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The Vision of Faith

This past weekend I saw a powerful locker room speech delivered by NFL head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, Chuck Pagano. The set-up for the video below is important - so bear with me. In January, Pagano took over the leadership roll of the hapless Colts who managed to win only two games last season and lost 14. Their star quarterback Peyton Manning sat on the bench recovering from a series of neck surgeries. During the off-season, the Colts traded Manning and recruited college … [Read more...]

3 Lenses of a Visionary Leader – My Guest Post for Michael Hyatt

Over the past year, I've had the privilege of guest posting a few times on the web site for Michael Hyatt, the chairman of Thomas Nelson publishing. Michael's blog is the most popular leadership site in the world. Additionally, he just added me as one of his Community Leaders to interact with commenters and visitors to his site. This is a tremendous honor due to the high regard in which I hold Michael's mission, leadership and character. Today, I have a guest post on his site as well … [Read more...]

4 Ancient Leadership Lessons

I'd like to welcome new visitors who may have found this blog via my guest post today over on Michael Hyatt's site. This particular piece below is a re-posting of something I wrote back in April. A few months ago, I wrote a post about 5 Ancient Leadership Mistakes which explored five leadership shortfalls of the Israelite  Moses. You may recall that Moses lived nearly 3,400 years ago and is credited with leading the Hebrew nation out of Egyptian slavery. In that companion post,  it … [Read more...]

Last Day of Book Giveaway Plus Free Report

All this week I've been giving away copies of Michael Hyatt's great new book Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World. For the record, I purchased each of the books given away myself, and I'm not being paid or compensated for the promotion of Michael's book. I consider him a friend and mentor who's message I truly believe in - it's a message I want to share. Thursday's winner was Shawn Snyder!!! Today is the last day of the giveaway, so I'm doubling the chances of winning by giving … [Read more...]

Rising Above the Noise

If you have a message that you're trying to share with an audience, it's tougher AND easier than ever to accomplish that. It's tougher than ever because the noise from competing messages via TV, radio, print, mobile apps and the Internet are "louder" and more abundant. At the same time, it's also easier than ever because social media channels such as Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and blogging allow you to engage directly with the exact people you want. That's the premise of Michael … [Read more...]

Advice From a Clutter Cutter

Michael Hyatt is the consummate "Clutter Cutter" - in other words he knows how to deliver a message that cuts through the clutter to reach a desired audience. I believe all of us have a message and an audience who wants to hear it. To accomplish that goal, I recommend Michael's brand new book titled Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World. I received an advance copy of this book for review and believe so strongly in its message that I'm giving away five copies of it to readers of my … [Read more...]

Putting My Money (…you know where…)

This is launch week for a fantastic book titled Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World written by best-selling author, speaker, uber-blogger - Michael Hyatt. I'm part of Michael's Platform Launch Team and am helping make his book a New York Times best seller. That best-seller list is determined by reported book sales during a specific week - for Michael's book, it's this week. To help drive those sales - Michael is offering a great bonus offer to anyone who buys a copy before midnight … [Read more...]

Best Book of the Year – Platform: Michael Hyatt

On Friday, I wrote about Michael Hyatt's pending launch of his new book Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World .  This book was written for anyone who has a message, service or craft that they want people to know about - written by someone who's done it with great success! Today is the start of a week-long offer where Michael is giving anyone who buys his book through this Friday the 25th, a suite of free bonus products worth $375.98.  The details of the offer are here - but it's only … [Read more...]

Get Your Message Heard!!

One of my all-time favorite bloggers is Michael Hyatt. He's a bestselling author, a sought-after national speaker, leadership consultant and is currently board Chairman of the largest Christian publishing company in the world. His personal blog tends to focus on leadership, productivity and social media best practices. Additionally, it has more than 300,000 unique visitors a month - in other words, it's big time. A few months ago, Michael was kind enough to feature two posts I wrote … [Read more...]

5 Decision-Making Lessons for Leaders

Here's an excerpt of a guest post that I wrote that's featured today on the site of writer, speaker and leadership consultant Ron Edmondson: ================== Not all decisions are created equally – some are much tougher for a leader to make than others. Consider the recent decisions surrounding NFL quarterback, Peyton Manning. A Gordian Knot of Decisions The future NFL hall-of-famer recently left the Indianapolis Colts to become the starting quarterback for the Denver … [Read more...]