Dr. TC North, Co-author of Fearless Leaders on ColoradoBiz TV with Associate Editor Lisa Ryckman. Part 2: Becoming a mindset master.

Lisa Ryckman: Let’s talk about the second fearless leaders defining characteristic. Tell us about that.

Dr. North: The second one is mindset master. I love this one. This is pure performance psychology. It’s what I’ve been doing pretty much all of my life, starting with athletes and working now with business leaders.

So being a mindset master has three parts. The first part is: What do you do to prepare so that when you show up at an important event – whether that’s as a leader, a salesperson or a family member – if something is really important to you? Are you preparing your mind so that you show up with the right emotions? Do you need to be excited, do you need to be relaxed, do you need to be really happy, do you need to be laid back, mellow and just listen? You really have to know what those emotions are and you have to create them before you get there. Read More

Dr. TC North, Co-author of Fearless Leaders, on ColoradoBiz TV with Associate Editor Lisa Ryckman


I am very excited about this four-part ColoradoBiz TV series on my Fearless Leaders book. Here is the first interview on the first Fearless Leaders’ defining characteristic, “Act with inspiring courage”.

Lisa Ryckman: So tell us about your book.

Dr. North: I’m very excited about the book. Fearless Leaders is based around four defining characteristics and 12 success secrets of fearless leaders. It was originally written for business leaders, but what we found is that because it’s different than most leadership books – it’s really about how do you lead yourself Read More

Positive mindset, or the right mindset is foundational to success

If business leaders put as much emphasis on preparing their minds for success as world-class athletes do, they would likely be much more relaxed, confident and extraordinary! Read More

Do you control fear, or does fear control you?

“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.”

- Theodore Roosevelt

Do you have the courage to fail in order to succeed? Fearless Leaders don’t like to fail. Some even say they hate to fail, but paradoxically, they learn to accept failure as an inevitable part of success. It turns out that the most enlightened leaders actually view their failures as … Read More

Have confidence under pressure –summarized from my book Fearless Leaders

Have you ever wondered what goes through the mind of a world champion athlete in the final moments before they compete? Jeremy Bloom, a three-time world champion freestyle skier describes with great candor exactly what he was thinking in the minutes before having to lay it all on the line at a world championship. Read More