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Rachel McMichael:

Hal Moore on Leadership Book Review
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I am SO excited about this week’s 5-minute book review segment.

If you haven’t heard, one of my goals this year was to read at least one book a week. And so far I’ve almost doubled that goal!

But more importantly, I’ve committed to implementing at least one new thing from each book I read.

Imagine how much your business would change if you implemented one new thing every single week?

And here’s the best part —

not only am I going to share what I read and what I learned, but I’m also giving away 10 copies of this book.

Here’s how to enter to win…

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Ok without further ado, today I’m excited to introduce you to

Hal Moore on Leadership by Harold G. Moore and Mike Guardia.

Even though this book isn’t a traditional business book, the lessons and teachings about practical leadership are something that every business owner will want to hear. 

And I love the way it’s written with a story and personal account of his (sometimes) life-or-death leadership in the military, followed by the lesson he learned from each life experience. 

I felt like I was right there with him as he made decisions… like I could hear the way he thought through things… and his humility despite all of his achievements was inspiring.

Now as you know, whenever I read something, I try and find at least ONE thing I can implement now in my business or life (and ideally THREE great things).

I love the way it’s written with a story and personal account of his (sometimes) life-or-death leadership in the military, followed by the lesson he learned from each life experience.

Here’s my top 3 takeaways from Hal Moore on Leadership by Harold G. Moore and Mike Guardia

#1

There’s always more you can do. I think that so often, in business and in life – when things get tough it’s easier to quit than to risk failure. And I believe that a big part of Lt. General Hal Moore’s success was the fact that he refused to quit. Even when everything seemed stacked against him. Even when he heard “no” when it came to getting into his top school. Even when he was literally being shot at in the middle of the road. This man never gave up. So the new question I’ve started asking myself is – what ELSE can I do?

#2

Leaders must have a plan. If you don’t know where you’re going, then you won’t figure out what else must be done to get there. And in order to make a plan, it starts by being honest with yourself about your current talents and strengths, and what will be required to move forward. “How can I stack the deck for success?” he asks along the way. He takes it a step further though and says that we can expect that things will not go according to plan. So when they don’t, what’s the proactive plan to course-correct. From being short almost 300 men in battle to constraints of all kinds, Lt. General Moore knew what it felt like to have the odds stacked against him. Maybe you’re feeling like that in business too… Whether it’s having tried and not yet succeeded, or having someone close to you think that maybe you’re not cut out for it. Even despite his circumstances, this man chose to perseverer, and left a legacy of inspiration for us all.

#3

Trust your instincts. One of my favorite things about business is that most of the time, we can let the data drive our decisions. But sometimes the data says one thing and we know – I mean know with every fiber of our bing – that we need to approach something from a different angle. I used to joke that I’d lost my intuition – and I can see now how detrimental that was to myself and my business. Sometimes as a leader, we don’t have time to get all of the data before a decision must be made. And so we have to choose what we believe is the most honorable decision and act with full integrity along the way.

From his personal stories to the mindset of leading people into legitimate life-or-death circumstances, this book was equal parts fascinating, encouraging, inspiring, and informative.

Have you read Hal Moore on Leadership by Harold G. Moore and Mike Guardia?

What was your biggest takeaway? Tag me @rachelrmcmichael on Instagram  or leave a review of the podcast to be entered to win one of 10 copies this week. 

And if you’re looking for a list of all of my favorites, head to rachelmcmichael.com/books for a full listing of all of the books I recommend for online business owners. In this list I’m sharing my favorites for leadership, mindset, team building, productivity, audience and traffic growth, content creation, sales, and money.

As a final reminder…

we’re giving away 10 copies of this book

and there are TWO ways to be entered to win a copy:

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We’ll be announcing the winners one week from today… and this is one book you don’t want to miss out on!
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