Think. Map. Do. by Robert Hutton
Rob Hutton’s first book, THINK. MAP. DO. HOW AMBITIOUS LEADERS CAN ACCELERATE THEIR CLIMB INTO SENIOR MANAGEMENT offers in-depth, real-world leadership insights for both young and seasoned leaders who want to continue to grow their careers. He teaches the practical management and leadership skills needed to advance into senior management or grow all the way to the C-Suite! He takes his 28 years of senior leadership in big, industry leading NYSE companies (as both a Division President and Regional President) and clearly defines how to get pushed-up and, importantly, how to avoid mistakes that could derail (or significantly delay) your quest for career advancement.
Think. Map. Do. starts with Rob’s journey from selling watermelons on the side of a highway in Austin to leading a $3 billion region with 1,400 gifted associates. He probes the various business mentors he has had along the way and the invaluable lessons he learned from them. You’ll love the stories of Jack, Quincy and Bruce among others and the impact they had on his direction. From there he offers useful insights into finding innovative ways to add value and grow your department or company (what you really get paid to do); doing careful competitive analysis; managing overhead; character traits needed to grab the attention of those above you; cultivating the habit of doing more than is expected of you (and the huge dividends that can pay); how to get beyond the inevitable blunders and operational mistakes you’ll make; how to build (and keep) a garlic strong team; and even the benefits that prayer can bring to your career.
Rob writes with a style that’s easy to read—more like a fireside chat than a lecture. His stories are fun, insightful and definitely memorable. There are plenty of “snackable” takeaways that will help those that are ambitious to fast track their careers into senior management…or all the way to the C-Suite.