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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→

A 7 Word Sequence that Changes Everything

I'm 56 years old and I'm embarrassed to say that it's taken me so long to figure this out: People who consistently follow through on their words are exceedingly rare. Unfortunately, most of us, no matter how well-intentioned we may be, let our … Read the full article→

Summit Press Release

Press Release: Fortune 500 Executive Leadership Coach and Best-Selling Author to Share Stage with Mega-Rockstar at 2nd Annual Extreme Leadership Summit in Chicago this April 11-13 Jay Jay French of Twister Sister to deliver a keynote address at … Read the full article→

Caught On Video: A Rock Star’s Lesson for the Rest of Us

It's not every day you get to sit down and chat with a rock star, is it? Jay Jay French is the founder, manager, and guitarist for the iconic rock 'n roll band, Twisted Sister. And after performing over 9000 shows in front of millions of … Read the full article→

How to Master Your Master Mind

The term  "Master Mind" has been part of our modern day lexicon since  Napoleon Hill wrote about its power in Think And Grow Rich, which was originally published in 1937. And for good reason. There are few things more powerful than being a part … Read the full article→