Sunday, August 28, 2011

John Maxwell Certified Coach, Teacher and Speaker

Leadership is the difference maker and the deal breaker. It’s how we grow organizations.  It’s how we impact lives. But, as you also know, leadership cannot be an idea we simply talk about; leadership is the action we must live out.

As a John Maxwell Certified Coach, Teacher and Speaker, I can offer you workshops, seminars, keynote speaking, and coaching, aiding your personal and professional growth through study and practical application of John’s proven leadership methods. Working together, I will move you and/or your team or organization in the desired direction to reach your goals.

I have been teaching these leadership methods to my own staff and leadership teams for 20 years. My passion is to help people reach their maximum God given potential. I believe this is done by teaching people how to make right decisions knowing that “decisions determine your destiny.”

My association with John Maxwell began over 20 years ago.  Now, as a founding member of the John Maxwell Team, my goal is to teach and mentor others using John’s proven leadership principles to add value to them and their organizations.

Contact me. I am looking forward to assisting you on your journey to becoming a successful leader.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Together Everyone Achieves More

WHAT IS THE GOAL OF PLAYING FOOTBALL?  Well, of course, we would say "Winning."  But there is a clearer point than winning, it is scoring points.  We might score six points in a touchdown, three points in a field goal, two points in a safety, or one point in an extra point kick after the touch down.

But what if there were a player on the team who never scored a point?  Wouldn't he be considered of no value?  What if he played 15 years in the NFL, four years in college, and four years in high school - 23 years of football - yet never scored a touch down or made a point?  This man would have to be a failure, wouldn't he?  After all, this man played in 245 games without ever scoring a point for his team.

Why start a man that can’t score?  Well, let me list a few reasons.

  • He made 1,032 tackles,
  • He blocked 86 passes,
  • He recovered 19 fumbles,
  • He made 3 interceptions.
The man's name is Ed "Too Tall" Jones.  Ed Jones is in the NFL Football Hall of Fame.  The reason he never made a touch down was his position - Ed was an All Pro Defensive End for the Dallas Cowboys.  Ed was a TEAM PLAYER.  He never played to make touchdowns, he played to help his team win.  And win they did. Jones helped lead his team to 16 playoff games and 3 Super Bowls.



Being part of a team is about working together for a common goal.  Teamwork is about commitment, sacrifice, discipline, and unity in vision.  This doesn't happen by accident.  A team achieves these qualities as it prepares and works together for a common goal.  That is what led the Dallas Cowboys to have such a successful run during Ed "Too Tall" Jones' career.

I just believe that all of us can learn a lesson or two from Ed "To Tall" Jones about being a team player.

Just a Thought!