12 Disciplines of Leadership Excellence

How Leaders Achieve Sustainable High Performance

Master the 12 disciplines of powerful leadership and lead your organization to greatness

In 12 Disciplines of Leadership Excellence, bestselling author and motivational expert Brian Tracy teams up with global leadership development expert Dr. Peter Chee to reveal simple, straightforward principles you can use to make lasting positive changes in your organization.

Read 12 Disciplines of Leadership Excellence and learn the simple secrets to becoming an effective leader in a time when high-performing inspirational leaders are needed most.

Beginning with the assertion that leaders are made, not born, the authors show you how to make the personal changes necessary for getting yourself on track to leadership greatness.

It’s about discipline. From creativity, character, and caring to competitiveness, control, and clarity, these 12 disciplines are essential to equipping you and your people to excel and exceed even their own expectations. Tracy and Chee explain how you can master each and every one.

Read 12 Disciplines of Leadership Excellence and learn the simple secrets to becoming an effective leader in a time when high-performing inspirational leaders are needed most.

We’ve all heard the phrase born leader. Leadership experts Brian Tracy and Dr. Peter Chee are here to debunk the myth that you either have it or you don’t. That leadership is a talent bestowed on some and not on others. That in order to lead effectively, you have to have it in your genes.

The authors assert that great leaders are made, not born. Everyone has the ability to shape himself or herself into the kind of person who enables and uplifts others to reach their highest potential—and in 12 Disciplines of Leadership Excellence, they reveal exactly how to achieve it.

It all starts with discipline. In this ground-breaking book, the authors break down great leadership into 12 disciplines, including:


One at a time. Don’t try to take on too much at once. Choose a discipline and live it until it becomes a habit of excellence. Then move to the next one. It will take time—but all life-improving endeavors do.

Read this practical, inspirational guide and every day you will take one more step to becoming a highly effective leader.

BRIAN TRACY is the founder of Brian Tracy International and the author of over 56 books in 38 languages and numerous bestselling books including the Maximum Achievement, How the Best Leaders Lead, and Now… Build a Great Business. He is also the author and narrator of over 500 audio and video programs including bestselling programs, such as The Psychology of Achievement and How to Start and Succeed in Your Own Business.

DR. PETER CHEE is the president and CEO of ITD World with more than 26 years of experience in training and developing leaders from over 80 countries. He is the Chief Mentor Coach and master trainer of Jack Canfield and John Maxwell programs, the inventor of the Situational Coaching Model (SCM), the coauthor of Coaching for Breakthrough Success with Jack Canfield, and the coauthor of Becoming an Effective Mentoring Leader with Dr. William Rothwell.

Coaching for Breakthrough Success

Proven Techniques for Making Impossible Dreams Possible

Experts Praise Coaching for Breakthrough Success

“ Canfield and Chee have crafted the standard for anyone seeking to be an effective coach. Their actionable and timeless wisdom . . . will enable any aspiring coach to achieve their aspirations. ”
−Dave Ulrich, Professor, Ross School of Management, University of Michigan, and Author of Leadership Sustainability

“ This is a ‘must have’ for any professional coach who wants to take their clients to new heights of understanding and transform their effectiveness. Extremely well done! ”
−Thomas G. Crane, Author of The Heart of Coaching

“ Coaching for Breakthrough Success is the most exciting and innovative book on the art of coaching to come along in years. Canfield and Chee show step by step how anyone, anywhere can assist others in improving performance and achieving personal satisfaction in life.”
−Robert B. Tucker, Innovation Expert and Author of Innovation is Everybody’s Business

“ This powerful, practical book gives you the tools and strategies you need to be an excellent business and executive coach, to help your clients in every area, and to build your coaching business profitably. ”
−Brian Tracy, Author of over 58 books in 38 languages

“ Engaging the heart and inspiring the mind will unlock the utmost potential of people in any organization. This book puts it all together and provides proven techniques to achieve breakthrough performance. ”
−Thomas Soo, General Manager, Intel Technology

“At the heart of a great coach is a firm belief that each player is a uniquely valuable individual with distinct giftedness and potential for greatness.”

