What do all three of these have in common?
Warren Bennis and Burt Nanus, in their book Leaders, “interviewed and observed” ninety leaders; “Sixty [interviews] with successful CEOs, all corporate presidents or chairmen of boards, and thirty with outstanding leaders from the public sector.”
They were seeking to identify commonalities in successful leaders.
“In short, with one exception, there were no surprises, demographically, in the CEO group; as a group, they corresponded to the various profiles of corporate leadership in America.”
And then they unveil the exception:
“The only surprise worth mentioning is that almost all were married to their first spouse. And not only that: They were also indefatigably enthusiastic about marriage as an institution.”
Now the “millionaires” piece and then I’ll make the connection.
In their book The Millionaire Next Door, Thomas Stanley and William Danko write,
“Nearly 95 percent of millionaire households are composed of married couples.”
The point of this post?
When you get it right in the home you are more likely to get it right in other areas too.
Pay attention to your marriage!