Archive | August, 2010

Leaders, It’s Time To Take Out The Trash

Does your life feel like the picture above?  I am currently reading Bruce Feldman’s book Meat Market which is generally considered the greatest book ever written on the subject of college football recruiting.  By the way, it is living up to its reputation. I was fascinated by then Ole Miss Rebels Head Coach Ed Orgeron’s evaluation […]

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Leadership Styles Of The NFL’s Top 10 Coaches

  In this week’s Sporting News, there is an interesting article from the magazine’s staff and editors determining who are the NFL’s best coaches.  Each of the current 32 NFL coaches were graded in the following categories: Championships Won-Lost Records Creativity Motivational Skills Ability to Limit Turnovers/Penalties Hiring and Maintaining a Quality Staff Using those six categories as a […]

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I Have Found The Perfect Leader

I was looking on WordPress today and saw a posting about a “perfect dessert”.  My thoughts then began profiling the attitude, actions, and habits of the “perfect leader”. We spend a tremendous amount of time, effort, resources, and mental energy on the subject of leadership.  We should because leadership matters that much.  To that end, here’s what I think is […]

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5 Leadership Lessons From Christian Ponder

The Florida State Seminoles QB Christian Ponder is the 2nd ranked player at his position in this year’s NFL Draft class.  Ponder, a 5th year Senior, is a unique individual. In the August 23rd edition of the USA Today, Ponder’s leadership skills were analyzed.  There are several things that leaders can learn from this Heisman candidate. […]

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7 Lessons On Keeping Your Job via Frank Beamer

  In a December 20, 2008 New York Times article entitled “One Loss Away From Dismissal”, the average tenure of the head coaching jobs in professional sports were given. NHL – 2.58 seasons NBA – 2.64 seasons MLB – 3.78 seasons NFL – 4.34 season   Here is what they stated contributed to how long coaches stay in each sport. Length of […]

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10 Habits Of Highly Successful Influencers

Alabama Crimson Tide Head Coach Nick Saban recently said, “You can’t really promote guys into leadership roles. I think that it’s something that sort of grows, develops and happens because of personality types and respect that other players have.” Coach Saban is right. There is a significant difference between leadership that is positional and the organic leadership […]

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Church Fight

If you hear the phrase “Reporting live from (insert your name) Church”, RUN!!! The attached video is definitely worth two minutes of your time.  After watching this disturbing display, I began to think about How do you know when you’re in trouble as a leader or pastor? The following are the “leadership” principles we can learn from […]

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