There is no color-by-numbers guide to leadership. It’s an art and a science, a discipline you must grow into and learn from the masters. This episode we introduce one such master: John Addison. Formerly the co-CEO of Primerica, now SUCCESS magazine leadership editor this Georgia boy worked his way up the rungs of the multibillion-dollar financial services company and established himself as one of the greats.
Jeremy Piven is not an entrepreneur, but he plays one on TV. Thanks to his title role on the Brit hit Mr Selfridge and his turn as the infamous Ari Gold of Entourage, Piven has learned the do’s and don’ts of boldly pursuing success. He shares those lessons in this discussion with former Editor-in-Chief Susan Kane.
Author and Stanford lecturer Amy Wilkinson brought together the minds of 200 successful entrepreneurs for her best-selling book The Creator's Code. In this exclusive interview, Wilkinson shares the most surprising things she has learned about what it takes to be extraordinary in business.
All successful businesspeople are shaped by their journeys. Bill McDermott, CEO of the multinational software company SAP, is no different. He sits down with former SUCCESS magazine Publisher Darren Hardy to share stories from his career manifesto Winner’s Dream: A Journey from Corner Store to Corner Office.
Do you ever wish you could add more hours to the day? That you could multiply time to get more done? Rory Vaden knows exactly how you feel. As a self-discipline strategist, he’s constantly on the lookout for ways people can find extra time. He shares ideas in his new book, Procrastinate on Purpose, and sits down with Hardy to discuss his exciting findings and suggestions.
Every day we are challenged to perform our best. It’s hard enough. But when life throws a curveball, many people simply crumble. Not Kris Carr. Diagnosed with an incurable stage IV tumor over a decade ago, she has overcome the odds and still lives each day performing at her very best. She shares her story in an interview with former SUCCESS magazine Publisher Darren Hardy.
Author Geoffrey James encourages us to not be intimidated or frustrated by the process of selling, and to remember that, at its heart, selling is all about making someone else happy. Listen as he shares insights that can help you reach your sales potential, not matter your position, product, or company.
Sometimes it can be difficult to find the motivation to do what's necessary to make sales. No one knows this better than Todd Duncan. Through his own experience and with the help of mentors, Duncan overcame obstacles in pursuit of a successful sales career. In this episode of SUCCESS Talks he shares what he has learned about sales throughout the years.
When it comes to conjuring new ideas, products and ways of doing business, young startup companies have the edge on their corporate competition, which are often hampered by bureaucracy. Few people can explain the innovation advantage of new entrepreneurs better than Eric Ries, the leader of a nationwide startup movement and author of The Lean Startup. Here, he and Hardy talk about the innovation opportunities for you and your company.
To foster creativity, we must break the mold of traditional “good leadership,” says Linda Hill, co-author of Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation. As a professor at Harvard Business School, Hill has studied leadership within some of the world’s most revolutionary companies. In this exclusive interview she sits down with former SUCCESS magazine Publisher Darren Hardy to discuss how we, as leaders, can create giant leaps in our own organizations.
When working within a group, there is bound to be conflict. But disagreement doesn't need to be negative. According to renowned author and speaker Patrick Lencioni, "Conflict is the pursuit of truth." In this interview, Lencioni shares many insights on the advantages of conflict within your team and how to maximize them.
The decisions we make shape our work and define our lives. That is why we sat down with Steve McClatchy, the author of Decide: Work Smarter, Reduce Your Stress, and Lead by Example. McClatchy has helped countless entrepreneurs and leaders, all with demanding schedules, learn how great decision-making habits can yield a lifetime of productivity and accomplishments. Now he is here to help you.
As we progress through our careers and build ever-deeper connections to family and friends, it becomes increasingly difficult to juggle the overwhelming demands of work and a personal life. We need a plan of action to face the unfathomable, says Laura Stack. A regular contributor to SUCCESS whom we know as The Productivity Pro, Stack is the author of the best-selling book Execution IS the Strategy. In her discussion with former SUCCESS magazine Publisher Darren Hardy, she shares her formula for getting it all done and helps you develop your own plan.
