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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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7 Things Every Husband Wants His Wife To Praise Him For

Does anything make you feel as good as when you get a public compliment from your spouse?  I have to admit that even after almost 20 years of marriage, I still get a sense of pride when my wife does that. Currently I am reading The Class Of Football edited by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.  What is […]

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10 Practices Of Highly Undisciplined Leaders

Is there anything more frustrating than watching incredibly talent individuals waste opportunity because they are undisciplined?  At the request of my friend Joe Sangl I have given a lot of thought today about undisciplined leaders. What makes someone undisciplined?  Are there warning signs that leaders can see so maybe they can correct their behavior?  What happens […]

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18 Lessons From The Greatest Leadership Book I’ve Ever Read Part 2

Have you ever had an older person invest in your life?  I think most effective leaders had several people invest in them throughout their life.  The best document on mentoring I’ve ever read is about a man name Paul who coached a younger Timothy about many things.  Paul documented his insights in the books 1 and 2 Timothy […]

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21 Lessons From The Greatest Leadership Book I’ve Ever Read Part 1

Have you ever read a book that completely changed how you view leadership?  I’ve read several like that in my life.  However, the great leadership book I’ve ever read is the Bible. The Bible is a living, breathing document which provides the lens of how I view my life.  There was once a person named Paul who […]

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Maybe The Best Definition Of Leadership I’ve Ever Heard

How would you define the word “leadership”?  The most famous definition is from John Maxwell who says “Leadership is influence”.  John, of course, is right. However, today my pastor Crawford Loritts gave a definition that made me stop in my tracks.  Crawford gave this statement – “The Heavy Responsibility Of Leadership Is That It Is A […]

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7 Things That Rob Leaders Of Joy

Are the responsibilities of your life more than you can bear?  I think leaders can experience a sense of being overwhelmed on a regular basis if they are not careful.  Leadership should be fun and enjoyable but here are just some of the reasons that leaders may not enjoy their responsibilities. Hard Decisions and Tough Conversations.  Don’t […]

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