Saturday, December 27, 2014

Success Has Gears by Susan Ford Collins and Richard Israel

This is the second book in The Technology of Success series. (See my review of The Joy of Success here.) In The Joy of Success, we learned that success has three phases or gears. This book applies the principles of the three gears to business and leadership.

When in gear one, we learn skills, information, tools and technology. When in this gear we are grasping the basics. In gear two, the emphasis is on production and competition. The drive is to be efficient, produce quantity and quality. There comes a point where one just cannot produce more and must go to gear three. In gear three one creates and innovates. There is invention, discovery, creative insights to a different way.

The authors apply these three gears to leadership. A leader must realize in which gears those around him are operating. They give the action leaders would take and the skills they exhibit in each gear. They give twenty examples of leaders operating, often in the wrong gear for those under them to succeed. Some anticipate moving to the next gear while others stay stuck in first gear.

This book is good for those who desire to achieve success. It helps workers understand the gears and the need to move through them all. It helps managers understand where there people are and what kind of leadership they need.

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Susan Ford Collins is the creator of The Technology of Success. She has facilitated over 3,000 training programs for businesses such as American Express, IBM, Ryder, and many more.
Richard Israel is the author or co-author of several books. He is a consultant, speaker and trainer in sales, leadership and information strategies. He has coached companies in nearly every sector. He lives in Miami, Florida.

The Technology of Success, 144 pages.

I received a complimentary digital copy of this book through The Book Club Network for the purpose of an independent and honest review.

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