Author Archive | Brian Dodd

Courageous The Movie

No movie I’ve ever seen touched my heart like Fireproof by Sherwood Pictures. It’s accurate depiction of modern marriage, selfishness, temptation, reconciliation, and ultimately redemption makes it my favorite movie of all-time.  I regret that many people close to me did not see it.  Marriages could have and should have been saved. My second favorite movie is Terminator 2. How’s […]

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Most Popular Posts of June 2010

 [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjQSb7cCpeo&hl=en_US&fs=1] That is one of my favorite videos ever and is featured on my 5th most read post of June 2010 The Leadership Link Between Drew Brees and Nick Saban. Overall, I posted 22 posts on the subject of leadership last month.  When I make a post, it generally flows from something I am currently noticing or experiencing.  […]

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The Leadership of Bobby Cox Part 1

As many of you know, this is Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox’s final year of managing.  Over the next several months, there will be several articles written and many words spoken about this incredible leader.  As the tributes come in, we should all stop and capture the key learnings we can take from the man who has […]

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5 Best Practices Any Father Can Do

This past Sunday I was driving to my church and noticed another church’s sign along the way.  It was clearly left over from the previous Father’s Day Sunday (which is a problem in itself) and said “Be A Great Father.  Just Show Up”.  I admit that this would be a huge step up for many dads in our society. However, has […]

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6 Leadership Lessons From Toy Story 3

On Sunday afternoon, my family and I went to the movies and watched Toy Story 3.  This is not the normal kind of movie I enjoy but everyone I knew who saw it highly recommended it.  We had a great time and what is shown during the credits is absolutely hilarious!  The creativity and talent of the teams at Disney and Pixar are […]

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How To Make The Best Decision You’ve Never Made

                                                                                   Leaders like movement.  They have a bias towards action.  The chief characteristic for those in leadership is that by definition they are taking people somewhere.  Therefore, conflicting feelings spring forth in us as times arise when the best decision is to do nothing at all or just say “No”.  Leaders frequently struggle with signs that say STOP, Yield, or Do Not Enter.  John Heyman of […]

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10 Positive Mid-Year Thoughts

Everywhere you look or listen, there is plenty of bad news to go around.  However, with this being the final weekend of the first half of 2010, I thought it would be a good idea to look back on some of the positive things I’ve noticed or experienced so far this year.  Father’s Day – My wife and […]

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5 Leadership Lessons From The NBA Draft

Three of the most uneventful hours in television have become the annual NBA Draft.  That’s sad because for years it was one of my favorite events of the year.  However, with so many players coming out early who are unknown and unprepared, the drama of the draft has all but diminished. That being said, we can still take away […]

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How A Church Changes A Community: Thoughts From Mike Linch of NorthStar Church

Mike Linch is the Senior Pastor of the great NorthStar Church in Kennesaw, GA.  Since its inception in 1997, NorthStar’s intent was not to grow a church but rather to reach a city.  With over 2,000 in weekly attendance, a backlog of volunteers, and literally doing some form of ministry that impacts the community 365 days per […]

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Most Popular Posts of May 2010

I want to thank everyone who took the time to read the posts I have been submitting the last month.  New strategies have been implemented  and we have had good response.  Once again, thank you and feel free to join in on the leadership conversations. The following were my 5 most read posts during the month of May.  In […]

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