Christmas Leadership Principles

What Do Jonathan Gruber, Osama Bin Laden, Steve Jobs and Jesus Have in Common? Programs and projects can sometimes be better understood, especially in terms of principles and operations by better understanding the designer. Recent times have given us such widely diverse examples as Jonathan Gruber, Angie Hicks, Osama Bin Laden, Billy Graham and Steve…

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Needed: Principled Leadership

Which is more important:  principle or expediency?  Think through that question while join me into this excursion with leaders. Although I listen to a fair amount of political discussion, I seldom write of it.  But in the last few days, with the election cycle heating up in anticipation of fall mid-term elections, I am becoming…

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Here’s Your Chance: Leading Because of Where You Are

It’s crazy to think someone could lead before anyone even knows the leader. But it happens every day. The bad news is that it doesn’t last very long. Maybe you’re there now. John Maxwell calls it Level 1 Leadership. Nicholas Cardot and many others call it Positional Leadership. It simply means that you, by definition,…

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Branding By A Novice

Lately, I have begun to work through some issues related to my branding as a coach, trainer and speaker. Except what comes to me intuitively from my bank of experience, I know little to nothing about branding. Having said that, there are two things I have learned. 1. Branding, as I understand it, is the…

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Invest in yourself! You’re worth it!

 On May 4 the annual pilgrimage will happen again.  On the Atlanta campus Chick-fil-a will once again place national leaders on stage to touch the imaginations of the thousands of local and area and national leaders who aspire to realize more of their potential. Tens of thousands more will gather in cities across the U.S.and around…

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