BE CURIOUS, BE TOLERANT, BE SUPPORTIVE…BE A LEADER
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Garry J. Peterson is the author of several books, both fiction and non-fiction, following a successful career in international corporate management. His most recent non-fiction book is a “how-to” business book, “Who Put Me in CHARGE?” Garry has also completed a companion Implementation Guide for this book.
As a former consultant and business coach, Garry now spends his time writing science fiction thrillers and conducting both motivational and subject matter speaking engagements.
Garry has written over 300 trade journal articles, white papers, client presentations and website content. He has given commencement addresses and public service keynote speeches.
He has a passion for hard science fiction and weaves personal stories, humor and visionary thinking into his writings. His current writing project is a five-book science fiction series, “Stargate Earth,” beginning with his recently published book one, “Shattered Truth.”
Book two in the series, “Alien Disruption,” is due to be released in April, 2020. Late in 2030 will be his third book, “Warriors of the Galaxy.” Books four and five, “Battlestar Earth” and “Journeys to Salvation” will be released in 2021.
Garry lives in Florida with his wife Vaune. He plays in a competitive softball league and is an avid scuba diver and kayaker. Their daughter, Sarah, lives in San Francisco.
You can also follow Garry on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT NUGGETS
“Leaders who can identify, hire and retain employees who are humble, hungry and smart will have a serious advantage over those who cannot.” – Patrick Lencioni
“Weak people revenge. Strong people forgive. Intelligent people ignore.” – Albert Einstein.
“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” – Ronald Reagan
“One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.” – Arnold Glasow
“Management is doing things right…leadership is doing the right thing.” – Peter F. Drucker
“Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.” – Vince Lombardi
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” – William Arthur Ward
“Leaders don’t inflict pain, they share pain.” – Max Depree
Good to Great – Jim Collins
Built to Last – Jim Collins
The E-Myth Revisited – Michael Gerber
The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive – Patrick Lencioni
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team – Patrick Lencioni
Traction – Get a Grip on Your Business – Gino Wickman
The Lean Startup – Eric Ries
Leadership is an Art – Max Depree
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen R. Covey
Mastering the Rockefeller Habits – Verne Harnish
The Urban Monk – Pedram Shojai, OMD
The Code of the Extraordinary Mind – Vishen Lakhiani
An Invitation to Think and Feel Differently in the New Millennium – Harry J. Bury
1) “Who Put Me in CHARGE?”
2) Implementation Guide as companion piece to WPMIC
3) Reverse Mentoring
There is a paradigm shift taking place in the workforce today, and its something that needs to be identified, discussed and acted upon, as I see it morphing into a pure ‘dynamic’ in the years to come. It is the concept and reality of “reverse mentoring.”
This book is a journey…a descriptive process…for taking the role of the mentor of associates and subordinates that so many in the workforce have done, and reverse it later in the life of the mentor to the point at which he or she becomes the mentored.
4) Take it to the NEXT LEVEL
This book is about problem solving, plain and simple. Unfortunately, problems are rarely solved ‘plain and simple.’ It is a compilation of many years of experience, which include tremendous success and painful failure, some as an individual, but mostly as TEAMS.
This book is an attempt to share my knowledge and our team’s ‘real life’ experiences, in the best way possible to ‘connect the dots’ to enable you and your TEAM to improve your business operations and take your endeavor to THE NEXT LEVEL.
5) Fatherly Advice
When my daughter graduated from high school, and headed to college, I thought it apropos to give her some “unsolicited advice.” Now, many years later, she still has this short document laminated on her fridge! So, I thought I would share it with you…
• Select a career that is satisfying and fun, almost like a hobby, not just a lucrative job that provides material wants, and be passionate about your work
• Select a mate that has similar goals, personality and interests as you – no matter how long it takes to find that person – and don’t expect someone else to be in charge of your happiness
• Place 10% of EVERY paycheck in the bank for retirement, separate from savings – don’t touch it under any circumstances
• Spend more time listening than talking – you don’t learn anything from talking
• Make your friendships 60/40 – you give the 60%
• Create a balance in your life – often blending or sharing interests and hobbies that are quite different from your day-to-day lifestyle
• Nurture the network of contacts, friends and acquaintances with a sincere dedication and ability to reciprocate
• Coach, teach and offer assistance to those who you might influence, much as mentors have helped you
• Don’t worry about things or people’s behavior that you cannot control – you can only make a difference where you have control
• Embrace risk-taking…only a person who risks is free
• Nothing is worth ruining your reputation – you develop just one
• Do what you love, do it with people you love, do it WELL!
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