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Leaders Go First Leaders Go First
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Leaders Go First

Posted by Regi Campbell on May 7, 2018

Drive through Texas, and you’ll see town after town like in the picture above. First, there was a store, then a cafe, then a bank, then a barber shop. Before you know it, there’s a little town with sidewalks, churches, and schools. It struck me that someone had to go first. That first building had…

Three Phases in the Life of an Organization Three Phases in the Life of an Organization
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Three Phases in the Life of an Organization

Posted by Regi Campbell on August 3, 2017

Years ago, I read a book that said a start-up venture has three phases . . . Wander around until you find something. Grow it as fast and as profitably as you can. Change the game. I’ve never forgotten it. And I could bore you to tears with examples. The trick is 1) to know…

Born Stoic, Die Epicurean Born Stoic, Die Epicurean
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Born Stoic, Die Epicurean

Posted by Regi Campbell on July 31, 2017

Historian Will Durant is credited with originating the platitude, ‘born stoic, die epicurean.’ He was speaking of nations, but I believe it applies to organizations and individuals as well. We start out fending for ourselves. We scratch and scrape, wasting little and stretching every dollar and minute for all we can get out of it….

Breaking Down Challenging Up Breaking Down Challenging Up
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Breaking Down Challenging Up

Posted by Clay Scroggins on May 15, 2017

Today’s post is an excerpt from our friend Clay Scroggins’ upcoming book How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge. Clay is currently the Lead Pastor of North Point Community Church. But back in 2008, he got to be a part of Regi Campbell’s mentoring group and has since lead multiple groups of his own….

A Lifetime’s Worth of Leadership Principles (Part II) A Lifetime’s Worth of Leadership Principles (Part II)
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A Lifetime’s Worth of Leadership Principles (Part II)

Posted by Regi Campbell on April 6, 2017

On Monday, I shared 5 of my top personal leadership principles and learnings. Here’s part II of that post with the next 5 . . . Ready, fire, aim – If you have a pretty good idea of what you need to do, get started. In my organizations, ‘ready, fire, aim’ is a merit badge,…

A Lifetime’s Worth of Leadership Principles (Part I) A Lifetime’s Worth of Leadership Principles (Part I)
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A Lifetime’s Worth of Leadership Principles (Part I)

Posted by Regi Campbell on April 3, 2017

Recently I was asked to speak about leading in our current culture and how to prepare the next generation of leaders coming behind us. I made the mistake of saying ‘yes’ to the invite, requiring me to sort through the leadership principles I’ve collected and used over the years. So rather than sharing them with…

Leading Millennials Leading Millennials
Leadership

Leading Millennials

Posted by Regi Campbell on March 6, 2017

There’s a lot of days when I feel like a dinosaur, especially in a world increasingly populated with millennials. So when I saw there was a breakout sessions on leading millennials at last year’s Catalyst Conference, I couldn’t say no. Brad Lomenick, author of The Catalyst Leader and H3 Leadership shared the following principles which…

The Three Levels of Listening The Three Levels of Listening
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The Three Levels of Listening

Posted by Regi Campbell on February 23, 2017

Years ago, my company at the time engaged a consultant to teach us all to be better listeners. He taught us three levels of listening . . . attending, content, and feeling. I understand there are even more, but these three have helped me immensely, even to this day. Let me explain . . . Attending –…

It Is What It Is It Is What It Is
Leadership

It Is What It Is

Posted by Regi Campbell on December 19, 2016

It is what it is and it ain’t what it ain’t It’s life and it’s love and it ain’t gonna change It’s a beautiful mess I don’t wanna miss – Uncle Kracker I doubt my theology lines up with Uncle Kracker­­­­­­­’s, but there’s useful truth here. I keep getting hung up on what’s not instead…

The Curse of Criticism The Curse of Criticism
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The Curse of Criticism

Posted by Regi Campbell on September 26, 2016

“You need to control yourself!” “You’re screwing up!” “People in our family don’t do that!” All parents say stuff like this and it’s usually well-intended. We want our children and grandchildren to grow up to be good people. We also want our spouses to see ‘the error of their ways’ and our employees to do…