Leadership 101

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Quote of the Day | 11.30.11

Leaders are paid to be dreamers. The higher you go in leadership, the more your work is about the future.

– Hans Finzel

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Quote of the Day | 11.28.11

In the middle of a transactional culture, you need to be intentionally relational.

– Dave Ramsey

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Top Five Leadership Things I’ve Read This Week

Coming back from a week’s vacation has left me with a bunch of reading.  Here are the Top 5 leadership things I’ve read this week.

  1. Ridge Burns, CEO of the mission InFaith, writes about his recent flying experience and encounter with Jeff Smisek, CEO of the new combined Continental/United Airlines, and the “Three A’s” leaders need to live by, because, after all, all leaders are in the people business.  http://infaith.org/burns/jeff-smisek/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=jeff-smisek 
  2. Scott Williams over at BigIsTheNewSmall.com discusses the distinction between activity and productivity.  http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com/2011/11/21/just-because-youre-active-doesnt-mean-youre-productive/ 
  3. Seth Godin touches on what is really our competitive edge. http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2011/11/your-competitive-advantage.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+typepad%2Fsethsmainblog+%28Seth%27s+Blog%29 
  4. This one is another by Scott Williams that he wrote while I was away last week.  The Five Ways Leaders Destroy Teams.  http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com/2011/11/16/5-ways-leaders-destroy-their-team/ 
  5. Finally, I just finished reading a book by the former President of my Alma Mater, Lancaster Bible College & Graduate School.  The book by Dr. Gilbert A. Peterson is entitled, A Master Plan for Leadership: A Biblical Perspective. Dr. Peterson dives into leadership for the Christian, whether it be in the church or the “secular” world.  Definitely worth the read.  I’m sure you’ll see some quotes from that book in the days ahead on this blog.

November 25, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Quote of the Day | 11.25.11

Before a person can achieve the kind of life he wants, he must think, act, walk, talk, and conduct himself in all of his affairs as would the person he wishes to become.”

– Zig Ziglar

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Quote of the Day | 11.23.11

Every successful organization is built around people.

– Seth Godin

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Quote of the Day | 11.21.11

The act of deciding is the act of succeeding.

– Seth Godin

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Quote of the Day | 11.18.11

When what you do is what you love, you’re able to invest more effort and care and time.

– Seth Godin

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Quote of the Day | 11.16.11

You don’t start with the confidence of the company; you earn it.

– Seth Godin

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Quote of the Day | 11.14.11

The “super” part and the “power” part come not from something you’re born with but from something you choose to do and, more important, from something you choose to give.

– Seth Godin

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Quote of the Day | 11.11.11

Understanding that your job is to make something happen changes what you do all day.

– Seth Godin

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