Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Lead Like Ike by Geoff Loftus






"Okay let's go."  And we started another close at Publix Grocery Stores.

 I am usually scheduled to close the Deli at Publix. I look forward to the challenge almost every night, because closing is a difficult task. You need to be able to give 100% of your attention to the customers while being flexible enough to get the cleaning done.

The book Lead like Ike is a great game plan for getting to the much needed success of our store.

Eisenhower began the Longest Day (D-Day) with the words:

"Okay Let's Go"

And he took full responsibility for implementation of the plan.

"Eisenhower's career as D-Day's CEO provides an encyclopedic case study for designing and implementing organizational strategies" ." P xvii  

Lead like Ike was a hard book to read straight through, I had every intention to finish the book quickly, but the book took me a long time to read. The book's narrative did not have enough spice to capture my interest. Lead Like Ike did not create a flow that could not be denied. I am also not sure that this book would be one I could share with my work team, as I think it may bore them silly. But the book is a good resource. I plan to refer to it when I come across a sticky wicket in the Publix Deli.

78 out of a 100 A Hesitant Cluck


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Criteria for my rating, what areas did the author do well, and what areas did the author not connect to me as a reader:






Points
Possible
Awarded
Solution BasedClear Steps in solving
ordinary management
issues are handled
5
5
FlowThe author keeps you going
and motivates you to keep
reading
5
2
Lay PeopleOne does not need a degree
to read the book
5
4
UsefulnessWas the book useful?
5
5
Book DesignBook is laid out well
5
5
Author NotesHelps one do further
research, goes deeper
to create meaning
5
4
IntroductionAuthor shares the motivation
that was there to write book.
Author outlines the evidence collected
in writing the book
5
4
Sparking Interest
in Research
Author gets one interested in research
presented in the book.
5
3
Desire to share
with others
The book is rewarding enough that you
would eagerly share with others.
5
3
Word ChoiceGood mix of eight grade
vocabulary with collegiete
level vocabulary
5
4
50
39
Percentage
that it
lived up to
expectations
0.78













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