JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With over 30 years of experience in leading Research and Development teams using mantras to educate seasoned and aspiring business leaders, author Dana Oliver now shares the unique style he has adopted in this newly released leadership business book. Mantra Leadership describes the essential leadership skills that are not taught during formal education and often not appropriately mentored during on the job training. It emphasizes tried and true favorable and unfavorable business leadership essentials for leading teams in today's fast paced world. The lessons have been distilled down into simple-to-learn and easy-to-use mantras, which include: creating a business culture, signs of a healthy business environment, creating a winning team, identifying talent, appropriately correcting personnel, percentage of time to innovate toward cutting edge technology, and many more essential leadership skills.
Each chapter is its own mantra and the meaning behind it with its accompanying consequences; both favorable and unfavorable whether they are embraced or not. The mantras have been refined over the author's three decades leading R&D teams. Uniquely important is his path to success from coming from a modest family where neither of his parents had college education to attending night school and working full time to becoming the Senior Director of Research &Development for Medtronic, the world's largest medical technology company.
About the Author
Dana Oliver is a "self-made" success story of sorts. He came from a family with humble beginnings and no monies for college. He worked full time and sent himself through college paying his way course by course. He began his career as a draftsman working his way up to the Senior Director of Research & Development for Medtronic, the world's largest medical technology company with revenues of $17B. Along his career, he has 30 patent applications and 15 granted patents to date.
Mantra Leadership – Don't Become the Emperor with No Clothes!
By Dana A. Oliver
Publication Date: March 21, 2014
Paperback: $19.99; 158 pages; ISBN 9781493176038