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Special Halloween Edition: 10 Reasons Why Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees, and Freddy Krueger Aren’t Leaders

Halloween is coming up this weekend!  Since we are in the trick or treat season, I thought we would have some fun and take a look at leadership skills (actually the lack thereof) of three fictional characters associated with this time of year. Michael Myers of Halloween Jason Voorhees of Friday the 13th Freddy Krueger of Nightmare […]

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10 Leadership Quotes From Auburn QB Cam Newton

Can the Auburn Tigers defeat the Alabama Crimson Tide this year?  I think Alabama has the better team but Auburn has the best player.  Cam Newton currently quarterbacks the nation’s #1 team and will win the 2011 Heisman Trophy. The October 22nd edition of the USA Today had a brief feature on the Auburn quarterback.  While the […]

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10 Tips On Going From Being A Rookie Leader To An Experienced One

Do you value and properly evaluate experience?  If not, you should.  Growing as a leader is a process and if you are a new leader, it can be overwhelming at times.  The following are just five surprises that awaited me in my first leadership responsibility: Not everyone did what I asked. Not everyone liked me. Not […]

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10 Ripple Effects Of Leadership

Do you understand that the behaviors and decisions you make today determine tomorrow’s success?  This is one of the sobering and liberating aspects of leadership.  Our actions today have ripple effects that could be felt for years.  I am amazed at the recent hypocrisy of the NFL’s stance on “devastating hits”.  Players will now be fined […]

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7 Things Every Husband Wants His Wife To Praise Him For

Does anything make you feel as good as when you get a public compliment from your spouse?  I have to admit that even after almost 20 years of marriage, I still get a sense of pride when my wife does that. Currently I am reading The Class Of Football edited by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.  What is […]

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10 Practices Of Highly Undisciplined Leaders

Is there anything more frustrating than watching incredibly talent individuals waste opportunity because they are undisciplined?  At the request of my friend Joe Sangl I have given a lot of thought today about undisciplined leaders. What makes someone undisciplined?  Are there warning signs that leaders can see so maybe they can correct their behavior?  What happens […]

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18 Lessons From The Greatest Leadership Book I’ve Ever Read Part 2

Have you ever had an older person invest in your life?  I think most effective leaders had several people invest in them throughout their life.  The best document on mentoring I’ve ever read is about a man name Paul who coached a younger Timothy about many things.  Paul documented his insights in the books 1 and 2 Timothy […]

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21 Lessons From The Greatest Leadership Book I’ve Ever Read Part 1

Have you ever read a book that completely changed how you view leadership?  I’ve read several like that in my life.  However, the great leadership book I’ve ever read is the Bible. The Bible is a living, breathing document which provides the lens of how I view my life.  There was once a person named Paul who […]

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15 Quotes and Action Steps You Can Take To Grow As A Leader

Are you happy with your growth as a leader?  After reading this week’s edition of The Sporting News, I have uncovered 15 action steps you can take to accelerate your leadership growth.  How Well Do You Prepare? “You’re not going to gain much strength during the season.  But during the offseason, when you’re working four days a week, you’re […]

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