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LeBron’s Supporting Cast: How To Build Around A Star

Miami Heat team president Pat Riley has already earned the 2010-11 NBA Executive Of The Year for signing the LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh.  However, he is showing equal genius in placing the complimentary parts around them with minimal resources available.  The following are his moves: Drafting 6-10 Dexter Pittman out of Texas, 6-9 Jarvis […]

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10 Things I Love About Leadership

Some posts you write are simply reflective and cathartic.  This will be one of those as I am currently in that state of mind.  Leadership is a wonderful thing.  It definitely has some perks which often makes its price worth paying. The following are just some of the reasons why I love leaders and leadership: Leadership gives organizations and people vision.  […]

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Inception Leadership Lessons Part 2

In its opening weekend, Inception is expected to bring in over $60 million.  As leaders, however, we evaluate all life experiences through a leadership bias.  This movie is full of items to draw from.  To read Part 1 of this series, click here. As promised in that post, the following are five additional leadership concepts we can extract from Inception and apply to our […]

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Inception Leadership Lessons Part 1

Inception is the finest movie I’ve seen since The Blind Side.  Except for three words that were said which really disturb me, I recommend this movie to anyone who is tired of a popcorn experience and wants an intellectual challenge.  It’s Oscar worthy! After watching Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and now Inception, Chris Nolan is […]

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How To Impact Students: 10 Lessons From Summer Camp

My 11-year old daughter Anna spent this last week at Fellowship Bible Church’s summer camp.  Think Vacation Bible School on steroids!  It had an unbelievable impact on her life.  As I sat down and talked with her about the previous five days, it struck me that the strategies and leadership principles exhibited at the camp could be applied at any level of a […]

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Leadership Skills of College Football Coaches

For sheer volume of information, nothing beats The Sporting News.  In the 2011 NFL Draft scouting section of the most recent edition, there were several leadership traits attributed to some well-known college coaches.  The following coaches were identified in alphabetical order: Randy Edsall, Connecticut – Great support staff around him. Kirk Ferentz, Iowa – Develops people […]

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LeBron James Chose To Be Unpopular…And We Love Him For It

Americans love villains.  It was a very famous movie villain, A Few Good Men’s Col. Nathan Jessup, who said “Deep down in places we don’t talk about at parties you want me on that wall!  You need me on that wall!”  Well, you’re wrong Col. Jessup.  We don’t mind talking about it at all. Last week, LeBron James did […]

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LeBron’s Economic Impact on Cleveland & 8 Lessons Leaders Should Learn

In these difficult economic times, it is understandable the angst that the community of Cleveland is currently feeling as a result of LeBron James’ decision to take his basketball talents to the Miami Heat.  This already economically depressed region is losing a lynchpin to any future financial vitality.  The following is the economic impact of LeBron’s departure as reported […]

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Top 15 Reasons Why LeBron Wishes He Would Have Stayed In Cleveland

With all the emotion surrounding LeBron James’ decision to sign with the Miami Heat, I thought it would be therapeutic for all of us to take a light-hearted look at what he would be thinking if he reconsidered and decided to stay with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Quicken Loans just turned me down for that new home loan in Miami. […]

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