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The Power

The Power by Rhonda Byrne

We have had some wonderful discussions about this book. We often talk with our clients about a formula for getting results. The formula is T plus F plus A = R.

Thoughts plus Feelings plus Actions = Results. We often find that most people think that A = R. They change their actions but don’t get a long lasting result. This book has really made us consider the impact that our feelings have on achieving our results. If we have thoughts about what we want to achieve, we are taking actions to move us in that direction, yet our feelings are working in opposition we end up struggling. Our feelings are powerful and that is true whether they are working for us or against us. This book may help you connect with the feelings that will work for you!

Invictus

Invictus - Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon

In this film Morgan Freeman plays Nelson Mandela and Matt Damon plays Francois Pienaar, the captain of the South African Rugby Team the Springboks. There are many memorable scenes in this movie but there are two that can inspire Extraordinary Leaders to do simple things that make a big difference. Francois is invited to have a meeting with the President of his country. He is asking a white security guard on the way to the President’s office “What is he like?” A summary of what the guard said is “To our previous leader, I was invisible. To this leader no one is invisible.” Once Francois is in the President’s office he is welcomed as an honored guest. He is asked how his ankle is. He observes the President honoring someone who job it is to serve him. She is introduced to Francois as if she is just as important as either of them. He is asked for his philosophy on leadership and he is asked how he brings greatness out in the people he leads even when it hasn’t seemed like he has lately.

Francois and all of us had the opportunity to see what is possible when you care about the people you lead and you honor them by expecting their greatness.

It’s Not Just Who You Know…

It’s Not Just Who You Know - Transform your life... by Tommy Spaulding

This book is such a metaphor for our Extraordinary Leader Program! When we developed it, we wanted to build an environment in which people could learn both from the support they received from their peers in the program, but also from the support they gave to their peers in the program. Imagine the energy that comes from a community focused on Extraordinary!

Tommy Spaulding hits on the important issue of building and sustaining relationships - real relationships, authentic relationships as opposed to those less genuine, selfish relationships that do not build morale in an organization or trust between people. This is a great book because he doesn't just tell you that relationships are important, he tells you why, and he tells you how to practice building them.

Highlighting Some Masters In Leadership

Ken Blanchard

Few people have influenced the day-to-day management of people and companies more than Ken Blanchard. A prominent, sought-after author, speaker, and business consultant, Dr. Blanchard is universally characterized by his friends, colleagues, and clients as one of the most insightful, powerful, and compassionate individuals in business today. Ken is one of the most influential leadership experts in the world and is respected for his years of groundbreaking work in the fields of leadership and management.

Starting with his phenomenal best-selling book, The One Minute Manager®, coauthored with Spencer Johnson, which has sold more than 13 million copies and remains on best-seller lists, to Raving Fans®, Gung Ho!®, and Whale Done!, Ken's impact as a writer is far reaching. His books have combined sales of more than 18 million copies in more than 25 languages. Leading at a Higher Level, published in 2006, Know Can Do!, published in 2007, and The One Minute Entrepreneur®, published in 2008, have been received with much critical acclaim.

Joseph Michelli

Joseph A. Michelli, Ph.D., is an internationally sought-after speaker, author, and organizational consultant who has been described as “catching what is right in the world and playfully sparking people and businesses to grow toward the extraordinary.” In addition to writing best-selling books about enduring business principles, he hosted an award-winning daily radio program in Colorado Springs, Colorado for over a decade.

Dr. Michelli is committed to social causes associated with curing cancer and abating world hunger. An avid music lover and drummer, he plays in a band in Colorado Springs, CO.

John Furlong

John Furlong created the vision and led the team that bid for, organized and staged the highly successful Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. He is one of the longest serving leaders in Olympic history. He was there on day one as the President of the Vancouver bid committee and later went on to become CEO of VANOC, leading the organisation through many trials and tribulations, all the way through to the closing ceremonies. He was relentless in his pursuit to deliver a Games that would touch the hearts and minds of every Canadian.

The day he landed in Edmonton in 1974 to begin his new life, an unassuming immigration officer welcomed him with the words: “Make us better.”

Mark Sanborn

Mark Sanborn, CSP, CPAE, is president of Sanborn & Associates, Inc., an idea studio dedicated to developing leaders in business and in life. Mark is an international bestselling author and noted authority on leadership, team building, customer service and change.

“We each know how good we have become,” Mark says, “but none of us knows how good we can be. One of the most exciting opportunities we get each day is to pursue our potential.” Mark Sanborn challenges his audiences with this message and provides insights for extraordinary living.

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