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Want to Become a Real Leader? My Book Will Show You How

I believe leadership is the scarcest resource in the world. We need leaders today more than ever. To grow as a leader, you need training—you need tools, you need techniques, you need lessons and you need mentors. That’s the reason I’m excited today to...

4 Ways to Quiet the Emotional Enemies in Your Mind

I have a recurring nightmare that has plagued me since my days at Georgia State University where I was working toward an MBA. A lot of people tell me they have the same dream: It’s the last day of finals and I’m failing my exams. I didn’t prepare enough. Every time I...

What You Can Learn About Failure From Winston Churchill

I love to study the leadership of Sir Winston Churchill. A quote of his is, “Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.” The context of that quote was immediately after World War II. In the summer of 1945, he was voted...

4 Ways to Declutter Your Mind

In our world today, it’s easier than ever to be unfocused. So many people are attracted to their distractions, staring at their phones and allowing crazy stuff to fly into their brains in a steady stream of clutter. Related: Spring Is Your Opportunity to Refresh Your...

Spring Is Your Opportunity to Refresh Your Dreams—Use It

It’s hard to believe it is already spring of 2017. Now, I don’t know about you, but the older I get, the faster time seems to fly. And when you think about spring arriving, in many ways it’s a rebirth—you know, the earth comes back alive, plants...

Today, Become a Daily Goal Setter

I will today get better than I was yesterday. I will move forward today toward my goal.   The key to a great career is to become a daily goal setter and a daily goal hitter. You know, we say we’re human beings, but we’re really human becomings. We’re either...

5 Things Strong Leaders Do

Life isn’t fair. If you think you will always have the same raises, bonuses and opportunities as your peers, prepare to be disappointed. That’s life. As a leader, you will sometimes have to make personal sacrifices for the good of your organization. That’s life....

5 Life-Changing Books Written by the Greats

I’m a big believer in learning by example. I love to read about people who have achieved something great, particularly during times of adversity. These people inspire us to bring out our own greatness, to persevere in times of struggle and to keep life in perspective....

3 U.S. Presidents Who Inspire Me

  I want to talk to you today on Presidents Day. Some of my great heroes in life are historic presidents in the United States of America, so I want to talk to you today about three people that have an influence on my life by how they led, what they did, how they...
“Leadership is something you earn.”