The 3 Big Clean Secrets of the Champion Leader

Every day I get dozens of commercial and political emails trying to sell me some product or some candidate. And often times they will use a Subject Line that suggests they are going to reveal some dirty little secrets about a competitor’s product or a different politician. I have to admit that those emails are intriguing. After all, we’d all like to …

What do the most effective leaders do?

I grew up in the Christmas tree business. Indeed, my father was a leader in the Christmas tree business. He personally planted, raised, pruned, cut, delivered, and sold hundreds of thousands of Christmas trees for 47 years. And in many ways, he was a Santa Claus leader to so many people. He hired kids, juvenile delinquents, alcoholics, and the down-and-outers that no one else …

The startling question that determines your degree of success

My first career was in corrections, working as a counselor in a juvenile reformatory.  I worked with robbers, pimps, addicts, and hustlers.  And most of the boys came from really tough circumstances. Nonetheless, I would constantly tell them that their future … their success and achievement or their failure and setback … would all be determined by their answer to …