Category: Leadership

Most Attractive Leadership Trait

Humbleness!  According to Brian Dodd on Leadership. Here is a clip from his site: The most attractive quality a leader can have is…humbleness. The following are 11 Practices Of Humble Leadership: A Humble Leader always gives credit to others. A Humble Leader is generous financially and with praise. A Humble Leader is forgiving.  He/She understands …

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Starbucks – Forgiveness and Customer Service!

While in Starbucks today catching up on my reading, I witnessed an incredible display of forgiveness and customer service. First, let me explain how I arrived at Starbucks.  I believe it’s important for me to be in the community on a regular basis.  This helps me get a feel of what’s happening in people’s lives …

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Commitment Escalation 2.0

I recently posted on Commitment Escalation  and cited a Harvard Business Revue article explaining the term. Today as I was researching Commitment Escalation I ran across a more simplistic article that I hope you will read at, which includes elements of Commitment Escalation and ways to avoid it.

Commitment Escalation

While it’s not an original idea of mine, I’ve been intrigued recently with the topic of commitment escalation. In it’s simplest form the term focuses on when to pull the plug. While this subject is relevant to many areas of life, I find it interesting in how it manifests itself in the church environment. Here, …

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5 Simple Leadership Hacks

Title says it all. 1. Make someone else the hero 2. Do what you say you’re going to do when you say you’re going to do it 3. Focus on outcomes 4. Look people in the eye 5. Smile Found these over on and you can get into more detail here.

Top 10 must read leadership books 2015  has posted their top 10 Leadership books to read in 2015.  Here are 2 from their list: Bold by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler Driven to Distraction at Work: How to Focus and Be More Productive by Ned Hallowell See the rest at

Leaders are Readers….

A leader once told me that leaders are readers.  As I researched the subject, other great leaders seemed to read a lot – a whole lot. If you want to become a better leader then reading is essential. I read an article recently on that: 1.  Lists 7 good reasons to read more 2. …

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3 Great Leadership Quotes

          Here are 3 great leadership quotes from Business News Daily: 1. “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” – Rosalynn Carter, former first lady 2.  “Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can …

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How to get what you want!

Get what you want by asking the right questions! A few years ago I was introduced to a book entitled QBQ – The Question Behind the Question – Practicing Personal Accountability at Work and in Life. Reading through the short book revealed something that I’ve long believed.  If you want to get what you want, …

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10 Qualities of a Great Leader

While everyone has their take on the qualities of a great leader, I recently found an article at Forbes Magazine’s website that laid out 10 qualities of a great leader.  Of course you could argue some points of this article.  You could add to the list.  You could take away. I think the list is …

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