Brian Dodd on Leadership Blog

The Anatomy Of A Great Sermon (Infographic)

A good story has a beginning, a middle, and an ending. Other elements elements such as connection, tension, and resolution also factor in. Any great sermon or message is going to be first and foremost founded in the scriptures and God-honoring. But great sermons and messages share the same “anatomy” of great stories. The following […]

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10 Practices Of Leaders Who Dominate The Competition

“We come here (NCAA Final Four) with the best team..All you have to do is play your A-game and there’s no pressure on you.  We try to diffuse the pressure by saying, ‘We’re the best team.’” – UConn girls head basketball coach Geno Auriemma One of the most dominant leaders of any industry or area […]

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Top 10 Benefits Of Courageous Leadership

I have been involved in a number of complex leadership situations lately.  These situations have reminded me leaders must have COURAGE and be willing to STAND ALONE.  Leaders face too many competing agendas, polarizing personalities, complexity and uncertainty to not lead with conviction and a resolute spirit. Those whom God has called us to lead […]

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10 Keys To Growing A Great Sunday School Class

At Fellowship Bible Church where I attend, there is a Sunday School class (we call them Sunday Morning Communities) which is arguably the most effective class I have witnessed in my 27 years of Christian leadership.  This class consistently runs over 100 in weekly attendance and is responsible for the development and release of an […]

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11 Qualities The Greatest Leaders Look For When Hiring New Team Members

You cannot take a person to a place you have not been yourself.  Therefore, if you want to raise up leaders in your church or organization, you need people who have been there before - People who have built teams, made hard decisions, created strategy, leveraged resources, persevered and had the character needed to have sustained […]

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The Top 10 Leadership Posts I Read The Week Of April 7th

Increasing personal performance is critical for leadership success.  Not only is improving the performance of those on your team necessary to achieve goals and objectives, but self-improvement is equally important. Most of these week’s top posts deal with leaders going from Point A to Point B – in their personal, professional, private and spiritual lives. […]

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19 Leadership Quotes And Lessons From The Disappointing Kevin Costner Movie Draft Day

I was so excited to see the new Kevin Costner movie Draft Day.  You see, I am HUGE Draftnik.  One of the three items on my bucket list is to be in a NFL war room on draft day.  This is why I am sad to write this post. In 10 days we will be […]

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18 Leadership Quotes And Lessons From Tony Dungy On Being An All-Pro Dad

Earlier this morning, legendary head coach Tony Dungy visited Fellowship Bible Church and School where I attend to speak with approximately 700 men about his All-Pro Dad organization and the importance of being a Godly man, husband and father. The following are 18 Leadership Quotes And Lessons from his inspirational and life-changing session: “Tony has […]

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15 Practices Of Leaders Who Make Life Better For Others

You can tell a lot about a leader by what happens when they walk in a room.  Does everyone brighten up or does energy leave the room?  As a leader are you a ray of sunshine on a rainy day or dark cloud which just hovers over the organization?  Do you bring solutions or cause […]

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10 Things I Have Had Enough Of

“If it bleeds, it leads!”  This is the traditional philosophy of producers of news programming.  They feel you will get higher ratings if you begin telecasts with the most tragic and saddening reports as possible. If you live in a metropolitan area you are familiar with rubbernecking.  Everyone must stop and look at auto accidents […]

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