Author Archive | Brian Dodd

16 Leadership Quotes From Bill Hybels, The Embodiment Of A Leader

Bill Hybels, Senior Pastor of Willow Creek Community Church, in Barrington, IL has embodied Christian leadership for my generation.  On the eve of the church’s 35th anniversary, Outreach Magazine interviewed Hybels about the subject of leadership, the church, social justice issues, and his new book The Power of a Whisper. The following are quotes that all […]

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8 Leadership Lessons From The Incredible Mike Vick Monday Night Performance

Is there anything as inspiring as watching a high-capacity leader performing at the level of their full capabilities?  Last night, NFL fans watched the Philadelphia Eagles QB Mike Vick put on a virtuoso performance. Vick completed 20 of 28 passes for 333 yards and four touchdowns.  In addition, he ran 80 yards and two additional scores.  […]

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8 Actions Needed To Leave A Leadership Legacy

What does it take to leave a legacy that benefits others?  On Wednesday, November 10th acclaimed Hollywood producer and director Dino De Laurentiis died.  The USA Today did a wonderful tribute to him two days later. Here are some of his accomplishments: Produced more than 500 films. Nominated for an Academy Award over 30 times, winning twice. […]

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What Leaders Need To Learn From The Recruitment Of Cam Newton

Do you understand the impact of your behavior as a leader?  At the time of this writing, Cecil Newton, the father of Heisman front-runner Cam Newton, is alleged to have asked recruiters for $100,00 to $180,00 for his son to bring his extraordinary talents to their school. If, and I want to emphasize the word “If”, the allegations are verified, […]

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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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