Several things come to mind as I thought about this, but here is the statement that crystallized it for me:
[b][color=darkred]Manager Tools provides a competitive advantage to professionals with character. [/color][/b]
Mark and Mike have provided dozens of actionable ideas that will make you more effective in today’s corporate world. However, I think most of the strategies would be virtually impossible for someone to execute if they were just looking to advance themselves at the cost of others.
Sure the snakes and fools out there can figure out how to BLUF their e-mails and create a good resume, but can you really see them building effective relationships with their directs? How about adjusting their communication based on DISC or taking the time to really listen to someone? They would be swimming against the tide. Doing the right things for the wrong reasons is so much harder than doing them for the right reasons.
MT strategies work and companies will get more for their salary dollars because of it. Therefore it is just a matter of time before companies begin to demand the MT style of leadership from their employees. When this occurs, the scales in the executive ranks will tip drastically towards those who are capable of performing to the new standards. Executives with strong character will be the norm.
It may take 10 years, but there will come a time when nice guys get to consistently finish first. And we get to be in on the ground floor of the revolution.
Enjoy the ride.