Have you ever thought about writing a book but not sure where to start? Do you feel that managing is the same as leading but are having trouble gaining respect from your peers? Can you lead through influence and can this approach benefit your business?
In this podcast episode, Joe Sanok speaks with Angie Morgan about the journey that brought her to the point of writing a New York Times Best Seller and how she is helping professionals understand how to achieve greater success by implementing leadership practices into their work routines.
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Meet Angie Morgan
Angie is the founding partner of Lead Star and the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of Spark: How To Lead Yourself and Others To Greater Success and Leading From The Front.
She has written numerous articles on leadership and organizational excellence appearing in a wide variety of publications including Forbes, Fast Company, and SUCCESS. Angie’s been a dynamic guest on CNBC, FOX News, and CNN and helps professionals understand how they can achieve greater success by implementing leadership practices into their work routines.
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Angie Morgan’s Story
Angie’s leadership expertise formed after she graduated from the University of Michigan and served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps. She also holds an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
Shortly after launching her professional career, Angie saw a need in the workplace: professionals consistently showed the capacity to be leaders, but no one was actively helping them get there.
In This Podcast
In this episode Joe Sanok speaks with Angie Morgan about how professionals can understand how to achieve greater success by implementing leadership practices into their work routines.
Leading Through Influence
Trust is the currency of leadership. If people don’t trust you, you’re never going to lead them.
You manage things and you lead people. To lead people is about influence and inspiration.
Mission and Purpose
We as human beings desire to achieve our potential and sometimes you can’t quantify that.
When Angie left active duty she was a pharmaceutical sales rep, she was making good money but felt something was missing. She left this company and joined another 2 companies but still felt the same. Angie realized that she had more enjoyment serving in the marines and not earning as much as her pharmaceutical jobs because mission and purpose is very important to her.
Marine Life vs Corporate
What you do individually does not matter, it will not get the job done, it is about the team. Everything you do is about team success, not individual success.
Most people don’t think like this, organizations are designed for individual performance to shine through.
Implementing Big Ideas And Writing A Book
If you really want to write a book, start by writing an outline then transition to writing your introduction chapter. If you can write an introduction chapter you’ve got the foundation built.
Angie and her partner Courtney used the first book they wrote as a marketing hook. This opened a lot of doors for them and from this they could build a workshop.
Things to think about when writing a book:
- Be clear about why you are doing it
- Do research on self publishing vs using a publishing house
- Most publishers also want to know how you are going to market your book
- Think about the platform you can deliver and market to
Self Publishing vs Publishing House
If you don’t think you can sell between 2000 – 3000 books, don’t self publish.
If you decide to use a traditional publisher you will need a literary agent. You can always also write a book and share it electronically.
When working with publishers:
- You will need a proposal
- An introduction/marketing section that will hook them – 20 page document that will intrigue and excite them
Lessons Learnt And Finding Balance
The person standing by you is more important than you give them credit for.
Angie sets clear priorities and values professional fulfillment and happiness.
To get access to Angie’s book click here and claim 3 free copies.
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Meet Joe Sanok
Joe Sanok helps counselors to create thriving practices that are the envy of other counselors. He has helped counselors to grow their businesses by 50-500% and is proud of all the private practice owners that are growing their income, influence, and impact on the world. Click here to explore consulting with Joe.
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