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5 Surprising Leadership Lessons in Light of Ferguson

This is a guest post by Chester Goad. Dr. Chester Goad is a university administrator and former US Congressional staffer. He is co-author of Tennessee's “Dyslexia Is Real" law and author of, “Purple People Leader: How to Protect Unity, Release Politics, & Lead Everyone. He has been quoted in a variety of media outlets such as CNBC, Yahoo Tech, US News, and more. Learn about Dr. Goad at www.purplepeopleleaderbook.com. When I write an article, I search for a way to connect it to my life.   Readers appreciate connections that relate issues to their lives. Lately, I’ve been particularly troubled with the number of crises our nation is ...

Chuck Swindoll’s Top 10 Leadership Advice to Young Leaders

Few people had more formative influence in my spiritual growth than Chuck Swindoll. Growing up, I remember listening to his international half-hour radio broadcast Insights for Living. As a teenager, I remember reading his books inherited by my parents, including Paul: A Man of Grace and Grit, Man to Man, and Elijah: A Man of Heroism and Humility. In 2009, Chuck was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at Catalyst 09 who offered the following leadership lessons he has learned in his 50 years of ministry: 1. It’s lonely to lead. 2. It’s dangerous to succeed. Especially when you are young. (more…)

How to Lead Like Fortune 500 Founders/CEOs

Jeff Bezos—Amazon, 1961 In the early 1990s, while working as a computer analyst with a New York investment house, Jeff Bezos saw that the internet was growing at a rate of 2300 per cent per year, and thought that people would one day buy things over the internet. The best options seemed to be books and CDs – an online retailer could offer a wider range of products than a bricks-and-mortar store could stock, and they were easy to ship. He decided that book publishers were less formidable competitors than the music industry, where six major labels dominated the industry. When he told his boss then that he wanted to leave and start the new ...