Make New Mistakes

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As a leader, you may often find yourself wrestling with the following question: How do I balance providing those I lead with the grace needed to make mistakes yet not create a culture that sacrifices a standard of excellence? As you navigate this tension, it’s important to keep in mind that mistakes are a part of life and growth. People who are difference makers aren’t afraid to dream dangerously and take risks. Their mistakes are birthed out of effort and exploration of new frontiers. If those you lead never make …

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Wanna Hear A Juicy Secret??

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If I’m truly honest, there have been moments in my life where I’ve found myself on the edge of my seat intently listening to and participating in gossip. At one time or another, it’s likely that we all have. It’s amazing how certain stories—especially when they’re “juicy”—can be so compelling and can even begin shaping our perceptions about others.   We all know how damaging gossip can be and how quickly it can spread. But what if it was possible to flip a sinful and divisive habit upside down? What …

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5 Steps To Building Championship Teams

Michael K Career Development, Leadership 5 Comments

This week, college football fans from around the world watched a championship game that literally came down to the last minute. In a nail-biting contest, Heisman trophy winner Jameis Winston and the Florida State Seminoles defeated the Auburn Tigers to become this year’s college football national champions.   It’s a good chance that neither you nor I will ever play in a football game with 90,000+ attendees; however, whether on our job, at our church, or in our school or community, we will all likely one day be asked to …

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10 Books I’m Reading in 2014 & Why

Michael K Leadership, Personal Development, Productivity 3 Comments

Strengthen my marriage. Silence my inner critic. Learn from my past mistakes. Improve and leverage my leadership. Those are a few of my personal development resolutions for 2014. To assist me, I’ve selected a few books for my reading list that I’d love to share with you. Please note that this list is not exhaustive neither is it listed in order of importance. With that said, here’s what’s on my 2014 reading list and why: 1. Uncommon Marriage by Tony Dungy. As the first African American coach to ever win the …

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Empowering Leaders Don’t Drive From The Backseat

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Commenting on his thoughts about leadership, Bill Gates once said, “As we look into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” What a powerful statement from a man who not only led the world into a software revolution at Microsoft, but is now leading a philanthropic revolution of global proportions. You and I may not be working on causes as massive as Gates’ work to eradicate malaria globally, but empowering others is no less important to our leadership as it is to his. So exactly what is …

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