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5 Things I Am Currently Learning About Leadership

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The following are 5 Things I Am Currently Learning About Leadership: “The first thing I say is what people remember.”  These were the brilliant words of INJOY Stewardship Solutions Executive Vice President Ken Friar.  Great words for all communicators and anyone leading a meeting this Monday morning. “True friends multiply your joys and divide your sorrows.” […]

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5 Reasons Every Leader Needs A Coach

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When it comes to helping pastors craft, communicate, and organize their churches around vision, few are better than Shawn Lovejoy, the Founder & CEO of CourageToLead.com. I recommend Shawn to all church leaders who need assistance with overall church health, maintaining momentum, pastoral coaching, preaching assistance, organizational development, and mission and vision construction.  If you are […]

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10 Signs Of Highly Successful Leaders With Grit

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The title of this post, 10 Signs Of Highly Successful Leaders With Grit, is misleading.  Because you cannot have success without grit.  It is inherent in successful leaders. Angela Duckworth in her excellent book Grit: The Power Of Passion And Perseverance says, “Talent x Effort = Skill.  Skill x Effort = Achievement.”  L. Jon Wertheim […]

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Creating A Healthy Workplace Culture With A No-Gossip, No Exceptions Policy

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The late business management guru Peter Drucker once said, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.”  The famous author Jon Gordon noted, “Culture consists of the shared purpose, attitudes, values, goals, practices, behaviors, and habits that define a team or organization.”  He also added, “It is the culture you create that is going to determine whether your players […]

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10 Signs A Leader Is In Over Their Head

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All leaders will at some point or another be in over their heads.  We will all reach a point where our responsibilities outpace our competence, connections and charisma.  It is humbling to say the least. I was reminded of this when I read an excerpt from Brian Windhorst and Dave McMenamin’s excellent book Return Of […]

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19 Leadership Quotes And Lessons From Dunkirk

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Dunkirk is an absolute masterpiece!  So much so it is time to update my Top 20 Leadership Movies Of The Last 20 Years.  Directed by Christopher Nolan, this film takes place during 1940 World War II in the French port city of Dunkirk where 400,000 allied soldiers are pinned in by Hitler’s German forces.  The […]

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5 Signs Of An Ineffective Leader

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Have you ever worked for an ineffective leader?  It is simply a measurement in self-control as you wait for that person to improve, be transferred, or even replaced.  So what are the warning signs of an ineffective leader? Recently, the team at BELAY Solutions wrote an incredible post about ineffective virtual team managers.  As I read […]

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