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Master Mentors Volume 2

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Master Mentors Volume 2

30 Transformative Insights from Our Greatest Minds

HarperCollins Leadership,

15 min read
9 take-aways
Audio & text

What's inside?

Must-read insights for anyone seeking to join the ranks of the world’s highest achievers.

Editorial Rating



  • Applicable
  • Concrete Examples
  • Inspiring


Leadership consultant and podcaster Scott Miller earned kudos for his first volume of Master Mentors, a compilation of insights gathered from his influential podcast, On Leadership. In this second volume, Miller shares wisdom gleaned from 30 additional interviews with leaders across diverse fields, including thought leader Erica Dhawan, HR luminary Patty McCord, Tiny Habits author BJ Fogg and marketing genius Guy Kawasaki. Some of their stories are truly transformative; collectively, they reveal core attitudes and practices that underpin high achievement in any arena.


Stories of great success differ in a thousand ways, yet they all share a few critical elements.

Successful people, whether they’re leaders in business or academia, public servants or spiritual advisers, succeed in vastly different ways by applying their unique talents, passions and creativity. Yet they share core qualities and practices, including an unyielding dedication to hard – but efficient – work.

The stories of “Master Mentors” demonstrate how each individual amassed eye-watering accomplishments, but never at the expense of others. And all have chosen to give back. Without exception, these top achievers share a mind-set of appreciation and gratitude, along with an abundance mentality. This mind-set is famously outlined by business guru Stephen R. Covey in The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. An abundance mentality includes generosity, fearlessness about sharing ideas, and a willingness to be vulnerable in order to allow others to learn from your own mistakes and failures.

Take time to learn your core values. Stay true to them.

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About the Author

Scott Jeffrey Miller is a senior adviser at FranklinCovey and host of FranklinCovey On Leadership with Scott Miller, the world’s largest leadership podcast

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