As the recipient of twenty-one honorary doctoral degrees, the author of three autobiographies and the co-editor of 30 books in 29 languages, Frances Hesselbein is considered one of the country’s greatest leaders.  She is President and CEO of The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute. She began sharing her leadership lessons while working with the Drucker Foundation. The organization started with donated office space, a tiny budget, and a big mission: to share with non-profit organizations the sort of first-rate thinking for which management guru Peter Drucker is known. It has been said the most compelling quality found in her is her ability to sense people’s needs on an emotional level and meet those needs. She has the capacity to link people with matching needs and skills and modestly calls it “brokering.”

The Little Things

About six years ago, we had our good friend Andy Andrews come to our offices to do a live webcast. Andy is an incredible speaker and New York Times best-selling author. But most of all, Andy loves Dad, and Dad loved him.

The 3 G’s of Happiness

Are you happy?
Would you like to be happier?
Happiness is a funny thing. If we wait for it to come, or depend on circumstance and the actions of others to make us happy, then we are in for a long and miserable life.

Getting to the next level

Getting to the next level is a funny thing. I think we all want to be more, do more, and have more, yet most of us are not sure how to get to the next level. And when we are sure of what to do, we often hesitate on taking action.

If only.

Two very dangerous words.
These words enslave.
They paralyze.
They justify inaction.
They are the lullaby of laziness.
In spite of.

Healthy fear

Woodrow Wilson once said, "Fear God and you need not be afraid of anyone else.”

There really is "healthy fear." For example, it's very healthy to fear drinking before you drive. However, fear should not be allowed to run rampant through our lives so that it becomes such a devastating factor that it produces failure.

Character Makes the Difference

“More people fail because of flaws in their character than for any other reason.” Dr. D. James Kennedy

One philosopher made the observation that if the immoral but knew the value of honesty, thieves and knaves, for their own self-interests, would become honest men.

Show # 451: Q&A with Tom and Kevin

We opened the door for questions and the Ziglar audience poured them in. In this show we cover questions on establishing new habits, how to take personal retreats, dealing with unmotivated spouses, and, if it’s possible, to pursue one’s dreams while having young kids! Thanks to Constant Contact and Pro Flowers for supporting this episode.

The lesson of the pineapple

When I was a about eight years old, I went on a trip with Dad. We were staying at a nice hotel and were enjoying a nice meal at the hotel buffet.

I brought back some round pineapple slices to the table. This was the first time I had ever seen pineapple prepared this way.

Legislating Morality

Every time issues such as gambling, pornography, prostitution, sleazy television programming, etc., are discussed, there are those who say we cannot "legislate morality." The reality is we can, we have and we must. It's immoral to kill, and therefore we have laws against murder.