My church holds mens breakfasts every quarter where about 200 men get together early on a Saturday morning, enjoy some great comfort food, and listen to some really good speakers. After attending one of the breakfasts, I approached the Mens Pastor about the idea of my son Trevor and I doing a talk about ten ways to mess up as a Dad. He was intrigued with the idea so that night at dinner I asked Trevor if he'd be interested in doing this with me. His first comment was, "well, I can think of about a hundred ways!" Knowing that my son would have absolutely no difficulty in coming up with ten ways (and having 90 to spare), we embarked upon creating the presentation.
I recently spoke to 200 men at my church about how flawed and imperfect men lead through influence. Paul's conversion from Saul the persecuting Pharisee who actively sought out followers of Christ to Paul the tireless servant of the Lord is arguably the most influential person in all history. In the presentation I outline twelve attributes of flawed and imperfect leaders who lead through influence just as Paul did two centuries ago. If you'd like a copy of the presentation please download here. If you want to dig deeper on how to boost your leadership skills check out Why Don't They Follow Me? 12 Easy Lessons to Boost Your Leadership Skills.
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Christmas is nearly upon us. Some of you got up in the wee hours of the morning on Black Friday to wait in line for that bargain-basement flat-screen TV or ultra-cheap notebook computer. Others of you went online on Cyber Monday to snatch up great deals on Amazon, Ebay, or some other etailer. Or perhaps you frequented your favorite small business on small business Saturday for a special stocking stuffer. Still others have decided that your shopping doesn't start until December 24th and will frantically plow through your shopping list and still be home in time for Christmas eve dinner. Ah the joys of a low-stress season :-).
For this report I'd like to hit the pause button for a minute. It's so easy to get wrapped up in the stresses of shopping, parties, or the occasional crazy relative who comes to visit. Take some time this season to think about the wonderful things you have to be thankful for. None of us is pain-free or lives life without disappointment; that's just the way the world works. I'm most definitely thankful for a wonderful and loving wife, terrific kids, and a supportive extended family. Whatever your belief system take the time this season to be thankful for what you have and remember those who are in need.
In closing, see below for some interesting Christmas facts for you to enjoy this Holiday season. My very best to each and every one of you.
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