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Monday Morning Mentoring: Ten Lessons to Guide You Up the Ladder Hardcover – July 25, 2006
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About the Author
David Cottrell, president and CEO of CornerStone Leadership Institute, is an internationally known leadership consultant, educator, and speaker. His twenty-five-plus years of business experience includes senior management positions with Xerox and FedEx, and his management expertise is reflected in twenty-five highly acclaimed books, including Monday Morning Mentoring and Monday Morning Choices. He has been a featured expert on public television and has presented his leadership message to more than 300,000 managers worldwide. He lives in Horseshoe Bay, Texas, with his wife, Karen.
Top Customer Reviews
The tools that Cottrell introduces are simple enough to memorize but are robust enough to use in real life. As another reviewer pointed out, the time management discussion and tool is powerful even though it is only a few pages long.
I find Dale Carnegie's books to be life changing, but believe this book will appeal to a wider audience today because it uses more modern language and examples. Cottrell's messages are compatible with those found in the Seven Habits and the Purpose Driven Life, but he leaves it up to the reader to connect motivation and ethics to their system of beliefs. As a result this book can be discussed with people who might feel uncomfortable with management books that tie their values and motivations directly to Christianity.
In summary, this book is priceless as a tool for bringing teammates together, especially in a secular work setting. It is short and approachable, and it is neutral from the leader/individual contributor perspective and the religious perspective.
Much of the philosophizing is directed towards leading and managing other people, and for a small business owner with no employees such as myself, I found some of the advice wasn't directly useful to my kind of work, but was, surprisingly, very transferable to regular life.
I especially loved the chapter on handling all the small things in life and work that take up small chunks of time but eat away at productivity. He has some very solid and practical tips for becoming more productive at anything you do.
I really enjoyed the tone of this book and would recommend it to people wanting a "starter" business book. It is interesting and the writing flows in a conversational and fluid way, and the advice is solid and broadly useful.
Great material though. I think it's a good read.
Diane C. Donovan
This book was a very easy read and provides some good tips to follow with numerous examples.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A great resource for someone that has an established team of employees!Published 9 months ago by Constancio D.
I recommend this book to any management student going out into the world of business. It will keep you thinking of the team you need to build.Published 19 months ago by Jordan Todd
Though each lesson is driven home by recaps and examples, as if it were a children's pbs tv show, the main points are applicable and motivating. Read morePublished on March 16, 2014 by KJ
Practical advice for anyone in a leadership position. Corporation, small business, school, etc. it doesn't matter. The advice can be applied easily.Published on February 8, 2014 by Erin Oliver