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Are You Staring at the Tent Again?

You need to get back into the center ring where you belong.

"There's nothing wrong with enjoying looking at the surface of the ocean itself, except that when you finally see what goes on underwater, you realize that you've been missing the whole point of the ocean. Staying on the surface all the time is like going to the circus and staring at the outside of the tent." - Dave Barry

Too many leaders think they are center ring in the circus when actually they are standing outside of where they should be, and staring at the outside of the tent.

Leaders were similarly delusional in the movie, The Matrix.  In that story computers had taken over the world.  People thought they lived here...

When in reality, they lived here...


  • Could you be a better leader?
  • Could your employees achieve more?
  • Is your employee turnover too high and engagement too low?
  • Do you struggle with delegation?
  • Do you struggle with follow-up?
  • ...?

If you were candid, are you struggling to stay focused on the ONE THING that could drive your organization 3X-100X farther than all the firefighting you are doing?

How about a tune-up?  You train your people.  Why not you?  Here are three options from MANAGEtoWIN:

Certified LEADER

You and/or others at your company may have leadership attributes, but what you really need are managers with leadership SKILLS.  To compete in today's crowded marketplace you must move beyond being an "okay" manager to becoming a powerfully effective leader.

  • 6 months of coaching & training to help you develop new leadership habits to overcome your less productive behaviors
  • 12 one-on-one coaching sessions with me
  • 12 Group online training sessions
  • A Certification test, which when passed, confirms you are a Certified Leader

Ideal for top performers promoted to management who need leadership training, plus owners and seasoned leaders in any area of your business.  We have had leaders participate who have 20 years' experience.

Our next Certified LEADER program kicks off the week of April 17.  Learn more and reserve your seat here.

LEADERSHIP Essentials Academy

We have not done an Academy since 2014.  Now you get new content.  Just for leaders and owners.  1.5 days packed with ways to "sharpen your axe" as President Lincoln said, so you can accelerate your career and company growth.

Where do you need help?

  • Setting and/or more consistently following-up on clear, measurable goals
  • Making difficult decisions faster, yet more wisely
  • Strengthening your company culture so more people take ownership
  • Better engaging every employee so they are their best, and enjoying work more
  • Improving your focus on what is truly move important - stop firefighting

Limited to just a few leaders to be 1:1 with me.  We are thinking of having this training in San Francisco, or just north in Marin County in September 2017.  

Which days work best for you?  Email us your preferred dates, and how many people you would like to attend.  (Should we catch an SF Giants game one night?)


Leaders got it, or they don't.  When you drive or fly, you use maps.  When you drive a business or fly a business opportunity like a rocket ship of rapid growth you need a plan.  Actually, you need three plans.

ReFOCUS | Life plan - How to FOCUS better on your priorities before your time runs out.

ReVOLUTION | Business Plan - What can you do better than anyone else?  How to systematically do that over and over again ("volution") to produce extraordinary results.

ReWARD | Exit Strategy - You will exit your business at some point.  How to better guard ("ward") your resources so your exit is not a fire-sale, but an abundance.

Do you have these plans?  Are you following them?  

If not, then prepare for 2018 with me in early October in San Francisco, or just north in Marin County.  Which days in October would work best for you?  Email us your preference and how many people you would like to attend.

Maybe we should do this workshop in Maui...

"As iron sharpens iron, one leader sharpens another."  (Adapted from Proverbs 26:16)

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