By James Ashcroft, founder of Life Safety Management, Inc.
As a busy entrepreneur, I’m always looking for new ways to strengthen my business and improve my management of it. And if I can learn some game-changing leadership skills along the way, even better! In the spirit of continued learning, I would like to share five books that may challenge your thinking and positively impact the way you run your business:
THE SCORE TAKES CARE OF ITSELF by Bill Walsh
When head coach Bill Walsh took over the San Francisco 49ers, they were the worst football team in the NFL. Within two years, they had won the Super Bowl.
How? Bill Walsh implemented a system with clear processes that outlined how everyone from the office receptionist to the starting quarterback did their job.
No detail was too small and positive thinking was paramount. He preached, “Champions act like champions before they are champions.” All businesses should
be built with a similar mindset. Companies should have clear systems and processes to achieve winning outcomes. You’ll be hardpressed to find a better leadership example than Bill Walsh.