Set Yourself Up For Success

Here are resources that relate to the 42 Rules in that part of the book. Resources include worksheets, podcasts, and posts from Pam, as well as links to articles, research studies, and other tools to help you learn even more about leading well.

Rule 1 – Rules Are Meant to be Broken

Research: Van Velsor, E., & Leslie, J.B., “Why Executives Derail: Perspectives Across Time and Cultures” (1995)

Rule 2 – Begin Ready

Article: Daniel McGinn, “Being More Productive,” (2011)

Rule 3 – Fire Up Your Task Management System

Website:  Jason Womack, “The Womack Company, Coaching: Maximize Your Time with Individualized Training.”

Rule 4 – Draft Your Strategic One-Pager

Post: Anythony Chan, “Strategy on One Page.” (2011)

Rule 5 – Take Charge of Your Start

Book: David Rock, “Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long” 1 ed. (2009)

Article: Steve Gallagher, “The First 90 Days in a New CIO Position” (2013)

Map the Terrain

Rule 6 – Leverage the Honeymoon

Article: Diane Swanbrow-Michigan, “Friends with Cognitive Benefits” (2010)

Rule 7 – Map What Matters to Most People with Power

Article: David Ruth-Rice, “Losers Get Punished for Tying to Lead” (2010)

Book: Allen R. Cohen and David L. Bradford, Influence Without Authority, 2nd ed. (2005)

Rule 8 – Uncover Precisely How Your Group Creates Value

Rule 9 – Figure Out What to Prove by When

Rule 10 – Set Your Milestones

Article: Rita Gunther McGrath and Ian C MacMillan, “Discovery-Driven Planning,” (1995)

Article: James Hamblin, “Always Make Promises” (2014)

Show Up Wisely

Rule 11 – Apply Your Strengths – and Beware

Article: George Bradt, “A Framework for Turning Individuals’ Strengths into Team Synergies” (2012)

Article: Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman, “Can You Take Your Strengths Too Far?” (2012)

Article: Ed Batista “Excellence, Signature Strengths and Strategic Quitting” (2010)

Article: Ed Baista “A Self-Coaching Guide for Leaders at All Levels” (2012)

Rule 12 – Deal with Your Weak Spots

Podcast: Pam Fox Rollin “Weekly Leader Podcast Episode 41 – Miriam Rivera, Ulu Ventures,” (2010)

Rule 13 – (Re)Introduce Yourself, Internally and Externally

Rule 14 – Don’t Blame the Last Guy

Rule 15 – Show People How to Work with You

Rule 16 – Get Over Yourself

Article: Columbia Business School “Power Isn’t Enough: Study Reveals Missing Link for Effective Leadership” (2014)

Start Your Wins

Rule 17 – Pick Smart Quick Wins

Article: Mark E. Van Buren and Todd Safferstone, “The Quick Wins Paradox,” (2009)

Book: Nilofer Merchant, “The New How: Creating Business Solutions Through Collaborative Strategy” (2009)

Rule 18 – Plant Seeds for Future Wins

Book: Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones, “Clever: Leading Your Smartest, Most Creative People”, 1st ed., (2009)

Article: Diego Rodriguez and Ryan Jacoby, “Embracing Risk to Learn, Grow and Innovate” (2009)

Rule 19 – Tune Up Your Team

Article: Murray Barrick, “Putting the Right Worker in the Right Job” (2013)

Article: Amy Gallo, “How to Handle the Pessimist on Your Team” (2009)

Article: Sarah Green, “Everything You Need to Know About Giving Negative Feedback” (2014)

Article: Leslie Brokaw, “Why the Non-Superstar Might Be the Most Important Team Member” (2014)

Rule 20 – Communicate Early and Often

Case Study: Jeffrey Pfeffer, “Kent Thiry and DaVita,” (2006)

Book: Jeffrey Pfeffer, “Power: Why Some People Have It—and Others Don’t” (2000)

Research: Kim Girard, “It’s Not Nagging: Why Persistent, Redundant Communication Works,” (2011)

Rule 21 – Tell a Good Story

Article: Robert Sapolsky, “This is Your Brain on Metaphors” (2010)

Article: Bill Taylor, “The More Things Change, the More Our Objections to Change Stay the Same” (2013)

Book: Nancy Duarte, “Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences” (2010)

Book: Patrick A. Lencioni, “The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive: A Leadership Fable” (2010)

Rule 22 – Bring Value to Any Room

Book: David Rock, “Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long” 1 ed. (2009)

Book: Susan Scott, “Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work and in Life One Conversation at a Time” (2002)

Rule 23 – Balance Curiosity, Advice and Silence

Book: Nilofer Merchant, “The New How: Creating Business Solutions Through Collaborative Strategy,” 1 ed. (2010)

Research: Jack Zenger, Joe Folkman, and Kurt Sandholtz. “Five Insights From Leadership Research,” (2009)

Article: Jeanne DeWitt, “5 Tips for New Team Leaders” (2014)

Article: Ted Cadsby, “Why Being Certain Means Being Wrong” (2011)

Create Your Management System

Rule 24 – Make Your Own Metrics

Rule 25 – Catalog Risks and Start Mitigating

Rule 26 – Run Unmissable Meetings

Article: Michael Watkins, “Making Virtual Teams Work: Ten Basic Principles” (2013)

Article: David Burkus, “How Criticism Creates Innovative Teams” (2013)

