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Finding Courage as a Leader

Today is Martin Luther King Day.  Martin Luther King had courage as a leader to stand up for what is right.  He was willing, and did finally, pay the full price as a leader. Update: I recorded a Facebook Live video session about this post and Bill Treasurer’s new book: Bill Treasurer’s latest book, “A Leadership […]

How Donald Trump Speaks

“How stupid are our leaders?” “How stupid are they?” “I’m really rich” “Politicians are all talk, no action” “huge,” “terrible,” “beautiful.” Any guesses which political leader made these statements? “he prefers simple language” Jon Favreau, Obama speechwriter How Donald Trump Speaks Donald Trump dominates a specific type of rhetoric. His speaking is radically different to every […]

Setting Goals for 2017

If you are reading this via email, watch the video on the blog: Setting Goals for 2017 Each year I decide on a few words that set the theme for the year.  Last year was Connect, Create, Complete.  This year I have set Unconditional Peace of Mind as the theme. I will explain more on what […]

We Must Learn to Spot “Fake” Leaders

Charlie Munger and Warren Buffett call them “chauffeur” leaders.  I call them fake leaders.  All noise, no delivery.  All bluster, no execution.  Bill Treasurer calls them Pigheads and Weaklings. We must learn to see behind the show, the presentation skills.  Is the person a leader, or a “chauffeur” leader.  Listen to the video below to […]

How the US President Plans his Days

Do you plan your days, or do your days run as a reaction to what pops up?  In Washington DC, one of our EO leaders at the EO Leadership Academy was Christoph Magnussen – here in this he shares a tip we learnt about how to take control of your day. This is a lesson […]

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Purpose and Vision Beats Opportunism

Two Approaches to Life My friends live their lives in one of two contrasting ways: Guided by a Long term Vision for their Lives Take Opportunities as they come In the short term, the opportunists made great early progress.  I have one friend who changed job every 1-2 years in the investment banking industry.  Each […]

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Leadership: First, Control your Time

Yesterday I shared an interview with Christoph Magnussen reviewing lessons from #EOLA16. Here’s another smidgin of wisdom from Entrepreneurs’ Organisation Leadership Academy 2016.  In this video, Rich Mulholland, an entrepreneur from South Africa shares his reflections on two key moments during the leadership academy:  A re-enactment of the Martin Luther King “I Have a Dream” speech, […]

Lessons from EO Leadership Academy 2016 – Washington DC

I was in Washington DC the last 6 days teaching on the Entrepreneurs’ Organisation Leadership Academy 2016.  We had 28 leaders from all around the world – China, Nepal, Mexico, India, Pakistan, Canada, Germany, Australia, USA, UK.  The White House was being prepared for the inauguration of the next US President. Christophe Magnussen is an […]

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The 4 Positive Leadership Styles (and the 2 Most Negative…)

What Makes a Leader? Daniel Goleman’s article “What makes a Leader?” is the single most requested article in the history of the Harvard Business Review.  He looked at what leaders actually do, and what impact these behaviours have on the people around them. Goleman is the psychologist who introduced the term “Emotional Intelligence” to the […]

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Freedom is not Fun

“You can take my life, but you cannot take my freedom” William Wallace (through the mouth of Mel Gibson) Freedom sounds like good stuff.  Generations have fought and died to allow us the individual freedom that we enjoy today. Freedom is not the freedom from something, it is the freedom to choose to do or not […]

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