Something interesting happens whenever I ask my coaching clients what “leadership” means to them. 

Some people describe an exec whose words and direction are well-respected. Someone who sounds like a leader. 

Others describe power, or showmanship – the look of leadership. 

Neither are completely wrong….leaders do often need these qualities. 

But is that what being a leader is really about? 

I can tell you that true leadership in business – the kind that affects KPIs – is measured by what you can help your team accomplish. 

Your effect on your people, day after day, and year after year, in a wide variety of circumstances.

The results. 

This April, we’re helping business leaders learn the skills they need to effectively lead their organizations on a journey to another destination, a better place – and it all starts with Visionary Leadership

This five-segment, self-guided video training series was made for business leaders who want to rocket their management skills to the next level in just weeks with: 

  • Less thinking like a traditional boss, and more like a visionary
  • The wisdom to turn average employees into leaders 
  • Smarter, more meaningful employee engagement
  • Systems of accountability


If you can’t tell, we’re pumped for March Madness 2021. 

Not just because it just might be the single-greatest postseason event in organized sports…

…but also because of a very special March challenge.  

Starting today, we’re giving you a chance to level-up your game for less.   

From now until March 31st, you can get any one of my audio training programs for up to 75% OFF. 

And “Peak Performer’s Secrets” is a great place to start. 

As a professional athlete, I knew mastering the fundamentals was key to performing at a high- level. 

When I entered the world of business over 20 years ago, my mindset was the same. I needed someone to teach me the basic, ground-level principles that would lead to success every time. 

I never did find that perfect guidebook. So instead, I made my own. 

Recorded during a live keynote address, “Peak Performer’s Secrets” is a fast-moving compilation of the 31 fundamental principles of business success. 

These thirty-one “truths” are fool-proof ways to take your career to the next level. 

For less than the cost of hot wings at a game, you can have your own personal cheat-sheet full of the go-to habits of peak performers.  

Learn the habits that will help you the most out of every day, and feel the satisfaction that comes with accomplishing the tasks you set out for yourself, including: 

  • How to Set Objectives and Remain Focused
  • How to Manage Your Time and Energy Effectively
  • Living a Balanced Life with Constant Practice
  • Harnessing Your Strengths and Recognizing Your Weaknesses

Master these principles, and you’ll be able to think, execute, and dominate like a pro – from the boardroom to the sales floor – anytime and every time. 

Seriously, what have you got to lose? 

Get Peak Performer’s Secrets for just $5 → 

  If transitioning back to the office isn’t going as smoothly as planned….

….if these months of working from home have taken a toll on productivity….

….if you sense company morale is getting lower….

….if breakdowns in communication are happening more frequently…..

What’s the first step to getting back on track?

It may seem like too large of an endeavor to address all these problems at once. 

But you can start zeroing in on what’s really causing the issues in the first place.

We’ve developed a 13-question test to help team leaders take a frank look at how their teams are REALLY doing – and keeping your people dialed-in, productive, and feeling supported. 

Take the quiz here

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“Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.”

– Napoleon Bonaparte

Hey Sharks,

Do you realize that just one big idea can completely change your life?

I mean COMPLETELY change your life. Rags to riches.

If you’re like a lot of people, you may already have produced that golden egg.

You might already be crazy excited about it.

Maybe you’ve gotten as far as planning how to bring your idea to life.

But you’ve got a long way to go.

And unless you learn to do this ONE THING very differently from most people, you’re million-dollar idea won’t be worth the paper it’s scribbled on.

Watch this week’s Shark Bite if you want to make sure you’re not setting yourself up for the same mistake thousands of smart people make each and every day.

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There’s an “idea killer” on the loose – and only you can stop it.

Walter Bond

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“The successful warrior is the average person with laser-like focus.

-Bruce Lee

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There are a million reasons to only give 50%.

You’ve got too much on your plate.

You’re afraid of disappointment.

Some days you’re just plain tired.

But here’s the thing….if you’re not giving your goals 100%, what are you really doing?

A focused mind is the closest thing to a superpower you have.

Jeff Bezos wouldn’t be worth $158 BILLION if he treated Amazon like a side-hustle.

We wouldn’t still be talking about leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. or Ghandi if they didn’t have rock-solid commitment to their ideals.

And what about YOU?

