Brian Dodd on Leadership Blog

3 Things A Pastor Should Never Delegate

There are perks to leadership and there is a price to leadership.  One cost of leadership is there are some items which simply must be owned by leaders and cannot be delegated to others.  This is especially true for pastors. In Ilan Machori’s Inc.com article entitled “3 Things A CEO Should Never Delegate.”  entrepreneur Dan Shapiro, […]

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7 Practices Of Compassionate Leaders

It was announced last week that popular and colorful TNT sideline report Craig Sager has been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.  The following is Sager’s official release through Turner Sports, “My favorite time of year (NBA playoffs) – city to city, round by round, 40 games in 40 nights.  A dramatic turn has matched me with acute […]

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10 Practices Of The Most Frustrating Leaders

I have worked for several leaders who were a source of constant frustration for me and my teammates.  It seemed the greatest impediment to our team’s success was overcoming our leader.  If you work long enough you will also eventually encounter someone similar. As leaders, we must make sure we do everything within our power […]

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8 Leadership Lessons From Louie Giglio, Chris Tomlin and The Passion Good Friday Concert

Friday, April 18th was a miserable day in the North Atlanta.  But in the midst of the rain and cold God brought a ray of sunshine through Louie Giglio, Chris Tomlin and the Passion Good Friday concert.  Going to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in North Atlanta has become an annual Dodd family tradition. To give you […]

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

Yesterday I was getting a haircut and asked the stylist, “What do you have planned for Easter?”  The following is a portion of the conversation which followed: “A lot.  Easter is my favorite holiday.” “Really.  Why is that?” “Because Easter is the holiday of second chances.  It is the holiday when things are made new. […]

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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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