Response To Lance Armstrong

Response To Lance Armstrong

Here is my response to an article recently publish by ESQUIRE, entitled LANCE ARMSTRONG IN PURGATORY: THE AFTER-LIFE. This article had some moments that I thought would be great teachable moments for men who are seeking to be disciples and leaders. The article is quite long but I figured it was appropriate to extract a few comments directly from the article and 6 profound lessons:

LESSON 1: When…

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Can We Measure Awareness?

Can We Measure Awareness?

The following is a strategy game written by Colonel John Boyd, from his 1987 edition.  This game used in a military presentation on maneuverability actually adapted the F-17 in the now still manufactured F-16 and F-18 that revolutionized Air Combat.  I have used this game to illustrate our Awareness Intelligence (see the earlier post on AI) in an individual and illustrate both the AI Technique…

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Increase Customer Experience

Businesses that make customer experience a strategic priority sometimes struggle to carry out major long-lasting improvements. This is because they fail to connect behind-the-scenes activities to customer interactions. These firms need a new approach to customer experience management one that considers the impact of every single action from their central offices all the way down to every customer…

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Three Great Interview Questions

Three Great Interview Questions

Over the years I have interviewed, hired, and transitioned hundreds of employees. The following three questions I have received from a candidate are perhaps the most insightful and powerful. Each of these questions left me thinking, and the interviewer, very positively about the candidate. Here are three questions you can potentially ask at the end of your next interview that will leave a lasting…

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The Four Stages of Leadership Contribution - Where Do You Stand?

The Four Stages of Leadership Contribution – Where Do You Stand?

The Four Stages™ of Contribution Model developed years ago by Gene Dalton and Paul Thompson. This model identifies the stages in which leaders participate and develop and describes what high performance is in each stage—Contributing Dependently, Contributing Independently, Contributing Through Others, and Contributing Strategically.

This model has continued to influence leadership even today and…

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On Endurance | Leadership Quote #14

On Endurance | Leadership Quote #14

British Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton (1874-1922) placed this advertisement in London newspapers in 1900 in preparation for the National Antarctic Expedition (which subsequently failed to reach the South Pole).  Shackleton later said of the call for volunteers that “it seemed as though all the men in Great Britain were determined to accompany me, the response was so overwhelming.”

MEN…

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Character Matters in Leadership

Character Matters in Leadership

Rick Reilly  wrote an excellent little rant entitled, Tiger’s Ad Way Out Of Bounds.  This short article is a great reminder on two items as they relate to leadership:

  1. Character matters, even more than winning, as the chief indicator of great leadership.
  2. Honesty matters, even more than a carefully spun brand, especially when truth does not evade the rest of the world.

Take these two personal…

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Fear In The Face Of Faith

Fear In The Face Of Faith

I recently challenged my a group of RESOLUTE men to discover the tension between fear and faith. They came to understand that fear and faith must coexist and that reverent fear (Proverbs 1:7) is very different from human fear which produces anxiety. We were studying how this works in a man’s life through a story found in Matthew 14:22-33, which is the familiar occurrence of Jesus walking on water…

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Preventing Leader Derailment

Senior leaders are known for their drive, unfortunately this drive also comes at a price that can potentially damage their careers and their relationships. The question we all have is this:

“Is it possible to avoid this potential derailment by acknowledging and identifying key behaviors?”

Research over the last decade has proven that a leader’s inability to see their fatal flaws is often…

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