That’s the premise behind this brilliant empowering guide from Jack Canfield, co-author of the 125 million-copy-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul series, and legendary global leadership development guru and CEO Dr. Peter Chee. Combining time-tested principles of exemplary coaches with the latest disruptive techniques used by the world’s top performing leaders, this step-by-step playbook shows you how to nurture—in yourself and others—the three essential requirements of coaching excellence:

  • HEART : The Coaching Principles (TCP) unveils the secret to life impacting values, beliefs and philosophies that permeate all aspects of great coaching.
  • MIND : The Situational Coaching Model (SCM) unleashes the genius of a coach to apply the right combination of crucial paradigms in any given coaching challenge.
  • ENERGY : The Achievers Coaching Techniques (ACT) equips you with proven methods that enable you to deliver breakthrough results in coaching.

Packed with stirring personal stories, life changing case studies, crucial coaching conversations, exemplary coaching questions, inspirational coaching quotes and ready-to-use tools that equip you to achieve professional mastery in coaching.

This practical manual guides you through the top 30 principles every coach needs to succeed. You’ll learn the six paradigms of Situational Coaching, the ultimate power of Achievers Coaching Techniques, and the tried-and-true secret to making impossible dreams possible.

All you need to lead your team to victoryis heart, mind, energy—and Coaching for Breakthrough Success.

JACK CANFIELD is known as America’s #1 Success Coach. He is the author or coauthor of more than two hundred books including the 125 million-copy Chicken Soup for the Soul series with Mark Victor Hansen, The Success Principles, Maximum Confidence, Tapping Into Ultimate Success, and The Power of Focus. He holds the Guinness Book of World record for the most books on New York Times Best Seller List with 60 best sellers and 11 books that went to #1.

DR. PETER CHEE is the President and CEO of ITD World with more than 26 years of experience in training and developing leaders from over 80 countries. He is the Chief Mentor Coach and master trainer of Jack Canfield and John Maxwell programs, the co-inventor of the Situational Coaching Model (SCM), coauthor of The Twelve Disciplines of Leadership Excellence with Brian Tracy and the coauthor of Becoming and Effective Mentoring Leader with Dr. William Rothwell.


Includes: A cutting-edge Coaching for Breakthrough Success Meta Model that synergizes the full power of the entire book with a clear and compelling roadmap that guides you to making impossible dreams possible.

Becoming an Effective Mentoring Leader

Proven Strategies for Building Excellence in Your Organization

Turn mentoring into PROFITS

Whether they need to boost productivity, increase profits, or both—executives are relying more heavily upon mentorship programs for employees in order to improve performance. As a management strategy, it’s a critical tool leaders can use to connect with the workforce, troubleshoot, and build teams.

And leaders who mentor make MORE MONEY, GET PROMOTED MORE QUICKLY, and ENJOY GREATER CAREER SUCCESS than leaders who don’t mentor.

Can you afford to be out of that loop when your workforce needs guidance?

If you’ve ever considered mentoring—or wanted to know more about it—this volume will show you exactly how to incorporate it into your day-to-day leadership activities for maximum effect.

This comprehensive guidebook is packed with essential information on all aspects of mentoring, featuring everything from fundamentals and case studies to actual worksheets and handouts you can use with employees.

Based on the award-wining materials used by Dr. Rothwell and ITD World in their professional certification and global learning solutions, Becoming an Effective Mentoring Leader is the cutting edge mentoring resource that is a must have.

Latest in a series from bestselling author (and head of the #1-ranked graduate program for Human Resource Development in the U.S.) William Rothwell, and global learning expert Dr. Peter Chee, with Colin Tan and Dr. Low Hun Seng, it’s the ultimate resource for any manager who wants to understand and implement mentoring effectively for outstanding results.

There’s no doubt that the concept of workplace mentoring is a hot-button issue facing management today. With managers under extraordinary pressure to cut costs, streamline operations, and increase productivity, the role of mentors has become more critical than ever—particularly since studies show leaders who mentor get promoted faster and earn significantly more than those who don’t.

