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5 Words That Will Haunt Every Leader

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Sunday August 15th, 2010 will always be the day in my life the pepperoni fought back!!!  My family was having a relaxing dinner at our favorite pizza spot.  We love this place because the pizza literally comes out of the oven and is placed right then on your table.  It is very juicy, still sizzling, […]

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The True Cost of Toxic Team Members


Gruenter and Whitaker once said, “The culture of any organization is shaped by the worst behavior the leader is willing to tolerate.”  Toxic behavior must be immediately dealt with for any leader to be successful. Recently, Bryan Miles, co-founder and CEO of BELAY Solutions, wrote an incredible post entitled “The True Cost of Toxic Team Members”.  As […]

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My All-Time Top 10 Favorite Podcast Interviews

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Today’s post is a labor of love for me.  The following are My All-Time Top 10 Favorite Podcast Interviews.  These are personal favorites for the following reasons: They made me smarter. They challenged my thinking on certain topics. They shed a new light on issues I was interested in. They made me say, “Wow!” For many […]

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5 Things I Am Currently Learning About Leadership

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The following are 5 Things I Am Currently Learning About Leadership: “The first thing I say is what people remember.”  These were the brilliant words of INJOY Stewardship Solutions Executive Vice President Ken Friar.  Great words for all communicators and anyone leading a meeting this Monday morning. “True friends multiply your joys and divide your sorrows.” […]

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5 Reasons Every Leader Needs A Coach

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When it comes to helping pastors craft, communicate, and organize their churches around vision, few are better than Shawn Lovejoy, the Founder & CEO of I recommend Shawn to all church leaders who need assistance with overall church health, maintaining momentum, pastoral coaching, preaching assistance, organizational development, and mission and vision construction.  If you are […]

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10 Signs Of Highly Successful Leaders With Grit

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The title of this post, 10 Signs Of Highly Successful Leaders With Grit, is misleading.  Because you cannot have success without grit.  It is inherent in successful leaders. Angela Duckworth in her excellent book Grit: The Power Of Passion And Perseverance says, “Talent x Effort = Skill.  Skill x Effort = Achievement.”  L. Jon Wertheim […]

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Creating A Healthy Workplace Culture With A No-Gossip, No Exceptions Policy


The late business management guru Peter Drucker once said, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.”  The famous author Jon Gordon noted, “Culture consists of the shared purpose, attitudes, values, goals, practices, behaviors, and habits that define a team or organization.”  He also added, “It is the culture you create that is going to determine whether your players […]

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10 Leadership Lessons From The Navy SEALS

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On May 19th, 2014, Naval Admiral William H. McRaven, Commander of the United States Special Operations Command, and Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Texas, gave the commencement address to his alma mater’s graduating class.  If you want to be inspired, watch a video of the speech above. The university’s slogan is “What starts here changes […]

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The One Thing All Smart Leaders Believe

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Legendary Duke Blue Devils mens basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski once said, “The single most important ingredient after you get talent is internal leadership.  It’s not the coaches as much as one single person or people on the team who set higher standards than that team would normally set for itself.” The following are 6 Lessons […]

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