John Addison

John Addison
John Addison is the Leadership Editor for SUCCESS and the author of Real Leadership: 9 Simple Practices for Leading and Living with Purpose, a Wall Street Journal and USA Today best-seller. Renowned for his insight and wisdom on leadership, personal development and success, John is a sought-after speaker and motivator. Read more on his blog, and follow John on Facebook and Twitter.

Success Is a Journey, Not a Destination

By John Addison | May 8, 2017

Find balance by accepting your successes and failures in stride

Why You Need to Surround Yourself With People Who Lift You Up

By John Addison | May 1, 2017

We all want somebody to tell us what to do. To succeed, what do I need to do? Well I’m here to tell you it’s also important to know what not to do: Never take advice from someone more screwed up than you. You need to surround yourself and listen to people that lift you…


What to Do When You Fail

By John Addison | April 24, 2017

The hardest part about failure is moving on afterward. But it’s your ability to move on from failure that enables you to succeed.

4 Ways to Quiet the Emotional Enemies in Your Mind

By John Addison | April 10, 2017

How to fight fear, uncertainty and doubt and build unshakeable confidence

What You Can Learn About Failure From Winston Churchill

By John Addison | April 3, 2017

I love to study the leadership of Sir Winston Churchill. A quote of his is, “Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.” The context of that quote was immediately after World War II. In the summer of 1945, he was voted out of office. Now, think…

4 Ways to Declutter Your Mind

By John Addison | March 27, 2017

Clear your head of distractions to allow for focus and productivity.

Today, Become a Daily Goal Setter

By John Addison | March 13, 2017

  I will today get better than I was yesterday. I will move forward today toward my goal. The key to a great career is to become a daily goal setter and a daily goal hitter. You know, we say we’re human beings, but we’re really human becomings. We’re either getting better or we’re getting…

5 Things Strong Leaders Do

By John Addison | March 6, 2017

Leadership means balancing results with team-building.

5 Life-Changing Books Written by the Greats

5 Life-Changing Books Written by the Greats

By John Addison | February 27, 2017

A reminder to connect with what’s important in life and to be a lifelong learner

3 Action Steps for an Honest Self-Assessment

By John Addison | February 13, 2017

Are you really as good as you think you are?