Individual Advantages: Be the "I" in Team (The I in Team Series #2)
After helping over 18,000 CEOs, entrepreneurs, managers, and employees worldwide, Dr. Brian Smith and his daughter, Mary Smith, share their knowledge of being a great leader in their second book of The I in Team Series.
Individual Advantages: Be the "I" in Team emphasizes that one's greatest responsibility is their influence. Building on the lessons taught in the first book, Be the "I" in Team aims to guide current and aspiring leaders towards being a positive influence on their teams.
The authors use real-life experiences working with and leading teams to discuss:
•Being your best self so you can contribute your unique influence
•How to delegate, hold accountable, define values, and find balance
•The benefits of slowing down and staying in the moment
•Remaining humble, mindful, honest, and consistent
•Paying attention to details and investing in self-education
Designed to engage, empower, and challenge current and aspiring leaders with the information needed to be a positive influence and grow unique strengths, this book does not adopt a "one size fits all" methodology.
Dr. Brian Smith has a PhD in organizational psychology, a master's degree in management information systems, a bachelor's degree in accounting, and is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt Consultant. Brian has been helping business owners and managers since 1988. His company, IA Business Advisors (a DBA of Individual Advantages), has helped over eighteen thousand clients since 1996. His educational background coupled with thirty years of experience is what led Brian to write this series. His passion for helping others and seeing them succeed to their fullest potential is unparalleled. Brian is married to his beautiful wife (René), has three children (Kristin, Mary, and Henry), and one doting granddaughter (Kenzi). Brian and René reside in Algonquin, Illinois but have had the opportunity to live in Colorado and Oregon. Brian's greatest joy in life is his family. During the nicer seasons of Illinois, Brian finds pleasure in grilling, baseball, riding on his jet ski, mowing the lawn, and enjoying the beautiful weather. Brian's personal definition of prosperity is realizing that in each moment he is in control and responsible for his own destiny; whatever that may bring. His personal motto is: Live in the present. There is nothing more important than what you are doing at this moment, it's the time you have to make your best decision!Mary Smith, Brian's middle child, has her bachelor's in English literature and minored in psychology at the University of Redlands. She is currently working on obtaining her master's in organizational leadership. She has been working with IA Business Advisors and her father since June 2014, starting out as an editor. After graduating in 2016, she became a full-time employee; while her main job still revolves around writing and editing, she enjoys helping her team with various projects ranging from presentation creation to data analysis. Her dog, Bilbo, comes to work with her daily and is adored by all who meet him. Mary's biggest passions in life are animal advocacy, music, reading, and art. Her personal definition of prosperity is finding contentment in knowing that nothing is certain and nearly everything is chaos; in that chaos, she chooses to see the beauty that surrounds our world. Her prosperity comes from finding the smallest glimmer of hope in a vast sea of darkness. Her personal motto is: In the words of Neil deGrasse Tyson, "For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you."
Publication Date: 03/02/2021 - 12:00am
On Sale: 03/02/2021 - 12:00am