Be Chief: It’s a Choice, Not a Title by Rick Miller

Conventional wisdom has long defined “Chiefs” as rulers of people—those at the top of the organizational chart who hold the most power. We’ve always viewed Chiefs as “special,” selectively chosen to lead others. The perception in business and society is that only those at the top have the power to be Chief.
Conventional wisdom got it wrong. And that needs to change. Now.Be Chief: It’s a Choice, Not a Title obliterates the idea that only Chiefs with titles hold real power, a notion that’s been holding us back from achieving our true potential. It’s time to realize our true power. Be Chief shows us how.
Be Chief isn’t just for managers and executives—it’s for anyone in any organization.Author Rick Miller has transformed organizations from startups to multinationals—helping frontline workers, managers, and executives at all levels achieve personal and professional growth and establish meaningful connections between what they do and who they are.The ability to tap the collective power of Chiefs at all levels holds the key to sustainable growth that today’s companies demand and so many of us crave.According to survey after survey, a lack of engagement has enveloped today’s workplace—at least seven in 10 workers are not giving 100% on the job. You may be one of them.It’s time for a new way to think about where power comes from, and consider new tools to help leaders build organizations full of empowered Chiefs. Be Chiefdelivers the tips, tools, and case studies to do just that.
Be Chief reveals the choices essential to achieving individual and organizational transformation and growth.Rick Miller is an unconventional turnaround specialist, a servant leader, and a go-to Chief. He is also an experienced and trusted confidant, an author, a sought-after speaker, and an expert at driving sustainable growth. For over 30 years, Rick served as a successful business executive in roles including President and/or CEO in a Fortune 10, a Fortune30, a startup, and a non-profit. In each case, he was recruited from the outside to turn around poor performance in difficult times. 

Rick Miller is a Chief not because of his many high-ranking titles, but because of his ability to bring out the best in others–and in himself–using the choices he developed in his Power Compass, a road-tested sustainable growth model he created over the course of his successful career,and which he shares in this book and continues to use with his clients.

Rick has been in demand for the past ten years as a confidential adviser to many of today’s most senior executives, and is extensively connected within the global business and leadership communities. Rick continues to serve senior executives by offering broad business experience in six specific areas: customers, competitors, costs, capital, communities, and culture. Rick helps senior leaders ask the right questions.

Rick has earned a BA from Bentley University and a MBA from Columbia University.www.beingchief.comhttp://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/bechief.mp3

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