I am really excited about Dave Ramsey’s new book, EntreLeadership. This is his business “playbook.” Here are three reasons you need to read it.
Archive for motivation
As a leader, it is critical to know what drives you. In this guest post, Jim Mellado, President of the Willow Creek Association, shares four questions he asks himself when he is not sure about his own motivations.
Are you having trouble getting your team to go the extra mile? Maybe the problem is not them. Maybe it’s … you! Here is how to know for sure.
Most people play it safe by holding back. A precious few take the plunge and play full out. As a result, they experience three significant benefits.
If you feel like you are just hanging in there, or life’s curveballs have thrown you off balance, you need Tim Sanders’ brand new book, Today You Are Rich. Here’s how to get a FREE copy.
Recently, I had a chance to interview Andy Andrews about his new book, The Final Summit. I am also giving away 100 copies FREE. Here’s how to snag a copy.
It’s easier to accomplish big goals if you declare them publicly. Or so I thought. Derek Sivers makes a compelling case against this in his recent TED presentation.
One of the homework assignments is to avoid the use of the word “you” when speaking to our wives. As Regi Campbell, author of Mentor Like Jesus and founder of Next Generation Mentoring, says, “Nothing good ever happens when we start out with that word.” As a husband of 32 years and father of five daughters, he is absolutely right. I have blown it so many times, I have lost count!
Today is Martin Luther King Day in the United States. On this day we celebrate the life and work of one of the greatest leaders the world has ever known. I want to take a few minutes and reflect on what is commonly referred to as his “I Have a Dream” speech. While the speech is a masterpiece of rhetoric, I believe it also provides eight insights into what it takes to be a truly great leader.
The highlight of the day for me was Dave Ramsey’s talk. He outlined his “Momentum Theorem.” He displayed this as a mathematical formula, but here is the text version: “Focused intensity over time, multiplied by God, creates unstoppable momentum.”
The most important thing you can do as a leader is to keep your heart open.
…Maintaining an open heart—pumping possibility through your organization—is the most important thing you can do as a leader.
I have been setting goals in one form or another for years. Every now and then, I stumble across an old list of goals. I am always fascinated by how many of the things I write down come to pass. And, I must confess, it often happens despite the fact that I do nothing more than write it down.