Earlier this year, Donald Miller released his new book, Business Made Simple: 60 Days to Master Leadership, Sales, Marketing, Execution, Management, Personal Productivity and More.
Being a big “Building a Storybrand”/Miller fan, I recently watched a long form interview about the key concepts and take-aways from his latest release.
Comments I was nodding to:
- Get your priority activities done early in the day (this happens to suit my preference)
- However, do what works best for you (Take “Are you a lark/owl” quiz)
- Focus effort on priorities
- The other person is the hero
- Keep it simple
- Focus on investment and growth
- “Do not choose to be confused”
- Communication is the most important skill as a professional
Comments that got a “Cat Say What?”
- In order to focus and do deep work, “Work in a cement bunker without windows!”
- This might work best for some, and not for others
- Looking out windows/ walking/wandering often helps people do their best creative work
- “Humans as numbers-based, value-driven professionals who are simply an economic investment …” is a business-centered philosophy where Outputs and Money are the priorities.
- That’s a ‘no’ from this Cat
- “Focus on ‘de-escalating drama…drama costs money!”
- How about learning to understand where the ‘drama’ is coming from?
- As a leader, what are you doing or not doing that is contributing to it and enabling it in the workplace?
- What else might be going on? What else might support the person?
- “Have a bias towards action”
- How about a bias towards action + reflection + action + reflection, etc.
- This book is about “Mastering the complex nuances of leadership, sales, marketing, execution, management and personal productivity and more in 60 days”
- Cat says “nope”
- Mastery in these areas is often a lifelong journey of ups and downs, success and mistakes, ongoing adaptation and perpetual maintenance practices
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