Does all the good stuff only happen at weekends? Have Sunday evenings become depressing, as the working days ahead come into view? Has your week been reduced to pointless meetings, over-complicated tasks and disillusioned colleagues?
You’re convinced there’s a better way of getting things done. But where to start? Well, this book has the answers. David Mansfield shows you how to reclaim your work week.
In a lifetime of work, David has encountered, tolerated, conquered and failed at most of the things you’ve come to accept as the natural order. The business world is a messy place. Processes and systems that were meant to help result in information overload, and just staying on top of the day-to-day feels like some sort of result.
But there are solutions, and The Monday Revolution has them. Every chapter contains stories, anecdotes and uncomplicated real-world advice on how you can Revolutionise your working life.
Simple, immediate, actionable examples show how directors, managers and business owners can get more done, more quickly. David covers all the basics needed to fast track profitable growth. If you want to look back on your working week with satisfaction and eagerly anticipate the next, read this book. And start your own Monday Revolution, this week.
The enemy of effective working is procrastination. What is wrong with now?
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.
Around you there are many examples of better ways to solve your own problems and create compelling opportunities. Learn to look outside.
Revolutionaries never win without belief. Neither will you.
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?
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.
Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice at London Business School
Journalist and Author Stefan Stern
"David Mansfield was always known as a tough operator from his earliest days in TV. He is also known for building strong teams, who share a unified vision and have a lot of fun. His 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
"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
"David Mansfield tells it like is...and how work and life can and should be better. We don’t half complicate things! I know from experience David doesn’t do waffle and I wish he’d written this no-nonsense and no-jargon book years ago."
GERRY MURPHY – CHAIRMAN, BURBERRY PLC
“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. It’s a ‘go to’ for me if I need to step out and re-set my perspective in order to move things forwards.”
KATE COLLINS – CEO, TEENAGE CANCER TRUST
"If the Monday Revolution was a private members' club I'd join!"
NICK JONES – FOUNDER, SOHO HOUSE
"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
"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 cant get him, then get his book. He is smart, highly commercial, direct, uncompromising and, annoyingly, usually right. Keep this book by your desk and use it regularly. Its great advice, but not always easy to implement – but then building a business isn’t easy."
ANDREW GRANT – FOUNDER, TULCHAN COMMUNICATIONS LLP
“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
“David Mansfield has been a sharp and insightful business leader, advisor and commentator in a multitude of environment over many years. In The Monday Revolution, his humanity, humour and pragmatism are combined with his commercial savvy and business acumen so that all can benefit from his cleverly and clearly written suggestions. With the excellent, action-oriented summaries at the end of each chapter, 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
“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. Roll on The Monday Revolution.”
JAMES CLAYTON – FILM PRODUCER, CHAIRMAN, BEANO STUDIOS
"This isn’t just a helpful book about business. It’s a helpful book about life.”
KEITH REID – LYRICIST, “A WHITER SHADE OF PALE”
"The Monday Revolution is a reflection of David’s inspiring, wise, humorous and music loving character. It’s a brilliant precis of the best business lessons and applicable to any sector, at any time. The Monday Revolution is the best business short-cut, take it."
MARTINA KING – CEO, FEATURE SPACE
"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
"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
"It’s very rare to find a business book that is a real page turner, the Monday Revolution is one of them. All too often, business books are written with little context, but the real-world stories David provides throughout this book, help provide great examples of how to (or how not to) put the advice into action. A must read for any CEO/Entrepreneur interested in a very comprehensive guide to operating at the highest level."
PAUL THOMAS – CEO, LEAD FORENSICS
"What an invaluable book. With many real life examples, it is packed full of useful tips to give tangible and long lasting results, and improve the performance of your business. Setting this out in the context of a taking control of your working week is a nice touch."
ANDREW WILKES – PARTNER, SMITH & WILLIAMSON
“You could spend your life savings on business books by celebrity authors and academics building their reputation. This one is different. It’s a candid digest of supremely practical reflections by a highly effective leader with nothing to prove. I recommend it to you. “
RICHARD EYRE – CHAIRMAN, NEXT 15 PLC
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