I'm sure, like me, you find that some weeks you grind it out, and some weeks are a blessing. In my case, this week was a blessing – I got to check off three items on my professional 'bucket list':
First, I got to spend an evening sharing the principles of Predictable Success with the top 20 executives from a Fortune 10 company. (Client confidentiality prevents me from saying who, but it's a company I've long wanted to work with.)
Second, I was asked to share a stage later this year with one of my personal heroes, Jim Collins (of 'Good to Great' and 'Built to Last' fame) – details are below the fold.
And third, I finally got to upgrade my beloved but increasingly cranky old Mac – the one on which I wrote both 'Predictable Success' and 'The Synergist' – with an all-new Quad-core Intel, 1Tb Fusion-drive, 3.9Ghz, 27" iMac (that's it sucking the innards out of my old Mac above). Proof, if it was needed, that yes, I'm a nerd.
Lots of great stuff this week, so let's get right to it….
Shawn Hunter: What Makes an Exceptional Leader
Few people have been face-to-face with as many great leaders as Shawn Hunter.
As VP of Leadership Development for Skillsoft, he's met and interviewed just about everyone – and worked out what makes the great ones tick.
Listen to our interview here
The 5 First Steps to Achieving Great
Ever have that sinking feeling that you're not achieving to the level you know you can?
In this week's Inc article, I outline the 5 simple steps you can take to kick your performance up from merely 'good' to truly
Read the Inc article here
Predictable Success Now in Second Print: Special Offer
We just received the second print run of Predictable Success (new cover above).
That means we've sold all 15,000 of the first print run, which is pretty neat.
To celebrate, we're making a very special offer to you – For 2 weeks only:
Grab the special offer here