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7 Reasons Leaders Need A Short Memory

The most shocking event of the 2nd weekend of college football was #13 Virginia Tech’s surprising loss to James Madison.  It is my theory though that VT never recovered from its loss to Boise St the previous Monday evening.  In essence, I make the argument that Boise actually beat the Hokies twice. Have you ever had a single […]

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9/11 Reflections and What Churches Are Doing Well

Much has been said this week regarding Florida preacher Terry Jones and his desire to burn a copy of the Quran.  What resulted was a negative reflection of American Christianity because of an ill-advised decision by a single rouge pastor.  As Rick Warren said, we are for the separation of church and hate. What these actions did was cause me to […]

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Young Leaders, These Insights & Quotes Are A Gift For You

  Hard Work Beats Talent When Talent Doesn’t Do Hard Work.  USA Today’s preview edition of the NFL profiled several talented young quarterbacks.  For anyone that is a young leader (or experienced one for that matter), the following quotes give us insights into what is required to be a great leader in our chosen profession. Aaron Rodgers (for […]

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10 Lessons Learned From Bad Days In Leadership

As leaders, we all have bad days.  These are times when nothing goes right and everything we touch goes sour.  We’ve all been there.  You can’t be a leader and not have those type of days. The question then becomes how do we properly frame the days we wish would just end.  Here is the truth […]

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4 Ways To Impact A Man’s Life

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B300gQkgDS0] Recently, www.smedioi.com had a blog post entitled How To Market To Men On The Social Web written by Douglas Idugboe.  There were several interesting findings including men spend more for online shopping than women. Churches are constantly looking for ways to impact the lives of men.  The following are the lessons and quality insights from this post that pastors […]

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Final Pre-Op Post

Mark Marshall is the Senior Pastor of the great Clearview Baptist Church in Franklin, TN and a lifelong friend of mine.  You see, Mark baptized me, ordained me for ministry, and performed my wedding.  Tomorrow, at age 48, he is having heart surgery.  I was so moved by Mark’s words today on his blog www.markmarshallblog.blogspot.com […]

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10 Ways To Increase Blog Traffic

Leaders are constantly seeking ways to expand their influence.  This past summer, the readership of this site has grown over 900%.  I’ve learned much and want to pass along my key learnings about multiplying readers and exponentially impacting the lives of others to you. In addition to some positive things I’ve learned, I will also pass on my blogging mistakes. Things That Work Read A Lot On the Subject of Blogging […]

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3 Simple Leadership Lessons From Frank Beamer

Genius is making the complicated simple, not the simple complicated. Whether it is pride, insecurity, or our natural default mode as leaders, we tend to over-analyze things in our lives.  The result becomes relationships and tasks that are needlessly complicated.  As a ministry consultant, I spend much time talking leaders through a process that takes complex ideas and […]

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