CHAPTER 1

High-Performing Leadership

Why do some businesses perform better than others?

I believe it all comes down to leadership and focus. Throughout my career, I’ve been fortunate to work with incredible leaders and be a part of amazing transformation stories—transforming companies that were not living up to their potential into high-performing organizations.

I’ve also seen some challenging circumstances.

Leaders can take any circumstance and lift an organization up, engage the people, and deliver results. They know the difference between being lucky due to market conditions and running the business well. They don’t take credit for growth driven by a strong economy. Rather, they drive growth in a down economy.

My career has taken me from small ...

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