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Come on Over to My House!

Some people think it's strange that I invite my readers and clients to my home. Nothing could be further from the truth; it is, in fact, one of my favorite things to do. Here's a little video about our next professional/personal shindig at … Read the full article→

A Personal Invitation

Attendance for The Certification Weekend is limited to a small group, so claim your spot now!   Click here for all the details!   Right now, there are only a handful of Extreme Leadership Facilitators on the planet, and you may have … Read the full article→

4 Steps for Extreme Feedback

It’s the oldest skill in the management texts: listen to your employees. Seek their input. But it’s not enough to ask for feedback; you have to be genuinely interested in the response—especially if you think you won’t like it. Those posing as leaders … Read the full article→

When Was the Last Time You Wrote One of These?

When it comes to strumming the heart strings at work (or anywhere else), nothing beats a personal, hand-written note of thanks, praise, or gratitude--especially in these hyper-digital days of texts and email. Maybe it's because of the manifest, … Read the full article→

The Love Assessment

"Love is the ultimate motivation of the Extreme Leader: love of something or someone, love of a cause, love of a principal, love of the people you work with and the customers you serve, love of the future you and yours can create together, love of … Read the full article→

When I First Met Pops

In anticipation of the release of the 10th Anniversary Edition of The Radical Leap, here's another entry from my hand-written notes on the original manuscript. (Read the previous post here). This became the scene where I first meet the character, … Read the full article→

Looking Back to Look Forward

The Radical Leap: A Personal Lesson in Extreme Leadership was first published in 2004 and has become the cornerstone of my body of work. In preparing for the launch of the 10th Anniversary edition (coming in September!), I found myself looking back … Read the full article→

A New Standard for Public Service?

John Morgan, the founder of The Chinook Institute for Civic Leadership, is, at his core, a civil servant. An urban planner, to be precise. Given the stereotypes that many attribute to government workers, you may think that "love" and "urban … Read the full article→

A Declaration for Your Wall

A declaration is a powerful thing. By making a declaration, you not only announce something, you proclaim it to be a true and accurate representation of who you are and what you believe in. You make a vow to anyone who reads or listens that you … Read the full article→

4 Steps to Tracking Your Commitments

In response to the challenge in my previous post, Bob "Batch" Batcheler launched himself on a personal Do What You Say You Will Do campaign. He shared his experience in the comments: "One of the things that I am trying to do is to write down EVERY … Read the full article→