4. September 2010

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2010 National Leadership Forum (Free Webcast)

2010 National Leadership Forum (Free Webcast)

If you are a fan of great leadership resources, you’ll want to take advantage of this upcoming (free) webcast conference opportunity. On September 9 & 10 Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida, will be broadcasting its 2010 National Leadership Forum as an online webcast with several of the top speakers from the church and business world [...]

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27. August 2010

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Free Leadership Workbook Download: leader’s guide to sustainable, extraordinary results

Free Leadership Workbook Download: leader’s guide to sustainable, extraordinary results

Davis H. Taylor, author of The Imperfect Leader and leader at TAI Inc., has a new (free) downloadable workbook / ebook on leadership that I’ve found to be a great resource for leaders of all types. You can download it here (opens PDF). The Power of Values-based Leadership: a leader’s guide to sustainable, extraordinary results [...]

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25. August 2010

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Successful Marketing Starts with The WIIFM Factor

Successful Marketing Starts with The WIIFM Factor

Regardless of whether you are trying to sell a product or persuade someone with an idea, you must start by addressing The WIIFM Factor, WIIFM = “What’s in it for me?” WIIFM is the stuff that shows how or why what you have to sell or say matters to those who you are trying to [...]

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25. August 2010

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The Price of Nice

The Price of Nice

I’m a big fan of the Golden Rule. I dream of what a world might look like if we really did unto others as we’d have done unto ourselves. Honestly, even though I dream about it… I have a hard time imagining what it might actually look like. It certainly wouldn’t look like it does [...]

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24. August 2010

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The Frequency of Blogging and How It Impacts Traffic

The Frequency of Blogging and How It Impacts Traffic

How often should I post to my blog? Is daily too much? What about once a week, is that enough? If I post too frequently, won’t I upset people? These are just a few of the questions I see bounced around the internet and hear from clients when it comes to the frequency of blogging. [...]

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18. August 2010

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The Surprising Truth of What Shows People You Care

The Surprising Truth of What Shows People You Care

It’s not rocket science, in fact it’s rather simple. Simple in concept but much harder in practice. If you want others to know you care and that you value them… Treat them that way. Do unto others as you’d have done unto you. It doesn’t mean doing good to someone else because it fits YOUR [...]

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17. August 2010

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Letting Go to Grab Something Bigger

Letting Go to Grab Something Bigger

I often think about a story told by Rob Bell. It’s one where his son is playing on the beach when a giant, beautiful starfish comes floating by. His son looks up and wants to grab it, like any kid would. Rob yells over, “Go get it buddy” but his son yells back “I can’t.” [...]

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15. August 2010

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Top Books Every Young Influencer / Leader Should Read

Top Books Every Young Influencer / Leader Should Read

Thanks for stopping by this post. If you like what you read, please consider subscribing to my blog via RSS or email updates and following me on Twitter @danieldecker. “What are the TOP 5 books ever young influencer/leader should read?” That’s the question Jason Young and I asked recently in a non-scientific poll that we [...]

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13. August 2010

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Know Your Role – A Leadership Principle

Know Your Role – A Leadership Principle

Have you ever noticed that a conductor in a symphony doesn’t play an instrument during the performance? Sure, he (or she) may very well be able to play or even be extremely talented in playing but that’s not his primary role. His is to conduct, to develop and lead the other musicians towards creating the [...]

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13. August 2010

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WIN A FREE BOOK: “Bury My Heart at Conference Room B: The Unbeatable Impact of Truly Committed Managers”

WIN A FREE BOOK: “Bury My Heart at Conference Room B: The Unbeatable Impact of Truly Committed Managers”

I think it’s time to start a somewhat regular feature on this blog. We’ll call it FREE BOOK FRIDAY (although your chance to win extends way beyond just Friday). It’s where I’ll give away copies of a book that either I am working on (a client) or one that I just feel compelled to share [...]

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