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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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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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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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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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10 Tips On Going From Being A Rookie Leader To An Experienced One

Do you value and properly evaluate experience?  If not, you should.  Growing as a leader is a process and if you are a new leader, it can be overwhelming at times.  The following are just five surprises that awaited me in my first leadership responsibility: Not everyone did what I asked. Not everyone liked me. Not […]

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10 Ripple Effects Of Leadership

Do you understand that the behaviors and decisions you make today determine tomorrow’s success?  This is one of the sobering and liberating aspects of leadership.  Our actions today have ripple effects that could be felt for years.  I am amazed at the recent hypocrisy of the NFL’s stance on “devastating hits”.  Players will now be fined […]

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