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Fully Known, Part 4

Boyhood Wandering My family has a long line of men who have served in the military. It wasn't expected of us; it just happened that way. My childhood in Illinois was spent wandering the urban jungle while holding my M-16 (stick) and camouflaging myself from neighbors and pesky enemies (oncoming cars) with a keen set of… Continue reading Fully Known, Part 4

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Samuel, Churchill & Me

I was Samuel. I am Winston.  My story is as common as a pine tree in the countryside of Georgia. The doesn’t know how to grow up into a man so he makes a mess of his life in a reckless pursuit of his heart, his masculinity and his identity. I have left a lot… Continue reading Samuel, Churchill & Me

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Fully Known, Part 3

Samuel There was a young boy by the name of Samuel. Samuel was smart, athletic, and he had a mysterious curiosity. From the outside, Samuel looked like every other boy, but this wasn’t the real Samuel. Samuel’s mom and dad had divorced when he was eight, and now his mom is married to a man… Continue reading Fully Known, Part 3

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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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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