Step Back from the Baggage Claim: Business Leader Edition

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Crowded Airport

“The scene is all too familiar. A couple hundred people, weary after their flight, bunch around the cold metallic baggage claim, waiting for the first bags to appear. Minutes pass. The conveyors start turning. More minutes pass. Finally bags start falling on to the conveyor. Everyone edges a little closer to the carousel.”

A couple hundred people, weary after their flight, bunch around the cold metallic baggage claim, waiting for the first bags to appear.

Those words were taken from the review of Jason Barger’s original book. Not much has changed except Jason’s take on the concept. In the Business Leader Edition, he adds a new twist to the “Step Back” movement.

About The Author:

Jason Barger is an author, motivational speaker and a consultant. In 2008, he released the original version of Step Back from the Baggage Claim, which was written for all of us. (Read the original version review here.) Jason has now adapted his book to encompass the working world.

Step Back

The Review:

I must be honest. I have not read Step Back from the Baggage Claim, but I have just finished the Business Leader Edition. The five basic concepts of: step back, be still, be available, embrace creativity and take flight remain the same. What has changed and/or been added? The “how to” incorporate these same simple concepts into your own workplace. From upper level executive to hourly wage earner to the self-employed, there is something of value to be gained by reading this book.

From upper level executive to hourly wage earner to the self-employed, there is something of value to be gained by reading this book.

Inside the pages you will find “Questions For Your Journeys”. Here, Jason offers up recommendations on how to approach certain areas of your (work) life within your organization. He also includes questions to ask your self about your own conduct and how you relate to those with whom you work. He ends these areas with two simple lines of defining clarity. There’s even a page designated for jotting down notes.

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Montego Bay Landing

In reading this book, I came to two glaring conclusions: 1) My husband and I have “stepping away” almost down to an art form in our personal lives and when we travel, but 2) I have been slow in applying the basic concepts to my real and volunteer work. I have allowed chaos to interfere when I should have stepped backed and been still. Lessons learned.

I believe there is something for everyone in this book. Yes, some will say – “Know all that.” and it’s probably true. What I found to be important weren’t just the five basics but how they were discovered and reaffirmed and how easily they can be applied to any business effectively.

Editor’s notes: This article contains affiliate links. The book was also received compliments of the author for review.

Buy now through Jason Barger’s website or pre-order through Amazon.com:
(Pre-release copies available only through the website. Amazon release date is September 1, 2010.)
Website: Step Back From The Baggage Claim: Business Leader Edition
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