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

Just as a journey may start on a 4-lane highway. It then narrows to a 2-lane road. Eventually, it it is reduced to a path as there are fewer and fewer travelers.

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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

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 Olympic Champion 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.

I have had the pleasure of interviewing and researching several elite athletes over the years. This includes championship athletes from several sports and Olympic medalists. The one thing they have in common is their drive to compete at an elite level.

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