Archive | September, 2010

15 Qutoes From Josh Hamilton, A Great Leader Who Doesn’t Mind Being Second

How do you like coming in second?  As a leader, do you feel that second place is actually the first loser?  We all like to win and losing seems to break down the aura of invincibility we want to display.  Our pride is hurt.  We are embarrassed and look for ways not to experience losing again.  As leaders, […]

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20 Thoughts From A Father’s Stream Of Consciousness

Have you ever noticed how quickly children grow up?  I am about the be the father of a teenager but I still see my daughter as a little girl crawling down the hall in diapers.  Where did the time go? I am in a reflective state of mind this evening.  It just amazes me watching God shape her mind […]

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6 Leadership Lessons From Iron Man 2

With Tuesday’s release of Iron Man 2 on dvd, I wanted to provide you an updated post that was originally posted on May 8th.  Buy the dvd.  You’ll enjoy it. My wife and I saw Iron Man 2 today. First, it is great to have a wife who will put up with popcorn movies! Second, you need to know […]

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20 Leadership Quotes from Gordon Gekko and Wall Street

  Is the iconic character Gordon Gekko played by Michael Douglas correct when he said “Greed is good?”  All leaders are faced with this question.  In essence, we must determine if we are going to serve others or serve ourselves. I loved the new Wall Street movie.  The acting is ridiculously superb and there are a couple […]

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8 Traits Needed To Be The Best In Your Profession

Have you ever wondered what it would take to be the very best at what you do in an industry that has been around 50 years?  All leaders have.  Recently, I was reading the 1972 Hall Of Fame induction speech of Gino Marchetti by then Baltimore Colts owner Carroll Rosenbloom.  Rosenbloom gives us a great picture into what […]

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5 Leadership Is A Rollercoaster Principles

Yesterday I had a privilege of taking my daughter on her first rollercoaster ride!  As you can imagine it was quite a memorable experience for all.  After taking the ride and enjoying that memory with her, I began to think about what leaders can learn from rollercoasters.  Trust me!  It will be worth the read. […]

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A Wonderful Leadership Surprise

Precept Ministries, led by Jack and Kay Arthur, has been an incredible blessing to my family and we have been privileged to financially support their efforts for many years.  Yesterday we were visiting their campus in Chattanooga, TN and we received a wonderful leadeship surprise. My daughter and I took a walk alongside a creek on their property.  I […]

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