Author Archive | Brian Dodd

7 Results Of A Man Who Is Helping To Change A Community

Have you ever known a leader who always makes excuses, blames others, and never takes chances or responsibility for the results?  We all have and it causes that leader to lose influence. Recently, I was at a gathering of African-American Christian leaders and was moved by the actions and words of one of the pastors.  This pastor was […]

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20 Insights For Leaders Who Want To Transform Their Communities

If churches ceased to exist in your community, what would be different about where you live?  Today, I had the privilege of attending and helping host Take Out Conference at NorthStar Church in Kennesaw, GA. NorthStar, led by Senior Pastor Mike Linch, is an amazing church that is making a huge impact in their community.  To read a previous post about […]

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9 Qualities To Look For In Your Next Leader And NFL Head Coach

The Dallas Cowboys fired head coach Wade Phillips today.  While it is never entirely the coach’s fault when a team begins 1-7, the responsibility of poor performance will always fall upon the leader. The search for a permanent coach is underway.  What type of leader should owner Jerry Jones look for?  For a look into this individual, let’s […]

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10 Leadership Principles From The Denzel Washington Movie Unstoppable

Unstoppable is unbelievable!  Great action.  Great pacing.  Great tension.  Denzel Washington is my favorite actor of this generation and Unstoppable adds to the resume.  This 20th Century Fox movie, directed by Tony Scott, is based upon the 2001 CSX unmanned train incident and the actions needed to avert certain disaster. From a leadership perspective, this movie is primarily about the importance and consequences of […]

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16 Leadership Principles When You Have Had Enough

Have you ever reached the point when you just screamed “I HAVE HAD ENOUGH!”  Is the monotony of normal driving you crazy?  I think I can help you.      Read the following quotes and principles.  Perhaps they can help you find a solution that will allow you to break free from monotony and go to the next level. From […]

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30 Election Night Leadership Quotes

The following are some quotes that leaders need to learn from and apply.  I will try to keep this as non-partisan as possible and simply limited to leadership applications.  Thanks to Fox News for their coverage of the election as these quotes come from their broadcast. Independents are swinging to the Republican side. More older […]

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How To Change Your World, How To Change The World

When is the last time you felt you did something significant…I mean, REALLY SIGNIFICANT?  There is something about the human experience that creates a longing in our souls for significance.  There is something in us that wants to do something BIG!  Recently, I was watching an ESPN College Gameday segment on interception returns.  Stanford head coach […]

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6 Leadership Thoughts From Toy Story 3

Who is not a fan of the Toy Story series?  With the DVD release taking place Tuesday, the following is an updated post of the movie’s June review. My family just went to the movies and watched Toy Story 3.  This is not the normal kind of movie I enjoy but it came highly recommended.  We had a great time and what is shown during […]

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Top 10 Most Popular Posts Of October 2010

Can you ever have enough friends?  I can’t speak for you but I constantly need the relational dynamic and people speaking positively into my life.  Life is just too difficult to face alone apart from community. With that in mind, October was an incredible month!  Readership has grown exponentially each month and last month was […]

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9 Leadership Quotes About USC QB Matt Barkley: A Loyal Leader During Difficult Times

Are you loyal?  When things get tough at your organization, do you look for other options or do you look for solutions to the current issues? If anyone would have been justified in leaving a bad situation, it would have been USC sophomore quarterback Matt Barkley.  Barkley was the nation’s #1 high school quarterback in 2009 and started […]

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