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Management Resource Shelf | December 2023

Standing Out

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Originally published: 12/1/2023

We close out the year with our final MRS in 2023, this one with podcasts and books about standing out. What sets you apart from other leaders? What makes you different than the competitors? How do you stand out in a saturated industry? Better yet, how do you reach your potential and surpass your goals to achieve even more than you ever imagined? We have chosen three podcasts and books that will have you feeling ready to tackle that very issue and reach exponential growth in the coming year!


Duct Tape Marketing Podcast
Hosted by John Jantsch
Standing Out from the Crowd Episode with Mike Machalowicz

We have featured Duct Tape Marketing before, but I wanted to revisit it because this specific episode is about standing out in a crowded market. In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, John interviews Mike Michalowicz, a speaker and bestselling author, and creator of Profit First. They talk about standing out and his latest book called – Get Different: Marketing That Can’t Be Ignored! Find it here


Jocko Podcast
Hosted by Jocko Willink

A different choice among the six options this month, Jocko Willink dishes out winning strategies like no other. If your goal is to rise above the rest, he is the man. 

Jocko is an American author, podcaster, and retired United States Navy officer who served in the Navy SEALs and is a former member of SEAL Team 3. This podcast is from Jocko Underground 82. This is a must-listen! YouTube offers free excerpts or visit Jocko Underground to subscribe for full episodes. Watch hereFind it here.


Imperfect Action
Hosted by Steph Taylor

How do I grow my business faster? What's the secret to success? How can design a business that serves me, not the other way around? Your host, Steph Taylor, asked all of these questions right before she built a million-dollar online business from the ground up in just a few short years. But she made every mistake along the way. Now, Steph's sharing the strategies she wishes she'd known when she was dreaming up her business plan from her corporate cubicle. Find it here


Stand Out: How to Build Your Leadership Presence
by Carol Kinsey Goman 

WINNER: Independent Press Awards 2021 - Business: Motivational
DISTINGUISHED FAVORITE: NYC Big Book Award 2021 - Leadership

Leadership presence is that elusive "we know it when we see it" quality. You may have a leadership title or tremendous leadership potential, but that alone does not give you presence. Your leadership presence is evaluated by others based on how you show up and contribute in meetings, how well you project confidence and keep poise under pressure, and whether you can engage others in ways that are authentic, empathetic, and motivational. Stand Out walks you through achieving this presence so you get that next promotion and give your career that extra boost. Find it here


Leadership Mindset 2.0: The Psychology and Neuroscience of Reaching Your Full Potential
by R. Michael Anderson

**2023 Pinnacle Book Award Winner for Leadership**

Leadership Mindset 2.0 is the seemingly counterintuitive, yet most effective approach to quickly becoming a top-tier leader. The kind of leader that is truly confident, strategically effective, and creates highly engaged, skilled, and productive teams in any organization lucky enough to have them. Better yet, this leadership “system” empowers leaders to do all of this WITHOUT unsustainable, unhealthy, or unethical bully tactics, micromanaging, or 24/7 work schedules. Find it here


Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It...and Why the Rest Don't (Rockefeller Habits 2.0 Revised Edition)
By Verne Harnish

Winner of the International Book Awards for General Business
Winner of the Readers' Favorite International Book Award for Non-Fiction Business

This is the first major revision (2022) to Scaling Up since it was published in 2014. With over 500,000 copies in print, it’s become the standard for scaling any for-purpose or for-profit organization. In Scaling Up, Harnish and his contributors share practical tools and techniques for scaling an industry-dominating business while enjoying the journey. This book is written so everyone — from frontline employees to senior executives — can get aligned in contributing to the growth of the firm. Find it here

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