Category Archives: Leadership

Featured Elite Level Leader – John Couris

“It is more important for leaders to admit that you don’t know something and then commit to learning, rather than telling people what they want to hear.”
– John Couris, President and CEO of Tampa General Hospital

From the book, “The Path to Elite Level Leadership.”

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Featured Elite Level Leader – Shellye Archambeau

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“If you want to be a good leader, you have to invest in yourself.”
– Shellye Archambeau, Former CEO of MetricStream

From the book, “The Path to Elite Level Leadership.”

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Featured Elite Level Leader – Dave Raymond, Sweet Baby Ray’s

“Leaders have to do everything they can to set their team up for success.”
– Dave Raymond, Creator and Co-Founder, Sweet Baby Ray’s Sauces

From the book, “The Path to Elite Level Leadership.”

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Featured Elite Level Leader – Larry Quinlan, Former Global CIO of Deloitte

“Mentoring may not be a formal relationship but may be more natural and instinctive.”
–  Larry Quinlan, Former Global CIO of Deloitte

From the book, “The Path to Elite Level Leadership.”

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Why it’s a Path to Elite Level Leadership

People often ask me why it is a Path to Elite Level Leadership. I tell them, it’s a path because not everyone will travel it. Everyone will not become an Elite Level Leader. It’s like experiencing a:

  • Championship or MVP athlete
  • Award winning performer
  • World-renowned surgeon or economist
  • 5-star chef
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Get Ready for Fall by Pre-Ordering a Signed Copy of “The Path to Elite Level Leadership” and Save 20%

Fall is the perfect time to enjoy cooler temperatures and warm up with a hot leadership book.

My new book, “The Path to Elite Level Leadership,” is scheduled to be published later this month. We expect to receive the first run shipment in early November. Pre-order your signed copy today to be included in the first run shipments. Save 20% with the coupon code ‘preorder20’.

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Meeting the Leadership G.O.A.T., Ken Blanchard

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Honored to meet the leadership G.O.A.T. Ken Blanchard at the San Diego Leadership Forum Summit this morning. I read Ken’s first book, “The One Minute Manager” in 1982. He has since authored or co-authored 60 books, mostly on or related to leadership.

I wanted to meet Ken since I learned The Ken Blanchard Companies was based here in San Diego, but COVID hit and I waited to reach out to him. I got the chance to meet him this morning and am looking forward to further discussions and sharing my upcoming leadership book with him. Thanks for your great remarks during the summit. It’s something we all need to hear more of today.


Pre-Order Your Signed Copy of “The Path to Elite Level Leadership” Today!

My new book, “The Path to Elite Level Leadership,” is scheduled to be published later this month. We expect to receive the first run shipment in early November. Pre-order your signed copy today to be included in the first run shipments.

Elite leadership is what separates great leaders from good ones. It’s the same thing that separates good athletes from elite athletes. Elite athletes focus on improving their craft by following a regular practice and improvement regimen. Elite athletes are the ones who win championships, most valuable player awards and/or Olympic medals. This approach to improvement is also followed by award winning TV and movie performers, musicians and vocalists, chefs and renowned artists.

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Empathy Is The Most Important Leadership Skill According To Research

We have long identified empathy is a top leadership quality and it’s one of the qualities that the best leaders are ‘wired’ with.

It’s taking on a new level of meaning and priority. Far from a soft approach it can drive significant business results.

You always knew demonstrating empathy is positive for people, but new research demonstrates its importance for everything from innovation to retention. Great leadership requires a fine mix of all kinds of skills to create the conditions for engagement, happiness and performance, and empathy tops the list of what leaders must get right.

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The Leadership Lesson We Should All Learn From Simone Biles

Those that have followed me or engaged in one of my leadership programs know that the leadership development process I created was originally based on the way elite athletes have trained for decades. In short, they assess their abilities, create a vision which they execute on, reflect on how they performed and receive regular coaching feedback.

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