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LEADERSHIP 101 – CONDENSATION OF 35 YEARS

I’m honored to be speaking on the topic of leadership at this Chic-fil-A Leadercast. However, before I jump into this discussion, I must first address a personal caveat on the way we approach leadership.  My views may be perceived as … Continue reading

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Why the United States should get out of the business of delivering the mail.

The United States should not be in the business of operating a business.  That is an arena strictly for those experienced in private enterprise.  The United States Postal Service is a case in point. After losing billions of dollars, in … Continue reading

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Are you restless? Is this a good thing, or not?

Is restlessness something we should embrace, or is it an indication of some unresolved issues? Restlessness is not to be confused with anxiety, although anxiety could be described as the flip side of being restless.  Restlessness could be described as … Continue reading

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LEADERSHIP – LIFE IN A FISHBOWL

It is not possible to lead by hiding under a rock.  To lead you must be visible.  You live under the klieg lights of public scrutiny. Leadership is not for the faint of heart.  It is not for the doubting. … Continue reading

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Extroverts are Overrated.

The folks grabbing the attention are seldom the shy, quiet, introverts that think three times before they speak.  Hardly!  It is more the likes of the winning Charlie Sheen,  or the Kardashians who marry and divorce as a publicity stunt, … Continue reading

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Ten Steps That Will Facilitate Buy-in

Our church is like the Green Bay Packers.  Each member is an owner.  Some of us even claim to own our own seats.  With so many members with equal ownership, it can, at times, be difficult to agree on the … Continue reading

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SENTINELS, CANARIES, AND LEADERSHIP

It is not an urban legend that well into the twentieth century canaries were used in the coal mines to act as sentinels to detect poisonous gases such as methane and carbon monoxide. The miners would carry the birds in … Continue reading

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WHAT’S UP WITH TEBOW?

The way that Tim Tebow, the quarterback of the Denver Broncos, is playing has no historical precedence in the NFL. Virtually every game he is in, he inexplicably implodes until the last few minutes.  At virtually the last minute of … Continue reading

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WILL STEVE JOBS BE THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON OF THE 21ST CENTURY?

Fortune Magazine picked Henry Ford as the most influential businessman of the 20th century. My premature hunch is that Steve Jobs will be the one nominated for the 21st century even though we are just 11% of way through it.  … Continue reading

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CLYDESDALES ONLY PULL WELL WHEN THEY PULL TOGETHER

If you can think beyond the fact that Clydesdales are used to promote an adult beverage, consider the analogy they represent of working harmoniously together to achieve one simple objective – in their case pulling a wagon.  For those of … Continue reading

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