Legendary Leadership Lessons from Ten Great Leaders

What legendary leadership lessons can be learned from the past? No leader is born great or a hero. Research shows that the greatest in us comes from education, experience, and the lessons learned from others. Here are ten great servant leaders and the legendary leadership lessons they have given us. Are you willing to receive […]

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How to Grow Through Change

Change comes frequently in life and in ministry. The only thing you can predict about the future is that tomorrow will look different from today. Change is inevitable, and the scope and speed of change we’re experiencing right now would have been almost unimaginable to previous generations of leaders.  Years ago, I created a proverb […]

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30 Quotes for Your Best Friend

Power of Friendship There’s an incredible power in friendship. Research continues to uncover how powerful our associations are and the impact it has on our future. One of the big mistakes I cover in my book, The Book of Mistakes: 9 Secrets to Creating a Successful Future, is this power. It’s important to be conscious […]

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THE TURNING POINT: The One Decision That Made All the Difference

Introduction The presidents of the United States have served as role models and heroes in our culture for the past two hundred years. We can learn many lessons from their lives. Only about forty people have become presidents of the United States. Sometimes a single decision can make all the difference in becoming president. We […]

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Who is buried at Grant's Tomb? Another Look at "Failure"

April 27, 1997, will be the 175th anniversary of the birth of Ulysses S. Grant. In his day, he was one of the most popular men in the United States. The nation acclaimed Grant for rescuing the country from dissolution through military prowess. He was catapulted to the vanguard of the nation's pantheon of heroes. […]

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Lincoln's Biggest Mistake

We all make mistakes. But can we learn from them? Here is the story of LINCOLN'S BIGGEST MISTAKE During the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln was noted for his sense of great compassion.  He had learned this the hard way during his rather impetuous youth. Lincoln loved to play practical jokes. They were often very cruel […]

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STORIES

WASHINGTON'S FINEST MOMENT OF COURAGE George Washington's finest moment of courage was not facing British bullets in the heat of battle. Rather he confronted his former comrades-in-arms. His officers had not been paid for months. They wanted to set up a new government. They approached George Washington to take charge. Washington responded, "I want to […]

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Brooklyn Heights During the American Revolution

On August 22, 1776 the British landed on Long Island. British General William Howe defeated General Charles Lee at the Battle of Long Island. This took place at Jamaica Pass in Brooklyn. The British had has lost 63 killed and 337 wounded and missing while Washington had lost about 970 men killed, wounded or missing, […]

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Presidents at War: Presidential Decisions on War and Peace

Introduction We all remember where we were on 9/11. We shall never forget. The arm-chair critics declared that the United States defeated in Vietnam did not have the will to win. The American people would be unwilling to sacrifice their children to defend their homeland. The Soviet Union [was] bogged down in Afghanistan for ten […]

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Why We Love George Washington: The American Cincinnatus

George Washington and Abraham Lincoln -- our greatest presidents -- faced the greatest challenges of any president -- from inside the nation -- domestic rebellion. Washington had established the supremacy of civilian leadership over the military. He had modeled himself after Cincinnatus. This Roman general preferred to return to his farm instead of staying in […]

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