You don’t have to look any farther than today’s college campuses to know Leadership (or the lack of it) is absolutely mission critical.
It doesn’t matter if you’re looking at the original Apostles, Olympic athletes, elite business schools, or the American Armed Forces. You could pick any great institution and the principle is unchanged.
Greatness does not come about by accident. It is coached and trained, mentor to student.
It is the collection of life lessons that transform an ordinary schlub into a person with the character and discipline that can take his natural talents and strengths way beyond where the untrained talent could take them.
But not all mentors are created equal.
Hear Doug and Rich talk about mentoring done right, some that went off the rails, and tell you when to run, not walk the hell away from any would-be mentoring situation (sound advice for both the junior and the senior sides of that equation).
And of course, with these two, you can expect all kinds of wild and interesting anecdotes along the way, including one group’s truly bizarre ‘daddy issues’, a crazy naked guy (no, it wasn’t either of them, I promise) and a little more insight into that attempt on Rich’s life.
Hey, you weren’t expecting a dull lecture were ya?
These guys don’t have time for that. They’re too busy living and enjoying life.
That’s how it should be.
Here’s a shirt for real men (and women, too):
Why be average? It’s so overrated.
Everyone does that.
If you don’t think so, add some more meat to your diet and read this while you wait for your steak to grill:
by Doug Giles
Doug Giles, best-selling author of Raising Righteous And Rowdy Girls and Editor-In-Chief of the mega-blog, ClashDaily.com, has just penned a book he guarantees will kick hipster males into the rarefied air of masculinity. That is, if the man-child will put down his frappuccino; shut the hell up and listen and obey everything he instructs them to do in his timely and tornadic tome. Buy Now:The Effeminization Of The American Male