The 5-Step Process that Guarantees You Can Become a Great Leader

How the cycle of success gives you the keys to climb the leadership ladder.

  There’s a lot written about leadership, and as you’d expect there’s a lot of nonsense written about leadership. That’s because most of the people writing have no real experience with it and are writing from an observer’s standpoint. But let’s look at how leadership really works, and step-by-step how you can become a great… Read more »

We Can Only Be Great Doing Things We Really Want To Do

Until you follow your whims, you can't know what you really want.

Every big idea starts out as a whim: “Hmm, wouldn’t that be great?” Until we follow the idea, we can’t be sure if we actually want it. In other words, it’s important to follow your natural curiosity. We all have different things that intrigue us. That’s what makes us unique. It’s following our natural curiosity that… Read more »

3 Questions to Ask Before You Quit

And 2 simple things you can do to regain control.

When I was building my business, I considered quitting a lot. It was a rough few years. I wasn’t making enough to support my family. My team missed goal after goal. Our growth was snail-paced. I was even labeled “Turkey of the Month” in a nationwide newsletter. Entrepreneurs face similar circumstances all the time. It’s… Read more »

The Best Leaders Have The Best Systems

How winners accomplish big and important things

Leaders are difference makers. They are catalysts who make positive things happen with available people, ideas, and resources. Which is why the world judges leaders first on what they actually accomplish, not the quality of their ideas or the strength of their vision. Strategy is important, innovation is important. But in the long run, a leader has… 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 »

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 »

The 1% That Makes All the Difference

Change your rate of success at anything with this approach.

I have always loved watching interviews with PGA golfer Paul Goydos. He’s funny and his insights are dead on. Seven or eight years ago, he was being asked in interviews what made Tiger Woods better than most players. He said, essentially, if we go out on the golf course and hit the same shot, my… Read more »

Andre Agassi: The Come Back

A comeback is possible, if you're willing to pay the price.

Determination is Essential for Progress In 1998, tennis star Andre Agassi dropped to 140th in the world. Have you ever gotten totally discouraged and off course? Have you ever in your life been in a prolonged slump? Or have you ever been unable to figure out which end is up and what to do next?… Read more »