The Greatness of America

America is great, not because of her location, geography, military, or money. America is great because of her ideas.

On July 4, 1776, Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence was set forth by a “band of brothers” – the founding fathers of the United States – in the face of the mighty British empire.

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Writing is More Beautiful

I started a blog to write, but I have become disenchanted with the amount of time to takes to “layout” a blog post. I did not set out to become a master-curator for pictures and headlines. I write because I love to express ideas, because I love ideas. Ideas change things.

source: http://schimmie.info

source: http://schimmie.info

No One Following You? You Could Be a Huge Leadership Success

Imagine there is a missionary who works for 30+ years. At the end of his ministry he has a team of people around him helping him. Everything from clerical to financial to ministry was taken care of – all led by competent, professional servants of God. Compare that to another missionary, who at the end of his 30+ years has only one person left on his team; only one person who has remained with him until the end. How would you compare the two?

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7 Ways to Attract First Chair Leaders to a Second Chair Position

A key in building quality teams is having excellent leaders as a part of that team. But finding them can be hard. And once you find them, the trouble is, if they are too good they have the ability to “branch out” on their own and leave your organization. How do you keep that from happening?

This post answers that and other questions about having quality “second chair” leaders. (hint: it’s mostly about letting them lead)