Raising the level of your leadership

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  • "If you want to avoid critics, then do nothing and accomplish nothing. Don't run for president. Don't aspire to lead your company. Don't make suggestions. Don't volunteer....stay out of the kitchen. The kitchen is always hot for leaders."

    Dick Wells
    16 Stones, Chapter 10

  • Rescued By Biscuits!

    McBiscuitHouse (1)I love biscuits—I’ve never met one I didn’t like. Evidently a lot of other people do too because for the first time in two years McDonald’s same-store sales are up—a lot—5.7% compared to the 4th quarter last year. McD’s stock has soared too—up 26% in the last year. The critics have been silenced and CEO Steve Easterbrook has been proven correct. I expect he’ll get a big bonus—and he should.

    How did it happen?     “All-day breakfast!” Like Waffle House or Cracker Barrel, you can go in McD’s and get breakfast any time they are open.…

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  • Amazon Reviews: 4.94 Stars!

    “Any leader worth their salt should take this book to heart.”

    “For those that think business and the Bible are an odd pairing, they haven't read 16 Stones.”

    “An excellent leadership book that is enjoyable to read and very applicable to whatever leadership context you might be in.”

    “This is one of the few that really has it all.”

    “This no nonsense text makes leadership accessible to any leader with clear examples, focused calls to action, and biblical examples.”

    16 Stones is used in the Masters Program at both David Lipscomb University and Williamson College

  • On Leading Well…

    "Fear kills curiosity. It quells exploration, dulls creativity, and stunts growth. In a climate of fear, people are afraid to make mistakes. Fear saps performance, synergy, teamwork, and morale."

    The Soft Edge Rich Karlgaard

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