to her theory of the "Second Question." Most people ask one question and then hijack the conversation with their own story, similar experience, or commentary. For instance, typical people may ask the standard first question, "What do you do?" When they hear the answer, they instantly jump in with, "That's interesting. I have a friend who does that." Or "I used to do that." Or some comment like, "I bet the market has not been good for you."
The self-confident, self-assured person does not need to entertain, impress, and be interesting. Instead they focus on being interested and connecting with the other person by staying interested in them. People who are committed to connecting always ask a Second Question, such as, "How did you get into that career?Read more ›
Ann Tardy, the founder of LifeMoxie, claims that "we can influence someone's intrinsic motivation, and similarly we can influence them to use their moxie and operate with a moxie mindset." In essence, we all have ten basic, Influencing Tenets that influence our outlook on life. These Tenets naturally carry over into the office and affect everything from how we deal with others to the overall productivity of the workforce. The impact can be a negative one if a manager simply manages and does not evolve into a leader. Ann lists these Influencing Tenets and discusses how they can be used to ones advantage by using a bit of moxie in a leadership position. Essentially, when used properly become one's "Battle Cry."
There are examples of employees who already have that moxie. Ann discusses why people like NYNEX super salesman, Rob, succeeded where others couldn't, wouldn't, or just didn't feel like it. She dissects the reasons why he overcame insurmountable odds to sell cell phones when they were barely on the radar and no one wanted them. Recognizing the ten basic tenets and using them to our advantage will help turn a dowdy manager into a leader.Read more ›
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This book should be required reading for every manager, as well as by anyone who wants to be a manager! It's filled with common sense advice and strategies to insure success .Published on November 2, 2013 by Lois Creamer
So many people end up in a manager position without ever learning how to LEAD people. Yes, they might know how to set a budget and fill out a time sheet. Read morePublished on September 9, 2012 by Lisa Shea
If you have people in your organization who could benefit from leadership training, then look no further than Moxie For Managers - The Secret To Evolving From Manager to Leader, by... Read morePublished on July 27, 2012 by The Argonauts
This book i got last year before it came out to review. Not very computer savvy at times, so just getting to review it. This book made me think. Read morePublished on June 5, 2012 by wpowens
This is a must read for anyone who wants to be a manager and for people who want to know what to expect from a good manager. Read morePublished on November 24, 2011 by Ali Julia
Today is even more important to make sure that those in the workplace feel appreciated and respected in their roles within the company. Read morePublished on November 7, 2011 by Cyrus Webb
Moxie For Managers -The Secret To Evolving From Manager
To Leader by Ann Tardy is about motivating people
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