I am reading a new book on Ronald Reagan that just came out this week entitled Reagan’s Journey: Lessons From a Remarkable Career. The author, Margot Morrell is a leadership expert who describes Reagan’s journey from an “introverted boy” to “The Great Communicator.” She highlights the strategies and tactics he used to become successful and “offers a model for leaders and managers in every walk of life.”
Some advice from the book includes:
Keep in touch with your network of friends and supporters.
Maintain good relationships with opponents and rivals. You never know when you will need their help and cooperation.
Find a life partner or trusted confidant who is supportive of your goals and dreams. That person will be integral to your success.
Forge strategic alliances. Seek out business partners whose strengths and talents complement your abilities.
Surround yourself with positive and upbeat people who support your success.