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18 Leadership Quotes On Identifying Talent From ESPN’s Special On Tom Brady

Chad Pennington, Giovanni Carmazzi, Chris Redman, Tee Martin, Mark Bulger and Spergon Wynn. These were the six quarterbacks drafted ahead of Tom Brady in the 2000 NFL Draft.  It is often difficult to know how to look for talent.  Let’s not congratulate the New England Patriots.  They didn’t know how good Brady was either as they waited until the […]

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28 Heisman Quotes From Cam Newton & Andrew Luck On Leadership

Congratulations to Auburn’s Cam Newton on winning the 2010 Heisman Trophy as college football’s best player.  The following are the key leadership quotes from tonight’s Heisman Trophy telecast on ESPN. Initial Comments “Ability is not enough…Intangibles are the key to winning the Heisman Trophy.” – Unknown “He did not want to rob (by being in […]

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12 Quotes From Leadership In Distress – Texas Longhorn Mack Brown

University of Texas Longhorn head coach Mack Brown has had 14 consecutive years of nine wins or more.  That streak has ended as the Longhorns have lost six of their last seven games.  Texas is in a free fall. There have been times I’ve felt my team was free-falling.  For leaders, I don’t think this is a question of […]

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8 Leadership Lessons From The Incredible Mike Vick Monday Night Performance

Is there anything as inspiring as watching a high-capacity leader performing at the level of their full capabilities?  Last night, NFL fans watched the Philadelphia Eagles QB Mike Vick put on a virtuoso performance. Vick completed 20 of 28 passes for 333 yards and four touchdowns.  In addition, he ran 80 yards and two additional scores.  […]

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10 Ripple Effects Of Leadership

Do you understand that the behaviors and decisions you make today determine tomorrow’s success?  This is one of the sobering and liberating aspects of leadership.  Our actions today have ripple effects that could be felt for years.  I am amazed at the recent hypocrisy of the NFL’s stance on “devastating hits”.  Players will now be fined […]

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6 Quotes About An Undefeated Leader, Alabama QB Greg McElroy

ESPN’s College Gameday just did a feature on Alabama Crimson Tide QB Greg McElroy.  As many of you know, McElroy has not lost a game since the 8th grade when his team lost 8-6 to Cross Timbers Middle School.  The following are some great leadership quotes I wanted to pass along to . “In trying […]

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3 Simple Leadership Lessons From Frank Beamer

Genius is making the complicated simple, not the simple complicated. Whether it is pride, insecurity, or our natural default mode as leaders, we tend to over-analyze things in our lives.  The result becomes relationships and tasks that are needlessly complicated.  As a ministry consultant, I spend much time talking leaders through a process that takes complex ideas and […]

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