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The Radical Edge is Free

I'd like to give you a free, signed copy of my book, The Radical Edge: Stoke Your Business, Amp Your Life, and Change the World. Why? I wrote Edge, which was originally published in 2006, to help deepen your mastery of Extreme Leadership by … Read the full article→

The Radical Question

The powerful Net Promoter Score system started out by asking a very simple question: What is the likelihood that you would recommend Company X to a friend or colleague? And if you think about what that question really asks, we end up with the … Read the full article→

The Signers of The Declaration of Extreme Leadership

I had the great honor of hosting The Extreme Leadership Intensive on July 18 and 19 in Des Moines, IA.  It was a phenomenal opportunity for an intimate group of Extreme Leaders from several companies and entrepreneurial ventures to focus on the … Read the full article→

The Intensive Video

This quick video is both a primer/reminder of The Extreme Leadership LEAP Framework, and an overview of The Extreme Leadership Intensive. Have a look:   Click here for more details on the upcoming Extreme Leadership Intensive … Read the full article→

Never Do It Alone

My dear friend and colleague, Ron Schultz, has recently edited and released a profound book called Creating Good Work, which is a compilation of essays by some of today's greatest social entrepreneurs. One of the themes that emerges from reading … Read the full article→

The Right Way to Converse With a Virtual Team

[Tweet ""Our success will ultimately be tied to the quality of our leadership.""] In this series of posts about leading virtual and unconventional teams, I've suggested some important conversations you should facilitate across the distance.  … Read the full article→

Conversation 3: What Does Success Look Like For Us?

It’s become conventional wisdom that in order to get people excited about the present, you should talk about the future. You should have a vision of where you’re aspiring to go and communicate it clearly to all the stakeholders. Well, the … Read the full article→

Conversation 2: What Is This Project or Team Really About?

John Chambers, CEO of Cisco Systems, once said in an interview that a business should be able to identify and articulate its “higher meaning and purpose.” Yes, money is important. So are the deliverables, client outcomes, job descriptions and … Read the full article→

Conversation 1: Personal Discovery

As promised, here is the first of my 3 Conversations You Need to Have With Your Team--virtual or otherwise. To prepare for Conversation 1, write down the names of the people on your team.  Now, list everything you know about each person—beyond the … Read the full article→

Join Me in Des Moines?

If you're in the Midwest of the US--or just have a hankering to travel there--please join me at The Extreme Leadership Intensive in Des Moines, IA on July 18 & 19, 2013. This day-and-a-half program will help you apply the principles of Extreme … Read the full article→