Why Strong Relationships Matter

3 tactics to power up your best assets.

Relationship problems can kill your progress in life. On the flip side, strong relationships give you  power and reduce the number of problems you face overall. None of us will travel a completely smooth road in life. Things go wrong and put our world in a spin.  Usually the first thing we do is reach out… Read more »

Great Teams Have One Thing in Common

Coach for it and watch your team grow from good to great.

The type of team doesn’t matter—business, professional sports, volunteers, Fantasy Football. The type of industry you’re in doesn’t matter. The size of the team doesn’t matter. To be great, any team needs just one thing: a high percentage of star players. All good teams have at least a few stars—the serial winners. All great teams… Read more »

4 Non-negotiables for Winning Leadership

The keys to making big things happen with your team.

Winning leaders are people who make positive things happen. For me, that’s the definition of leadership. If you aren’t making things happen with your team, you’re just running a social club. Benjamin Hooks, a civil rights leader and the former head of the NAACP, once said, “If you think you are leading and turn around… Read more »

How to Spot a Winner Early On

Good employees are easy to spot if you know what to look for.

If you have a business to run, you need to find good employees who can make a contribution right away. Of course they’ll need training before they reach maximum effectiveness, but they need to be able to add some kind of productive value to the team right from the start. Winners may start off barely… Read more »

The Most Important Skill For Success

There’s only one #1 thing for you to focus on as you are headed towards a goal. Knowing what this is allows you to be efficient, stay on track and get where you’re wanting to go as fast as possible. This is something you must understand to be powerful and successful. It’s simple, but it can… Read more »

Becoming A Top Leader – Part 5B

Everyone works according to the picture they have in their mind of what they are supposed to be doing. Top leaders know nothing good will happen with their teams unless they make it happen. They can’t rely on bossing and bullying because that just drives people away. Here’s how top leaders see their role in… Read more »

Becoming A Top Leader – Part 5A

Obviously it’s not an accident when people rise to the top of their industry and stay there. They have a “method to their madness”. Having systems can empower you. Not having or understanding systems can doom you to a lifetime of mediocrity. Here’s what winners do.

Becoming A Top Leader – Part 4

Attitude and momentum are two things everyone has heard about, but only the best leaders know how to create and maintain these two powerful forces for growth. They are like the ocean tides. If you harness them, they can quickly take you places you could never go on your own. Learn how to use these… Read more »

Becoming A Top Leader – Part 3C

Winning patterns involve simplification. The reward for taking the time and effort to make tough choices weeds out distractions that keep you from the most important things. This is an area where you really see how the good can be the enemy of the best. Clutter brings down many hard working and intelligent people. Focusing… Read more »