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10 Life-Changing Quotes from the SCORRE Conference

We finished another SCORRE Conference this week at the beautiful Winshape Retreat center in Rome, Georgia, and it was amazing! If you followed along on Twitter or Facebook, you may have seen status updates from some of our students and coaches. Here’s a quick run-down of quotes from those who attended. A few comments from a diverse audience including a …

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Six Valuable Lessons I Learned Writing my Latest Book

For me, writing a book is like giving birth to a rose bush.  The end product is so wonderful but the process is quite painful.   I learned some lessons writing my latest book “Fully Alive”  that will hopefully take some of the pain out of the next project.      

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The Key You Can’t Be Without!

Last week I had the privilege of speaking to a group of bright, enthusiastic students attending the 2011 speech and debate camp run by Training Minds Ministry.  At the end of my presentation the founder of this group, Chris Jeub, asked this question, “If there is limited time to teach children the essentials of Math, Science, History, Literature etc, then …

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Begin with the end in mind.

The feedback from hundreds of our students over the years confirms that speaking with focus and purpose transforms their effectiveness as a communicator. According to Steven Covey, the second habit of highly effective people is “Begin with the end in mind.” As we begin our Dynamic Communicators Workshop in Glorieta NM this week we will be re-enforcing that truth over …

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2 essential skills of a great leader

Every great leader that walked the face of the earth practiced two essential skills. Whether you lead a major corporation, are an author, a pastor, a teacher or a politician, it is essential that you develop both these skills. They are like oars in a boat. If you use both of them you can get somewhere. If you use only …