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Pushing or Pulling

A message from author, motivational speaker, and leadership expert Jim Stovall. All of us need to become successful leaders. No matter who you are, you are leading and being led all the time. We must be aware of who we are following and who is following us. Leadership is among the most discussed and least understood topics.  Ronald […]

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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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Putting It into Perspective: A Motivational Message from Leadership Expert Jim Stovall

Our minds and our focus are often dominated by the immediate challenge or obstacle in front of us. On an otherwise normal day, a flat tire, broken nail, or dead cell phone battery can seem like a crisis. Sometimes, it’s good to put things into their proper place.  Most things we face are inconveniences, a […]

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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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Our Stressful World

A message from leadership expert Jim Stovall. Among the many changes in our world that our parents or grandparents would find most startling here in the 21st century is the level of what we call stress. Most of us would define stress as too many activities with not enough time or the heightened pressure to produce […]

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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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