Rules For Renegades

Rules For Renegades

I recently purchased the book Rules for Renegades: How to Make More Money, Rock Your Career, and Revel in Your Individuality by Christine Comaford-Lynch, which is a fresh and irreverent guide to individual entrepreneurship and career management. I was first exposed to this work after attending the most recent First Friday Book Club, a Dallas-based monthly event that aims to introduce current business bestselling books to the local business community by presenting interesting and entertaining synopses (The folks who run the FFBC, Karl Krayer and Randy Mayeux of the Creative Communication Network, also have an interesting blog.

Ms. Comaford-Lynch colorfully describes her journey of “ups and downs” in the world of business, from high school drop out to millionaire entrepreneur. In addition to sharing her varied experiences (from working with major organizations such as Microsoft to consulting on technology for the Clinton administration), Ms. Comaford-Lynch provides readers with a ton of practical tools to support their own efforts. It is an truly engaging read and I’ve found the passion, candor, and energy displayed in her writing to be extremely inspiring and motivating.

I noted one small passage that particularly resonated with me regarding the subject of employee engagement:

“Remember that true leaders are always elevating the status of others. Think of all the ways you can elevate the status of your team. Then do it.”

From Rules for Renegades: How to Make More Money, Rock Your Career, and Revel in Your Individuality by Christine Comaford-Lynch (2007: McGraw-Hill, New York)

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