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What is the Path to Elite Level Leadership?

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We all know when we are around an elite leader. They are the ones who light up a room by their mere presence. They are the exceptional leaders that people want to work for, people want to hear speak, and people want to know. It’s easy to identify elite leaders by talking to the people that work for and with them. If you listen closely, you’ll here how much of an impact they make in their organization. Their people will readily run through a wall for them. If you can’t meet them in person, read about them on social media. They’ll be the ones not just with the most ‘Likes’, but with the most comments about them from people who currently and previously work for them, which shows their engagement.

Becoming an elite leader is a journey. It takes building on their innate qualities, refining their leadership through daily challenges and embracing a leadership strategy and philosophy that will keep them on track. Many will start on the path like on a multi-lane highway during rush hour. As the journey continues, it narrows to a two-lane road as fewer and fewer people remain on the journey. Eventually, it becomes a path where a single vehicle or person travels on their own.

Not everyone will become an Elite Level Leader, but it’s something we should all strive for because even if we don’t reach the elite level, we may still become a good or exceptional leader.


Featured Elite Level Leader – Lin-Manuel Miranda

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“Many people exit [Hamilton] thinking about what they are going to leave behind [in their legacy]. ”
– Lin-Manuel Miranda
Composer, Actor & Producer of Hamilton and In The Heights

From the book, “The Path to Elite Level Leadership.“
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I was asked by AMN Healthcare to deliver a leadership webinar to their subscribers earlier this year. I wanted to do something special and had been making notes on the leadership lessons in the Hamilton musical, so I offered them the topic, “10 Healthcare Leadership Lessons from the Hamilton Musical.” During my background research for the presentation, I learned not only were there leadership lessons in the musical, but also lessons in how Lin-Manuel led his team to create one of the most unique musicals ever. I decided to summarize my findings on his leadership vision in my book. I believe you’ll find it a very enlightening read. By the way, the attendees loved the presentation and I’ve delivered 3 other times since then. Thanks Michelle Bowdich for the request. Contact me to book for your organization.

I’m happy to include Lin-Manuel’s thoughts on leadership vision in the book.


Get Ready for Fall by Pre-Ordering a Signed Copy of “The Path to Elite Level Leadership” and Save 20%

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Fall is the perfect time to enjoy cooler temperatures and warm up with a hot leadership book.

My new book, “The Path to Elite Level Leadership,” is scheduled to be published later this month. We expect to receive the first run shipment in early November. Pre-order your signed copy today to be included in the first run shipments. Save 20% with the coupon code ‘preorder20’.

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Meeting the Leadership G.O.A.T., Ken Blanchard

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Honored to meet the leadership G.O.A.T. Ken Blanchard at the San Diego Leadership Forum Summit this morning. I read Ken’s first book, “The One Minute Manager” in 1982. He has since authored or co-authored 60 books, mostly on or related to leadership.

I wanted to meet Ken since I learned The Ken Blanchard Companies was based here in San Diego, but COVID hit and I waited to reach out to him. I got the chance to meet him this morning and am looking forward to further discussions and sharing my upcoming leadership book with him. Thanks for your great remarks during the summit. It’s something we all need to hear more of today.


Pre-Order Your Signed Copy of “The Path to Elite Level Leadership” Today!

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My new book, “The Path to Elite Level Leadership,” is scheduled to be published later this month. We expect to receive the first run shipment in early November. Pre-order your signed copy today to be included in the first run shipments.

Elite leadership is what separates great leaders from good ones. It’s the same thing that separates good athletes from elite athletes. Elite athletes focus on improving their craft by following a regular practice and improvement regimen. Elite athletes are the ones who win championships, most valuable player awards and/or Olympic medals. This approach to improvement is also followed by award winning TV and movie performers, musicians and vocalists, chefs and renowned artists.

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MAYA MOORE – 2020 ELITE LEADERSHIP IMPACT AWARD RECIPIENT

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In 2017, Maya Moore was named Sports Illustrated’s Performer of the Year after leading the Minnesota Lynx to their 4th WNBA (Women’s National Basketball Association) Championship. This was after winning back-to-back NCAA Women’s Basketball Championships with the University of Connecticut, a WNBA Finals MVP, two WNBA All-Star Game MVPs, two Olympic gold medals and the WNBA Rookie of the Year Award. She was called “the greatest winner in the history of women’s basketball (with the best yet to come),” also by Sports Illustrated. In 2019, she decided to put a pause on her basketball career to help an inmate wrongly convicted of a crime.

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GORDON GEE – 2020 ELITE LEADERSHIP IMPACT AWARD RECIPIENT

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President Gee is known for his straightforward approach to things, his bow ties and the hundreds of selfies he has taken with students. He is one of the best practitioners of social leadership you will ever meet or hear about. He extensively uses of social media to communicate and connect with his audience. He has tens of thousands of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram followers.

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ROBERT FORD – 2020 ELITE LEADERSHIP IMPACT AWARD RECIPIENT

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Robert Ford succeeded Abbott’s long-time CEO, Miles D. White, on March 31, 2020 right at the beginning of the pandemic. According to the World Health Organization, testing will be the key to beating the coronavirus pandemic. Robert and Abbott, stepped up to help make this come to fruition.

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2020 ELITE LEADERSHIP IMPACT AWARD RECIPIENTS

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Join us in congratulating the 2020 Elite Leadership IMPACT Award recipients. These are the people who make an impact in their organizations, in their industry and in their communities. These are exceptional leaders that people want to work for, people want to hear, and people want to know. Last year, was a tough year for all of us, but these leaders have shown how to continue to make an impact in the face of a pandemic, social justice or both. I have been truly moved by the leadership they have shown.

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The 5 Critical Gaps in Your Leadership Development

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There’s an old advertising adage that goes, “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don’t know which half.” What’s true in advertising is probably even worse for most leadership development programs. Organizations spend over $3.5 billion dollars on leadership development worldwide each year. Unfortunately, much of this money is wasted because a wrong or incomplete approach to leadership development is chosen that doesn’t lead to sustained leadership growth. Based on decades of research, human behavior analysis and personal teaching experience, there are 5 critical gaps in most leadership development programs.

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