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An anecdote for COVID-19

An anecdote for COVID-19

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on our lives. We went from a booming economy to great uncertainty almost overnight. We have seen illness, death, job loss, social unrest, increased anxiety, and a loss of normalcy in our lives. We are grieving over many things, including the sense of security many thought we possessed. But the truth…

4 step church vision inventory

Four-step vision inventory

There’s a difference between a movement and a promotion.  A promotion starts big but quickly fades.  A movement starts small but eventually builds.  As leaders, we should be about movements — building something that lasts over time.   Many organizations spend more energy promoting events and products instead of reinforcing vision.  Sure, promotions have their…

When Will Your Organization Have Its “Feel-It Moment”?

When Will Your Organization Have Its “Feel-It Moment”?

How can we build Great Teams within our organizations? And how can we sustain excellence once Greatness is captured? To find answers, where might we turn for a model of success? I suggest you start with USA Basketball. The collection of elite NBA and college basketball talent once known as the Dream Team lost its…

5 Key Resilience Traits You Need

The 5 Key Resilience Traits You Need Right Now

This message is excerpted from the book Life Coaching for Successful Women: Powerful Questions, Practical Answers by Valorie Burton. Research shows that resilient people think differently. They have a set of skills – sometimes learned, other times innate – that allow them to persevere, manage stress, and triumph in the face of challenges. In the midst of…

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT

The John Maxwell Enterprise Announces an Innovative Partnership Series for 21st Century Leadership: The League of Extraordinary Leaders The globe’s premier leadership organization shares a fresh strategy for expanding leadership training and influence through a series of strategic partnerships with five unique thought leaders and their organizations. Every significant brand—especially those built around a game-changing…

Will You Join My Community?

Will You Join My Community?

I recently enjoyed a few days of rest with Margaret, my wife. We were able to spend time together doing the things that we love, right in the middle of the busy summer season. Now that COVID restrictions are changing, in-person events are coming back, which means my calendar is filling up again with incredible…

Patience, Partnerships, and Payoffs

Patience, Partnerships, and Payoffs: How Chase Elliott Personifies the Hendrick Way

I’m going to be honest with you—one of my favorite people in leadership is the incredible Rick Hendrick. Rick, known as Mr. H. to his people, is the owner of Hendrick Automotive Group—an organization of close to 100 car dealerships across the United States. If you were to drive onto the lot of any Hendrick…

Answer the Call of Leadership

Answer the Call of Leadership

Over the past several months, as we’ve all negotiated and navigated our way through the Coronavirus pandemic, one thing has become exceedingly clear: If you’re going to survive, you must adapt. If you’re in leadership, it doesn’t take you long to learn that lesson. But decades in, some leaders forget. Some feel like they’ve reached…

The Value of a Mile

The Value of a Mile

Since January 1 I’ve been walking one mile a day. It’s part of our Transformathon—which ends later this month with an amazing 5K walk that I’ll be live-streaming from two different locations—but it’s also part of my health routine. When Covid hit last year and my travel schedule suddenly opened up, it didn’t take me…

One More Chance to Join the Movement

One More Chance to Join the Movement

Today is a historic day for the United States of America; for the 59th time in our country’s history, we inaugurated a new president and vice-president, and began another chapter in our leadership history. As is common for inaugurations, there were a lot of words spoken about where our country finds itself and where the…