August 2011

For the past two weeks, I’ve been writing about The 5 Levels of Leadership, my book coming out on the 4th of October. Last week I shared an overview and description of Level 1. Here’s the overview of the book again: <...

In less than two months, my new book, The 5 Levels of Leadership, comes out! Last week I shared an excerpt that explained why I wrote the book. Today, I’d love to give you a quick overview and description of Level 1. In the book, each level is explained in its...

How do you convince people to buy into your vision for the future? That’s the question every leader must figure out how to answer if he or she hopes to have significant influence. Unfortunately, many well-intentioned leaders fail to find support for their vision because they start off on...

As Americans, we love to roll up our sleeves and do it ourselves. We have an entire television channel, the DIY Network, dedicating to helping us tackle projects on our own—without relying on professional help. Rightfully, we feel a sense of pride after mastering new skills and empowering ourselves...

It's coming! I don't know about you, but I can hardly believe that August is already here. Before I know it, September and then October will arrive. And with October (on October 4, to be exact), comes my newest book, The 5 Levels of Leadership. With just weeks to go, I've decided...

Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure. -Napoleon Hill When I was growing up, one of the questions I used to hear from motivational speakers was this: “If the possibility of failure were erased, what would you attempt to achieve?” That seemed...

All leaders go through stretches when they have to work overtime to meet deadlines and deliver results. We refer to these times as “busy seasons,” and they are illustrated by the following examples:  The farmer harvesting his crop  An event planner finalizing details on the eve of a major conference ...

In the science-fiction classic, Back to the Future, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) journeys 30 years back in time—from 1985 to 1955. While in the past, he saves his father (then only a teenager) from being hit by an oncoming car. In doing so, Marty unintentionally breaks the chain of events that...

The ability to empower others is one of the keys to personal and professional success. John Craig remarked, “No matter how much work you can do, no matter how engaging your personality may be, you will not advance far in business if you cannot work through others.” And business executive...