Author Archive | Jim Stovall

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The Grand Masters

Success in life comes when we achieve excellence in an area of our lives.  Generally speaking, people who achieve master status only do one thing at the highest level.  Michael Jordan was arguably the greatest basketball player who ever lived, but he was only an average Minor League Baseball player.  It is far better to […]

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The Power of Neutral

A Motivational Message from Leadership Expert Jim Stovall We have a tendency to think of events or happenings in our lives as either good or bad. Although it’s difficult to do, this should be avoided whenever possible as it is a counterproductive habit. Think of all the events in your life that started out as a […]

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Taking Yes for an Answer

A motivational message from author and leadership expert Jim Stovall. I’m a big believer in goal setting, but we have to be careful and specific when we set our goals. I have met people who have goals to be successful, wealthy, or to accumulate any number of material goods. While there’s certainly nothing wrong with having […]

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Wisdom in the Fish Tank

A motivational message from leadership expert Jim Stovall. My late, great friend and colleague, Dr. Stephen Covey, was among the most influential writers, speakers, and thought leaders of our time. His book, First Things First, should be required reading for anyone wanting to succeed in business or in life. Here in the 21st century, we […]

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Joe and Larry: A Message from Leadership Expert Jim Stovall

There are several questions we can ask ourselves to perform a sort of self-examination to determine how mature, well adjusted, and enlightened we are. One of these questions is:  Am I happy when my relatives, friends, or colleagues succeed? Almost all of us would agree that we don’t want our acquaintances or loved ones to fail, but […]

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The Power of Deconstruction

A Message from Leadership Expert Jim Stovall. If you live in an urban or metropolitan area, you have likely observed the process of a building being torn down to make room for a new building to be located in the same spot. Often, valuable pieces of property are covered by rundown or decaying buildings that […]

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New Solutions to Old Problems

An inspirational message from leadership expert Jim Stovall. It seems as though we are facing more worldwide problems than ever before. While this may be true, I suspect much of the crisis consciousness is a result of the speed and availability of news reporting and communications around the world. If we were to look back […]

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Agendas and Information

A message from leadership expert Jim Stovall. My late, great mentor, Lee Braxton, who taught me much of what I know about business always said, “In every transaction or business deal, each party involved has an angle or motive.” Mr. Braxton went on to explain that having an angle or a motive is actually positive, and […]

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Problems and Solutions

Ideas and opportunities come disguised as problems. As I travel around the world and meet countless people from every walk of life, they seem to all be looking for the same discoveries or breakthroughs in their lives. Among the most common elements sought by people is a great idea. People are convinced if they had […]

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Another New Year

Well, here we are again facing another new year. We have a new calendar, a clean slate, and endless possibilities. Unfortunately, the majority of us will, once again, make one of two bad mistakes that will guarantee we will be at this same place and point in life next year. Every new year, people either commit to […]

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