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Be a LION (Pt 1 of 2)

Be a LION (Pt 1 of 2)

Philip II of Macedon taught his son Alexander the Great,

“An army of deer led by a lion is more to be feared than an army of lions led by a deer.”

The man you see on the cover of this month’s issue of SUCCESS, coach Mike Krzyzewski, is a lion.

Seven-time NBA All-Star, Grant Hill, recalls his first team meeting as a fresh Duke University basketball team recruit in fall of 1990, “It was an awesome day. Read More


If It Ain’t Broke, Break It (before someone else does!)

If It Ain’t Broke, Break It (before someone else does!)

I have a fair warning for you today: Your business model will be broken. It’s not if, it’s only when. You can’t stop it; you have no choice in the matter. The only choice you have is who gets to break it.

Destroyers will come out of nowhere—out of your competitor’s skunk works lab, from a pizza and Red Bull fueled college dorm room or from an upstart founded in some remote city in the world you’ve never even heard of before. Read More


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


What Makes a Great Leader? Part 1

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