1 An Invitation to the Extraordinary

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

—Ralph Waldo Emerson

Let’s start with a question: Do you embody what it takes to lead the evolution of a high-performance organization? People are trapped within this underlying belief that “I’ve got this,” and it keeps them stuck.

We have discovered an alarming secret: most of what people believe about leadership, effective workplaces, and how to create lasting change is either incomplete or outright incorrect. Even worse, even when people know intellectually what to do, they are not actually doing it in practice. And furthermore, they fail to recognize the discrepancy.

We started out looking to create high-performance ...

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