But as with any growing workplace trend, questions remain about how to utilize mentoring so you get tangible and profitable results. This book, from two of the world’s foremost experts on business learning and employee development, answers those questions.

Becoming an Effective Mentoring Leader breaks down the essentials of mentoring, and shows you how to take advantage of this valuable new workplace dynamic. You’ll learn:


Using case studies, tools, and impactful learning concepts, the authors show you how to use mentoring’s “core skills” to create a winning approach tailored to your own style, be it the “reflective mentor,” the “storytelling mentor,” or “the example-based mentor.” The book also features several appendices and FAQs, handouts, and worksheets to gauge competencies among mentors and mentees, and a blueprint with steps to set up one’s own companywide program.

As today’s biggest industry leaders continue to recognize the profound effect mentoring has on performance and profitability, there’s never been a better time to put this book’s essential tools to work for you.

WILLIAM J. ROTHWELL, PHD., SPHR is President of Rothwell and Associates, Inc., and professor of Human Resource Development at Pennsylvania State University. He is a bestselling and award winning author with over 80 books, and his STAR model for strategic succession planning is a global best-practice standard, as is his work on knowledge transfer and on the manager’s daily role in talent management.

DR. PETER CHEE is the President and CEO of ITD World, a global learning solutions expert with over 26 years experience in developing leaders from over 80 countries. He is a chief mentor coach and master trainer of Jack Canfield and John Maxwell programs, the inventor of the Situational Coaching Model (SCM), coauthor of Coaching for Breakthrough Success with Jack Canfield, and the coauthor of The Twelve Disciplines of Leadership Excellence with Brian Tracy.


The Leader’s Daily Role in Talent Management

Maximizing Results, Engagement and Retention

Many organizations have taken steps to address the perceived talent shortages stemming from the pending wave of baby-boomers’ retirements, to meeting talent needs stemming from the explosive growth of human resource. But few organizations have been successful in making the transition from strategic-level talent reviews to integrating talent management successfully into the daily work of corporate leaders. The challenge today is pushing talent management beyond just a buzzword, to become a key effort to be managed on a daily basis and at all levels of organizations. This book is intended to help meet that need and that challenge.

This book is a powerful resource which serves as a manual, blueprint, guide book and toolkit for leaders to achieve sustainable results and growth through people. There is great emphasis on high potential talents and the best performers that contribute the most to the success of the organization. It goes beyond thinking strategically on talent management. It is a tactical and practical resource that enables leaders to be effective in recruiting, developing, motivating and retaining the best people and to embed this work in their daily agenda in order to become truly effective leaders with the rights habits.

Many books have been written, about talent management and related subjects such as succession planning, succession management, workforce planning, and human capital management. These books usually focus on the strategic side of talent management and are intended for readers dealing in human resource management. This book, however, focuses on the practical side that is, the day-to-day work and what leaders should do as a seamless part of their daily work to attract, retain, develop and manage talented people. A key notable feature is that the authors will feature stories and cases of famous leaders including those in the Human Resource field.

This book is about a leader’s daily responsibilities and the role he/she plays as a leader in talent management. Its focus is on the tactical issues of talent management having to do with what happens every day rather than strategic issues about talent management. It also describes how a leader should groom his/her replacement and how to recognize the potential for future greatness when people have not shown it yet. Included in the book are practical recruiting and selection techniques that a leader can use to support talent management.

A segment in the book describes how to manage high potential and high professional workers and how to retain talent. The book tells about how a leader should set an example for his/her workers through self-development. There are answers to some frequently-asked questions about talent management and a daily calendar for leaders to use in planning for efforts to manage and develop talent. Throughout this book, practical tips have been included for readers.

This book is recommended for corporate leaders at all levels including C-suite executives, middle management and front-line professionals.

