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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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If Your Marriage Is Failing…

Unfortunately, there are several people in my personal life who have recently divorced or are strongly considering the idea. This is a devastating epidemic in our country that leaves negative consequences affecting multiple generations.  What is always humbling is that even the most healthiest of marriages are only one wrong decision away from a lifetime of regret. David […]

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15 Leadership Quotes From Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnlazjUDGh8 Current Minnesota Vikings QB Brett Favre once provided one of my favorite leadership quotes when he was asked if he was helping then back-up Green Bay Packer QB Aaron Rodgers get ready for the upcoming season.  Favre responded “It’s my job to get myself ready.  It’s Aaron Rodgers job to himself ready.” Described as “a force of normalness”, Rodgers has done a superlative job getting ready. […]

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If I Had A Son – Leadership Lessons From Texas Tech’s Tommy Tuberville

If I had a son I often think about where I would want him to play college football.  Of course, he would be a Division I prospect.  Ultimately though, it would be his decision but here are three places I would steer him towards: Mark Richt and the University of Georgia Bulldogs Jim Tressel and the Ohio State […]

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A Leader’s Diversion – College Football Preview

Every leader needs a diversion, a healthy distraction.  This allows them to get away and be placed in a replenishing, non-performance environment.  The diversion provides perspective. I’ll give you a peek into my life.  One of my distractions is college football.  With the season beginning Thursday evening, the following are my predictions as well as my leadership thoughts […]

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Top 10 Most Popular Posts of August 2010

August was an amazing month!  In July, we experienced 124% growth.  With such a rapid increase, I was just hoping to simply break even or slightly grow during this past month.  Well, thanks to you the readers and so many of you forwarding my posts, we grew an additional 97%!!!  I am blown away and thank […]

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