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  • Writer's pictureJonathan Bullock

The Trillion Dollar Coach

“Bill looked for four characteristics in people. The person has to be smart, not necessarily academically but more from the standpoint of being able to get up to speed quickly in different areas and then make connections. Bill called this the ability to make “far analogies.”

The person has to work hard, and has to have high integrity. Finally, the person should have that hard-to-define characteristic: grit. The ability to get knocked down and have the passion and perseverance to get up and go at it again.” The book introduces the life and teachings of Bill Campbell, the billion dollar coach to execs leading multi-billion dollar companies in Silicon Valley.


1) In order to become an exceptional leader, you need to make others feel comfortable to open up and show their true self and thinking. You can only achieve that by showing your true self and emotions.

2) Encourage others to share their thoughts and opinions, even if those are unpopular. In order to make the best decisions, you want to surround yourself by a wide range of perspectives.

3) You build trust by truly listening to others and asking the right questions that can help people see things in new ways.

READ IF: You enjoy learning about leadership and how some of the greatest business leaders think and lead. .


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