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Collaboration Effect on Profit

Overcoming founder’s syndrome to achieve sustainable success.

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How do you apply the Great 8 Virtues to build a company that’s built to last?

The starting point is to recognize that the biggest barrier to success—whether we’re founders, owners, or leaders of any stripe is…

Ourselves.

  • We get in our own way
  • We get in our team’s way
  • We become the bottleneck to growth.

That’s the crux of Founder’s Syndrome.

The strengths that get you to initial success—such as “shooting from the hip,” closing all the sales, and making all the decisions—will stunt your organization’s future growth.

Founder’s Syndrome causes you to cling to excessive control in the business for too long.

It stifles collaboration, hinders innovation, and undercuts financial performance.

As founders and leaders, we all suffer from it to one degree or another.

It’s part of the human condition.

But what can you do about it?

How do you fight off the effects of Founder’s Syndrome to achieve success that will last?

Our new book tackles this issue and offers a powerful vision of your business, life, and legacy if you confront Founder’s Syndrome head-on.

You’ll learn how to:

1. Strengthen your leadership character

By practicing The Great 8 Virtues—the antidote to the vices that cause Founder’s Syndrome.

2. Build a healthy culture where large-scale collaboration can flourish

By instilling The Great 8 Virtues throughout your company.

3. Produce consistently exceptional financial performance

By aligning interests and incentives with The 3 Wins Framework.

This book will help you build—and keep—a talented leadership team around you with…

Everyone rowing together. In the same direction. Toward a common purpose.

That’s what the Collaboration Effect on Profit (CEOP) looks like in action.

When you unleash the CEOP, you’ll overcome the resistance of Founder’s Syndrome and build a company that can win in any market. 

Ready to transform your business—and life?

Ready to think bigger…

With a greater vision for your company…

And for the legacy you want to leave for your family?

3 Wins Podcast

A financial podcast for Growth-Minded Business Leaders.

The Great 8: A New Paradigm for Leadership

Written by Legacy Advisory Partners’ CEO and President, The Great 8 will teach you how to deploy all eight virtues to defend against the vices, so you can build an organizational culture that attracts (and keeps) the best talent.

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Why is a new paradigm for leadership needed for our time?

How can you create a culture that will attract and retain exceptional people?

What are the 8 keys to creating a sustainable competitive advantage in your company?

This new paradigm for leadership is not about tactics to get people to do what you want them to do; it is about a leadership strategy where business leaders, like you, can tap into eight timeless virtues — the “Great 8” — to expand their influence and position their companies for long-term success.

But for every virtue, there is a vice – and all it takes is one vice to bring down a leader (or even an entire team). The Great 8 will teach you how to deploy all eight virtues to defend against the vices, so you can build an organizational culture that attracts (and keeps) the best talent.

Author J. David Harper, Jr. is President and CEO of Legacy Advisory Partners in Atlanta, Georgia. In The Great 8, Harper takes the leadership lessons he’s learned from business and life to provide you with a roadmap on how you can win the ongoing battle between virtue and vice— to become a leader of greater influence and impact.

Praus: A Parable for Winning the War Within

In Praus, Jack Palmer’s inner turmoil is much like what we experience in leadership in business and in life. And it takes Jack coming face-to-face with his older, wiser self to lead him to the timeless truths — the “Great 8” Legacy virtues — that help him win the war within and discover the peace and renewed sense of purpose he’s been looking for.

Praus: A Parable for Winning the War Within

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Consider the war that wages in our hearts and minds as leaders: Do I compromise my principles to get ahead?

Do I avoid taking a stand on something I believe in because I’m afraid of potential loss?

Do I treat people I care about in a way that undermines trust and respect?

Why does my life feel so out of balance and out of control right now?

As leaders, these feelings of inner conflict and guilt, if left unresolved, erode our effectiveness and ultimately diminish our legacy. And that’s why Praus (prah-oos) was written. In Praus, Jack Palmer’s inner turmoil is much like what we experience in leadership in business and in life. And it takes Jack coming face-to-face with his older, wiser self to lead him to the timeless truths — the “Great 8” Legacy virtues — that help him win the war within and discover the peace and renewed sense of purpose he’s been looking for. Derived from ancient Greece, “praus” is a military term used to describe the resolute focus and discipline of a powerful war horse, trained to obey every command of its rider, no matter how great the confusion of battle. Praus is also a metaphor for how we can harness great strength through virtue, so that we can achieve lasting peace within and be free to fulfill our highest potential as leaders.