I will be speaking at Liberty University’s Convocation, the largest weekly gathering of young people in North America. Typically 10,000-plus students attend.

Date: February 4, 2013
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Event: Liberty University Convocation
Topic: Change Your Story, Change Your Life
Sponsor: Liberty University
Venue: Liberty University
Location: 1971 University Blvd.
Lynchburg, VA 24502
United States
Public: Private
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What Happens When the Unexpected Happens?

Sometimes you start with a plan and with the best of intentions—and then life happens. This is when you find out how you are truly doing.

What Happens When the Unexpected Happens?

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A week ago Friday, I took the men in my Mentoring Group on our year-end retreat. We had a great time on Friday evening, including catching up with one another around a beautiful campfire.

This is the annual convention for the national commercial real estate company, Sperry Van Ness International Corp. I love speaking to real estate professionals!

Date: February 7, 2013
Time: 09:00-10:30 a.m.
Event: Level Up, The 2013 Sperry Van Ness National Conference
Topic: Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World
Sponsor: Sperry Van Ness International Corp.
Venue: Trump International Beach Resort
Location: 18001 Collins Avenue
Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160
United States
Public: Private

I’ll be speaking at my friend, Dan Miller’s, conference for entrepreneurs and creatives. I am especially excited about my topic. I hope you will join us.

Date: March 29, 2013
Time: 11:00-12:00 p.m.
Event: Innovate 2013
Topic: Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World
Sponsor: 48 Days
Venue: The Sanctuary
Location: 4281 Pate Rd.
Franklin, TN 37064
United States
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
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6 Ways to Transform Conflict

Lawrence W. Wilson is a thinker, author, and senior pastor from Fishers, Indiana. He writes about the challenge of Christian leadership in a postmodern world. You can connect with him through his blog, Suburban Pastor, or on Twitter.

Conflict is an almost daily event in organizational life. Wherever two or three are gathered, one is likely to disagree!

6 Ways to Transform Conflict

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Most people choose one of two classic ways of handling conflict: management or resolution:

How to Become a Morning Person

Recently, someone listened to my podcast entitled “Become More Productive by Reengineering Your Morning Ritual.” They wrote to me and said, “I really would like to be a morning person. Do you have any advice for becoming one? Is that even possible?”

How to Become a Morning Person

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First of all, yes, it is possible. This is not like trying to become a professional basketball player if you are only 5'6" tall. This is more like trying to change a belief system and a set of habits. You can do it if you are intentional.

I don’t know how else to make a movie except to try and find some aspect of the experience that I haven’t done before. Because if I’ve done it before, I’m fearless. And I don’t work well when I’m fearless.

I’m not as good a filmmaker if I know exactly what I’m doing every step of the way. But when I don’t have all of my comforts with me, then I get really really insecure, and that insecurity opens me up to possibilities.

I need to get to the set in the morning feeling a little upset to my stomach. If I feel a little bit unsettled, I feel more able to take risks to rescue myself.

Steven Spielberg
Oprah’s Next Chapter (In Making the Movie, Lincoln)

#035: The Importance of the Leader’s Heart [Podcast]

We live in a very externally-focused culture. However, there is an internal issue which is largely ignored: the condition of your heart.

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The corporate world is increasingly aware of the fact that you can’t improve productivity without increasing engagement. In other words, people have to show up at work with more than their education, experience, and skills. They have to come with their heart.

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Are You Ready for the Mobile World?

I’ve known for several years that more and more people are accessing my blog via their mobile devices. What I didn’t realize is how fast it is happening!

Here is a table showing the percent of readers who accessed my site via a mobile device over the last three years:

Month or Event Percent
November 2010 7.6%
November 2011 19.0%
November 2012 29.0%
Black Friday Weekend 33.7%

I wouldn’t be surprised if more than 50 percent of my readers use mobile devices to access the site next year. Thankfully, we built mobile functionality into my new GetNoticed! WordPress theme. I think it’s time to start thinking “mobile first.”

What about you? How does your blog or website look on mobile devices? You can leave a comment by clicking here.