Inside the Bubble: Lessons Learned from a Life in Business and Protective Services
Author: Mark "Six" James
Package Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.3 inches
Number Of Pages: 144
Publisher: Inside the Bubble
Release Date: 2016-06-10
Details: As a former corporate executive and performance consultant to Fortune 500 companies and now executive director of a full service protection agency, I have had the opportunity to see first-hand the common threads shared by highly successful leaders and high performing organizations. Through my book "Inside the Bubble,” I go back to my roots of business and leadership to provide you a peak under the tent of the common threads shared by highly successful leaders and high performing organizations. While the industries may change, the fundamental factors of success remain constant. When you peel back the onion and take away style, bravado and illusion, great leaders all share a common foundation. That foundation is built on vision, inspiration, and execution. The common mortar that holds that platform together is “simplicity as a standard.” However, one fundamental trait that I found absent from many was rejuvenation. Through the years, I have witnessed many executives who were great at running organizations, but horrible adding value at home. Others delivered phenomenal business results but left a series of body bags along the way. Without some level of balance in their lives, many become victims of their own success and it manifests itself in ulcers, high blood pressure, strokes, heart attacks and other stress related illnesses coupled with estranged family relationships and divorces. Value-driven leadership doesn’t mean you tolerate underperformance, it just means excellence can be achieved with balance and inspiration and doesn’t require intimidation to garner results. I don’t believe success and performance have to be punishing for either the leader, their employees or their families. This is my humble attempt at helping entrepreneurs, existing and inspiring leaders bridge that gap. This is not a book on protective services, but a book on business and leadership.