Pay It Forward

After our Easter Sunday church service, I had the opportunity to talk to a young man I’ve had a few conversations with. I wanted to touch base with him because of something exciting that had happened to him.

His band, The American Hotel System, won the opportunity to open for Bon Jovi. Yes, THAT Bon Jovi.

Christian shared with me how his band received the opportunity to play with Bon Jovi.

Bon Jovi started the Opening Act Contest because of something that happened to them when they were first starting out. Bands didn’t get to tour or radio play without a record deal in those days.

Bon Jovi began to talk to DJs around the country. Out of all of the DJs they approached, 8 DJs chose to play their record without them having a record deal.

5 Leadership Lessons From Running

According to Country Living, today is Global Running Day. The purpose of Global Running Day is to encourage people to get out and run.

I know, I know, most of you are groaning and dreading the thought of running. However, I have found running has multiple benefits.

Especially for leaders.

That’s why I want to share with you 5 leadership lessons from running. Being a runner, I’ve put in the miles. I’ve run multiple half marathons, a few 25k runs, and one, yes one, full marathon.

During my runs, I am able to focus and think about the world around me. Today, we’re going to look at what I’ve learned while running and pounding the pavement.

5 Surefire Ways To Identify And Grow Potential Leaders

Identifying and growing potential leaders can be tricky. You may not know what to look for or what you can do to develop these up-and-coming leaders.

Despite this, you have to be able to identify and grow new leaders.

These new leaders will be the ones to take your organization to the next level. Who better to lead them towards this objective?

If you’re struggling to understand how to identify and then grow these leaders, this article is for you. We will look at five ways to identify and grow potential leaders.

5 Surefire Ways to Identify and Grow Potential Leaders

Create a Leadership Assessment:

Do you want to identify potential leaders? Look no further than a leadership assessment. You can find one online. However, I want to encourage you to think about creating a leadership assessment yourself.

Train, Train, Train

As I’m continuing to make my running comeback after COVID-19, the importance of training and training has been at the forefront of my mind.

COVID took me down as I saw growth in my running. My personal record for the half marathon happened days before I could not move for days. It took months before I felt confident to move my body as I had previously.

As I did, I began to realize that I had lost the progress I had made. I could no longer run an 8-minute mile (I know, some of you will say that’s not fast but it was fast for me). I struggled to run continuously.

Why did this happen? Part of my regression was due to COVID. The other part of the regression has come from a lack of training. It took me almost 3 months before I began to regularly train my body to run again.

5 Tips For Leading Through Trials

If you work in the professional world, you will face trials during your working life. If you’re fortunate, those trials will be short-lived, and you won’t have to deal with them more than once. If you’re unlucky, you’ll face one trial after another, and you will need to learn how to lead through those trials effectively.

Too often, we will repeat the same mistakes that made the trials arise in the first place. We need to overcome these mistakes. More importantly, we need to get through the trials so we can resolve the main issue.

Today, we will look at 5 tips to help you lead effectively through any trial.

5 Tips For Leading Through Trials

1. Be mentally tough:

Want to make it through the trials of leadership? You will have to be mentally tough.