"Lead Well and Prosper is a powerful little book that can reap huge
rewards in your personal and professional life. I especially enjoyed
Nick’s action plans!"
-- Pat Croce, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and New York
Times best selling author
"Lead Well and Prosper is a wonderful book for managers. It is
logical, clear and to the point. It describes the rules of management,
and shows what should and should not be done in order to lead well."
-- Rhonda Dibachi, former Executive Vice President, Niku, Inc.,
co-author, Just Add Management.
"Lead Well and Prosper is a wonderful little book to put in your
briefcase to read (and re-read) whenever you have a few minutes.
Great reminders, well presented. Do yourself a favor, and put this in
-- Dr. Philip Humbert, author, speaker, and personal success coach
"This is a great book for a new supervisor (as a way to help get
started), and it works equally well as a great reminder for any leader.
I agree with the title – when we lead well we will prosper. This book
can help you make that happen."
-- Kevin Eikenberry, professional speaker, author, and consultant
"The title says it all! Nick's 15 strategies are the fundamental building
blocks that any manager can use to build a prosperous career."
-- Rob Waite, author, The Lost Art of General Management
"Nick’s book provides a concise review of management and
leadership concepts for learning and reaffirmation. The Do’s, Don’ts,
and Action lists provide easily actionable elements for the ever
overworked manager. It’s a must read for new and aspiring
managers, and a great addition to the seasoned manager’s bookshelf
for periodic review."
-- Bruce Govan, President, Govan Consulting, LLC
"I conducted classes last week for my managers and supervisors
utilizing Lead Well and Prosper as a basis for discussion. I presented
to about 40 people who are responsible for managing people in the
support services and clinical ancillary departments. Nick’s book was
very helpful...it is straightforward and it is honest. There are many
management books on the shelf that are theoretical. However, for a
front-line supervisor, the book's presentation and content quickly get
the message across on how to manage people. The advice is direct
and appropriate with clear action plans."
-- Robert S. Ross, Vice President of Operations, St. Luke's Cornwall
"Lead Well and Prosper is the type of book that many companies
would get for all of their middle management. The lessons would be
easy to build a leadership training program on."
-- Jim Estill, CEO, SYNNEX Canada
"This is a great book that reminds us of what being a manager is all
about. Working with people, motivating them, encouraging them,
teaching them and helping them do their job better. Keep it handy and
read a chapter every now and then to remind yourself what your job
really is about. It is also a useful primer for someone just starting out
as a manager and can help them get off to an excellent start. Give it a
-- Mike Schaffner, author of Beyond Blinking Lights and Acronyms
"Nick McCormick has written a fabulous little book called Lead Well
and Prosper. Little that is in the number of pages but a massive tome
of management wisdom. I have read books many times its physical
size that emotionally just don’t get anywhere near the nuggets
contained in Lead Well and Prosper. Nick is firmly rooted in the reality
of everyday practical management and it shows. Every page contains
a gem. It is well presented with do’s, dont’s and action points making
it an invaluable addition to your essential reading. I really love it –
simple, straightforward and practical. It can and should be read by
front liners through to Chief Executives."
-- Trevor Gay, UK management and leadership trainer, speaker and
author of Simplicity
"Lead Well and Prosper struck me as a sort of "Cliff's Notes" for
management, and I think it provides a great reference resource,
particularly for new managers who aspire to develop their leadership
skills. In fact, I can see this as a very useful handout for companies
that conduct any kind of new manager training."
-- Dwayne Melancon, author of Genuine Curiosity
"Nick's work here is an IV to managers because it lacks dilution and
can be put right to work. This book is so well written that it could
easily grace the book shelves of executive, middle, and line
management… Lead Well and Prosper provides an excellent
platform for instruction. One chapter of instruction, one half hour per
week and the manager who is responsible for others will seriously
strengthen his team."
-- Dave Rothacker, Rothacker Reviews
"This is my kind of book. Very short, packed with practical advice,
simple but not simplistic, relevant but not preachy. It's a book you can
read in an hour and use on your path to greatness."
-- Dan Coughlin, author, ACCELERATE: 20 Practical Lessons to Boost
Business Momentum www.thecoughlincompany.com
"Not only is it extremely well written and easy to follow, but also
entertaining and very relevant. Even if you’re not a manager, I would
highly recommend this book because I think you’ll really enjoy it. It’s
definitely not like one of those boring, stuffy theoretical leadership
books. In fact, they should make this book a required reading at
Harvard Business School! You’ll love it! Buy a copy for your boss,
especially if he/she is one that needs a lesson or two in
management. Sneak it under the office door or something."
-- Stephen Hopson, author and motivational speaker
"In a world populated with too many management books which take
themselves rather seriously, McCormick's is refreshing and fun… it
works hard to be practical and helpful… even seasoned managers
will find a useful story here, or a refreshing way to think about an
-- Mick Yates, founder, Leader Values, co-founder Growing Global
"I plan on mentioning Lead Well and Prosper to all my graduate
students as a nice counter balance to the required texts they are
reading. I always give them recommendations on "must have" books
for their leadership library that they should return to after their formal
education journey is ended. Lead Well and Prosper will be on that
-- Rod Smith, adjunct professor, Ken Blanchard College of Business
at Grand Canyon University, founder of Athena Consulting
"Lead Well and Prosper is a quick and solid reminder of what
managers should be focusing on as they drive, motivate and enhance
their team's ability to be personally successful while creating value
for their shareholders and customers alike."
-- Brian Sommer, author of “Services Safari"
"I'd recommend Lead Well and Prosper as a useful revisiting of
fundamental principles of good management and good leadership for
managers at all levels."
-- Phil Dourado, author, speaker, founder of The Leadership Hub
"Simple, straightforward message that will help any manager reach
-- Bob Prosen, Best Selling Author, Kiss Theory Good Bye
"Don’t read Lead Well and Prosper unless you want to be a great
-- Phil Martelli, Head Coach, Saint Joseph’s University Basketball,
Author, Don’t Call Me Coach: A Lesson Plan for Life
"This is a great addition to the library if you want people to want to
work with/for you. From those individuals who run households to the
CEOs of the largest companies, this is a book to be kept by the
bedside… The only thing keeping this book from being a best seller is
people not knowing about it."
-- Vik Duggal, Author of “Book Review Summaries,”
"McCormick has created a brilliant little management handbook here
that is a perfect desk mate of any manager or want-to-be manager.
He truly understands the problems with "typical" management and
he offers a superb collection of steps and ways to turn yourself into a
-- Mike King, Author, “Learn This”
"Lead Well and Prosper is one of those books that is destined to
become the "Art of War" for modern business leaders and
-- Peter Jones, Author, “New Great Books”
"If you have to manage staff and want some guidance on how to do it
better, a great resource is Lead Well and Prosper. Unlike many
management books that should be filed under “cures for insomnia,”
Lead Well and Prosper is as entertaining as it is informative. Whether
you are an experienced manager or are managing people for the first
time, Lead Well and Prosper is a must for your bookshelf."
-- Andrea J. Stenberg, Author, “The Baby Boomer Entrepreneur.”
"New managers will benefit from all of it. Senior managers will be
surprised at how this quick read will have an immediately invigorating
impact. Trainers should put this book in their curricula. Mid-level and
higher managers should read it themselves and present it to new
assignees. Lead Well and Prosper is a gem – but one you will want to
share. Enjoy it - and prosper!"
-- Jim Stroup, Author, “Managing Leadership”
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15 Successful Strategies
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