230: Talking Tuesday |David Long | Discover if You’re Built to Lead


David-Long-204David Long is the Founder and CEO of MyEmployees; which is the top 1% in the industry for Employee Engagement and Recognition companies and author of Built to Lead: 7 Management R.E.W.A.R.D.S Principles for becoming a top 10% Manager. In this episode, we’re discussing his book and why it is a must read for anyone aspiring to lead others or is interested in becoming a top 10% Restaurant Manager. Folks, there are countless lessons to be taken away from this book and David share the majority of those lesson in this episode. Honestly, he really gave more away more than I thought he would during this interview. You want to listen to this one! It will for sure get you moving in the right direction to becoming UNSTOPPABLE! 

Show Notes…

Success quote or mantra

“To get what you want in life, you must first help others get what they want.”- Zig Ziglar


If you buy the hardcover version of his book on Amazon, and then email him at davidlong@topt10manager.com, he’ll send you a workbook that will help you maximize the lessons from his book.

In This Episode We Discuss

  • The top 3 reasons why people fail to come a top 10% manager.
    • They don’t lead. They just show up.
    • They don’t show people they matter.
    • They stop learning.
  • How to read a book in a way that allows you to get the most out of it.
  • The 7 R.E.W.A.R.D.S
    1. Reconnaissance– You have to pay attention to what’s going on around you.
    2. Education
      1. Join a mastermind
      2. Start a book club (Myemployees.com/resources to learn more about book club)
    3. Winners Emerge– Cream always rises, when given the chance.
    4. Attitude– Hire attitude;, not skill. Your attitude affects others and influences reality.
    5. Recognition– People hunger for appreciation. If you’re not recognizing your people, they will go where they are recognized.
    6. Duplicate– Your need to create duplicates of your best people, so when they leave there is someone to fill their space.
    7. Success– Define what success means to you. Money alone won’t cuts it.


Resources and Books Mentioned in This Episode 




Peak: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow

How to Win Friends & Influence People

The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

Click here to get your FREE audio book. Get your Book Club started! 

Still, think book clubs at work are silly? Watch this video.

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Huge thanks to David Long for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!