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My Father’s Wisdom

The article, “My Father’s Wisdom,” by Mark Sanborn, and originally published on, gives a personal account of how the author’s father not only provided good advice verbally to him as a child but also supported that advice through his actions. The author shares four specific lessons he learned from his father’s wisdom.

What Is the Fred Factor?

"The Fred Factor: How Passion in Your Work and Life Can Turn the Ordinary into the Extraordinary" details the true story of a seemingly ordinary mail carrier whose approach to work and life has the power to transform the everyday into the extraordinary. Read more about the Fred Factor and Mark Sanborn.

Going From Zero to Hero

The article, “Going From Zero To Hero,” by Mark Sanborn, and originally published on, explains how great leaders want heroes on their teams, not zeroes. It also outlines a specific action plan for “heroes” within an organization as well as the recipe on how to avoid becoming a “zero.”

The Power of Self Leadership

The article, “The Power of Self Leadership,” by Mark Sanborn, and originally published on, discusses the importance of first learning the art of leading yourself before being able to successfully lead others. He also outlines some of the key skills that create self-leadership.

13 Things That Make Organizations Extraordinary

The article, “13 Things That Make Organizations Extraordinary,” by Mark Sanborn, and originally published on, unpacks two decades of research to reveal what he refers to as the “Lucky 13”, or 13 critical elements that set leading companies apart from the rest.

Successor Training: Take it Slow

Your vision and legacy are too important to be left up to chance. The article, “Successor Training: Take it Slow,” by Chris Yount, and originally published on Family Business Magazine, discusses the process of slowly transitioning successors into the family business.