The Busy Leader’s Handbook by Quint Studer couldn’t have arrived at a more opportune time for the many among us who relocated and/or changed jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The helpful suggestions in this book prove most welcome during a time of unprecedented chaos and uncertainty. Studer puts a wealth of useful, practical information and tools into it. I was skeptical that his approach to presenting leadership advice would work, but he helped me to develop a deeper understanding of these themes with pointers and useful tools and techniques to become a better leader and manager. Displaying pragmatism, Studer states that The Busy Leader’s Handbook is a true desk book; you’ll want to have it handy to stimulate ideas and remind yourself of key takeaways from the content of chapters such as:
- “Let Values Be Your Guide.” He discusses living the values espoused by the company and being a model for your team.
- “Get Intentional about Time Management.” This chapter has great pointers about taking charge of your time by prioritizing, scheduling, and delegating.
- “Mentors Matter: How to Be a Great Mentee.” Whether you’re a mentor or mentee, there’s advice for getting the most value from the relationship.
- “The Power of Metrics: How Measuring the Important Things Helps Us Be the Best We Can Be.” Identify what’s most important to you and limit the number of measurements.