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What kind of leader are you? Take the quiz to find out!

Taking a leadership style quiz won’t make you a great leader, but it will give you some of the insights you need to start developing your leadership into something greater than it already is. We all lead with style. For some of us, our … Read the full article→

The Alchemy of Culture: 4 Key Ingredients from the Founder of Qor

If there's one thing Joe Teno knows with great certainty, it's that he knows nothing with great certainty. And that's a good thing to keep in mind if you want to help build an innovative culture. "I'm a firm believer in not knowing," Teno says. … Read the full article→

A WUP Upside the Head 2.0

Chapter 13    I folded the note and put it in my pocket as I walked back up the beach to rejoin Smitty and Cam at the café. I was thrilled to hear from Edg, and I was excited about meeting this woman, Agnes. She had to be an exceedingly … Read the full article→

A WUP Upside the Head 1.9

Chapter 12    My heart skipped when I recognized the script. I hadn’t heard from Edg in the two years since he’d swept into my world and in one eventful week twisted my head and heart around until I got my life back on track. He had … Read the full article→

These 4 Days Could Change Everything for You (For the Better, of Course)

I know that title sounds like hyperbole; I know a lot of people make that claim to describe their programs and events--so, I don't use the words lightly. But now that we've had several years of Extreme Leadership Certifications under our belt, I … Read the full article→

3 Key Lessons From Some of the Most Influential People on the Planet

Bernie Swain is the man who knows everyone. Not literally, mind you, but I've never met anyone who knows more people worth knowing than the co-founder of the Washington Speakers Bureau. He's worked with and befriended almost every person of … Read the full article→

A WUP Upside the Head 1.8

Chapter 11 “Now, this next step is where the magic happens,” Smitty rolled on. “This is what makes the mondo difference, and it’s the one thing that note takers since the days of tablets and chisels have rarely even thought about. So write down … Read the full article→

Help Me Fight Breast Cancer and I’ll do 500 Pull Ups for You

Barbells For Boobs is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the early detection of breast cancer, with an emphasis on women under the age of 40 and men. Inspired by athletes everywhere, local communities come together and raise funds to … Read the full article→

Introducing the Golden Clock: Is a Flexible Schedule the Key to Productivity?

If you listen to politicians, especially those aspiring to live in the big, white home on Pennsylvania Avenue, you might think your happiness is directly tied to their victory in the election. Turns out, that's not big factor; having control over … Read the full article→

A WUP Upside the Head 1.7

Chapter 10   “Tell me the truth now, Cammie Boy. Have you ever listened in on another person’s conversation? Let’s say you’re standing in line at Starbucks, minding your own business, and there’s a couple behind you in line having a little … Read the full article→