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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 1 Comment
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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What is in Your Hand?

April 13, 2015 2 Comments
What is in Your Hand?

 Several months ago on John Michael Morgan’s blog he proposed the question “Is your Excuse worth your success?” This is a very important question for anyone.  “Until you accept the fact that your current circumstances can be changed by you, don’t expect things to change. “ – John Michael Morgan  I used to be the […]

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Make Your Greatest Discovery Today

March 2, 2015 2 Comments
Make Your Greatest Discovery Today

“One of the great discoveries of man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.” – Henry Ford, quoted by John Maxwell in Mentoring 101 The greatest limiters in life are the doubts we have about our self. (Click to Tweet) We think of […]

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Another Year of Great Reads – What I read in 2014

January 5, 2015 7 Comments
Another Year of Great Reads – What I read in 2014

I have a simple goal to read just 20 books each year. I know there are many who read a lot more than that but 20 is the right number for me. In 2014 I barely completed that goal by reading 21. It was a busy year.   Please note that the lack of comments […]

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A Leader’s Most Important Question

November 17, 2014 4 Comments
A Leader’s Most Important Question

Every Leader must ask himself, “Do I want survival, success or significance?” – John Maxwell   I have to admit that for too many years I lived for survival. Sure I had big dreams but that is all they really were, just dreams. My focus was to just make it through the day. I only […]

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