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The Best Leadership Lessons of July Baseball

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXOrKT7SUoY You can tell by my website that I am a big fan of ESPN’s Buster Olney.  If you look at the top of this page, you will see a tab where I capture many of his thoughts.  After reading his July articles, the following are five key leadership lessons that we can learn. Today’s Decisions Determines […]

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The Fear Of Public Speaking

Today is a day I won’t soon forget.  Franklin Graham, son of the legendary Billy Graham and President/CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse, was speaking in my hometown at the First Baptist Church of Woodstock.  However, 7.7 miles due south on the same road, yours truly Brian Dodd was simultaneously speaking for approximately 5 minutes during both […]

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Top 10 Most Popular Posts of July 2010

 [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmwJipHdqpA&hl=en_US&fs=1] I would like to thank everyone who took their valuable time to read this website during the month of July.  I am deeply humbled by the growth we experienced.  Readership more than doubled during the past month growing by 124%. Two main things became apparent – how much we were captivated by the LeBron James decision and how little we get […]

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4 Leadership Disciplines Worth Catching

Earlier this week, the Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Matt Garza pitched his first no-hitter.  As many of you are probably aware, Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan holds the record for the  most career no-hitters with seven.  However, I bet you don’t know who holds the record for catching the most no-hitters.  That honor would go to the […]

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Where LeBron SHOULD Go and What Leaders SHOULD Know

Thursday evening on ESPN the top NBA free agent LeBron James will decide where he spends the next 3-6 years of his pro basketball career.  He will choose one of the following six teams listed in alphabetical order: Chicago Bulls Hometown Cleveland Cavaliers Los Angeles Clippers Miami Heat New Jersey Nets New York Knicks Most people […]

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Leadership Lessons From Monday Morning Quarterback Part 2

Yesterday I posted the first six leadership lessons from the final chapter of Peter King’s great book Monday Morning Quarterback.  As promised, the following is Part 2 which contains six additional leadership lessons I gleaned from that chapter. There are Perks to Leadership and There is a Price to Leadership – “I’m 26 years old, I just […]

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Best Practices Of Leadership From Top NFL Leaders Part 1

This past Father’s Day, I received as a gift Sports Illustrated Peter King’s book Monday Morning Quarterback.  Like many NFL fans, Peter is my favorite football writer and his weekly online column by the same name is my must read of each week. It had a few too many personal chapters for my taste though they are extraordinarily written.  My two favorite chapters […]

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10 Positive Mid-Year Thoughts

Everywhere you look or listen, there is plenty of bad news to go around.  However, with this being the final weekend of the first half of 2010, I thought it would be a good idea to look back on some of the positive things I’ve noticed or experienced so far this year.  Father’s Day – My wife and […]

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