The Enemies of Excellence

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The Enemies of Excellence

7 Reasons Why We Sabotage Success

Written by one of America’s premier leadership coaches, this groundbreaking look at the pitfalls of power will help you effectively manage your life to support your achievements, relationships, and priorities.

Avoid the hazards of leadership and drive towards sustainable success with the experience of business and ministry coach Greg Salciccioli behind you.

Salciccioli focuses on real life examples to show how common habits and tendencies have led to the downfall of the likes of Tiger Woods and Bernard Madoff. Offering clear strategies to prepare against similar tragedies in our own lives, this vital reference provides specific tools to bring priorities into practice and ensure enduring success.


Foreword by Patrick Lencioni

Don’t Play with Matches!
Why We Sabotage Success
The Enemy of Egotism
The Enemy of Life Mismanagement
The Enemy of Bad Habits
The Enemy of Indulgence
The Enemy of Broken Relationships
The Enemy of Isolation
The Enemy of Self-Sabotage
Experiencing Excellence
Next Steps
About the Author

Reviews and endorsements

“Sometimes high-profile leaders unwittingly sabotage their own success by letting egotism, bad habits, broken relationships, and other hazards get in the way of what’s really important. The seven “enemies” Greg Salciccioli describes should read as red flags for persons of influence who may not even know they’re in a self-destructive pattern until it’s too late. Salciccioli shows how strength of character can overcome these obstacles—these Enemies of Excellence—so readers can shift their focus and live balanced, authentic lives. If you recognize yourself in these words, you must read this book!”
Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager® and Lead with LUV


"Leadership is difficult and so is the pursuit of excellence. In The Enemies of Excellence Greg Salciccioli brilliantly outlines the obstacles that rob us of excellence and prevent us from leading effectively. He is one of the best leadership coaches in America today, he facilitates incredible leadership training events, and now he has delivered an extraordinary book. Don’t just read it—apply it!"
Matthew Kelly, New York Times bestselling author of The Dream Manager and The Rhythm of Life


"No one is immune to the egotism, bad habits, and other 'enemies of excellence' that have toppled prominent leaders throughout history. But with wisdom and grace, Greg Salciccioli offers a road map for those who are determined to avoid these pitfalls. I highly recommend this book!"
Jim Daly, president, Focus on the Family


“This book is a treasure—a wake-up call for all people who find themselves in positions of leadership and influence, and who want to preserve their families, their organizations, their self respect, and their peace of heart and mind.
Patrick Lencioni, president, The Table Group; author, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team


“I have worked side by side with Greg for the past decade and have the highest regard for him as a coach. Take what he shares in the pages of this book to heart, and you will be better equipped to finish your race with excellence!”
Daniel Harkavy, CEO and head coach of Building Champions Inc., author of Becoming a Coaching Leader

Hardcover / 100 pages