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What Makes a Great Leader? Part 3

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

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


Freedom and Responsibility

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


‘Tis the Season for a Knockout

‘Tis the Season for a Knockout

While many people mistakenly excuse lack of productivity during the holiday period, NOW is the time when you can get out in front and gain some serious strides on the competition.

When I was in real estate, most of my colleagues went into hibernation mode in December. Since many people do not buy or sell houses around the holiday season, they rationalized taking it easy—big mistake! Read More


WOW Beginnings (2 of 2)

WOW Beginnings (2 of 2)

In part two of our WOW Beginnings series, here’s a lesson I want to share with you: Go back to being a bit naïve.

Just as Brian Wong, whom I interviewed on the December CD of SUCCESS magazine, said it,

“Be willing to ask questions and be naïve.”

You see, I think the older—and seemingly wiser and more experienced we become—the more we THINK we need to know the answers to questions and problems. Read More