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Andy Stanley Leadership Podcast – AMP Newsletter Issue 1

Once a week I will send you a recommendation of a podcast, video, book, or article that I think would be helpful to you. Today I want to recommend the Andy Stanley Leadership Podcast. Once a month, Andy reviews a … Continue reading

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Let’s Make 2018 Our AMP’ed Year

I hope you’ll join me in a new project. This is our year! In 2018 you and I will build our momentum from now until the end of the year. We’re going to do it this time. When you join … Continue reading

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New Mastermind Group Starting – 19 June 2017

Hi, this is David DeFord. Most people grow their competence, confidence, and credibility over decades. They learn and grow through making and correcting mistakes. They call this learning process, “Hard Knocks.” The most effective producers accelerate their growth by expanding … Continue reading

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Revisit Our Unusual Story

Due to increased requests because of an interview I did with Kurt Francom at LeadingLDS, I’m providing the link to our memoir. In it Kathy and I tell our unusual love story and how we were fortunate to forge new … Continue reading

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What We Look for We See

I enjoy an unusual collection. I collect pictures I have taken of circles in squares. The symbol of the circle in a square has ancient origins dating back about two thousand years. The symbolism is special to me. If you’re … Continue reading

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Fruitful Leader Mastermind Groups

  Hi, this is David DeFord. Most leaders grow their competence, confidence, and credibility over decades. They learn and grow through making and correcting mistakes, also called “Hard Knocks.” Their primary sources of learning to lead are: The hard knocks … Continue reading

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Do Your Associates Recharge or Drain Your Batteries?

Today’s Article: Do Your Associates Recharge or Drain Your Batteries? by David DeFord At the end of a conversation, do you feel energized or exhausted? Did your time with
the person recharge or drain your batteries? I have observed that I … Continue reading

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Cheering Others to Victory

Cheering Others to Victory by David DeFord Sports teams love to play before their home crowds. Except for very rare exceptions, every professional and college team wins more games at home than they win on the road. The energy of … Continue reading

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Experience Isn’t the Best Teacher

Thank you for your comments and questions. On Monday I discussed how you don’t need to feel lonely in your leadership. By working WITH not ON your team members, you can enjoy assisting them to grow, improve, and move up. … Continue reading

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If It’s Lonely at the Top, You Aren’t Doing it Right

David DeFord here again. If you commented on my questions from before, thank you. From your comments and e-mails I’ve decided to create an opportunity for emerging and experienced leaders to collaborate together. The purpose will be to create an … Continue reading

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