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Master Mentors

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Scott Miller always surprises me, he is so knowledgeable and I learn so much from him and all his books.
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Be a light, not a judge. Be a model, not a critic. - Stephen R. Covey

Imagine having the opportunity to sit down with one great leader or thinker or entrepreneur...every week. In a private setting, you get to talk to them to learn what key insights they might offer in regards to their career success and/or the key lessons they have learned over the years. That is exactly what Scott Miller does each week in his Franklin Covey podcast, On Leadership. 

Every day, I use audio books as a type of morning inspiration.I spend approximately 60 minutes with some of the great writers and thinkers of our day. I leave my house for my morning jog - I’m out before most are awake and my phone is on mute. For that time frame, I get to focus my mind on the thoughts of an author that I likely will never meet - but in those moments they become a type of mentor. Not in all areas and not for an extended time. More of a focused, topical mentoring.

Miller has written several books on leadership, management, and marketing. His books are engaging and practical reads for anyone seeking to advance their career or develop their leadership style. This book follows a similar pattern to his books, Management Mess to Leadership Success and Marketing Mess to Brand Success, both of which provided 30 lessons or challenges. In this case, he offers Master Mentors: 30 Transformative Insights from Our Greatest Minds.

In the Master Mentors, Miller introduces his audience and readers to the likes of Stephanie McMahon. If you’re a fan of professional wrestling, you know who Stephanie is and you know about her persona and her wealth. Miller could have focused on her marketing prowess and her company’s wealth. The WWE produces live shows throughout the year and twelve or more pay-per-views each year with hundreds of thousands participating live or online. They have more than one billion social followers. Instead, however, Miller emphasizes her sincere engagement. He recounts her focus on what his team needed and what they were looking for during this interaction. During her interview, she displays engaging empathy. More than an entertaining celebrity, she is a leader with skills worth emulation.

Another example from Miller’s book is his chapter with Eric Barker. Barker wrote the book, Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong. Barker identifies and dispels many of the myths around achieving success. While so many have accepted these tales and folklore as truth, he shares the results from studies and research in order to challenge these beliefs. Possibly most important, Barker challenges the reader to consider, “What have I come to believe about me, that someone well-intended, or perhaps less so, convinced me is true and doesn’t need to be any longer.” Just because some declare something to be true, doesn’t make it so. We all need to be able to evaluate statements and claims against an unbiased standard and apply the results accordingly. 

There are so many great books out there that may well address any one of these issues in an in-depth manner. This book provides an introduction to many worthwhile topics and individuals that should garner further attention. In fact, the reader should come away with a list of many books to read in the months to come. Miller has offered many great tools and insights for those in leadership. Master Mentors is another example of inspiration and education.
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Master Mentors: 30 Transformative Insights from Our Greatest Minds by Scott Jeffrey Miller
Publisher: HarperCollins Leadership
Publication Date: September 14, 2021
Genre: Business & Investing, Personal Development

Master Mentors: 30 Transformative Insights from Our Greatest Minds by Scott Jeffrey Miller is the book we all need in our lives.

This book is filled with so much goodness. To start with, it is written in such a personal way that it feels like Scott is sitting down to chat with a friend. It is light hearted but filled with so much wisdom.

Each chapter contains a pearl of wisdom from 30 influential guests from the Franklin Covey ON Leadership podcast. But more than that, Scott shares about how this person has influenced him in some way and impacted his life. Each chapter has value, even if it doesn't land for you today, it may in the future, or it causes you to pause and reflect on something that happened in the past.

I loved how each chapter ends with a quick summary with "The Transformational Insight" and more than that, Scott provides a profound question to consider or journal about to really bring the chapter how.

I truly enjoyed reading Master Mentors! I can't wait to see what comes next!

I am a proud member of the Master Mentors launch team and received an advance copy in exchange for an honest review.
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Master Mentors is a book full of profound stories from some of the world's greatest leaders. Every story is filled with nuggets of wisdom.
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I read these types of books for the inspiration and motivation, and find they do the trick even if you don't learn anything new. This one is definitely inspiring and interesting, with the transformational insights. Great tips, great book! Worth the read for those that want to feel a little more motivated/ inspired. Thanks to NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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Overall interesting book with a good bunch of inspiration from a number of motivating people. It looks like initially those interviews were podcasts and then converted to book chapters. The charm of each chapter is the spice that the author gives with his dinner and ideas about each character, the emotions associated with each meeting and conversation. The information is all about how you use it for your own reflection: personal branding, leading by example, supporting others, driving motivation, etc.
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The book is a collection of strategies, values and foundations signed by multiples authors ( from Nick Vujicic, Susan David, Daniel Amen to Bob Whitman, Seth Godin).
The author recalls encounters and impressions with each participant. The highlight of each chapter is the take away as a “transformational insight” and “the question”. 
This is a quick and easy read, but thought provoking.
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This is like the segment of an interview that asks the guest to summarize one thing they hope someone could learn from what they'd shared in the talk- and as it stands it's all about life lessons, insights on key moments of transformation and it is both inspiring as it is a challenge to change our perspective.
Thanks Netgalley for the eARC.
I believe most readers would love this because it is short, and there are various leaders to learn from.
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I just reviewed Master Mentors by Scott Jeffrey Miller. #MasterMentors #NetGalley. Great quick book. The book covered a ton of useful information as it relates to that chapters main mentor. If certain things didn't relate, the quick summary and moving onto the next one was key!
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