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10 Surprising Movies That Will Upgrade Your Leadership

I'm on a blogging sabbatical to write my upcoming book. This is a guest post by Kent Sanders. Kent writes about creativity, the arts, and leadership at KentSanders.net and is also the author of 30 Days of Evernote for Churches. You can connect with him on Facebook or Twitter. Seen any good movies lately? The answer is probably “yes.” Movies engage us with story, action, and real-life examples of heroes and villains. They can also help you be a better leader. So many great movies have been made that it’s hard to choose just ten. Who doesn’t love leadership-oriented movies like Gladiator, Thirteen Days, The Right Stuff, and Braveheart? I ...

3 Leadership Traits of an Effective Cross-Cultural Leader

I'm on a blogging sabbatical to write my upcoming book. This is a guest post by my friend Christie Samson. Christie is an alumna from the renowned Pepperdine's MSOD program. She is passionate about leadership development and building capacity in cross-cultural organizations. She leads strategy, program management, and training for SolarCity’s national recruiting programs team. She is the Founder and Principal Consultant at Capacity Inc. (www.CapacityInc.co) You can follow her on Twitter. Years ago I received an urgent call from a client, a CEO of a tech company. “Christie, though the candidate is technically doing a good job, her accent is ...

How to Speak Your Leader’s Love Language

I'm on a blogging sabbatical to write my upcoming book. This is a guest post by Steven Ibbotson. Steven has served as a teacher and administrator at both K-12 and post-secondary schools. He also serves as a board member with various non-profit organizations. He sees and writes about leadership lessons in everyday life experiences at Life & Leadership (http://stevenibbotson.wordpress.com) The directors did not know what else to do? They had given their CEO plenty of verbal affirmation... and well deserved too! He had been going 100 miles/hour since his first day on the job, serving in pretty much every way imaginable. Whether it was washing ...

Ten Things Every Leader Should Always Teach

I'm on a blogging sabbatical to write my upcoming book. If you'd like to join my launch team, comment below. This is a guest post by Doug Dickerson, an internationally recognized leadership speaker and columnist. He is the author of the books Leaders Without Borders & Great Leaders Wanted. Doug resides with his family near Charleston, South Carolina. You can connect with Doug on his blog,  Twitter and Facebook. At school one day a little boy was asked what he was thankful for. The boy replied, “My glasses.” “That’s good,” said the teacher, “they help you see better.” “No,” responded the child, “I’m thankful for my ...

3 Things Leaders Should Do To Handle Failure Better

I'm on a blogging sabbatical to write my upcoming book. If you'd like to join my launch team, comment below. This is a guest post by Bobby Benavides. He has served in youth ministry for over 15 years. He currently is a Christian Education Director in Elkins, WV and served as a Youth Development Specialist for WorldVIsion-Appalachia. He is passionate about seeing people come to discover their God-given potential and purpose. He is a writer, public speaker, and book enthusiast. You can follow his blog at www.bobbybenavides.blogspot.com. Being a leader is hard. In order to move forward in this post, we need to acknowledge this fact. A leader is ...

Mediocrity could have you running circles. (Here’s why.)

I'm on a blogging sabbatical writing my next book. This is a guest post by Garrhet Sampson. Garrhet is a missionary, teacher, leadership coach, network director, and blogger. In 2014, he received a Masters Certificate in Missional Leadership through The Resurgence Training Center at Mars Hill in Seattle and is currently working on his preaching and teaching degree through Moody Bible Institute. Garrhet blogs at www.garrhetsampson.com/ He can be reached at Twitter and Facebook. "You’re going to have to do it again..." It was 5:30 in the morning and our dorm room had been chosen to do extra training at the basketball court. My roommates and ...

Six Reasons to Embrace Story-Driven Leadership

I am on a blogging sabbatical writing on my upcoming book. This is a guest post by Sarah K Asaftei, a branding specialist and owner of skaMEDIA Productions, Inc, where she creates story-driven brand campaigns for foundations and double bottom-line companies who desire massive social impact. She’s worked in international media production for more than 22 years, producing & directing more than 150 story videos. She had a Christian music video officially nominated for Video of the Year at the 2014 Canadian Gospel Music Awards. I probably can’t count the number of times I’ve been let down by a leader I'd respected. You meet someone, read ...

How Christian Leaders Can Disagree Without Being Disagreeable

I'm on a blogging sabbatical working on my upcoming book. This is a guest post by Chris Lautsbaugh who lives in South Africa. He serves with Youth With a Mission (YWAM), teaching and training missionaries and church leaders. Together with his wife Lindsey, they lead and steward training programs and ministries in and Cape Town and throughout Africa. Chris blogs at www.NoSuperHeroes.com  on grace, leadership, and missions and has published a book, Death of the Modern Superhero:How Grace Breaks our Rules. You can follow him on Twitter or Facebook. "The issue is not whether I agree with someone but rather how I treat someone with whom I ...

Give your Culture Engine a Tune-Up

I'm on a blogging sabbatical. I'll be focusing on writing my upcoming book. This is a guest post by S. Chris Edmonds, the founder and CEO of The Purposeful Culture Group. Since 1995, Chris has also served as a senior consultant with The Ken Blanchard Companies. He is the author or co-author of seven books, including Leading at a Higher Level with Ken Blanchard and his latest book, The Culture Engine. His blog, podcasts, assessments, research, and videos can be found at http://drivingresultsthroughculture.com. He’s hosting a Culture Leadership Roundtable in Denver that starts in March ’15. How well is your team or department or ...

How Entrepreneurs Can Defeat Negativity

This is a guest post by Shayla Eaton, a connoisseur of the writing and editing process, having edited over 150 books and countless articles, blogs, social media posts, and marketing campaigns. She now helps authors and organizations in her own business, Curiouser Editing. Of course, Shayla loves coffee and is an admirer of all things creative and bookish.  www.CuriouserEditing.com You: “I sold $3,000 worth of coffee beans this month! That’s a new record.” Friend/family member/stranger: “You didn’t really make that much, though. You have to pay taxes, give to charity, and pay your employee. See? You can’t make a real income with ...