Promoted – A Blueprint for High Achievers Seeking Leadership Success – Bret Barrie & Carson Heady

Bret Barrie is a top producer and sales leader who has written a comprehensive guide to help high achievers transition into and succeed in leadership roles. In his book, Promoted, he covers a wide range of topics, including building relationships, intentionally building your brand, developing other leaders, building an effective team culture, and finding a mentor. The book is based on Bret’s own experience and the lessons he learned along the way.

Bret wrote Promoted because he wished he had a roadmap to follow when he was transitioning into leadership roles. He believes that if he had a book like this, he would have been able to get promoted into leadership roles faster and do better sooner. He hopes that his book will provide high achievers seeking to go into leadership roles with a roadmap to unlock the leader in them.

Bret believes that the most important aspect of becoming a successful leader is building relationships with everyone, from your team members to your peers and superiors. He emphasizes the importance of being adaptable to change and finding a mentor to guide you along the way.

The book is targeted toward high achievers seeking to go into leadership roles. Bret defines high achievers as individuals who are driven to be the best and are always looking for ways to improve themselves. He believes that this audience is particularly important because they are the ones who have the potential to become great leaders and make a significant impact in their organizations.

In the book, Bret discusses the importance of intentionally building your brand. He advises someone just starting to develop their personal brand to identify their unique strengths and find ways to showcase them. He also suggests building a reputation as a go-to person for certain topics or issues.

Bret faced many challenges when transitioning into leadership roles, including learning how to manage people and deal with conflict. He overcame these challenges by seeking advice from mentors, learning from his mistakes, and being open to feedback.

According to Bret, the key components of a successful team culture are trust, respect, and communication. He believes that it’s important to create an environment where team members feel comfortable sharing their ideas and opinions.

Bret believes that finding a mentor is crucial for anyone seeking to become a successful leader. He suggests looking for someone who has experience in your industry and is willing to share their knowledge and expertise. He advises looking for someone who is honest, supportive, and challenging.

Finally, Bret is passionate about baseball, and he believes that his love for the sport has influenced his approach to leadership and writing this book. He sees many similarities between baseball and leadership, including the importance of teamwork, communication, and adaptability.

Overall, Promoted is a valuable resource for high achievers seeking to go into leadership roles. The book provides a comprehensive guide to building relationships, developing your personal brand, and becoming a successful leader. Bret’s personal experience and practical advice make this book a must-read for anyone seeking to unlock the leader in them.


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I am a Christian, Husband, Dad, workaholic and author. Biography Carson Vincent Heady was born in Cape Girardeau, MO, graduated from Southeast Missouri State University and moved to St. Louis in 2001. He has served in sales and leadership across Microsoft, AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile. Carson is best-selling author of the Birth of a Salesman series, the first book of which was published by World Audience Inc. in 2010. He released The Salesman Against the World in 2014, A Salesman Forever in 2016 and Salesman on Fire in 2020. He is also featured in Scott Ingram’s B2B Sales Mentors: 20 Stories from 20 Top 1% Sales Professionals. Carson is a 7-time CEO/President’s Club winner across 5 roles at AT&T and Microsoft and National Verizon Rockstar winner. He has been recognized as a top social seller at Microsoft and is consistently ranked in the top 25 sales gurus in the world on Rise Global. He is included among the Top 50 sales authors on LinkedIn. With over 330K social followers, Carson has also been interviewed on over 30 sales and leadership podcasts, by such luminaries as Jeffrey & Jennifer Gitomer, Jeb Blount, Brandon Bornancin, Sam Dunning, Larry Levine, Darrell Amy, Scott Ingram, Thierry van Herwijnen, Jim Brown, Sam Jacobs, Luigi Prestinenzi, Donald Kelly, Marylou Tyler, George Leith, Pat Helmer, Eric Nelson, Ron Tunick, Jeff Arthur, Mary Ann Samedi, Jean Oursler, Andre Harrell, Marlene Chism, Bill Crespo, Matt Tanguay, Josh Wheeler and Chad Bostick. He has also co-hosted the Smart Biz Show on EG Marketing Radio. His articles have appeared in several noteworthy publications such as SalesGravy, Smash! Sales, Salesopedia and the Baylor Sports Department S3 Report. Carson lives in St. Louis, MO, with his wife Amy and daughters Madison, Sidonia and Charlotte.
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