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  • “You need to have something where you want to have an impact and that aligns with your values. It will drive your passion. People’s self-worth should not be measured by their net-worth. So while companies themselves are highly driven by their purpose, so too are the people within them.”

    Unilever CEO Paul Polman @ Stanford Graduate School of Business, May 2016

  • Anger Is A Lousy Leadership Tool

    I was in a meeting yesterday in which I heard that a senior leader had suggested that a mid-level leader should have responded with anger to another person’s anger. In other words: both of you being angry will somehow yield a better outcome than one of you being angry. That was lousy advice and it’s a lousy leadership practice.

    At the 2010 Willow Creek Leadership Summit, one of the sub-themes was, “I will stop using anger as a leadership tool.” I do not claim I have never used anger as a leadership tool—I’m not that perfect.…

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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…

    "Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better. Don't wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don't wish for less challenge, wish for more wisdom."

    Jim Rohn

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