books

Smart Voices in Your Ear

Today, I want to talk to the aspiring leader, someone who dreams of making a bigger impact on their world. The leader who may have never held a leadership position, or maybe has led before, but didn’t lead well and wants to prove they have what it takes. Or maybe you’re a leader who knows…

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Rachel Hollis: You Need a Road Map

My friend Rachel Hollis released her new book, Girl, Stop Apologizing, last week, and it’s done amazingly well. Today, I want to share with you just a snippet from the book as an encouragement. If you’d like to read all of Rachel’s book, you can visit http://www.girlstopapologizingbook.com to purchase your copy today! You Need a…

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Mark Cole: All Great Leaders Have One Thing In Common

All great leaders read. And I’m not talking about skimming through the newspaper each morning over coffee. I’m talking about devouring knowledge! Did you know that the average American only reads one book a year? Compare that with the fact that the average CEO reads four to five books a month. Some of the most…

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Leadership Lessons from Ruth

Last week, I shared an excerpt from my newest book, Wisdom from Women in the Bible. I’m so excited about this book, because it represents my heart for the Biblical principles of leadership. The excerpt was from the story of Ruth, a courageous and caring woman who made decisions that changed her life and the…

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Wisdom from Women in the Bible

This week I’m excited about the release of my latest book, Wisdom from Women in the Bible. Like my two other Giants of the Bible books, it’s written in a narrative form, but it’s still filled with the things that I’ve learned from each featured Biblical character. This time, I focused on female leaders in…

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Walking with Giants

In 2010 I got the opportunity to speak at Joyce Meyer’s Love Life Women’s Conference. Joyce and I are good friends, and I’ve often appeared on her television show. On this day I chose to talk about how to live a fulfilling life, and about the importance of attitude. When I got up to speak,…

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You Only Get Answers to the Questions You Ask

When I first began teaching leadership, I spent nearly all my time giving lectures. Today, at almost every speaking gig, people want time to ask me questions about leadership, which I welcome. Not only do I enjoy sharing what I’ve learned, but answering questions also gives me an opportunity to speak from my heart. As…

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What I'm reading, Spring 2013 edition

Well, Spring has officially arrived here in the United States. Although from what I hear, that’s not always apparent in some areas of the country. I love the feeling of new beginnings that comes with the arrival of this season, and I hope you do, too. Reading is something I make time for every day…

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What I've Been Reading, Fall 2012

Can you believe that it’s already November? It’s fall here in the United States, and it seems that everyone is busy. Right now I’m busy preparing for some international speaking engagements, and I’ve recently started work on my book to come out in 2014. And I just spoke this past weekend at Saddleback Church in…

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Our trip to India, and some great news!

Greetings from India! For the past week, Margaret and I have been in India, where I spoke for Gloria Jean’s Coffee. Our wonderful friends, Nabi and Angela Saleh, have done what they always do every time we see them: made this trip special and memorable. As you can see above, we visited the Taj Mahal,…

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