Archive | July, 2010

7 Leadership Lessons From A NFL Executive

In the July 23rd edition of the USA Today, there is a great article on former head coach and current Cleveland Browns team president Mike Holmgren. Holmgren is a great leader with a superlative resume. The following is a list of his accomplishments: 170-111 overall record in 17 years of coaching. 15 times finished first or second in his division. […]

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LeBron’s Supporting Cast: How To Build Around A Star

Miami Heat team president Pat Riley has already earned the 2010-11 NBA Executive Of The Year for signing the LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh.  However, he is showing equal genius in placing the complimentary parts around them with minimal resources available.  The following are his moves: Drafting 6-10 Dexter Pittman out of Texas, 6-9 Jarvis […]

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10 Things I Love About Leadership

Some posts you write are simply reflective and cathartic.  This will be one of those as I am currently in that state of mind.  Leadership is a wonderful thing.  It definitely has some perks which often makes its price worth paying. The following are just some of the reasons why I love leaders and leadership: Leadership gives organizations and people vision.  […]

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How Pat Riley Got LeBron James

On Thursday July 8th LeBron James made his now infamous “decision” to join the Miami Heat live on ESPN.  For a recap of that evening, click here.  While it is widely believed that James, Chris Bosh, and Dwyane Wade conspired and collectively formed the Miami New World Order, a recent article by Ian Thomsen of Sports Illustrated […]

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Inception Leadership Lessons Part 2

In its opening weekend, Inception is expected to bring in over $60 million.  As leaders, however, we evaluate all life experiences through a leadership bias.  This movie is full of items to draw from.  To read Part 1 of this series, click here. As promised in that post, the following are five additional leadership concepts we can extract from Inception and apply to our […]

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Inception Leadership Lessons Part 1

Inception is the finest movie I’ve seen since The Blind Side.  Except for three words that were said which really disturb me, I recommend this movie to anyone who is tired of a popcorn experience and wants an intellectual challenge.  It’s Oscar worthy! After watching Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and now Inception, Chris Nolan is […]

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How To Impact Students: 10 Lessons From Summer Camp

My 11-year old daughter Anna spent this last week at Fellowship Bible Church’s summer camp.  Think Vacation Bible School on steroids!  It had an unbelievable impact on her life.  As I sat down and talked with her about the previous five days, it struck me that the strategies and leadership principles exhibited at the camp could be applied at any level of a […]

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