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Sep
17

Brainstorming Themes, Plot and Topics

 Once you’ve found your book’s premise, now it’s time to brainstorm themes or sub-topics that could contribute to the premise and help you make your point. If you’re writing fiction, […]

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Posted on: September 17, 2013 in Featured, Writing
Sep
05

That One Thing

 City Slickers, Starring Billy Crystal and Jack Palance, is a funny movie with an interesting premise. Palance plays Curly, a tough old cowpoke who is tasked with leading a band […]

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Posted on: September 5, 2013 in Featured, Writing
Aug
27

Writing is an Artform

Many people feel writing is difficult and consequently they often approach it from a negative perspective. Over the next several posts I’d like to share what I’ve learned from my […]

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Posted on: August 27, 2013 in Featured, Writing
Oct
16

Answering the Tough Call

Sometimes we’re called on to answer a tough call—to do something extraordinary. It can be hard, but we have an example in a little-known soldier named Seraiah. Seraiah lived in […]

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Posted on: October 16, 2012 in Devotions, Featured, Inspirational
Oct
09

Assessing Leadership Potential

Jesus knew how to choose leaders, but His method of assessing leadership potential certainly didn’t match what today’s world would say about it. No one but Jesus would have seen […]

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Posted on: October 9, 2012 in Featured, Inspirational
Oct
04

Creating an Unbreakable Bond

Super glues are incredibly effective bonding agents. A person only has to get some on his fingers to fully understand how well these glues work. Believe me, it’s no fun […]

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Posted on: October 4, 2012 in Family, Featured
Sep
27

3 Ways to Start the Mentoring Others

Mentoring others should be an important part of a leader’s plan to develop his or her people. Here are some brief thoughts on how you can begin: Focus on character […]

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Posted on: September 27, 2012 in Featured, Leadership
Sep
13

4 Ways to Dynamically Change Others

Is there a surefire can’t-fail approach to mentoring effectively in an organizational setting? Probably not. But that should come as no surprise because, after all, we’re talking about people. However, […]

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Posted on: September 13, 2012 in Featured, Leadership
Sep
11

Why Can’t Leaders Successfully Fail?

Great leaders learn how to successfully fail. In my last post I talked a bit about failure and in this one I want to examine this question—why is it that […]

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Posted on: September 11, 2012 in Featured, Leadership
Aug
30

Letting Go of A Bad Idea

A growing leader must let go of this important misunderstanding—they must let go of bad ideas. It’s an enormously flawed notion only  success is of any value. The truth is […]

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Posted on: August 30, 2012 in Featured, Leadership
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