Article: Peter Bregman, “Four Areas Where Senior Leaders Should Focus Their Attention” (2013)

Article: Peter Economy, “7 Ways to End Every Meeting on a Positive Note” (2014)

Rule 27 – Adjust Your Approach

Podcast: Pam Fox Rollin, “Weekly Leader Podcast Episode 43 with Nina Bhatti, Principal Scientist, HP Labs” (2010)

Website: Ken Blanchard, The Ken Blanchard Companies, Situational Leadership II

Rule 28 – Launch 1:1’s that Actually Drive Performance

Article: Gary B. Cohen, “Leadership: How to Ask the Right Questions” (2009)

Rule 29 – Make the Most of Screwups

Article: Allison Rimm, “To Guide Difficult Conversations, Try Using Compassion” (2013)

Rule 30 – Grow More Leaders

Article: Adam Bryant, “Connecting the Dots Isn’t Enough,” July 18, 2009

Article: Ikujiro Nonaka and Hirotaka Takeuchi, “The Big Idea: The Wise Leader, ” May 2011

Article: Fred Hassan, “The Frontline Advantage,” May 2011

Article: Andrew O’Connell, “Don’t Make New Hires Conform; Instead, Focus on Their Individual Strengths” (2013)

Article: Kerry Bunker, Kathy Kram and Sharon Ting, “The Young and the Clueless” (2002)

Rule 31 – Call in the Experts

Article: Melba J. Duncan, ” The Case for Executive Assistants,” May 2011

Stay Smart

Rule 32 – Strengthen Your Strategic Point of View

Book: Tim Jackson, “Inside Intel: Andrew Grove and the Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Chip Company”, 1 ed. (1997)

Rule 33 – Stay Current and Capable

Book:Kathryn Ullrich, “Getting to the Top: Strategies for Career Success” (2010)

Website: Evernote

Article: Liz Wiseman, “Why Your Team Needs Rookies” (2014)

Rule 34 – Model Healthy Paranoia

Book: Andrew Grove, “Only the Paranoid Survive”, 1 ed. (1996)

Book: Jeffrey Pfeffer, “Power: Why Some People Have It—and Others Don’t”(2000)

Research: Adam D. Galinsky et al, “Power and Perspectives Not Taken,” Psychological Science 17, no. 12 (2006)

Rule 35 – Ferret Out Feedback

Article: Deborah Halber, “Why We Learn More from Our Successes than Our Failures” (2009)

Article: Ed Batista, “Creating a Feedback-Rich Culture” (2013)

Article: Noreena Hertz, “Every Leader Needs a Challenger in Chief” (2013)

Article: Stever Robbins, “Seven Communication Mistakes Managers Make” (2009)

Tool: Pam Fox Rollin, “How to Receive Feedback”

Receiving Feedback

Rule 36 – Build Your Industry Presence

Book: Sharon L. Richmond. “Introduction to Type & Leadership: Develop More Effective Leaders of Every Type” (2008)

Set You and Your Team to Thrive

Rule 37 – Make Your Job Doable

Rule 38 – Stoke the Energy of Your Group

Article: Teresa M. Arnabile and Steven J. Kramer, “The Power of Small Wins,” (2011)

Article: Daniel Goleman, “Leadership that Gets Results,” (2000)

Book: Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey Laskow, “How the Way We Talk Can Change the Way We Work: Book: Seven Languages for Transformation”, 1st ed. (2002)

Article: George Halvorson, “Getting to ‘Us'” (2014)

Article: Walter Chen, “The Boring Trait Google Looks For in Its Leaders” (2014)

Article: Laura Vanderkam, “Why Managers Should Spend Exactly 6 Hours A Week With Each Employee” (2014)

Article: Jill Krasny, “It’s Official: Micromanaging Kills Productivity” (2014)

Article: Mark Crowley, “Why Being Engaged At Work Isn’t As Simple As ‘Being Happy'” (2014)

Rule 39 – Mind Your Mood

Article: Jeffrey Schwartz, Pablo Gaito, and Doug Lennick, “That’s the Way We (Used to) Do Things Around Here” (2011)

Article: Candace M. Raio, Temidayo A. Orederu, Laura Palazzolo, Ashley A. Shurick, and Elizabeth A. Phelps, “Even Mild Stress Can Make It Difficult to Control Your Emotions” (2013)

Podcast: Wayne Turmel. “The Cranky Middle Manager Show #244 The Way we’re Working Isn’t Working Tony Schwartz,” (2010)

Rule 40 – Now Lead with Your Life in Mind

Article: Science Daily, “Memory Links to 40 Winks” (2010)

Book: John Medina, “Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School” (2008)

Article: Kristi Erdal, “Just Thinking You Slept Poorly Can Hurt Your Performance” (2014)

Article: Tony Schwartz, “Why You Hate Work” (2014)

Article: Ron Friedman, ” Regular Exercise Is Part Of Your Job” (2014)

Rule 41 – Use Your Power for Good

Article/Audio: Tom Tierney, “Social Innovation Conversations: Nonprofit Management and the Leadership Deficit,” (2007)

Book: Debra E Meyerson, “Tempered Radicals”, 1st ed. (2003)

Podcast: Pam Fox Rollin. “Weekly Leader Podcast Episode 63 | John A. Byrne, Poets & Quants” (2010)

Website: Lindsay Levin, “Leaders’ Quest: Connecting and Inspiring Leaders Around the World”

Rule 42 – These Are My Rules. What Are Yours?