What is the Monday Revolution?
The Monday Revolution is about changing your personal approach to work and life. It’s about taking control of time and spending it on the things that matter. There is great satisfaction in getting things done. Who wants to spend long days in pointless meetings or writing reports that never serve any real purpose?
The Monday Revolution is a state of mind to apply on the first day of the week. It’s a metaphor for recognising that some things need to change now. It’s an approach that relies on simple steps to achieve smart ways of getting things done, immediately.
In the end we’re all going to die. What are you going to do between now and then?
"This isn’t just a helpful book about business. It’s a helpful book about life.”
KEITH REID – LYRICIST, “A WHITER SHADE OF PALE”
"Building a business is relentless hard work, and you are supposed to have all the answers all the time – and of course you don’t. That’s why you need David, and if you can't get him, then get his book."
ANDREW GRANT – FOUNDER, TULCHAN COMMUNICATIONS LLP
"David's range of experience written in his inimitable no nonsense, dry style will make this a very readable and useful book."
DAME CAROLYN McCALL – CEO, ITV PLC
“At Capital we kept Mano away from the music but he did his best to keep me away from the money!!”
CHRIS TARRANT – TV PERSONALITY
"If the Monday Revolution was a private members' club I'd join!"
NICK JONES – FOUNDER, SOHO HOUSE
"Less a business book and more a series of captivating stories that give brilliant lessons for being more effective and successful at work. A fantastic page turning read!"
BRUCE DAISLEY – VICE-PRESIDENT, EMEA, TWITTER
“I have benefited from David's wise words many times over the years, even if I haven’t always wanted to hear them. This book is full of useful lessons on business and life.”
JAMES CLAYTON – FILM PRODUCER, CHAIRMAN, BEANO STUDIOS
"I challenge anyone to come away from The Monday Revolution without a bag full of helpful new ways of conducting their daily life.”
WILLIAM ALEXANDER – CONSULTANT, SPENCER STUART
“You could spend your life savings on business books by celebrity authors and academics building their reputation. This one is different."
RICHARD EYRE – CHAIRMAN, NEXT 15 PLC
"Packed with stories, case studies and immediate actions you can take NOW, this book is a must read, whether you’re running an established company or building a new enterprise."
PAUL LINDLEY – FOUNDER, ELLA’S KITCHEN
"David Mansfield tells it like is...and how work and life can and should be better."
GERRY MURPHY – CHAIRMAN, BURBERRY PLC
"Journeys start with steps, weeks start with days. Mondays are often tough, this book helps you make it your friend, not foe. It's time to #LoveMonday"
WILL KING – FOUNDER, KING OF SHAVES
"The Monday Revolution is a reflection of David’s inspiring, wise, humorous and music loving character."
MARTINA KING – CEO, FEATURE SPACE
“Making the complex simple is really hard – especially when you’re in the midst of things as a leader. This brilliant book does just that."
KATE COLLINS – CEO, TEENAGE CANCER TRUST
"Being on a board and working with David was fun, whilst the serious side of business got done. Read this book and have fun while absorbing the serious matter".
PETER WILLIAMS – CHAIRMAN, SUPERDRY PLC
"What an invaluable book. With many real life examples, it is packed full of useful tips to give tangible and long lasting results."
ANDREW WILKES – PARTNER, SMITH & WILLIAMSON
"It’s very rare to find a business book that is a real page turner, the Monday Revolution is one of them."
PAUL THOMAS – CEO, LEAD FORENSICS
Revolutionaries never win without belief. Neither will you.
Evidence-based decision making
Sometimes there will be little to go on. But this is rare. More likely, the facts are there, but overruled by emotions. Be strong. Look for evidence to back up decisions. Before you decide, how do you really know?
Now, not later
The enemy of effective working is procrastination. What is wrong with now?
Simple, not complicated
Revolutionaries are mission clear. Too many moving parts and you’ll increase the chance of failure. Avoid the trap of trying to solve complex problems with complex solutions. Whatever you’re doing or saying, keep it simple.
Find better ways
Around you there are many examples of better ways to solve your own problems and create compelling opportunities. Learn to look outside.
Invest time wisely
Always in short supply and not easily stored for another day. A valuable resource. The Revolutionary spends their time on the right things each week to improve the chances of effective results and maximum satisfaction.
Meet the leader of the Revolution
David Mansfield’s advice is widely sought. From startups to established organisations. All looking for outside help to solve those tricky everyday problems. And there isn’t too much he hasn’t seen.
His early career in the commercial operations of the advertising and media industries exposed him to the best and worst excesses of the business world. Eventually leading Capital Radio PLC, he ran the team that built one of the most admired and successful businesses of its era.
David’s many years of experience encompasses a wide range of companies and sectors. From retail, research, events, digital transformation and corporate finance to name but a few.