Monthly Archives: March 2012

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  Now is your chance to get your own copy of the Compound Effect book and audio program.    Don’t wait another day to invest in yourself!

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The Compound Effect, by Darren Hardy

The following testimonial written by OPL Member Gary Patton:   The Compound Effect gives the reader a game plan to become more successful and balanced in all aspects of their life.  When I heard Darren Hardy speak about the premise of the book (make Small, Smart Choices, over Time, on a Consistent basis and it will equal a Radical Difference […]

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Our Business Is Growing!

 On Purpose Leadership is growing,and we couldn’t be happier!  We are pleased to introduce Gary Patton as our new Chief Connecting Officer. He will help guide the growth of our organization and bring much enthusiasm to our company.   As an Accomplished Business Consultant with experience in sales, management, training, and operations, Gary has worked with over 2,000 businesses in […]

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Who Is In Your Circle of Trust?

  In the past several days, I had the opportunity to be in Boston, Massachusetts on business. While there, I took some time to visit the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, among several other cool places. Kennedy has always served as an inspiration to me for the dynamic and visionary leadership he displayed, during his little over one thousand days […]

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Your Lips Are Moving…

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Welcome to the New Year!  Many of us have spent the first few days of 2012 making resolutions, setting new goals or thinking about how we will grow and develop over the next 365 days.  As, I was listening to Jim Kouzes and  Barry Posner read from their book The Leadership Challenge on the 1st, a question they posed struck […]

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The Go-Giver, By: Bob Burg and John David Mann

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In their book The Go Giver, Burg and Mann utilize a fable about a young go-getter who is struggling in his profession to deliver a powerful business idea.  Each week the main character, Joe, learns one of the “Five Laws of Stratospheric Success.”  More importantly though, not only is Joe exposed to a new law every Friday, he also implements […]

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When You Are A Hammer…

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Recently, a young up-and-comer that I mentor took me to lunch.  We were celebrating the fact that he had found out that he would be promoted to a supervisory position in the near future.  Never one to believe in the myth of a free lunch, I was happy to answer his questions as he asked for advice. You see, as […]

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The Five Levels of Leadership, By: John C. Maxwell

John Maxwell has sold millions of copies of his previous books and has impacted at least that many lives with his writing, but despite that he has proclaimed that this may be the best book that he has written yet.  In the Five Levels of Leadership, Maxwell puts to paper leadership concepts that he has been teaching for decades.  This […]

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It’s Better to Give than to Receive

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It’s official!  The halls have been decked, the stockings hung and the bells jingled.  The holiday season is upon us.  Many of you have fought through the crowds; wish lists in hands to snag the best deal on the newest must have item.  Those that are more technologically savvy may have cyber surfed their way to a delivery truck full […]

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EntreLeadership, By: Dave Ramsey

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In Dave Ramsey’s newest book, Ramsey takes his typical no nonsense approach as he discusses leadership.  Unlike other leadership books however, EntreLeadership specifically examines the development of leaders who are also entrepreneurs.  This book should be considered essential reading for anyone considering starting a business, a new small business owner, or the CEO of an organization that is a Cinderella […]

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I Have No Power!

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While I was writing this month’s newsletter, fully in the moment, engaged with my keyboard and monitor, disaster struck.   There was a quick blink and a sad sounding whirrrrr and off went the power.  After confirming that the rest of the neighborhood was dark and it wasn’t secondary to me forgetting to pay the power bill, my mind was briefly […]

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Linchpin, Are You Indispensable? By: Seth Godin

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In Seth Godin’s book, he discusses the importance of becoming a linchpin in your organization. To accomplish this, an individual will have to completely change their way of thinking. As a culture, we have been taught the importance of producing. Instead of producing, Godin advocates that everyone should shift to placing more prominence on creating. When an employee is creating, […]

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Take Me To Your Leader!

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As we push through the cobwebs of the dusty recesses of our memories, must of us can probably conjure up an image.  We can picture it in black and white, an ominous looking flying saucer hovering in the sky, coming to rest on the ground, a ramp being lowered and out comes the little green man or the towering robot […]

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The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, Follow Them and People Will Follow You, By: John C. Maxwell

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John Maxwell, the acclaimed leadership guru provides us with twenty-one individual laws of leadership in this book.  Whether it be the Law of the Lid, the Law of Magnetism, or the Law of the Big Mo, each one is no important on the other.  They are all interdependent on the other to be successful as a leader.  Maxwell explains each […]

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