"Chumps look for excuses to be served. Champs look for opportunities to serve."
– Jim Mullins, D.Min.
Looking for the right way to improve your office atmosphere? Or,
how about a way to support and mentor a new manager? This
illustrated gem offers one pair of observations – the Champ's way
and the Chump's way – for every week of the year. These proverbs will
focus on the positive
Use them for staff training, speeches, presentations, writing projects,
and your own inspiration.
"Leaders are all around us – teaching our children, drafting and
passing laws, growing and preparing our food, protecting our freedom,
and so much more. In my 25 years of government leadership, I have
learned that all successful leaders have a single unifying orientation –
they purposefully decide to do the right thing, thus living lives of
meaning. Champs and Chumps will aid that quest. I
personally enjoy reading and reflecting on Dr. Mullins' antiphonal
proverbs. When I think about Chumps, I remember actions taken and words
spoken (by myself and others) that have diminished both the task and
the team. And, when I turn to the Champs, I open myself up to expanding
opportunities to do the right thing."
"Life's most valuable guidelines are simple and easy to understand –
but tough to live. In a world where information volume chokes our minds
and confuses our priorities, Champs and Chumps is an antidote to
information overload. These proverbs make the complex simple, the simple
reasonable, and the reasonable do-able. I keep a copy on my desk as a weekly
reminder of how I can create a positive influence in my own world and help
others with theirs."
"Jim Mullins has produced a wonderfully encouraging and useful book. In
delightful fashion, he sorts out Champs and Chumps, explains
their opposing viewpoints, and helps us see what we should embrace and avoid.
Mullins provides an appealing checklist of options for leaders, staff members,
and all the rest of us. Champs will buy copies for friends and for those who
will become their friends."
"You made it look so simple, which makes it easy for others to
pick up, read and relate to."