Archive | May, 2011

Totally Devastated

A giant tornado ripped through his home of Joplin, Missouri last week. At nearly 150 deaths, this was the single deadliest tornado to hit the U.S. since 1947.

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Drowning in An Ocean of Glory

As I stood by the ocean this past weekend, I couldn’t stop thinking about just how incredibly vast it is. There are 332 million cubic miles of water on the Earth….

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The Entrepreneur You Won't Read about on TechCrunch

No angel investors. No TechCrunch write-ups. Maria started humble and simply did the hard work necessary in order to build her business. Every time I feel a little lazy or uncomfortable about rolling up my sleeves and getting dirty, I need to think about Maria.

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The 7 Traits on Pastors.com

Virtually all of the leaders I know take on many different roles in their churches and organizations. In the process of wearing so many different hats and doing so many different things, we can easily lose focus.

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3 Simple Lessons From the Greatest Leader Ever

Religious or not, if you’re aiming to become a great leader you’d being doing yourself a disservice by not spending some time studying Jesus’ leadership style.

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The Key to Influence: Can I Trust You?

This is the first question that people ask. As leaders, this is our chance to win or lose someone forever. It doesn’t matter if you’re a new leader in a company or you just started a small church group. If you don’t pass this test, you don’t gain influence.

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The Art of Losing Myself

If you want my leadership insight for today, this is it: lose yourself.

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Make a Decision

Decisions are tough. Once you cross a line, you can’t easily uncross it. You’re pretty much committed. Until you walk across that line, however, nothing is ever going to change.

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Please Help Me Send A Few Kids to School

For the price of a Blu Ray, you can send 1 child in Africa to school.

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Dead Trees Don't Grow Apples

Today I wrote a guest post for my good friend Grant Jenkins. Here’s an excerpt: We seem to be under the impression that we have the power to fix people; that we can simply tell them to stop sinning and that they will. We even go so far as to expect people to make that […]

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