“The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.” — John Buchan
Leadership is the gift that keeps on giving.
My first leadership gift was Tony Robbins’ Personal Power audio program. My Dad gave it to me saying that it would help me learn from people faster, influence better, and make more impact.
And it did.
Insider’s Guide to the Art of Persuasion
Insider’s Guide to the Art of Persuasion (Audio), by Dr. Rick Kirschner: This is probably the most comprehensive and effective interpersonal skills and influence program there is.
It’s 6.5 hours (8 volumes, 32 tracks) of hard-core training delivered in a fun and simple way.
It covers scenarios like how to motivate people to change their minds and behavior, how to gain useful insights into how people think and feel, how to shape your ideas to speak to the interests and needs of others, how to deal with questions, objections, and outright opposition, and how to become more calm, confident, and relaxed when speaking up and speaking out.
Lead the Field
Lead the Field, (Audible), by Earl Nightingale, is a very simple program for changing your attitude.
Rather than think the grass is always greener somewhere else, you learn how to grow a greener field right under your feet.
It’s about leading from the inside out.
Personal Power II
Personal Power II: The Driving Force! (Audio CDs), by Tony Robbins, is the program that really taught me how to model success, be more resourceful, unleash more of what I’m capable of, and continuously improve key areas of my life.