The Disciplined Leader

What do the best leaders have in common? As author of The Disciplined Leader and President of Management Action Programs, Inc. (MAP), John Manning should know. MAP, a general management consulting firm based in Southern California, has helped tens of thousands of top executives accelerate their leadership and management performance. Manning says the answer is one word: discipline. But for Manning, discipline has a very specific meaning.

All leaders have scores of things they could do. But a disciplined leader is one who identifies and focuses on the Vital Few: the 20 percent of activities that will drive 80 percent of the results. And the results that are most important are those tied to the organization’s most precious asset: its people.

Take an hour to listen as Manning uncovers the disciplines that will improve productivity, execution, and bottom-line profitability of your organization. Learn techniques to focus on your Vital Few in three critical areas – leading yourself, leading your team, and leading your organization:

  • Leading yourself: make a personal commitment to change; use values to improve decision making; improve productivity through better planning and time management
  • Leading your team: align your company through accountability leadership; create a competitive edge through team development; improve communication effectiveness
  • Leading your organization: stay the course on execution; keep your company focused on the Vital Few; make an impact to your customers and beyond.


If you enjoyed this video, you may also enjoy our upcoming webinar with Pam McLean, CEO and Co-Founder of Hudson Institute of Coaching, on developing the best in yourself in order to develop the best in other. As a coach or leader, it is integral to understand your internal landscape in order to strengthen and extend your capacities. In order to do great work as coaches, we need to be in tune with our internal landscape at all times.

Join Pam and Becky Robinson on May 15th at 1 PM ET to explore the meta-skill in today’s world for both coaches and leaders – the cultivation of use of self. You will explore highlights of Pam's new book, Self as Coach, Self as Leader, and learn how to cultivate the inner landscape and deepen capacity to use yourself as the most important instrument in the work of coaching and leading others. Learn more and register here.

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