Brian Tracy: Be the Leader People Deserve

He is the author of over seventy books that have been translated into dozens of languages. His popular books are Earn What You’re Really Worth, Eat That Frog!, and The Psychology of Achievement.

Brian Tracy is the Chairman and Chief executive officer of Brian Tracy International, a company he founded in 1984 in Vancouver, Canada. Brian Tracy International sells counseling on leadership, selling, self-esteem, goals, strategy, creativity, and success psychology. The company is headquartered in Bankers Hill, San Diego, California.

Prior to founding his company, Brian had served as the Chief Operating Officer of a development company. He serves as the President of three companies headquartered in Solana Beach, California. He teaches sales, time management, personal development and leadership. He is the author of around seventy books.

Tracy is well known for saying: “Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position.”

In this brief, but important thought Tracy notes a common misstep of fledgling and experienced leaders alike—that one cannot lead based solely on the merit of their position alone. No leader will get the best out of people are who are only motivated by the fact that someone else is in charge. In the business world the best work usually doesn’t come from employees who are motivated solely by the hierarchy and the fear of job loss. With volunteers it is doubly important to be a leader people want to follow, that leader should “live the cause” so to speak. The burden of the leader is to inspire good works.

Jody Victor® on John C. Maxwell

John Maxwell‘s leadership philosophy: “Everything rises and falls on leadership.”

John has authored over 70 books (of which have sold over 19 million books) and has spoken to millions of people.

Jody wanted to find out more about this prolific writer. Here is what he found:

John Maxwell led churches in Indiana, Ohio, California, and Florida. He left a church in California after serving as senior pastor for 14 years in 1995 to speak and write full time. In 2004, he returned to the ministry in Florida. In 2008, he served as a guest pastor at the Crystal Cathedral in California.

He has founded INJOY, Maximum Impact, ISS and EQUIP.

Every year he speaks to Fortune 500 companies, government leaders (national and international) and many organizations.

Jody is sure many of you have read at least one of John’s books on leadership.