You will never understand your full potential in this life until you decide to give something, anything, your 100%.

So what’s the secret to STAYING UNSHAKABLY COMMITTED, when the rest of the world is giving that 50%?

Listen in on why commitment, like any other skill, is something you can start learning this week:

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Like what you’re learning here? Share the link with anyone you know who’d appreciate a lesson in commitment today!

Here’s to your success,

Walter Bond

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What do people like Jeff Bezos, Steve Jobs, Warren Buffet, and Elon Musk have in common?

Yeah, they’re billionaires and household names. But how did they get there?

Here’s the simplest way to boil it down.

Each of these “giants” tapped into the same power.

One of the greatest powers on Earth, really.

They chose a mission. And then they committed 100%.

Jeff committed his all to Amazon when it was just an office in his garage.

Years before anyone called him “The Oracle of Omaha”, Buffet committed to growing Berkshire Hathaway

Not only did they make obscene amounts of money – they became institutions.

That same power is available to you – but not without discipline.

We talk about training yourself to harness the power of commitment in one of our favorite audio training programs, “Habits and Rituals“. You can check it out here.

And be on the lookout for this week’s Shark Bite, where we’ll be talking about….you guessed it…the importance of commitment.

Not on our Shark Bite list? You’re really missing out. Sign up here.

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I can give you a six-word formula for success: Think things through – then follow through

-Eddie Rickenbacker

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On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate your commitment to following through? 

Ok. 

Now what if I asked someone else to rate you? 

Someone like a coworker, or your boss, or someone on your team. Maybe a customer…

Would they say you’re someone who DOES? 

Or would they say you’re…..more of a talker, than a doer

Someone with good ideas, but “OK” follow-through?

FACT: One of the most powerful ways people rate you – as a business person, as a boss, as a person – is whether or not you’re really “about it”!  

Even more importantly, if you’re not willing to follow-through (and keep following-through morning, noon, and night with dogged persistence)….

….YOU’VE ALREADY SET YOURSELF UP TO FAIL. 

So before you say “Yes I will”, ask yourself these four things vital questions:

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Here’s to your success, 

Walter Bond

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Sharks, 

Covid-19 has robbed us of many things. 

For those unaffected health-wise, it could be milestones in life that were permanently altered. 

For my youngest daughter, like many other young people across the country, it was a chance to attend her college graduation in cap and gown.  

It’s ok to mourn the loss of these things. 

But never lose sight of what you still have.  

Stay focused on the goals you can affect right now – what’s next on your list to conquer. 

Do that, and I promise you that what’s coming will be much brighter. 

So, to all you dreamers and high-achievers out there, I have a question: What’s next for you? 

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WATCH – 2 Minutes

Wishing you good health, safety, and success, 

Walter Bond 
CEO
The Bond Group

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We all need a break sometimes.

I know I work hard – so when I finally get some down time, I like to put my feet up and enjoy something completely unrelated to business.

This past weekend, that happened to be a sports documentary I’d been meaning to get around to watching.

But it’s a funny thing – when you’re always focused on coaching others to success like I am, you see lessons everywhere.

And the lesson I got from this documentary, got me thinking about you.

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The game of business may have changed right before our eyes.

The rules of 2019 might not still apply.

But the mindset of success? That’s not going anywhere.

WATCH – 2 Minutes

Wishing you good health, safety, and success,

Walter

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Hope you’re staying safe and healthy out there.

I wanted to share this.

Last week, I watched a group have an epiphany.

I’m talking FIREWORKS – and I’m hoping this might spark something similar in you.

It happened at the kickoff of my new Shark Mastermind Group  an exclusive business class/consulting session/networking opportunity for small business owners. It started with a very cliché piece of advice – something you’ve undoubtedly heard a million times.

It sounded so simple. Almost dumb. But after a little soul-searching, it was obvious we were looking at a REAL GEM.

What were we talking about? Here’s a hint:

If you’re always busy “thinking outside the box”….you’re probably neglecting the box.

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This is a PERFECT example of why I love the Shark Mastermind Group so much – it’s all about what you can learn when you attack your business problems with a good team.

And trust me, you won’t find a better team than this one. Marketing professionals, consultants, government contractors, interior designers – all in one (virtual) room, helping one another to face the current crisis like SHARKS!

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