Covey Co. (NYSE: FC), a global firm specializing in organizational
performance improvement solutions, and independent publisher, Mango
Publishing, today announced the release of Management
Mess to Leadership Success: 30 Challenges to Become the Leader You Would
Follow, authored by Scott
Jeffrey Miller, FranklinCovey Executive Vice President of Thought
Leadership (visit www.ManagementMess.com).
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"This book is a reflection of my own leadership experiences, both the
messes and successes, and openly shares these real-world examples, and
how they have been shaped, corrected, and sometimes validated, although
rarely, by the deep expertise and thought leadership of many colleagues,
friends and mentors at FranklinCovey,” said Scott Jeffrey Miller, author
of Management Mess to Leadership Success. "As FranklinCovey
provides industrial strength management and leadership advice to the
Fortune 5000 and beyond, I couldn’t help but absorb the principles and
practices that the most successful leaders utilize. They helped me — an
admittedly imperfect leader — to rise to the C-suite. And, I know they
can help you.”
Miller takes a unique approach, writing Management Mess
Leadership Success for those who feel they weren’t perfectly groomed
for leadership, setting the book apart from others in the leadership and
management space. Miller writes directly to leaders at all levels with a
bit of a "mess” in them — whether that "mess” comes from being a
maverick, unfiltered leader, an outsider, or from a lack of experience
and training. He shares relatable, accessible, relevant experience and
guidance as only he can. With rare transparency, Miller recounts his
leadership history, acknowledging he knows all-to-well what it’s like to
fail, and recounts many messy management missteps from his more than
20-year career with FranklinCovey.
Miller is not alone. Leadership is hard, and every leader, no matter the
age or the industry, has experienced failures. But, there are principles
and practices that can be learned and applied to change and build one’s
leadership skills and abilities. By openly sharing his shortcomings in Management
Mess to Leadership Success, Miller invites readers to learn from his
mistakes and to apply those leadership principles in their own careers,
turning their management failures into leadership successes.
"Leadership isn’t always rewarding. It can sometimes feel like a
bottomless pit of problem-solving,” said Miller. "Being a leader,
manager, or boss is exhausting, repetitive, and requires a constant
stretch of your emotional and intellectual dexterity. It demands an
‘always on’ mentality, as you’re expected to have all the right answers
and make all the right decisions, often on the fly. It isn’t easy, but,
as I have learned, sometimes the hard way, often, the things we struggle
with yield the biggest returns. The benefits of mastering leadership can
truly be life-changing.”
Authored with real-life experiences, Management Mess to Leadership
Success guides readers in an introspective review of their personal
leadership style. Each chapter focuses on one of 30 leadership
challenges, providing a framework to help readers become the kind of
leader they would like to follow. Honed by FranklinCovey through years
of research and development, client implementations, and coaching
engagements, the 30 leadership challenges include the wisdom and
experience of various thought leaders and experts. They represent a
collection of expertise and practical advice spanning more than four
decades and illustrate how leaders can rise again when they fail and how
they can survive – even thrive – while embracing their individual
leadership style. This framework can help leaders to:
• Lead difficult conversations and celebrate success.
• Inspire trust, actively listen, and challenge paradigms.
• Put the right people in the right roles.
• Create a clear and actionable vision for a team.
• Accomplish their organization’s Wildly Important Goals®.
• Get the right results—in the right way.
• Become the leader a team would follow.
• Celebrate individual and team accomplishments
The leadership challenges are organized into three parts: Lead Yourself
(challenges 1-8), Lead Others (challenges 9-21), and Get Results
(challenges 22-30). Readers can explore them by reading from 1 to 30 or
topically, based upon the challenge that most resonates with them. Each
challenge ends with prompts for moving from "mess to success.” Readers
can implement a challenge each day, or one a week, but are encouraged to
actively apply them in their real-world leadership roles.
"No one is a complete ‘Management Mess,’ nor has anyone been a total
‘Leadership Success,’” said Miller. "Rather, leaders are a bundle of
varying talents and fears, expressed through the daily decisions they
make. This book will help you to broaden those talents, set aside
limiting fears, make better decisions, and come closer to mastering
leadership. The principles and practices in this book come from some of
the best leadership minds around. Use my experiences with them as a
shortcut, a cautionary tale, or a skill worth adopting. You are only 30
challenges away from leadership success.”
Management Mess to Leadership Success contains many of the
principles and practices in FranklinCovey’s leadership development
solutions, which are available through FranklinCovey’s All Access Pass.
It provides passholders with unlimited access to FranklinCovey’s entire
collection of best-in-class leadership development content. Passholders
can access solutions through a variety of in-person and online methods
to deepen their leadership development with new leadership mindsets,
skillsets and toolsets to drive team engagement and results. To learn
more about FranklinCovey’s award winning leadership development
solutions, visit https://www.franklincovey.com/Solutions/Leadership.html.
Management Mess to Leadership Success: 30 Challenges to Become the
Leader You Would Follow
Authored by Scott Jeffrey Miller
Franklin Covey Co.| Hardback $24.99 | ISBN: 9781642500882 | 256 Pages
FOR MEDIA: Scott Jeffrey Miller is available for press interviews, as
well as to write guest articles, blogs or to participate in podcasts.
Book excerpts are also available. For more information, please visit www.managementmess.com.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
twenty-third year with FranklinCovey Co., Scott Jeffrey Miller serves as
the Executive Vice President of Thought Leadership. In his previous
roles as Executive Vice President of Business Development and Chief
Marketing Officer, Miller helped lead the global transformation of
FranklinCovey’s brand to match the transformation of the Company itself.
Prior to that, as General Manager of Client Facilitation Services,
Miller worked with thousands of clients and client facilitators in
numerous markets in over thirty countries. He has presented to hundreds
of audiences across every industry and loves to share his unique journey
as an unfiltered leader thriving in today’s highly-filtered, corporate
Miller is also the host of the FranklinCovey sponsored FranklinCovey
On Leadership With Scott Miller, a weekly leadership webcast,
podcast, and newsletter that features interviews with renowned business
titans, authors, and thought leaders. He also hosts the weekly radio
program and podcast, Great
Life Great Career With Scott Miller
on iHeartRadio’s KNRS
105.9 and is a leadership columnist for Inc.
ABOUT FRANKLIN COVEY CO.
(NYSE: FC) is a global, public company specializing
in organizational performance improvement. We help organizations and
individuals achieve results that require a change in human behavior. Our
expertise is in seven areas: leadership, execution, productivity, trust,
sales performance, customer loyalty and education. Franklin Covey
clients have included 90 percent of the Fortune 100, more than 75
percent of the Fortune 500, thousands of small and mid-sized businesses,
as well as numerous government entities and educational institutions.
Franklin Covey has more than 100 direct and partner offices providing
professional services in over 150 countries and territories.
ABOUT MANGO PUBLISHING
Publishing is an independent publisher founded to reinvent
publishing. Mango publishes books with innovative and distinctive
authors around the world. In its fifth year, Mango is one of the
fastest-growing publishers in the U.S.
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