The Velocity Mindset
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by Ron Karr
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 11 May 2021 | Archive Date 21 Jun 2021
Mascot Books, Amplify Publishing
From the author of Lead, Sell, or Get Out of the Way comes a game-changing guide to help leaders transform their mindsets, increase performance, and become irreplaceable.
Everyone knows what qualities define a good leader, but how many of us know what steps to take to become that great leader? The secret formula is what sales and leadership coach Ron Karr calls the Velocity Mindset®: a perfect balance of speed and direction, both of which must remain in alignment for personal and professional success.
Utilizing anecdotes and Karr’s thirty-plus years of experience, The Velocity Mindset demonstrates how taking time to PAUSE and visualize a desired outcome can propel you forward with purpose and beyond personal obstacles, positively influencing those around you. Whether you are in the entry-level stage of a career, a seasoned manager, or just looking to make a personal change, The Velocity Mindset provides you with the tools you need to:
• Leverage the psychology of influence,
• Successfully engage the skills and passion of employees, teams, and customers,
• Remove barriers,
• Position products and services more powerfully, and
• Achieve bigger results.
Compelling and full of cross-industry wisdom, The Velocity Mindset offers innovative and practical strategies to differentiate yourself from the competition, increase your profits, and get to the next level of success, faster.
"An extraordinary roadmap for leadership with a fresh, practical, and motivational perspective.” —Jay Baer, New York Times Bestselling Author of Youtility
"In The Velocity Mindset®, Ron Karr has crafted an easy-to-read, relatable, and instructive guide for those professionals looking to hone their leadership skills. His personal examples coupled with simple tips create ‘aha’ moments that will serve novice and seasoned professionals alike.” —Julie Roehm, Chief Marketing and Experience Officer, Party City
"Ron Karr re-writes the formula for giving you the speed to win big. This book gives you the right stuff!” —Jeffrey Hayzlett, Primetime TV and Podcast Host, Speaker, Author, and Part-time Cowboy
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Average rating from 3 members
Ron Karr was a new author to me and I picked this book on a whim when I was looking for a "proper book" related to my professional life. Reading the book is like having 'Uncle Ron' talking to you, freely sharing his insights from a long and successful career in sales, leadership and consulting. He has managed to create an all in one inspirational leadership and fact-based self-help book; and completely without smoke and mirrors or any fluff! The Velocity Mindset is a new term coined and registered by Karr. He explains that key to velocity is to know where you'd like to be, your destination, and then figure out how you can get there, overcoming any bumps on the way. But, to be successful, leaders need to focus on the success of others, to get them aligned with the end result. In short, the Velocity Mindset (R) consists of three components - speed, direction and alignment. Karr takes us on a journey throughout the book to explain each of these and how we can use them to create success for others and ourselves. Karr cleverly uses examples from his sales career, including the very appropriate PUKE acronym, which many, many sales executives are guilty of applying. We all know what puking is, and PUKE stands for 'People who Utter Knowledge about Everything'; this is just one of many times I instantly had a very clear visual of what Karr was explaining. We are introduced to the importance of cortisol, oxytocin and dopamine in the business world, and how we can use this knowledge to our advantage, or as Karr puts it: "If we can read the signs when others are experiencing stress (cortisol), greater connection (oxytocin), and a sense of satisfaction or reward (dopamine), then it will help guide our interactions and make us better leaders." To successfully execute the velocity mindset and strategy; integrity, accountability and celebration are crucial ingredients. Karr emphasises the need to listen (not just hearing!), to trust and to act as a leader. He also encourages us to use our informed intuition. Living your life and creating a career, or indeed a business, you can either learn as you go, make a few mistakes along the way, and then slowly reach your goal. After reading this book, you'll hopefully be more inclined to apply the Velocity Mindset (R) way, and avoid unnecessary setbacks and failures.
This was a thought provoking read. It is a great read and the book is very practical. You learn from the author and the various experiences and gain a new perspective in life and business.
A very well written book with a lot of good content on how to achieve more through the way you approach challenges (Velocity = Speed + Direction). I personally liked the style of the book and took away a lot of learnings that could be directly applied in both my work and personal life