Very special thanks to my chief operating officer (COO), Doug Wyatt, who has been my alter ego for the past six years and somehow tolerates my temperamental nature while making me appear smart and sane. It’s a tall order, but he does it beautifully.
Many thanks to my smart and talented marketing and video production staff, Dale Warner and Andy Mitchell, for making me look like I know what I am doing.
Special thanks to Kevin Small at Result Source, and all the wonderful folks at John Wiley & Sons for making this thing happen. Also, many thanks to “the speaker in the sneakers,” David Behr, for making our live events happen all across the country.
I owe an endless debt of gratitude to the late Dr. Stephen R. Covey for his kindness and generosity and for writing The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, which forever changed the course of my destiny. His passing was met with the sadness of millions of admirers around the world. Dr. Covey was one of most influential leaders of the twentieth century. He was also profoundly influential in my life, as his work saved me from certain self-destruction. In 2009, I was privileged to meet and work with Dr. Covey after he endorsed my first book, The Upside of Fear. Somewhere out there, Dr. Covey is making the angels better leaders. He will most certainly rest in peace after having left this world significantly better than he found it.
A very special thanks to Laura Oien, Judy Slack, Michael Hansen, and everyone at Tom Hopkins International ...