• 7 Things I Learned From Building An AI Chatbot For Leadership Development

    By Kevin on October 22, 2018

    My mission is to spark 100 million leaders in the next 10 years. That’s a lot of people. How can I possibly reach so many people in so little time? More specifically, how can we train that many people in that amount of time? AI For Training And Development The answer: artificial...

  • Create Your Own Leadership User Manual

    By Kevin on September 28, 2018

    I’ve long been captivated by the idea of creating a leadership “user’s manual.” The basic idea is that managers should create a short guide to their personality, work style and, yes, even quirks, so that their direct reports would know how to best work with them. I also suspected...

  • Example of a Bad Layoff Announcement

    By Kevin on September 20, 2017

    Doing layoffs is the hardest thing any business leader will have to ever do. And how you announce it is critically important. In July of 2014, Microsoft VP Stephen Elop unwittingly became the butt of jokes and the poster child for how not to announce layoffs when he released...

  • 51 Tips To Win At Life (Reflections On My 50th Birthday)

    By Kevin on June 14, 2017

    I recently turned 50 years old and decided it was a good time to jot down what I’ve learned, from many failures and some success, at how to win at life. I’m sure I’ll have very different ideas in the future, but this pretty much wraps it up for...

  • The Power of Intimate Attention: How To Stand Out, Build A Tribe, And Change The World

    By Kevin on February 27, 2017

    How can you compete when you don’t have money, brand awareness or even a track record? You are a solo consultant, executive coach, or a fitness trainer. You’re an author, speaker or entrepreneur. You are an artist or musician. How do you build a following? How do you build...

  • Why I Write Every Book For Gussie LaJean Crittle, And You Should Too

    By Kevin on February 20, 2017

    Taped to the bottom of my computer monitor is the obituary of a complete stranger. It’s only six sentences long; the death notice is of a woman named Gussie LaJean Crittle. Back on June 22 of 2014, I received an email with the subject, “I have no idea how...

  • Want to Get More Done? Try Taking More Breaks

    By Kevin on February 13, 2017

    Should you begin doing less, in order to accomplish more? Pulse And Pause You may have heard of studies indicating that humans are designed to “pulse” between expending energy and renewing energy. Tony Schwartz, founder of The Energy Project, teaches this. His research shows that humans naturally move from...

  • These 5 Millionaires Answer Your Questions On Snapchat

    By Kevin on February 2, 2017

    Getting Rich In America. That was the name of the iconic audio program from Brian Tracy that I listened to over and over again while driving my Dodge Colt from sales call to sales call. A hot summer day, no air conditioning, stuck in traffic on the Garden State...

  • The #1 Tip To Finally Achieve Work-Life Balance

    By Kevin on January 30, 2017

    What can we learn from the work-life balance tactics of hard driving entrepreneurs and company founders? I’m often known for my research into extreme productivity, but people don’t realize that I want extreme productivity so I can also spend time with my family and friends. Work-life balance, or integration,...

  • My Kids Are Straight-A Students And They Know Nothing

    By Kevin on January 16, 2017

    While this may seem like a story about my children, unfortunately it’s a story about leadership. Failed leadership at many levels. I have three teenage children and, for the most part, they get straight As in school. And I’m convinced they know nothing. (Sorry kids, it’s not your fault.)...

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