As part of this month's celebration of personal development, friend of SUCCESS Jack Canfield is back, joining former SUCCESS magazine Publisher Darren Hardy for an entertaining interview. An inspiring and motivating thought leader, Canfield is the acclaimed co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, and his recipe for achievement, The Success Principles, has also reached best-seller status. Here he discusses his personal journey as well as some of the most important lessons learned along the way.
The tables are turned this special episode of SUCCESS Talks. Instead of asking the questions, former SUCCESS magazine Publisher Darren Hardy is supplying the answers. In a special interview, Hardy talks about why now is the ideal time to become an entrepreneur. He shares his best advice, garnered through personal experience and his many interviews with the bold and savvy entrepreneurs featured in SUCCESS.
Significance in life comes in many forms. For best-selling authors Richard and Linda Eyre, nothing is more significant than family. Their new book is The Turning: Why the State of the Family Matters and What the World Can Do About It. The couple expound on the importance of these special bonds in their interview with former SUCCESS magazine publisher Darren Hardy, explaining why a strong home and the deep connections fostered in it are vital to our personal well-being as well as to society and the economy.
Jackie Robinson once said, "A life is not important except for in the impact it has on other lives." Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger certainly has had such an impact. The airline pilot saved 154 souls aboard a US Airways flight by landing in the Hudson River in January 2009, after the plane was disabled when it struck a flock of geese. In this interview with former SUCCESS magazine publisher Darren Hardy, Sullenberger explains how he's used his acclaim for good causes in the years since that wet landing, and he highlights the work of many more philanthropists.
A wealthy life isn't about seeing how much money and stuff you can accumulate. Sometimes it helps to downsize to better appreciate the wealth (and life) you already have. Someone who knows this firsthand is Mary Carlomagno, a bestselling author and speaker who specializes in helping people embrace simplicity. In her chat with former SUCCESS magazine publisher Darren Hardy, she shares her story of living a streamlined life and a few best practices to apply in your own.
Tom Corley understands the difference between being wealthy and poor. When he was 9, his family went from being multimillionaires to flat broke in just one night. The experience drove him to observe and document the habits of the well-off compared with those living in poverty. His findings came together in a best-selling book, Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals. Joining SUCCESS former SUCCESS magazine publisher Darren Hardy, Corley expounds on those habits in this enlightening interview.
Are you an innovative entrepreneur? Do you want to be? Jeff Dyer can help. A professor of strategy at Brigham Young University and the Wharton School, Dyer spent time with former SUCCESS magazine Darren Hardy to discuss his research on revolutionary thinking, which led to his company, The Innovator's DNA, and a best-selling book by the same name. Here he offers insights from his upcoming book, The Innovator's Method.
Selected by PBS as one of 16 revolutionaries who "made America," Ray Kurzweil entrepreneur and one of the world's most respected futurists. He has written five national best-selling books, including The Singularity Is Near and How to Create a Mind. Former SUCCESS publisher Darren Hardy met with Kurzweil to step inside the mind of this gifted forward-thinker.
Jack Daly has some unconventional advice: "Quit selling." Daly, a sales expert, has more than 20 years of experience training others in the field, so his counterintuitive words shouldn't be taken lightly. His new book, Hyper Sales Growth, offers proven systems and processes to help your business grow quickly. He shares those insights during his visit with Hardy to help you increase sales beyond your wildest dreams.
Hunt Big Sales. That's the mantra of Tom Searcy, the CEO and founder of a company by the same name. A nationally recognized author, speaker and expert in large-account sales, Searcy led four corporations by age 40 and boosted annual revenues from less than $15 million to more than $100 million in each company. He sat with SUCCESS Publisher Darren Hardy to talk about how you can challenge yourself to be a sales problem-solver.
A sociologist and happiness expert at Cal-Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center, ChristineCarter, Ph.D., is the author of Raising Happiness and writes an award-winning blog syndicated on The Huffington Post and PsychologyToday.com. Carter draws on a mix of science and her own real-world adventures to demonstrate the do's and don'ts of pursuing joy.
A good leader fights in the trenches alongside the team. Retired Army Brig. Gen. Becky Halstead can attest to the power of being of your people, not above your people. In her interview with former SUCCESS magazine publisher Darren Hardy, she shares stories of her struggle to be a humble yet powerful officer and the lessons she learned along the way.