44 Leadership Tips You Really Can't Ignore (these are truly tranformative)

Today is my birthday!!!!!!!! Yay me!! Everyone should celebrate who they are once in a while.

So my birthday gift to you is the following list of leadership tips I've gained in my studies. Its very scientific. Everyone should read it because it will make me feel good, it will make you feel good, and because of #28.

Enjoy these leadership tips - feel free to add your own in the comments or let me know your favorites!


  1. Know who you are. It helps to know your style and flair. Its what sets you apart! It also helps to know your name so that you get the right drink at Starbucks.
  2. Take a Sabbath. Because God said so.
  3. Keep moving forward! Here's 1 minute of why. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmW3H-EXYS0
  4. Have clear expectations on what outcome you want. Otherwise you'll end up ...
  5. Learn from the past. Sometimes you can make things betters. Other times things are never going to change. May God grant us wisdom to know the difference.
  6. See what I did with #4?
  7. Write down three things each day that you are thankful for.
  8. Go for a walk or run. Leadership is about movement. You can't move people to places if you don't move.
  9. Meditate. Turn off the distractions and sit quietly. It will help you focus later.
  10. Always learn something. God gave you a brain - continue to use it.
  11. Laugh. 
  12. Love. 
  13. Everyone has personal and moral advice on who to love. Here is mine: one of the most important decisions you make is who to spend your life with so choose wisely.
  14. Communication is important. Apparently lists are helpful.
  15. Storytelling. When lists fail...have a great story ready.
  16. Sit up straight. Cause grandma told you too and it makes you look better.
  17. Loose the texting hunch. Smartphones are for convenience not for joy. Jesus brings you joy. Hunching is why grandma said #16. #9 helps with this too.
  18. Don't tolerate negativity. You don't need it in your life.
  19. You tolerated #18 even though it was phrased negatively. Did you even catch that?
  20. Be positive.
  21. Surround yourself with positive people.
  22. That doesn't mean people who always agree with you. You need some "stretch people" too.
  23. Encourage creativity. Otherwise we would never find Nemo, Andy would be without his toys, and "Better out than in" would never be a standard response at our house.
  24. Everyone has a leadership book but mine is the best. I haven't written it yet but I just know it will be.
  25. If you have to remind people that you are in charge, then you're probably not.
  26. It's ok to be nervous. All of are at times.
  27. Praise the effort more than the result. Praising the result gets more of that result. Praising the effort gets innovation.
  28. Drinks are on me! For the fourth year in a row I will walk into a Starbucks and yell, "Hey everybody! It's my Birthday! Drinks are on me!" This will last until the money runs out (which is fairly quickly). But its fun and yummy. If you are reading this before 9:00 am on Feb 9 then feel free to stalk me at The Avenue in Peachtree City.
  29. Don't fit the mold. Make it.
  30. Sometimes lists can get too overwhelming and its best to take a break. Process what you've learned. Put things into action. And repeat the process.
  31. Sometimes lists can get too overwhelming and its best to take a break. Process what you've learned. Put things into action. And repeat the process.
  32. Sometimes lists can get too overwhelming and its best to take a break. Process what you've learned. Put things into action. And repeat the process.
  33. Sometimes lists can get too overwhelming and its best to take a break. Process what you've learned. Put things into action. And repeat the process.
  34. Sometimes lists can get too overwhelming and its best to take a break. Process what you've learned. Put things into action. And repeat the process.
  35. Sometimes lists can get too overwhelming and its best to take a break. Process what you've learned. Put things into action. And repeat the process.
  36. Sometimes lists can get too overwhelming and its best to take a break. Process what you've learned. Put things into action. And repeat the process.
  37. Sometimes lists can get too overwhelming and its best to take a break. Process what you've learned. Put things into action. And repeat the process.
  38. Sometimes lists can get too overwhelming and its best to take a break. Process what you've learned. Put things into action. And repeat the process.
  39. Sometimes lists can get too overwhelming and its best to take a break. Process what you've learned. Put things into action. And repeat the process.
  40. Sometimes lists can get too overwhelming and its best to take a break. Process what you've learned. Put things into action. And repeat the process.
  41. Sometimes lists can get too overwhelming and its best to take a break. Process what you've learned. Put things into action. And repeat the process.
  42. Sometimes lists can get too overwhelming and its best to take a break. Process what you've learned. Put things into action. And repeat the process.
  43. Sometimes lists can get too overwhelming and its best to take a break. Process what you've learned. Put things into action. And repeat the process.
  44. Repeating what you have learned solidifies it in your memory.
So that's it. Time for another trip around the sun.

Until Everyone Hears,


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