Brian Dodd on Leadership Blog

5 Ways To Make Good Leadership Decisions

Opportunity does not equal obligation.  It has been said in the sports world the best trades are often the ones not made.  “I’ll have the usual” is what these teams said.  The following are some guidelines I use to say “No” to certain opportunities which may come my way. My wife feels uncomfortable about the decision or […]

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An Open Letter To All Pastors And Church Staff

To all pastors and church staff, I want you to know that I know being a pastor or church staff member is the most difficult job in the world.  While it has unbelievable highs and on its best days is the most rewarding occupation/calling in the world, it is also the most difficult.  Unlike us […]

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7 Results Of Ignoring Leaders And Top Volunteers

You cannot leapfrog leaders.  This is a lesson I learned the hard way.  I was once tasked with meeting with a stewardship committee to present the church’s plan for generosity.  It was an exciting opportunity because I wanted to serve the church and these high-capacity leaders well who made up the team. In preparation for […]

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The Top 10 Leadership Posts I Read The Week Of September 22nd

I love leaders.  I have a particular fondness for those with the insight and courage to address the most challenging issues facing our world today.  This is why I love this week’s Top 10 list so much. Featuring posts ranging from ISIS to domestic violence, this week’s articles tackles timely topics as well as the […]

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7 Challenges Immature Leaders Cause A Church Or Organization

John Maxwell famously said, “Everything rises and falls on leadership.”  So what happens when you have immature individuals in key areas of leadership? Because of the off-the-field behavior of Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Jameis Winston, the defending national champion Florida State Seminoles are currently dealing this very issue.  The team has become a real-life case […]

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20 Practices Of Leaders Who Lead Leaders

One of the signs of a maturing leader is they make a fundamental shift from leading followers to leading leaders.  This requires a different focus and an enhanced level of skill. The Elite 11 QB Camp is run each summer by former Super Bowl champion and current ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer.  The one-of-kind competition brings […]

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10 Practices Of Highly Successful Leaders Who Invest In Students And Twenty-Somethings

Every intuitive leader understands the importance of investing in the next generation of students and twenty-somethings.  The question we all must deal with is what is the best way to go about this?  The Bible gives us great insights and offers King David as a model for an ideal way for serving the next crop […]

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18 Leadership Quotes And Lessons From Left Behind: The Movie

Thanks to Jesse Brooks and my friends at Allied Faith and Family, this past Thursday I attended an advance showing of the much anticipated full-length motion picture Left Behind.  This movie, opening on October 3rd, focuses on the events immediately following the rapture as millions of Christians and children are taken up into Heaven. Ray […]

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The Top 10 Leadership Posts I Read The Week Of September 15th

Leadership is hard, very hard.  And Christian leadership is the hardest of all.  We face an enemy (Satan) others do not face and lead volunteer armies.  From time to time we need to deal with reality while being reminded we are not alone.  That is why you will love this week’s Top 10 list.  Make sure […]

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4 Signs Your Church Has A Bad Ministry Plan

The following is another installment from my friends at MAG Bookkeeping.  I just love everything about this wonderful organization.  If your church needs bookkeeping or virtual admin assistance, there is no one I recommend more.  You can contact MAG’s leaders Bryan and Shannon Miles or Randy Ongie by clicking HERE. Now, onto 4 Signs Your Church Has A Bad Ministry Plan: Summer […]

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