More Important Than A Title

There are leaders who lead by title only.

You know the ones. They push forward through threats of intimidation and power grabs.

No one really likes them. Yet they continue to work for them because of fear.

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Title Means Nothing

People have had titles bestowed upon them for ages. Sometimes they’re right to give the title. Other times they’re not.

They give a title so someone who’s looking for power or wealth. This person feels entitled and abuses the title.

So much so, others see through the veneer. And they begin to revolt.

These followers might not tell the leader by title only their thoughts. Rather they may:

Stop working hard

Begin talking behind the leadership’s back

Look for new work

Plot to overthrow the current leader

We can all rule by title. We can’t lead by title alone, though.

How To Start Next Now

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Bob Pritchett. Bob co-founded Faithlife Corporation (formerly Logos Bible Software) at 19 years old. In just 24 years, he’s landed on’s Top-25 CEOs list, won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, and led the company to a Top-10 Best Employer on The life and career advice he doles out in Start Next Now is the sage wisdom he shares with employees, interns, and his own college-age children.

Here’s what he has to say on how to Start Next Now.

PS: Read to the end to find out how you can win a copy of his book Start Next Now.

Start Next Now Bob Pritchett

How To Start Next Now

1. Why do you think people aren’t living the lives they want? What’s holding them back?


10 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From 10 Cloverfield Lane

A Reel Leadership Article

After a terrifying accident, a young woman wakes up shackled to a pipe in a basement. Enter John Goodman as Howard who proceeds to tell her of what happened to the outside world.

A bombing. Alien invasion. Who knows what really happens but he claims the outside world has been wiped out and he’s here to protect Michelle and Emmett.

Thus begins 10 Cloverfield Lane, the follow-up to JJ Abrams shaky-cam flick Cloverfield.

leadership lessons from 10 Cloverfield Lane

While not a direct sequel, 10 Cloverfield Lane is considered a blood-relative to the 2008 Cloverfield movie. From that standpoint, the movie doesn’t disappoint.

You’re on the edge of your seat from the get-go. Thrills and psychological mayhem ensue.

And, as you know with me, leadership lessons can be found buried in 10 Cloverfield Lane.

10 Leadership Lessons And Quotes from 10 Cloverfield Lane

1. Howard:

Just What Are You Missing?

When we look at the world around us, we often see a limited view. Especially when it comes to the area we live in.

We see opportunity everywhere. You might think living in Hawaii will change your life. It might but, then again, it might not. You might think moving to Nashville will bring you success. Will it really?

There’s more to our success than where we live…

There’s an old story about a college professor talking to the incoming freshmen. The story goes:

“Suppose that by paying a modest sum you would be given a permit to go into the largest most luxurious store in the world and help yourself to everything- diamonds, watches, expensive clothing, the best of everything, with the only limit being what you could carry away in a 4-year period…

Turning Young People Into Leaders

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed for John Mattone’s Expert Interview Series. This interview went live recently and I wanted to share it with you.

Can you tell us a bit about your journey to where you currently are professionally as a leadership expert?

My leadership journey has been a long and winding road. However, it started when I became willing to step into a leadership role within my youth group. I’d just returned to the church I was raised in and they needed help. When approached by the youth pastor, I willingly said yes.

For the past 15 years, I’ve been leading youth week in and week out. This past year I’ve been on a new journey. I left this role and have been seeking direction on where my next leadership position will be.

Do you have a favorite quote that expresses what you believe about leadership and turning you people into leaders?