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A Settled Strategy for Self-Control

A Settled Strategy for Self-Control

This morning I want to talk about self-control. This is a topic that I cover every year into Iron Leadership. It’s a key characteristic for Leadership. Proverbs 25:28 says, “Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control. “ Your city is in perpetual danger without walls. Your life is in perpetual danger without self-control! One break in your character causes a lot of destruction. It is important to notice that the Apostle Paul gives these instructions to…

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Michael Phelps and Dealing With Darkness

Michael Phelps and Dealing With Darkness

You may be tired of Michael Phelps by now, but I thought this commercial was compelling in many ways. It fits perfectly with one of our themes from last year’s Iron Leadership. (Joe Frazier). However, I might add something to the ending tag line: “It’s what you do in the dark that puts you in the light.” I would add: “It’s what you do with the dark that brings you into the light.” Pete Scazzero terms this darkness, “the Shadow”…

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Pat Summitt and the Key to Leadership

Pat Summitt and the Key to Leadership

According to Pat Summitt, the key ingredient to leadership is emotional maturity. Hope you take some time this summer to think through this key ingredient for your leadership. Look forward to seeing you in September. “The point guard position in basketball is one of the great tutorials on leadership, and it ought to be taught in classrooms. Anyone can perfect a dribble with muscle memory; very few people are able to organize and direct followers, which is a far more…

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“Long Haul Leadership – Getting to the Finish Line” – Leadership Lesson

“Long Haul Leadership – Getting to the Finish Line” – Leadership Lesson

In 1968 the country of Tanzania selected John Stephen Akhwari to represent them in the Mexico City Olympics. During the race Akhwari stumbled and fell, severely injuring his knee and ankle. Long after the winner had crossed the finish line and with only a few thousand spectators left in the stadium a police siren went off alerting everyone that one final competitor was entering the stadium – it was Akhwari. After he finished the race a reported asked him: “Why…

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