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17 Signs Of A Fast Growing Church

Are there indicators that your church may be ready for a period of sustained growth? After speaking with literally thousands of church leaders, I have discovered some common threads among fast growing churches. Some on this list are self-explanatory while others have supporting comments. Fast Growing Churches Are Unashamed To Preach Jesus – It is a common […]

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The Most Important Ingredient When Looking For A Leader

The most important ingredient to uncover when you are looking to fill a leadership position is does this person make things happen?  Is there movement and positive activity associated with this individual?  Are they advancing the cause? Recently I came across this very unique Christmas video.  These individuals make things happen.  These people are leaders.  Enjoy.

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Are You Lonely This Christmas?

Are you lonely this Christmas?  Some questions need no explanation do they.  Are you lonely this Christmas? If you are, you’re not alone.  The Boston Globe reported that a 1990 Gallup study indicated 36% of Americans are lonely.  Kerby Anderson, President of Probe Ministries International, states “the baby boom generation is headed for a crisis of […]

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11 Ways To Avoid A Letdown In Performance In 2011

Did you have a productive 2010?  If so, are you excited about your organization’s plans for 2011?  I hope so but what happens if things do not go according to plan.  Are there warning signs that could prevent a letdown in performance?  The answer is “YES!” The November 22nd and December 6th editions of The Sporting News featured […]

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20 Limitations Of Leadership

Leaders cannot do everything!  In an effort to provide tools and resources for those in leadership positions, the following is a list of items that those on your team must do for themselves.  Feel free to post this somewhere in your office! Leaders can cast vision and connect the dots but they cannot give you […]

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28 Heisman Quotes From Cam Newton & Andrew Luck On Leadership

Congratulations to Auburn’s Cam Newton on winning the 2010 Heisman Trophy as college football’s best player.  The following are the key leadership quotes from tonight’s Heisman Trophy telecast on ESPN. Initial Comments “Ability is not enough…Intangibles are the key to winning the Heisman Trophy.” – Unknown “He did not want to rob (by being in […]

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These People Get A Pat-Down Every Day Of Their Life

Air travel has never been glamorous but it is more challenging now than ever.  The USA Today’s report that India’s Ambassador to the United States Meera Shankar was recently selected at Jackson-Evers International Airport for a pat-down was the latest in a number of highly publicized issues.  While this has caused our country some embarrassment, it reminded me […]

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Florida Has Already Moved Past Urban Meyer: What This Means To Leaders Everywhere

Have Have you ever thought that your church, team or organization could not get by without you?  Well if you have, I have 5 words for you – NOT SO FAST MY FRIEND! I read the USA Today with the intention of discussing the resignation of Florida Gators head coach Urban Meyer and the importance of balancing career […]

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Inception Has 7 Leadership Principles That Could Give You A Merry Christmas

Inception was the finest movie I saw in 2010 and should win the Academy Award for Best Picture.  With its dvd arrival on Tuesday, the following is the best leadership principles from a two-part series I wrote on the movie earlier this past summer.  You can read those posts here and here.  The Father’s Role - At its […]

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10 Things That Make Cam Newton A Special Leader

Cameron Newton should unanimously win the 2010 Heisman Trophy as college football’s best player. The investigation into his father, Cecil, is ongoing but Cam is proving to be a special player and individual.  His performance against South Carolina (335 yards passing 4 TDs, 73 yards rushing 2 TDs) in the SEC Championship game is one of the all-time classic […]

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