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Sacrificing Virtue for Success

Johnny As a teenager, we cruised! We got in our cars and trucks and drove around our little sleepy town every Friday and Saturday night. Surrounded by fields of corn and soybeans, there wasn’t much to do, so we crept through the strip playing our music loud while chasing our teenage dreams. I had a… Continue reading Sacrificing Virtue for Success

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Fueling Momentum

1. Challenge- Challenge processes, NOT people. Synergy dies when personal attacks occur. The vision or bottom line needs to be the focal point even if the indifference is founded. Disagreement on how a system, strategy or plan is operating is NOT the end of the world, but challenging people could be the killer of the… Continue reading Fueling Momentum

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5 Things to Improve a Leader’s Communication

1. Leverage humor to make the point, not to be the point. Rookie mistake. We have all made this one trying to draw closer to our audience or employees. We all want to be likable, but likeability has to take a back seat to content. A question to ask yourself: Did they walk away with… Continue reading 5 Things to Improve a Leader’s Communication

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5 Things for Every Leaders Arsenal

1. People are more important- People in your organization are more important than the mission you are accomplishing. If you want a team that is strong and can face challenges, give them priority. 2. Mistakes are NOT fatal, but your response to them could prove to be. 3. You cannot scold if they haven't been… Continue reading 5 Things for Every Leaders Arsenal

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Sunrise-Joshua 2

I think in imagery at times so indulge me a bit. I really like to see a sunrise. This due in part to the unlikeliness of actually seeing one. Um, I like to sleep. A sunrise is the beginning of another day for those in that hemisphere, and with it brings new experiences. Some people moving to new ventures,… Continue reading Sunrise-Joshua 2

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Entry into Leadership-Joshua #1

Leadership is like a interstate highway system. Just like an interstate has many “on ramps”, the goal is to get to your destination. Similarly, there are many entry points into leadership, but they lead to a certain place, product, or achievement as a church, business, or organization. Every entry into leadership is unique. Some folks start organizations, churches,… Continue reading Entry into Leadership-Joshua #1