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After facilitating over five hundred sessions with leadership teams in growth mode, Jill Young observed that true entrepreneurs thrive in courage rather than fear. In short, these business owners have a courage mindset—a way of thinking that fuels the evolution. Young, a certified EOS® implementer, entrepreneur, and speaker who specializes in guiding business owners to create a vision, experience traction, and form unified teams, dissects the secrets of the courage mindset for the entrepreneur and team that encourages expression in three ways: to practice discipline, lighten up, and experiment—all while still achieving the kind of growth that takes companies to new heights. While serving as an approachable coach and cheerleader, Young leads entrepreneurs through a step-by-step process that identifies roadblocks to success, pinpoints time wasters, invites the creation of positive workplace environments where people thrive, and encourages experimentation.
PRAISE FOR JILL’S BOOKS!!
Too many companies mindlessly continue to trudge forward with varying degrees of success. In this book, Jill provides a fantastic framework that allows leaders to thoughtfully raise emerging leaders around them with a framework for analysis that creates long-term success. Jill is spot-on with this encouraging book! Always one to quickly get to the essence of a situation, Jill delivers real-world solutions with practical application. The Thinking Advantage goes beyond informing and cements the learning objectives with structured reflection and a synopsis. Thanks, Jill, for once again making the complex simple for us! Onward!
Encouraging people to think, to problem solve, to bring their best is so rewarding (when it works). Jill has taken a trove of sprawling, rich information and made it both simple and actionable. If you’ve been growing your leadership skills for a long time, you are bound to get reinvigorated by this review of the essentials—and a few great new tools. If you’re newer to the fascinating practice of getting people to do what you want them to do, here’s your handbook. Start applying it now!
I love the way Jill breaks down the steps, algorithms, and modes in this book. They are presented in a way that’s easy to understand. I have more than a few takeaways to incorporate into my training and onboarding Rocks. What I’ve learned goes beyond business and I know will help me personally as well.
If you have ever met Jill Young, you will immediately recognize her in the pages of The Thinking Advantage. Her newest book is filled with energy, wit, thought leadership, and numerous gold nuggets. And Jill practices what she teaches; you will find multiple places to reflect on what you just read or to think about how training happens at your company. This is a great read for every leader, entrepreneur, and trainer.
Jill has done it again! She has thoughtfully created another method of challenging us to think and be better! Imagine if each of us took quality time to think! Imagine what our lives and world would become. The strategies created and shared in this book are perfect for our lizard brains to comprehend and use.
This book had me from the first page! Our business leaders want and need thinkers on their teams. Here is how to get them. As with all other things, it isn’t easy, but it’s possible. Jill shows you how.
You know you are leading when you experience others aligning their future with yours. This means that, at some level, they have thought through where you are going, agree with it, and are willing to go with you. To strengthen this alignment, we need to help folks think even better. The Thinking Advantage is a delicious, four-layer “How-to-Teach-Thinking Cake Box” filled with amazing icing and decoration recipes you can use to create your own cake.
The simple yet deep observations Jill shares in this book will get your people thinking, solving, and creating at a higher level.
The Thinking Advantage is a business book like no other. Jill is the expert on breaking complex leadership principles into practical and memorable steps. Her insights on creating a thinking organization are as astounding as they are applicable. Do yourself and your team a favor—read this book and get ready to collaborate, solve problems, and grow your company in a transformational way.
Not only will The Thinking Advantage teach you how to turn your people into thinkers, it will help you see what a gift work truly is. This book reminded me of what makes me happy and fulfilled professionally; I love coaching and Jill captures the essence of it in this book. I can now envision what it would be like to run an organization of thinkers; I can’t wait to start implementing her ideas.