Brian Dodd on Leadership Blog

8 Things Pastors Can Do To Avoid Losing Their Inner-Circle

I know dozens and dozens of lay leaders who were once on their pastor’s inner-circle but later became disillusioned and left the church entirely.  Interesting thing about lay leadership, once it is removed leaders often not only leave their position but often leave their church as well. I was having lunch with my friend Randy […]

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How Andy Stanley, Chris Tomlin, Louie Giglio and 6 Other Leading Worship Artists Create Engaging Worship Services—FREE Online Event

For most churches in Western culture, the sermon is the centerpiece of the worship service. In fact, in Thom Rainer’s book, Surprising Insights From the Unchurched, he states that 90% of unchurched people choose a church based on the pastor and the preaching. But the sermon is only one aspect of the worship service—what about the music? […]

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Top 10 Leadership Skills Of Pastors Of Fast Growing Churches

Recently, I had a conversation with a local Christian leader regarding Andy Stanley and the growth of North Point Community Church.  He asked with genuine honesty, “Brian, why can’t my church grow like North Point?”  We then began to talk through North Point’s focus, approach to ministry and development of a leadership culture.  It quickly […]

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The Top 10 Leadership Posts I Read The Week Of August 18th

Great leaders are continual learners.  They are constantly getting better, expanding and/or deepening their skills, reading books and are never satisfied.  Great leaders are continually working on their craft.  This is especially true for Christian leaders. The Kingdom of God is always advancing, always moving forward and we be equipped to move with it.  Jesus […]

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40 Leadership Quotes And Lessons From When The Game Stands Tall

The new film When The Game Stands Tall is just a fantastic movie and a must-see event for every family.  This movie chronicles the De La Salle Spartans high school football team and their head coach Bob Ladouceur, played by Jim Caviezel, following their first loss after a 151 game winning streak over 12 years. […]

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17 Practices Of Highly Successful Leaders: Little League head coach Dave Belisle

This year’s annual Little League World Series has provided multiple examples of incredible leadership.  One such example is Cumberland (R.I.) Americans head coach David Belisle.  Once the Americans were officially eliminated from contention, cameras captured Belisle’s post-game meeting with the team (see above). Belisle’s interaction with the team is as inspirational a moment as you […]

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10 Practices Of The Very Best Leaders

If money were no object, who would you add to your team?  If you are like me, names are already popping into your head.  Leaders are incessant team builders and always looking for opportunities to add top talent to their organizations.  But what types of people should you be looking for? Bleacher Report recently wrote […]

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3 Surprising Things Leaders Do Not Need To Do With Their Money

On Sunday August 10th, Fellowship Bible Church (GA) senior pastor Crawford Loritts preached a challenging message on how to best deal with money and possessions.  I captured his life-changing thoughts in the post 26 Lessons About Generosity Every Pastor And Christian Leader Should Know. Today was the second of a 4-part series which you can listen […]

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The Top 10 Leadership Posts I Read The Week Of August 11th

These are serious times which call for serious leadership.  This week’s Top 10 list contains thoughts from some of our most Godly and insightful leaders addressing some of the most important issues facing our society today. These posts will better equip you to lead others during these troubled times. The following are The Top 10 Leadership […]

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Live Blog From The 2014 Global Leadership Summit – 43 Leadership Quotes From Louie Giglio

In an effort to add maximum value to pastors and church leaders, INJOY Stewardship Solutions has dispatched me to attend the Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit.  During these two days, I will be bringing some of the top leadership lessons from the incredible faculty the WCA has assembled. The conference’s final speaker was the incomparable senior pastor of […]

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