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Quality business leadership training advice is plentiful in an inspirational book, written by the founder of the Hanes Company.
The author of How To Get Anyone To Do Anything, R. Philip Hanes, believes that every able-bodied person can achieve whatever they are truly passionate about, and success is that much sweeter if you can get another person to do it on your behalf.
Mr. Hanes is a man who has proven himself to be successful in a wide variety of leadership roles. He is also well known as a very generous philanthropist. Moreover, he’s maintained a zest for life and vitality that is unmatched my most men or women half his age. At eighty, he continues to dream BIG.
Reading through this book you get a true sense that you are benefiting from a man's entire life experience. The stories Hanes tells feel like timeless classics. The key points he makes seem so simple, yet highly profound.
Mostly, you'll enjoy the book because it's written by a man who doesn't take himself too seriously, yet he's very serious about the importance of helping others. He makes the point that helping others isn't just for the person you are helping, but it's also fuel for your soul. To give, is a gift to the giver as well as the receiver.In his book, How to Get Anyone to Do Anything, Mr. Hanes walks his readers through four important areas that include:
"Desired results rarely occur by chance; usually it is the result of proper planning and a resolute will."
What's so great about reading this book is how the author uses humor and his own brand of unique story-telling to make key points to lessons learned.
In the Networking chapter, Mr. Hanes encourages us to stand on the shoulders of others that have come before us. It should be no surprise to anyone that we can travel much farther, much faster, by using business leadership training practices that have been proven over time by well established leaders in their field.
It makes perfect sense that the view is much better when standing atop a structure already supported by a solid foundation.
Most successful people will emphasize that it took them years to become what others might call an “overnight success”. Mr. Hanes tells his readers to expect anything good to take some time.
Moreover, it's best you understand that you'll need others to help you along the way so it's smart to help others so when you need a favor they'll be willing to help you.
- Jim Rohn
BEGIN ANYWHERE! says Hanes. Not knowing where to begin is such
a common pitfall that tends to paralyze too many capable people. In
simply taking that first step, the next step will undoubtedly present
itself, and the next… and the next.
Soon thereafter, the forward momentum gained through each additional step taken will increase your self-confidence and will quickly clear away any doubt you may be feeling. Simply by being engaged, and "in the game", you'll soon figure out where you wish to go.
Hanes points out that Japanese business leadership training advisors call this Kaizen. Take one small step at a time - remain moving, when obstacles appear - go around them, over or under them, or barrel right though them - but keep moving and eventually you will win.
"The strongest step toward growth begins with the human choice."
So what happens if your first step is the wrong step? Hanes emphasizes that “ACTION is Success” provided we learn from our mis-steps and avoid making the same mistakes twice.
If you want to go from one mountain peak to another, the shortest and most direct route can often mean having to scale an impossibly steep cliff. To ensure you get to your goal, you often will have to follow the longest or slower route.
Hikers and business leadership training experts call this practice “orienteering”. Yes, it takes longer and the struggle is more difficult, but the result is that you meet your ultimate goal. So it’s worth the effort when you achieve your goal.
Hanes maintains a strong belief that in order to get others to do the work you need them to do, you must share a strong vision that they want to be a part of. People will only follow a man or woman of integrity and someone who maintains solid credibility.
The vision for success must include everyone. In other words, the payoff needs to be something that everyone can gain from. The payoff needs to be worth the effort.
Employees or contractors must understand clearly that the work they do today will determine the quality of their future.
In closing, it's worth mentioning that Mr. Hanes has a passion for youth-driven movements. He believes in young people who possess dreams, ambition, determination and persistence. He believes these are the young business leadership training students who will change and lead the world of tomorrow, and they are also the people in your local hometown that will make bold new ideas become reality.
There is so much more the book offers than what we can cover here. We encourage you to consider reading How To Get Anyone To Do Anything.
R. Philip Hanes, author and highly successful business man. He lives with his wife, Charlotte, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.