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Mentors: A Proven Route to Success

In the world of business thought-leaders, John Maxwell is a frontrunner.

Maxwell is an internationally recognized leadership expert, best-selling author, and prominent keynote speaker. Over the course of his career he has spoken to government leaders, Fortune 500 companies, the NFL, and millions of people around the world. In short, John Maxwell is a rock star—and I was fortunate enough to learn a valuable lesson from him about mentorship.

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Swen Nater

Rubbing Elbows…
The truly great understand the value of association.

A community college basketball coach was getting his car fixed by a local mechanic. As he walked into the garage he noticed the guy under his car had his head sticking out one side of the car and his feet hanging out the other. That moment led to a life-changing discussion and a powerful lesson in Greatness.

As I sat with legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden, he told me the story of Swen Nater – an orphan from Holland who moved to the United States when he was three years old. He grew up in an American home and, as a high school junior, stood 6-feet, 11 inches tall.

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Don Yaeger is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), longtime Associate Editor for Sports Illustrated, 11-time New York Times best-selling author, leadership expert and executive coach.

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