Tag Archives: Opinion

The Incredible Power And Potential Of An Imbalanced Life

I am looking at many aspects of leadership differently today.  One of things I am viewing through a different lens if the difference between a balanced, broad-based skill set vs. an imbalanced approach of focusing all your efforts in only doing a few things well.  If I were forced to choose, I am advising young leaders to take the imbalanced approach. An imbalanced life allows […]

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Top 10 Most Popular Posts Of June 2011

This is my favorite post I send out each month.  The Top 10 list is simply a great time to reflect on all that happened the previous month and the wonderful times I had interacting with the readers.  But this month is even more special than usual. June 2011 was the most successful month in the history of […]

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What Pastors and Church Leaders Can Learn About Leadership From Transformers 3

Transformers: Dark of the Moon is opening this Friday to lukewarm reviews.  Critics are claiming that while the special effects are phenomenal, the storyline and character development is weak.  Director Michael Bay is unphased by their thoughts. Bay told the USA Today, “There are 300 critics in the world.  There’s tens and tens and tens of millions […]

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Why These People Are The Best At What They Do

I love Apex Leaders, those who are the best at what they do.  The following are 2011 championship performers in various areas of the sports world.  Their insights are applicable to anyone wanting to lead a great organization: June 27th Sports Illustrated People Skills – Nick Faldo says of U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy, “(He […]

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The One Skill Critical To Great Leadership That Is Rarely Discussed

Recently I heard two statements that have caused me to address the one quality all great leaders have but we rarely discuss – Listening Skills. “The biggest thing in planting a church is to listen…listen more than you talk.” – Chris Tomlin “Talking is what I do but listening is my job.” – Ryan Seacrest Listening is more than an absence of […]

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Are Pastors Overpaid?

Are pastors overpaid?  The question is self-explanatory isn’t it.  So let’s jump right into it.  Though I have been on two church staffs, I am not a pastor.   When I attend church, I serve merely as a volunteer and Board member.  Therefore, I have no personal agenda.  I simply have observations that I feel very […]

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13 Benefits Of Fathers Who Choose Stay With Their Families

My favorite day of the year is Father’s Day!  At the Dodd house, we make it a true celebration of all things testosterone!  I can’t wait for this weekend! While we may be having a great time this Sunday, I realize there is much dysfunction in our world.  For many households, Father’s Day brings heartache stemming from abandonment […]

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