I’ll be speaking at the LifeChurch Leadership Meeting. LifeChurch began in 1990 under the name “Church on the Move” with fourteen people in attendance. Today, LifeChurch is a thriving church with four campuses and a passion to empower ordinary people to live an extraordinary life.

Date: August 10, 2013
Time: 09:30-12:15 p.m.
Event: LifeChurch Leadership Meeting
Topic: The Leader’s Heart
Sponsor: LifeChurch
Venue: LifeChurch Allentown
Location: 1401 E Cedar Street
Allentown, PA 18109
United States
Public: Private

#037: 8 Leadership Lessons from Martin Luther King, Jr. [Podcast]

On the third Monday of each January in the U.S., we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. As you know, he was the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement of the 1960s.

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Dr. King was an eloquent preacher and gave a famous speech, “I Have a Dream,” that defined the aspirations of that movement, not only for his generation but for generations to come.

I think it is particularly appropriate, in view of the upcoming holiday, to devote a podcast episode to the this speech. I urge you to take time to watch this speech and experience what Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is all about.

While the speech is a masterpiece of rhetoric—one of the top ten best speeches ever given, in my opinion—I believe it also provides eight key insights into what it takes to be a truly great leader.

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Courage Is Not the Absence of Fear

I don’t like conflict. In fact, sometimes I think I am conflictaphobic. (I just made that word up.) I will do almost anything to avoid it.

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As a result, especially early in my career, I would keep my real opinions to myself. I didn’t want to get in trouble. I thought that if I just complied with the system and kept my mouth shut, I would get ahead.

Great artists make their art look easy. But don’t kid yourself. Great art takes work.

In this short video, Jerry Seinfeld explains how it took him two years to write “The Pop Tart Joke.”

My 7 Biggest Platform-Building Blunders

Last week, I shared with you the first video in my new three-part video series, “Behind the Platform.” Today, I am releasing the second video—and, like the first one, it’s free.

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In this video I reveal the dumbest, most costly mistakes I made in building my platform, especially in the early years. If I had known then, what I know now, I would be so much further ahead today.

#036: How to Develop More Discipline [Podcast]

Discipline is a particularly relevant topic this time of year, since most of us are struggling to maintain our New Year’s resolutions. In this podcast, I share five specific steps to developing more of it.

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If you’re like me, your resolve has already been tested, and you might even be thinking about giving up. Well don’t throw in the towel just yet! I have some practical advice in this episode I think you will find very helpful.

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My Take on the iPad Mini After 7 Weeks

I bought the original iPad, the iPad 2 (though I protested), and even the iPad 3. However, I eventually stopped using each of them. I could not find a compelling reason to carry it over my MacBook Air, other than to read books. For that function, I used a Kindle.

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My biggest complaint with the iPad was it was just too big and too heavy, especially for reading. I know, this would be a laughable complaint just a few short years ago. But compared to a book, it was uncomfortable.

My Teenage Daughter, Migrant Farm Workers, and the Real Power of Personal Productivity

This is a guest post by Bill Zipp. He is a speaker, coach, and consultant. He helps busy leaders do what matters most in business and in life. Bill is also the author of the popular ebook, The Smart Leader’s Guide to Personal Productivity, available FREE to my readers.

There I sat with my thirteen-year-old daughter on a dirt floor eating rice and beans with some of the poorest people on the planet.

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We traveled over forty hours in a cramped van to the southern half of Baja Mexico to provide humanitarian aid to migrant farm workers laboring there. A trip that would have never happened except for the real power of personal productivity.

A Secret Project I’ve Been Working on for Months

With the publication of my new book last year, I introduced to you the importance of building a platform and shared a framework for doing so. It was an exciting time. The book hit the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists.

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More meaningful to me, I received thousands of e-mails and social media messages from readers who were inspired to start building their platform. Evidently, my book created the possibility and pointed the way.

But that was just the beginning …

How to Give Yourself an Edge in Making 2013 Your Best Year Ever

I first met Robert D. Smith in 1996. He was managing Andy Andrews, a comedian who would eventually become the author of several New York Times bestselling books.

I was immediately taken by Robert’s enthusiasm and zest for life. It was contagious! I can honestly say I have never met anyone like him before or since.