Author Archive | Brian Dodd

How Bad Teams Become Great – Part 1

In November 2009 I wrote two posts on Why Good Teams Go Bad (http://briandoddonleadership.wordpress.com/2009/11/05/why-good-teams-go-bad-part-1/) which was a study of NFL (www.nfl.com) teams that were 13-3 or better one year and experienced a losing record the next. What was interesting was that three of those teams had losing records prior to the one great year.  In other words – a bad season, then a great […]

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Leadership From A Firehose

I have the privilege of attending Fellowship Bible Church (www.fbconline.org) in Roswell, GA where Dr. Crawford Loritts serves as my Senior Pastor.  He is an incredible man and leader.  He is currently taking our church through a series in I John.  On Sunday, June 6th Crawford packed as many leadership principles into a single 40-minute […]

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“I Love Working With You”

I was reading an article on www.espn.com yesterday about the emerging superstar Point Guard Rajon Rondo of the Boston Celtics.  It was noted by reporter Peter May that during Rondo’s rookie season Head Coach Doc Rivers advised him, “you know your teammates hate playing with you?”  Rondo responded well to the coaching and started 22 of the […]

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The Greatest Leadership Role

When my daughter became four years old, I began taking her on “dates” every Saturday morning.  The first time we went out it simply seemed like a nice idea.  I bought her a small flower arrangement and then took her to breakfast at Panera Bread Company (www.panerabread.com).  She and I had such a great time that we decided to do […]

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The Power of an Apology

Have you ever noticed how rarely you hear an adult person utter the words “I’m sorry”?  Oftentimes even if you do hear an apology, it comes with an explanation and a “but” which negates its intent.  As a result, I have come to the conclusion that it is the most difficult phrase to utter in the […]

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“Your Church’s Furnace Just Blew Up” A Story of Inconvenient Opportunity

I had to work this past Memorial Day.  It was definitely something I wasn’t looking forward to.  I needed the rest.  Responsibilities, however, often come into play.  The Foursquare Church was having its annual convention and I needed to man the booth for our company in the exhibit hall. I have learned in these environments that the fruit […]

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The Leadership Of Peyton Manning Review

We started the journey of Increasing Your Capacity and Slump Proofing Your Leadership last fall.  Before we publish the final post tomorrow, I felt it was important to review the first nine chapters of this series. I have given much strategic thought to this issue since speaking with arguably the top church consultant in America.  I […]

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5 Things I Think About The NBA Playoffs & Leadership

As we head into the NBA Finals on Thursday, I can’t wait for this series.  There are so many historically compelling story lines.  I love the emotional intensity in which the Celtics play with and how that will contrast against the skillful poetry of the Lakers triangle offense.  As we approach the conclusion of these playoffs, […]

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The Leadership Of Peyton Manning Part 9

It has been a little over five months since my last post in this series.  To view all previous articles on this topic, go to the Categories section of this blog and select “Increasing Capacity”.  Now that you are trusting your preparation and beginning to execute as a leader, it is time to visit The Coaching Question […]

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