Posts Tagged ‘initiative’

Mark Cole: More Production. More Results.

I’ve never met a leader uninterested in learning how to accomplish more results. On the other hand, I’ve met plenty of leaders who lack the discipline it takes to get there. Let me start with the good news: You can increase your capacity for production. Sure, talent and natural ability are important, but anyone can…

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How Do You Become a Successful Failure?

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison Nobody likes to fail. But if we’re honest, we understand that failure is a part of life. There is no success without some amount of failure. Great inventors like Thomas Edison experience a lot of failures on the way…

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The Most Important Leadership Week of My Life

Last Sunday, I returned home from the most important leadership week of my life. It was spent in Guatemala, June 9-16, where I was privileged to witness and participate in life transformation on an international scale. We were in Guatemala as part of my nonprofit organization EQUIP’s Global Transformation initiative. This effort was begun last…

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Going Beyond Talent: How Initiative Activates Your Talent Based On The Success of Apple, Inc.

This week we began a series on our blog highlighting how going beyond talent can propel leaders forward. We started by explaining “How Belief Lifts Talent” through the lens of Tim Tebow. Today, we’re focusing on how “Initiative Activates Your Talent” based on the innovation and contribution of Apple, Inc. In 1980, Apple Co-Founder Steve…

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The Disciplines of Connecting

After another masterful performance in Lincoln, Daniel-Day Lewis has an opportunity to capture his third Academy Award for Best Actor. He has been hailed as the greatest actor alive, and his peculiar style of method-acting has become somewhat legendary. The charisma he brings to the screen instantly transports moviegoers into his character’s world. The manner…

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Do You Remember the Time?

“Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things.”  ~ Cicero What memories does Christmas bring to your mind? Perhaps you remember the excitement of waking up on Christmas morning to find a pile of presents under the tree. Maybe you recall sledding, snowball fights, or sipping hot chocolate by the fireplace. You may even…

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Leaders Cannot Afford to Neglect Planning

“Good planning always costs less than good reacting.”  ~ Wayne Schmidt In October 2010 the most expensive public works project in America, ARC, officially met its demise. The project would have constructed two tunnels beneath the Hudson River to add much-needed railways between New Jersey and Manhattan. However, poor planning led to wasteful spending and…

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Great Employee

What side of the desk do you sit on? The majority of vocational church leaders will never experience both sides. In fact, it is likely that you are either a Senior Pastor or employed by one. My vantage point is somewhat unique. I’ve never planted a church or been a Senior Pastor. I’ve always been…

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