Heâ€™s definitely NOT the most popular person these days, but that always happens after someone gets elected to a prominent post, doesnâ€™t it? One thing you will probably agree with: his Barack Obamaâ€™s campaign was a successful one. This was due to many different factors, one of which is the role which was played by David Plouffe, the campaign manager.
Riding on the success of the phrase â€œthe audacityâ€¦â€ Plouffe bestowed the title â€œThe Audacity to Winâ€ to his business book. This book has been receiving a lot of attention both online and offline. I havenâ€™t had the chance to read it yet, but I found Robert Pagliariniâ€™s post about it very intriguing. He shares the top 5 business lessons according to Plouffe:
1. The first is to have a very clear theory about how youâ€™re going to be successful so that you can make all of your decisions around that.
2. Secondly, to have great interaction in person so that everybody is important to you, your employees, your customers, and your shareholders, if thatâ€™s appropriate.
3. Three, if youâ€™re trying to reach people, and most people in business are, youâ€™ve got to be in every avenue possible.
4. Another thing would be to have clear metrics so that your evaluation, both of your overall performance and the performance of your employees is not subjective.
5. And then I think to basically be unafraid to chart your own course.
These are simple ideas but the implications are astounding. Why not take a closer look at the concepts in Pagliariniâ€™s post? Even better, buy the book and read it for yourself. It might give you that extra something to help you start 2010 with a bang!