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Educate and Empower Teammates for Bigger Leadership Roles

Educate and Empower Teammates for Bigger Leadership Roles

Whether you’re a recording artist or high-tech entrepreneur, having a one-hit-wonder is great, but repeating it is even better. If the Perfect Pushup had been an album, it would have received multiple platinum awards within its first year. And, over the next eight...

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Respect: Acting Like You Mean It

Respect: Acting Like You Mean It

Being the boss, having an impressive title, and sitting at the top of the organizational chart will gain you only a thin veneer of respect from the members of your team. If your actions do not support your position of authority, you will be ineffective as a leader. If...

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Respect: What Goes Around Comes Around

Respect: What Goes Around Comes Around

Respect—from within the team and for the team—must be earned. The goal of Respect is contribution—where all team members willingly contribute their best efforts and new ideas. Earning it is the right thing to do for its own sake, but it also has a deep impact on a...

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The 3 Lines of Leadership

The 3 Lines of Leadership

Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. It's not because of the fireworks, family time or fun in the sun—of course, all those add to it. The real reason I love the Fourth is what it represents: a little start-up nation breaking away from tradition to build...

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The Five Leadership Actions to Achieve Results

The Five Leadership Actions to Achieve Results

Teams exist for one reason: to achieve results. So many people confuse a group, club, or a gathering of people with a fully realized team. However, getting a group of people together is only the first step in the process (See my Seven Traits of Unstoppable Teammates)....

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Three Ways to Connect with People

Three Ways to Connect with People

It doesn’t matter whether you’re coaching basketball teams, leading SEAL Teams, or building corporate teams; all teams are built on relationships. A team builder’s role is to be a relationship builder, which requires learning how to connect with people mentally and...

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The Leadership Podcast | Unstoppable Teams Do This First

The Leadership Podcast | Unstoppable Teams Do This First

Key Takeaways [3:12] Alden is the inventor of Perfect Pushup. While some may think that was his overnight success, it really took him 10 years. [4:08] ​Be Unstoppable​ was really a “Just In Case” letter for his four boys, and a first-person account of how he learned...

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7 Traits of Unstoppable Teammates

7 Traits of Unstoppable Teammates

No one person can do it all. The challenge is to overcome our self-centered thoughts and to willingly accept that other people can have better ideas. Having led all kinds of different teams in the last twenty-five years, from sports to SEALs to companies and...

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