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How Do You Select A Great Leader? Here Are 39 Tips.

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Each year 32 different organizations, each worth over a billion dollars, spend tens of millions of dollars, dedicate dozens of staff, and combine thousands of hours of strategic thinking to finding the perfect leader to add to their team. These 32 billion-dollar organizations make up the National Football League and here is what these teams know […]

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10 Tips On Picking A Great Leader For Your Church Or Business

Whether you are a church, business, non-profit or athletic organization, everyone wants to select great leaders.  The sustainability of your future depends on it.  Selecting great leaders is vital to your success. The NFL Draft mesmerizes me.  The decision-making process teams go through during the selection process fascinates me.  Few events give you insight into […]

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18 Leadership Quotes On Identifying Talent From ESPN’s Special On Tom Brady – The Brady 6

 Chad Pennington, Giovanni Carmazzi, Chris Redman, Tee Martin, Mark Bulger and Spergon Wynn. These were the six quarterbacks drafted ahead of Tom Brady in the 2000 NFL Draft.  It is often difficult to know how to look for talent.  Let’s not congratulate the New England Patriots.  They didn’t know how good Brady was either as they waited until the […]

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My Top 20 NFL Storylines And Predictions

A collective smile has come across the faces of sports fans everywhere as the NFL training camps are beginning.  The Dallas Cowboys were the first to open and their ongoing soap opera debuted a new actor named Dez Bryant.  The fun has began. The following are my top 20 storylines and predictions for the upcoming year.  No great leadership principles here.  Just sheer fun. New York Jets - Rex Ryan’s bunch have the […]

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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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Leadership Lessons From Monday Morning Quarterback Part 2

Yesterday I posted the first six leadership lessons from the final chapter of Peter King’s great book Monday Morning Quarterback.  As promised, the following is Part 2 which contains six additional leadership lessons I gleaned from that chapter. There are Perks to Leadership and There is a Price to Leadership – “I’m 26 years old, I just […]

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Best Practices Of Leadership From Top NFL Leaders Part 1

This past Father’s Day, I received as a gift Sports Illustrated Peter King’s book Monday Morning Quarterback.  Like many NFL fans, Peter is my favorite football writer and his weekly online column by the same name is my must read of each week. It had a few too many personal chapters for my taste though they are extraordinarily written.  My two favorite chapters […]

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10 Positive Mid-Year Thoughts

Everywhere you look or listen, there is plenty of bad news to go around.  However, with this being the final weekend of the first half of 2010, I thought it would be a good idea to look back on some of the positive things I’ve noticed or experienced so far this year.  Father’s Day – My wife and […]

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