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What Makes a Great Leader? Part 3

I feel it’s only fitting to conclude our leadership series with an example of one of my greatest leadership heroes. (Go here if you missed Part 1 or Part 2)

One of the greatest leaders I think the world witnessed, during our lifetime at least, is Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela’s life story has long since become a legend, one that transcends borders, race, language or culture. Read More

What makes a Great Leader? Part 2

Last week I shared a story of confidence and humility to illustrate the two most important attributes of being a great leader and strengthening the influence you have with others.

To continue our theme of leadership, I’m going to share with you further leadership insights from several of my friends who many thousands of people pay big bucks to learn from—Mr. Read More

What Makes a Great Leader? Part 1

Great leaders are the backbone of our society, the foundation of everything from families, communities, spiritual organizations, major corporations to entire countries.

I’d like to point out what I think are two of the most important attributes of a powerful and influential leader through the example of one of the greatest leaders the world has ever known—Abraham Lincoln. Read More

The Secret Source Code of Achievement

Today I am going to give you what I consider THE Secret Source Code of Achievement.

Most people won’t tell you this. Why?

Because one, they don’t know what’s really running their motor.

They THINK it’s for all these projected altruistic motives, but the reality is it is rooted in something much more raw and profound. Read More

Time to Get Vulnerable

When you hear the term leader, most likely an array of adjectives come to mind. Some may include courageous, strong, powerful, assertive and so on.

Rarely would you think of vulnerability as a trait equating with leadership. Those within leadership positions in a company may even believe that displaying signs of vulnerability to your team is a sign of weakness. Read More

Closing Your Biggest Sale

The theme for today’s post is conquering your marketplace through sales. To help you better understand the key elements of the sales process, I started going through the catalog of the biggest sales I have ever made.

To write this for you, I took a mental jog back in time to try and figure out what was the biggest sale I ever made. Read More

Disconnected Days

I have a problem. A very serious problem. It’s destroying my (productive) life.

My problem: I am easily seduced.

It seems I am weak. Every day I set out to be disciplined. Every day I promise I will not stray.

But every day somehow the siren’s song of email, texts, phone calls and social alerts always prostrate me. Read More

Freedom and Responsibility

Does the idea of your own death inspire you? Let me share a story of how it did for this one man:

Imagine waking up tomorrow morning, grabbing your cup of coffee, and opening up the newspaper to find your own obituary.

That’s exactly what happened to Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel in 1888.

Ludvig Nobel, Alfred’s brother, had passed away, but a French newspaper mistakenly thought it was Alfred. Read More