The day you have been dreaming of is here… you have just become the boss. NOW WHAT DO YOU DO?
If this is your dream, the answer is a very important one. If you are already a “boss” you know it is not a simple one. Making the transition from “bud” to “boss” can be a tricky one and sooner or later, as entrepreneurs and as leaders, it is a lesson we all must learn.
Experienced leaders will tell you this is an ongoing learning process. For first time supervisors, managers and leaders, knowing how to do it right is a key stepping stone on the road to success.
That’s why this new book: Bud to Boss by Kevin Eikenberry and Guy Harris (Jossey-Bass, February 15, 2011) is one you probably want to have in your library. In the video below, co-author Kevin Eikenberry shares some highlights of what’s inside and why it is important.
Watch the original video by Kevin Eikenberry at the Bud To Boss website
In the video, Kevin shared the 6 main points you will find in Bud to Boss. So I thought you might enjoy seven great quotes I found inside when I read it.
On the impact you make as a leader:
…like a boat, you can tell a great deal about leaders,
even if you have never met them, by looking at their wake—their impact on the organization.
The two sides of a leader’s wake are
1. The tasks or results he accomplishes
2. The people or relationships he impacts
On Control and Empowerment
You can’t tell another person that he or she is empowered.
That person will not act empowered until he or she feels
As a leader, how others experience change is as
important as how you experience it.
Communication style models are good guides for
understanding other people. They are not rules that
define other people.
Coaching is more about ‘‘we’’ than ‘‘me,’’ more about
conversation and discovery than advice.
On Collaboration and Teams
The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime. —Babe Ruth, Baseball player
On Goals and Commitment
Goals help you look beyond the activity and get clear on what you really want to accomplish. In other words, though time management is great, goals put the focus on accomplishment.
So that’s my sneak peek into Bud to Boss by Kevin Eikenberry and Guy Harris. It’s a great book with lots of good information and tools, plus easy to follow guides and examples. If you know someone who is making the transition from Bud to Boss for the first time or the just the next time, you may want to pass this review along…or buy them the book. I’m certainly appreciative that someone shared it with me.
Thanks for stopping by. Stay Tuned…
About the Joan:
An entrepreneur, author, speaker and corporate advisor, Joan Koerber-Walker’s journey has spanned from corporate America to entrepreneurship and non-profits as well as to community leadership and into the halls of Washington D.C. To learn more about how CorePurpose and the CoreAlliance can help you grow your business in 2011, you can contact her by clicking here.