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Adding Value. That's what I set out to do every day with my blog and social media. It's why I speak to thousands of people every year. It's my reason for writing every one of my books. There is nothing I enjoy more than adding value to people - through...

Hello from Pebble Beach, California! There are certainly worse places to spend a week in October, but Pebble Beach is especially significant to me right now because of the EQUIP Leadership Summit and Golf Classic. You may have seen that EQUIP is the non-profit organization that I founded over a...

Several things on a team are not contagious. Talent. Experience. Willingness to practice. But you can be sure of one thing: Attitude is catching. When someone on the team is teachable and his humility is rewarded by improvement, others are more likely to display similar characteristics. When a leader is...

Chapter 9 Synopsis Connectors Inspire People When someone begins to communicate with others, the first thing listeners do is start asking questions at a subconscious level. They want to know what’s in it for them. They want to know if the speaker is credible. But they also care about how...

Chapter 4 Synopsis Connecting Always Requires Energy When I was working on my bachelor’s degree, I took a speech class. More than forty years later, I can truly say that learning how to speak to an audience has been foundational to my journey through life as well as to my...