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Determination and Perseverance...Waymaker Essentials!

A few weeks ago I met Rudy Ruttiger, the real "Rudy"! He was enlightening, engaging, and truly an older version of the character played by Sean Astin in the movie by the same name. His inspiring story of a dreamer whose focus to play football at his beloved Notre Dame University draws a terrific picture of the life of a Waymaker. While his life after Notre Dame did not result in a pro football career, he continued to contribute. He became a parent, a salesman, and a committed citizen investing his life in others.

The Long Awaited Day Has Arrived

Celebrity Publishing announces...

"Think and Grow Rich Today"will actually launch "for sure" on Thursday,August 8th!Books will be available on and other online retailers. 

However, you may also buy your books directly from us on our website. 

Go to our products page and make your purchase. All orders from our website will be autographed. 

If you order your books from us directly this week, you will receive a complimentary one-year subscription to our monthly newsletter, "The Waymaker Gazette".

3 Sure Ways To Build A Winning Team

The Coates Perspective for April 23, 2013
“Steering Organizations To New Horizons.”
Three Sure Ways To Build A Winning Team

I’ve been in the leadership development and training business for over twenty years. Along the way, I’ve observed that one of the most important tasks a leader can accomplish is to build a winning team. When this happens, it becomes a “win-win” for both the leader and the team. Sounds easy enough, doesn’t it? Well, building a winning team does not come easy nor seldom does it come quickly.

Winning The Right Race--Part 3

The Coates Perspective for March 21, 2013
“Steering Organizations To New Horizons.”
Do What You Are Really Good At Doing & Delegate the Rest
(Part 3)

As a leader in your organization I’m assuming that you are really good at doing what you do. You have taken your strengths and leveraged them in a way where you live in your professional sweet spot. It has been my experience that when a leader begins to slip, it is often due to neglecting what they have been gifted to do and move into other areas where their strengths are not as obvious.

When Leader-I-Tis Becomes Fatal: Failures 10-12

Quality Leadership Tips For You: The Quality Leader’s Life
When Leader-I-Tis Becomes Fatal:
The Twelve Leadership Failures That Sink An Organization (10-12)
Remember my definition for Leader-I-Tis?

Leader-I-Tis is a horrible disease that attacks once healthy organizations and severely impairs them, rendering them mostly ineffective and impotent. Leader-I-Tis is the leading cause of broken relationships and the killing of vision in an organization. Highly contagious, those without a strong backbone are highly susceptible to infection.

Good Communication Takes More Than Words

The Coates Perspective for March 4, 2013
“Steering Organizations To New Horizons.”
The Best Communicators Know How to Connect With Others
One of the greatest challenges a leader will face is to be an effective communicator. Lee Iacocca once stated,“You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can't get them across, your ideas won't get you anywhere.”Communication goes way beyond just the words that are spoken. Good communicators know that their words, the tone of their words and even their body language speaks loudly and clearly.

3 Sure Ways To Keep Your Team On Track

The Coates Perspective for March 1, 2013
“Steering Organizations To New Horizons.”
Keeping Your Team On Track

In the business world busyness does not always indicate profitability. Activity does not always equate to accomplishment. Priority on the right projects and with the right people is what leads to success. In other words, in order to keep the main thing the main thing everyone on the team needs to be on the same page. This requires what I call, “A prioritized mindset.”

Many organizations get off message when “missional drift” takes place within the team.

Need Momentum For Your Team? Here Is How

The Coates Perspective for February 27, 2013
“Steering Organizations To New Horizons.”
Leading Your Team In Building Momentum

One of the winning qualities of an organization is momentum. With it, energy within the team is created and everyone is inspired to accomplish greater things. Without it, morale is low and enthusiasm for the mission wanes. Momentum usually begins with the leader.

In order for an organization to grow, the leader has to lead and cast vision to his or her team. Writer Elanor Doan stated,

3 Key Strategies For Building A Winning Team

The Coates Perspective for February 25, 2013
“Steering Organizations To New Horizons.”
To The Victor Go The Spoils

One of the greatest sports victories in my lifetime was when the USA hockey team upset the Soviet Union during the 1980 Winter Olympics. Known by many as the “Miracle on Ice,” ateamof collegiate players beat a more-skilled, seasoned, professional team consisting of members from the Red Army. The odds were stacked against the Americans. A crushing defeat for the young Americans would be only a matter of time.

Three Essential Choices When Building Your Inner Circle

The Coates Perspective for February 13, 2013
“Steering Organizations To New Horizons.”
There is No I in Team

Napoleon Hill, in his book entitled, Think and Grow Rich noted the importance of having a circle of mentors from whom we can learn and emulate. If we are going to succeed as leaders we need a trusted group, an inner circle of sharp advisors who are not yes men but men and women who know what it takes to get the best out of us. I am certain there are plenty of so-called self-made men who have succeeded as leaders in business.
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