10 Leadership Traits that Every Great Leader Needs

The best qualities you'll find in the best leaders and how you can use them in your own life.

When you sit back to think about widely known leaders, who comes to mind? Does Bill Gates or Oprah Winfrey pop in your head? From the past, what about Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill or Nelson Mandela? Does the current Pope Francis sneak in? Surely, Martin Luther King Jr. came to mind. What Great Leaders Have… Read more »

Learn to Quit Like a Winner: How to Be Proactive

Three things you should probably start quitting to create the life you want.

You might love or hate Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots, the head coach with the most Super Bowl wins in the history of the NFL, but he has a lot to teach you about how to be proactive. Every week, Belichick and his assistant coaches study their opponent in the next game and… Read more »

3 Things Nick Saban’s Process Can Show You That Will Simplify Your Life

The curious habits that create a winning system anybody can copy.

Many think Nick Saban of the University of Alabama is the best college football coach in the game today. Way back in 2008, Forbes put him on the cover as “The Most Powerful Coach in Sports,” and overall he’s won five national championships. That alone might be enough to convince you he has some pretty… Read more »

Keep Making Adjustments for Consistent Growth

Maintain your momentum by making adjustments.

In order to stay on track and maintain your pace, you have to make adjustments. If you’re on the highway and your lane suddenly slows down, you switch lanes, right? It’s a small, simple adjustment. Small, simple, regular adjustments are the key to consistent growth and progress. Serial winners rely on small adjustments. Small adjustments… Read more »

Improve Yourself by Confronting the Biggest Hurdle

The biggest obstacles are the ones we imagine.

Bullet Bob Turley, hall-of-fame pitcher for the New York Yankees, helped found the company I work for and mentored me for many years. If you wanted to improve yourself, he had decades of wisdom to share. I think of him almost every day. Some years ago, a colleague, Andy Young, was in Naples, Florida, where… Read more »

Prove Your Coachability and Attract the Best Mentors

To get access to the best insights, you have to show you’re up for the challenge.

Coachability isn’t a word, really, but managers, leaders, and mentors are using it more and more. In fact, if I had to use one word to describe the traits of people destined for repeat success, 6 days out of 7 it would be “coachability.” As I wrote in my previous post, you might win once or… Read more »

How Do My Strengths and Weaknesses Stack Up?

4 big takeaways from the Serial Winner Assessment that you can use to get stronger

If you’ve taken the Serial Winner Assessment, you might be wondering, How do my strengths and weaknesses compare to others who’ve taken the test? Or, I’m doing pretty good … right? Or maybe, Am I normal? I’ve released some results in past posts and articles, but we have hundreds of participants now and more people… Read more »

5 Questions to Expose Your Strengths and Weaknesses

What Maria Sharapova taught us about the 1 moment when character matters most.

Maria Sharapova — one of the greatest women tennis players of all time, winner of Wimbledon at 17, Olympic medalist — gave us all an important lesson four weeks ago on when your personal strengths really matter. At a press conference that most thought was going to be a retirement announcement, she told the world that… Read more »