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Archive for Christian Leaders’ Category

Crabs Hate Succeeders
Aug

7

2019

Crabs Hate Succeeders

Herd-Think (when we follow others for no good reason) is one of the great killers of accomplishment. While crabs don’t congregate in herds, their behavior in groups is a perfect example of Herd-Think. Crab fishermen have learned a curious truth about the crustaceans they seize from the sea. They’ve learned that crabs hate succeeders. When a crab trap is lowered into the sea, the little…

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Mentor Characteristics Enhance Great Leadership
Feb

7

2019

Mentor Characteristics Enhance Great Leadership

Which type of leader are you? As I discussed in my book, ReTooled & ReFueled, there are essentially two leadership models. The first is power-driven leadership. This is where a person with power leads through fear and intimidation. At its worst, this is a slave master who abuses a slave. More often today, it’s a boss who is more focused on his own career than…

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Counterintuitive…Become a Long-term Success
Jan

22

2019

Counterintuitive…Become a Long-term Success

FACT: Successful Leadership is a most counterintuitive commodity. It was in late 1981, the country still in a deep economic recession, that I first noticed a forlorn-looking office building on Nashville’s world famous Music Row. Our business was still young, and so was I—just 29. Money was tight. But, at a glance, I saw what could be done with this property. So, I inquired and…

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Why Salespeople Struggle with Their Income
Dec

4

2018

Why Salespeople Struggle with Their Income

Over the last 16 years I’ve spoken to audiences hundreds of times on the topic of personal finance in my No Debt No Sweat Money Management Seminar™. I’ve written scores of articles on the topic and the No Debt No Sweat™ book has been a big seller. So it’s fair to say that I’ve got a real interest (and some experience) in the area of…

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Differential Advantages Used by Great Leaders
Oct

16

2018

Differential Advantages Used by Great Leaders

As I’ve mentioned before, I had a 25-year career as head of a Nashville advertising and branding agency. In that business, when we developed a product’s brand, we began by searching for that product’s distinctive (Differential) benefit (Advantage.) This was that special benefit our product offered that other similar products did not offer. This is what made our product distinctive, noteworthy, and special. Through those…

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Counterintuitive…Go for the Long-term…Do What You Don’t Want to Do
Sep

12

2018

Counterintuitive…Go for the Long-term…Do What You Don’t Want to Do

FACT: Successful Leadership is a most counterintuitive commodity. I first noticed a forlorn-looking office building on Nashville’s world famous Music Row in late 1981 with our country still deep in an economic recession. Our business was still young, and so was I—just 29. Money was tight. But, at a glance, I saw what could be done with this property. So, I inquired and found that…

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The Problem with the Ordinary is, that it is, well, So Ordinary
Jun

19

2018

The Problem with the Ordinary is, that it is, well, So Ordinary

It’s hard to see the big picture while living in a world filled with small thinking people. We tend to start projects with high goals, but somehow drift into the weeds of life, making it difficult to remember what’s most important. Take the story of Orville and Wilbur Wright who made their first airplane flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on December 17, 1903. On…

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Want to Resolve a Conflict? Here are 4 Things Not to Do:
Jun

5

2018

Want to Resolve a Conflict? Here are 4 Things Not to Do:

The only thing worse than a conflict is an even worse conflict. Here are four ideas from my bestseller, ReTooled & ReFueled, which you might find helpful. 1. Picking the wrong time and place. Little good is accomplished when we are tired, stressed, ill, or focused on too many other issues. Sometimes the best thing to do is schedule an exact time for discussing a…

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Leaders Are Asking: Is a College Education Vital for Success?
Feb

14

2018

Leaders Are Asking: Is a College Education Vital for Success?

QUESTION: What do Microsoft founder Bill Gates; America’s undisputed king of talk radio Rush Limbaugh; and the late Peter Jennings, ABC News chief and anchorman, all have in common? ANSWER: None of them graduated from college. Some of the most successful people I’ve known are not the most academically brilliant people on the planet. Maybe this explains why many great leaders and achievers weren’t particularly…

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Maximum Leadership: The Secret of Avoiding Conflict
Dec

27

2017

Maximum Leadership: The Secret of Avoiding Conflict

In 1977, Bonnie and I opened our advertising agency. Those first years were tough. We worked lots of seventy and ninety hour weeks. It was typical for me to start early in the morning catching up on paperwork, then to spend most of the day visiting clients and prospects. Since we didn’t yet have an art department, a copywriter, or even a staff media buyer,…

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