Brian Dodd on Leadership Blog

20 Things All Successful Leaders Do

Nowhere in the Bible does God call a leader to an easy task.  All leaders will face challenges.  It is simply unavoidable.  Therefore, developing the skills necessary to deal with and find solutions to challenges are critical to a leader’s success. One of my favorite leaders in any industry is Alabama Crimson Tide head football […]

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8 Practices Of Top Young Leaders

Whether you lead a church, business, non-profit or a sports organization, the enlistment and development of young leaders is critical to your long-term success.  In the July 11th edition of USA Today, writer Bob Nightengale profiles the best outfield in baseball, the Pittsburgh Pirates. While their talent is rare, what makes the Pirates’ outfield so […]

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10 Things Needed To Serve Churches More Than 10 Years

Last week I had the privilege of attending the National Association Of Church Business Administrators Conference in Orlando.  It marked the 10th time in the last 12 years I have been a part of this annual assembling of church leaders. Working for INJOY Stewardship Solutions, I have gotten to build personal relationships with a large […]

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5 Words Every Great Church And Business Have Said

“You have to give more than you’ve done before, because we want to achieve something we’ve never done before.  And that’s to take the Cup home.” – Germany head soccer coach Joachim Loew Whether you lead an athletic team like Coach Loew or a church or business, smart leaders know to accomplish things you have never […]

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The Top 10 Leadership Posts I Read The Week Of July 14th

Forgiveness and mending fences.  Whether it is in the home, church or workplace, the ability to show grace is critical to building productive, long-lasting relationships.  If you struggle in this area, then this week’s top leadership posts will help you. Also, if you haven’t signed up for the FREE July 22nd webinar How To Grow A […]

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20 Leadership Lessons On Leading Congregations Through Crisis: Live Blog From The 2014 NACBA Conference

This week I am being dispatched by Injoy Stewardship Solutions (ISS) to attend the 2014 National Association Of Church Business Administrators (NACBA) Conference.  In an effort to grow in my skills to better add value to pastors and church leaders, I will be live blogging throughout. If you are attending the event, please stop by our booth #514.  I […]

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20 Leadership Lessons On Building A Healthy Staff Culture – Live Blog From 2014 NACBA Conference

This week I am being dispatched by Injoy Stewardship Solutions (ISS) to attend the 2014 National Association Of Church Business Administrators (NACBA) Conference.  In an effort to grow in my skills to better add value to pastors and church leaders, I will be live blogging throughout. If you are attending the event, please stop by our booth #514.  I […]

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5 Realities Of Leadership

I remember taking my daughter on her first rollercoaster ride!  As you can imagine it was quite a memorable experience for all.  After taking the ride and making that memory together, I began to think about what leaders can learn from rollercoasters.  Trust me!  It will be worth the read. The following are 5 Realities […]

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21 Lessons Pastors Can Learn From LeBron James’ Letter About How Top Leaders Think

“In Northeast Ohio, nothing is given. Everything is earned. You work for what you have.  I’m ready to accept the challenge. I’m coming home.” – LeBron James On Friday, June 11th Sports Illustrated writer Lee Jenkins posted a letter from LeBron James announcing his return to the hometown Cleveland Cavaliers.  To say James is a […]

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17 Leadership Quotes And Lessons From Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a visual masterpiece.  Andy Serkis deserves Best Actor Oscar consideration for his physical performance and portrayal of Caesar, the leader of the primates.  In addition to the film’s incredible special effects, the relationally complexity of the characters is as good as I have seen this summer. Similar […]

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