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10 Things That Wake Leaders Up At 2:00 AM

There are perks to leadership and there is a price to leadership.  Nowhere is this better demonstrated than what wakes you up in the middle of the night. We’ve all been there.  The anxiousness, the stress dreams, the pit in your stomach that sometimes come with the leadership responsibilities we carry.  It’s so hard NOT to […]

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Confessions Of A College Freshman

Amanda Wing has captured the heart of my family.  You see, Amanda is my niece.  I had not seen her for years but she has recently become a significant part of our lives.  This week we are celebrating with her as she is moving to Dalton State College to begin her freshman year. Christian leaders understand this will be a pivotal time […]

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44 Leadership Quotes From Tony Dungy

Tony Dungy is universally admired and respected for good reason.  Very few men have the moral authority that he does.  My favorite leadership book of all time is his classic Quiet Strength.  As a gift to you, the following are my favorite leadership quotes from that book. When it’s over, it’s over is part of football’s greatest […]

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Back To School Advice

Today one of the next generation’s great leaders, Anna Dodd, started middle school.  In an effort to provide additional direction and intentionality to her life, the following is the advice I gave her as she began this next journey towards adulthood.  Learning Is A Privilege – Most children in the world do not have the access to the quality […]

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The Best Leadership Lessons of July Baseball

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXOrKT7SUoY You can tell by my website that I am a big fan of ESPN’s Buster Olney.  If you look at the top of this page, you will see a tab where I capture many of his thoughts.  After reading his July articles, the following are five key leadership lessons that we can learn. Today’s Decisions Determines […]

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I’ve Never Loved My Mom As Much As I Do Now

My family is your classic American family in that we have our share of dysfunction.  Who doesn’t?  My mom, though, has had a tough year.  In March, she suffered some form of a diabetic seizure or stroke.  After a month in intensive care she was moved to a rehabilitation center.  After the insurance company deemed she was […]

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My Morning At The Atlanta Falcons Training Camp

This past weekend my family traveled to Flowery Branch, GA to witness the morning workout of the Atlanta Falcons.  My wife put up a valiant effort to stay engaged but my daughter did not even try to fight her boredom.  From a leadership perspective however, there were several takeaways for me. Those In The Stands Pay.  […]

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The Fear Of Public Speaking

Today is a day I won’t soon forget.  Franklin Graham, son of the legendary Billy Graham and President/CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse, was speaking in my hometown at the First Baptist Church of Woodstock.  However, 7.7 miles due south on the same road, yours truly Brian Dodd was simultaneously speaking for approximately 5 minutes during both […]

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Top 10 Most Popular Posts of July 2010

 [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmwJipHdqpA&hl=en_US&fs=1] I would like to thank everyone who took their valuable time to read this website during the month of July.  I am deeply humbled by the growth we experienced.  Readership more than doubled during the past month growing by 124%. Two main things became apparent – how much we were captivated by the LeBron James decision and how little we get […]

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