Author Archive | Brian Dodd

I Have Found The Perfect Leader

I was looking on WordPress today and saw a posting about a “perfect dessert”. My thoughts then began profiling the attitude, actions, and habits of the “perfect leader”. We spend a tremendous amount of time, effort, resources, and mental energy on the subject of leadership.  We should because leadership matters that much.  To that end, here’s […]

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5 Leadership Lessons From Christian Ponder

The Florida State Seminoles QB Christian Ponder is the 2nd ranked player at his position in this year’s NFL Draft class.  Ponder, a 5th year Senior, is a unique individual. In the August 23rd edition of the USA Today, Ponder’s leadership skills were analyzed.  There are several things that leaders can learn from this Heisman candidate. […]

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7 Lessons On Keeping Your Job via Frank Beamer

  In a December 20, 2008 New York Times article entitled “One Loss Away From Dismissal”, the average tenure of the head coaching jobs in professional sports were given. NHL – 2.58 seasons NBA – 2.64 seasons MLB – 3.78 seasons NFL – 4.34 season   Here is what they stated contributed to how long coaches stay in each sport. Length of […]

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10 Practices Of Highly Successful Influencers

Alabama Crimson Tide Head Coach Nick Saban recently said, “You can’t really promote guys into leadership roles. I think that it’s something that sort of grows, develops and happens because of personality types and respect that other players have.” Coach Saban is right. There is a significant difference between leadership that is positional and the […]

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Church Fight

If you hear the phrase “Reporting live from (insert your name) Church”, RUN!!! The attached video is definitely worth two minutes of your time.  After watching this disturbing display, I began to think about How do you know when you’re in trouble as a leader or pastor? The following are the “leadership” principles we can learn from […]

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Staying Faithful

Several weeks ago I wrote a very popular post entitled How A Sunday School Teacher Changed My Life.  It was a collection of leadership principles I learned from my high school Sunday School teacher, Lenis Black. Through a series of events, I was reconnected with Mr. Black after 25 years and as a result, my family had […]

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Quotes and Why We Love Them So Much

Like many bloggers, I frequently will post something and just know that it will become the most popular blog I’ve ever written.  However, statistics show that the most widely read posts I write are not my thoughts but rather compilations of great quotes or speeches by others.  This is a reminder that we are significantly moved and impacted by the use of words and language.  How a […]

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How To Build A Champion Part 3

The following is the final list of ten leadership excerpts from Christopher Price’s book The Blueprint that chronicles the construction of the New England Patriots.  Regardless of your profession, these leadership lessons apply across all disciplines.   Old guys had started the process of “regulating” the locker room. Brady recognized the importance of team building, of the […]

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Two Men Making A Huge Difference In The Lives Of Others

Joe Sangl, Founder of I Was Broke. Now I’m Not., and Casey Graham, Founder of The Change Group, are two individuals making a profound difference in the lives of people.  Because of their efforts, literally hundreds of churches and thousands of individuals are experiencing the joy that comes from financial freedom.  Please check out their links. Tomorrow, […]

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