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John Maxwell on The Six Steps of Attitude Change
March 31, 2009 – 5:03 am | One Comment

We all struggle as leaders with attitude issues. We may have a bad attitude toward a person, toward something personal in our life, or toward volunteering in general. Rindy Walton posted an article inspired from …

Breakthrough or Burnout?
March 30, 2009 – 5:01 am | Comments Off

Leadership Lab pointed me to a great article on Breakthrough or Burnout. Here are the 12 signs:

When in breakthrough mode you can’t wait to start the day. In burnout you can’t wait for the day …

Leading by Reading
March 25, 2009 – 5:08 am | 2 Comments

I had a friend tell me recently that they don’t read anything but the Bible. They may read an occasional book for their job, but otherwise they stick to the Word. I read around 30-50 …

Filling Your Leadership Bucket
March 24, 2009 – 5:07 am | Comments Off

My wife recently started something cute with my daughter. It goes something like this:

Mom to Daughter: “My love bucket is empty. I need some hugs.”
Daughter to mom: “Ahhh. My love bucket is empty as well.”
Mom …

Handling Leadership Low Points
March 23, 2009 – 5:06 am | Comments Off

As leaders, we often live in the future rather than the now. We focus all of our efforts on building teams to make the future better, brighter, less painful. Every now and then however, leaders …

Lessons From Your Local Hardware Store
February 12, 2009 – 5:50 am | Comments Off

Do you remember those local hardware stores? They were owned by a small family, had generations of experience, and knew how to fix anything. I remember one called Brady’s Hardware that had an old hardwood …

Accept Help When Given
February 3, 2009 – 5:15 am | Comments Off

As a leader of volunteers, there is one rule that should never be broken(*): Always accept help from those willing to give it, even if they don’t do it the way you would. Here is …

Advice to an Incoming Leader
February 2, 2009 – 5:14 am | Comments Off

Justin Pinkerman recently wrote a short article for John C. Maxwell’s Leadership Wired newsletter that provides some sound advice for a leader that is taking over an existing team:

As President Barack Obama takes office, he …

John C. Maxwell on Leading Through Problems
January 21, 2009 – 5:30 am | Comments Off

John posted a great article this month on dealing with problems as leaders:

In the comic strip, Peanuts, a hapless Charlie Brown occasionally would be stalked by ominous rainclouds. Although the rest of the sky would …

For The Love of The Cause
January 20, 2009 – 5:29 am | Comments Off

Before Paul launches into his well-known definition of love in 1 Corinthians 13, he spends a little time focusing on the Corinthians out of control passion for spiritual gifts:
“…if I have a prophetic powers, and …