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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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Leaders, It’s Time To Take Out The Trash

Does your life feel like the picture above?  I am currently reading Bruce Feldman’s book Meat Market which is generally considered the greatest book ever written on the subject of college football recruiting.  By the way, it is living up to its reputation. I was fascinated by then Ole Miss Rebels Head Coach Ed Orgeron’s evaluation […]

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Leadership Styles Of The NFL’s Top 10 Coaches

  In this week’s Sporting News, there is an interesting article from the magazine’s staff and editors determining who are the NFL’s best coaches.  Each of the current 32 NFL coaches were graded in the following categories: Championships Won-Lost Records Creativity Motivational Skills Ability to Limit Turnovers/Penalties Hiring and Maintaining a Quality Staff Using those six categories as a […]

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I Have Found The Perfect Leader

I was looking on WordPress today and saw a posting about a “perfect dessert”. My thoughts then began profiling the attitude, actions, and habits of the “perfect leader”. We spend a tremendous amount of time, effort, resources, and mental energy on the subject of leadership.  We should because leadership matters that much.  To that end, here’s […]

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5 Leadership Lessons From Christian Ponder

The Florida State Seminoles QB Christian Ponder is the 2nd ranked player at his position in this year’s NFL Draft class.  Ponder, a 5th year Senior, is a unique individual. In the August 23rd edition of the USA Today, Ponder’s leadership skills were analyzed.  There are several things that leaders can learn from this Heisman candidate. […]

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7 Lessons On Keeping Your Job via Frank Beamer

  In a December 20, 2008 New York Times article entitled “One Loss Away From Dismissal”, the average tenure of the head coaching jobs in professional sports were given. NHL – 2.58 seasons NBA – 2.64 seasons MLB – 3.78 seasons NFL – 4.34 season   Here is what they stated contributed to how long coaches stay in each sport. Length of […]

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10 Practices Of Highly Successful Influencers

Alabama Crimson Tide Head Coach Nick Saban recently said, “You can’t really promote guys into leadership roles. I think that it’s something that sort of grows, develops and happens because of personality types and respect that other players have.” Coach Saban is right. There is a significant difference between leadership that is positional and the […]

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Church Fight

If you hear the phrase “Reporting live from (insert your name) Church”, RUN!!! The attached video is definitely worth two minutes of your time.  After watching this disturbing display, I began to think about How do you know when you’re in trouble as a leader or pastor? The following are the “leadership” principles we can learn from […]

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