5 Ways to Improve My Leadership in 2014

Soon, 2013 will be gone and we’ll be welcoming 2014 into our lives. As I near the end of each year, I like to take a few hours and assess my leadership effectiveness for the past year. In doing this, several years ago I made a commitment to myself. I pledged that, each year, I would become a better leader than I was the year before. I realized that every year I made mistakes. I was also aware that, in most cases, I was able to identify the cause or causes of those mistakes. Sadly however, it became far too clear that I rarely made the necessary changes to prevent the same mistakes in the future.

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Work the System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less (Austin, TX: Greenleaf Book Group Press, 2011)

Work The System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less, guides the reader in modifying his or her perception of the world, moving from a false vision of chaotic conglomeration, to a more accurate one: that life is an orderly collection of individual linear systems each of which can be improved and perfected. The reader is guided through the process of ”getting” this new vision, and then through the specifics of applying it via a ”system improvement” protocol. For start-ups or existing businesses the methodology is simple, believable, and mechanical; not mystical or theoretical. Carpenter developed this “Systems Mindset” protocol in the business he purchased in 1984 and still owns today. With that company, he moved from an 80-100 hour workweek to a 2 hour workweek, while multiplying his income dozens of times over. He is CEO of an international business consulting firm and several other businesses and non-profits, each operated in the same systems mindset fashion. With a diverse background in engineering, construction, publishing, telecommunications and journalism, he calls his approach a “workingman’s philosophy.” Seeworkthesystem.com/testimonials.

Work the System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less will show business owners how to achieve a positive macro result by looking at their business and work on a micro level; by analyzing and refining each of the internal systems, the systems that, added together, comprise the whole business entity. Readers will learn how to tweak this “system of systems” in order to maximize profits, create client loyalty, and develop autonomous employees. The strategies also help individuals dramatically improve performance as well as decrease the stress of being overtaxed and disorganized, ultimately resulting in a substantially shorter work week and a much improved bottom line. See testimonials of readers at workthesystem.com/testimonials.