WILLIAM J. ROTHWELL, PHD., SPHR, RODC, CPLP Fellow is the President of Rothwell and Associates, Inc. He is also Professor of Human Resource Development at the University Park campus of the Pennsylvania State University. He heads the #1-ranked graduate program in human resources development in the United States of America. Before arriving at Penn State in 1993, he had 20 years of work experience as a Training Director and Human Resources professional in the government and business sectors. He has also worked as a consultant for more than 40 multinational corporations–including Motorola China, General Motors, Ford, and many others. In 2012, he earned American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) prestigious Distinguished Contribution to Workplace Learning and Performance Award; in 2013, he was honored by ASTD by being named as a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) Fellow; in 2014, he was named as an Asia-Pacific BrandLaureate.

DR. PETER CHEE is the President and CEO of ITD World (The Institute of Training and Development), a leading multinational corporation for Human Resource Development. With Dr. Chee’s leadership contribution of more than 27 years, ITD World has established itself as a global learning solutions expert.

JENNY OOI enjoys her work as a Human Resource (HR) professional. As the head of HR, Jenny champions the mission of making its people the competitive advantage of USG Boral Worldwide.

Power Speaking

Connecting At Head & Heart Level For MAXIMUM Results

Over the last three decades, we have been actively involved in conducting courses and workshops in well-known local and international organizations particularly in leadership development, presenting skills and in coaching and mentoring disciplines. We have noticed a common trait among course participants: whilst they excel in providing creative solutions in various case studies, many are challenged when called upon to give an oral presentation on these solutions. There is a general reluctance to make presentations, and for many of those who do, there is a clear need to develop the ability to speak with confidence, clarity and conviction.

Time and time again we see the ‘Don’ts’ of effective speaking being played out. There is avoidance of eye contact, a fumbling with words leading to speech distractors – the “umms”, “aahs”, “errrs” to name a few, being repeatedly used. We see constant looking at notes and talking towards flip-charts, a failure to engage the audience. It is indeed disappointing that this one vital aspect of professional development – the ability to articulate well and give high-impact presentations – is so lacking in many.

On the positive side, we have been encouraged to see positive changes in numerous professionals who have attended ITD World’s course on Effective Speaking and Presentation Skills. They are better able to articulate and present with poise and professionalism. They complete the course with the conviction that there has to be constant practice, and that success will only come to those who do the right thing and those who persevere.

We cannot over-emphasize enough the importance of being able to speak and present well. There are constant demands on today’s leaders and managers to speak with impact in:

  • Team Meetings
  • Client, Investor and Government Presentations
  • Operational Briefings
  • Company Events
  • Product Launches
  • Project Progress Reports
  • Community Functions
  • Group Coaching and Mentoring
  • Training, Facilitation and Motivational Talks

In order to produce a book that will effectively help you we have drawn from lessons learnt from the iconic masters of speaking and presenting, masters like John C. Maxwell, Steven Covey, Anthony Robbins, Jack Canfield, Brian Tracy to name a few. We have studied their styles, principles and techniques in workshops and training sessions; We have applied what we have found to be most effective in our corporate training programs and we have seen the difference it has made on us and our participants. In books like ‘Presenting To Win’ (Jerry Weissman), we have gathered expert guidance on developing the right story (Content) and the importance of speaking with the audience’s interests in mind. From Carmine Gallo’s ‘The Presentation Secrets Of Steve Jobs’, we have learnt the skilful use of power-point, show-and-tell techniques and the need for constant, rigorous practice for power presentations.

We desire to reach out and share our experience and knowledge with a much wider audience, to the many out there who fear to speak before an audience, or think they lack the ability to do so. Power speaking can be learned! This book shows you the way.

EDWIN JOHNSON is a retired Lieutenant Colonel of 26 years service in the Malaysian Ordnance Corps, an integral part of the Armed Forces Logistics service. He is a certified trainer in Essential Coaching and Mentoring Skills and is a Master Trainer for John C. Maxwell’s 360 Degree Leader and Developing the Leader Within You. A most memorable experience for him as a trainer in ITD Wrold was when he presented a paper at the Asian Regional Training and Development Organization (ARTDO) in 2010 on the importance of leadership in today’s business world.

DR. PETER CHEE is the President and CEO of ITD World (The Institute of Training and Development), a leading multinational corporation for Human Resource Development. With Dr. Chee’s leadership contribution of more than 27 years, ITD World has established itself as a global learning solutions expert.