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My Great Reads from 2016

February 6, 2017 0 Comments
My Great Reads from 2016

At the start of 2016 I had a great plan to read more books than I have before in one year. It is true leaders are readers. However, being a bi-vocational pastor it is tough to find long blocks of time read and I have a bad habit of reading more than one book at […]

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A Presidential Prayer

January 23, 2017 0 Comments
A Presidential Prayer

This past Friday the 45th President of the United States took the oath of office. For 228 years we have set the standard of how to transition from one President to the next. Sure, in our past there have been protests and the bloody struggle of our Civil War; however, we have set the bar […]

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The Coaching Habit – A Book Review

November 9, 2016 0 Comments
The Coaching Habit – A Book Review

As leaders we often take on a variety of roles. There are days we are vision casters, cheerleaders, referees, bosses, managers, moms and dads; the list really could go on for awhile. However, one of the greatest roles a leader can take on is that of a coach. A great coach does so much more […]

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Cultivating Leadership

July 18, 2016 0 Comments
Cultivating Leadership

Titles and Position will only carry your leadership so far. People often follow those with titles because they have too. In reality they are driven or pushed forward not lead. True leadership is when people follow out of their own free will. This type of leadership does not just happen; it will require hard work […]

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To Lead A Revolt

July 4, 2016 0 Comments
To Lead A Revolt

240 Years Ago on July 4th, 1776 the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. In August of that same year 56 men aged 26 – 70 put their lives on the line and signed the document. John Hancock made sure King George would not need his spectacles to read his signature. “When in the […]

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The Anonymous Leader

June 2, 2016 0 Comments
The Anonymous Leader

Ralph Mayhew describes his latest book, The Anonymous Leader: An Unambitious Pursuit of Influence, as being, “… about fading away and becoming nothing so Jesus Christ can become everything through your life and leadership.”  I agree that this short quote describes his book well. Mayhew’s book stands out in stark contrast against all the books […]

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Great Reads from 2015

January 4, 2016 6 Comments
Great Reads from 2015

Well another year has come and gone. Another year of great reads is complete. I did not read as much as I wanted but this was a very busy year for a variety of reasons. As you will see I have a rather eclectic reading list. Also read quite a bit on the historical wring […]

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The Jon Stallings’ Daily 5

September 21, 2015 2 Comments
The Jon Stallings’ Daily 5

I have always struggled with goals. Yes part of that is a tendency to be lazy. However, the other part is that if you listen to all the “experts,” you need goals for personal growth, goals for your career, goals for your health, goals for family etc. If you do it their way, you will […]

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A Life of Focus is A Life Lived Well

September 8, 2015 2 Comments
A Life of Focus is A Life Lived Well

“Devoting a little of yourself to everything means committing a great deal of yourself to nothing.” – Michael LeBoef I have so many interests I am prone to start many projects and prone to finish few. I will start reading three books at a time but I will wind up putting one or two aside […]

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Why You Must Stand Out From the Pack

May 4, 2015 3 Comments
Why You Must Stand Out From the Pack

“Unless you are willing to invest personal effort to change, grow, and separate yourself from the pack – why should any company that desires to create distinction allow you to survive as their employee?”  – Scott McKain  As the industrial revolution began to take hold, schools and universities began to raise up students to be […]

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