If you lead a small to medium-sized business you constantly seek new solutions, especially ones that offer steps you can take today to see results building over time but starting today. Here’s your solution.
I'm an avid reader, always have been. I've read a lot of business books and I’ve led a small business. I recommend you read Business Execution for Results: A Practical Guide for Leaders of Small to Mid-Sized Firms. It is a very, very good book, among the best, most usable business books I’ve read.
As a writer, he does things that make the reading very pleasant, very inspiring, very engaging. Very good.
He offers personal stories, anecdotes, little clips. They’re genuine, sincere, well-organized to capture your attention, engage you in the story that illustrates the next lesson. I found myself thinking...I can relate...I am relating....I see, feel, remember this personally. And Stephen’s writing is very crisp, very concise in taking you from these stories to the principle with each chapter...and as important to the steps you’re going to take to generate the results you want to see. No hitch in the reading flow. VERY nice.
I loved the beginning where he shares the story of his 5-year plan to become a champion body-builder. Pow! Who does not relate to that story? Ok, maybe we're not body-builders, but everyone relates to a goal they set when they were young and how they went out and accomplished it. They, we, forgot how to do that. We forgot how, while it all flowed seamlessly, effortlessly, we attributed it to the luck of youth or its ignorance; we didn't know better. But those thoughts are irrelevant now as we have Stephen and his book to show us, remind us, how we can create and use that same process...methodically. Diligently. For our business.
Stephen uses the word ‘you’ frequently. Too many authors abuse the word ‘I’ or forget there’s a reader involved in their book. Using ‘you’ as often as he does shows he understands you, the reader and your needs and why you’re reading this book. That’s the sign of not only a good writer, but a good leader. Stephen’s both.
And for small to medium-sized business executives, who better to learn from than a peer, one who’s walked more than a few miles of their same journey and can point out the fastest path to the goals they share and that Stephen’s accomplished throughout his career.
You’re busy; I understand. Stop reading my review and buy his book.