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Day 111 How to Lead by THE BOOK: Zig Ziglar on Leadership!

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Some of you were able to attend the webcast I did yesterday at the Zig Ziglar studios: “Ten Proverbs, Parables, & Principles to Sell More of Anything NOW!” If you’d like the audio version, this link should allow you to listen to the program: MP3s/10272010ProverbsAndPrinciplesToHelpYouSellMoreDaveAnderson96K.mp3

Rhonda and I were able to visit over lunch with Zig, Jean (his wife), Julie (his daughter), and Tom (his son). At 83 years young, Zig is still as full of charm, wit, and wisdom as ever before! Despite a fall a few years back that caused a brain injury and occasional short-term memory loss, Zig still sets the standard for excellence in speaking and writing. He’s written 29 books and is working on more! Jean and he have been married over 60 years, and they still absolutely adore one another. They serve as incredible role models for couples of all ages.

Zig’s life verse is Romans 8:28. When you read it, you’ll understand how he has responded so admirably to the injury he suffered, and will find encouragement for how to respond to your own struggles. I’ll write about the importance of “Life Verses” in, How to Lead by THE BOOK. In fact, I’ll cover the importance of developing spiritual disciplines in-depth. After spending a day with Zig and his team, I can write more resolutely about the long-term benefits spiritual disciplines have on one’s leadership over the course of a life time. And I can use no finer example than the life of Zig Ziglar to make my point.

Day 106-107 How to Lead by THE BOOK: Eight Challenges Leaders Must Face!

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

As I’ve worked on How to Lead by THE BOOK the past two weeks, I’ve changed course and have decided to spend more time and provide deeper teaching on each business challenge and its Biblical remedies. In order to accomplish this, I’ll list fewer challenges overall, but will expand on the highest impact areas where I’ve found that leaders need the most help. Here’s a sampling of the chapters I’ve completed thus far:

1. What is the most effective way to hold others accountable?

2. Should leaders be held more accountable than followers?

3. Which is the most effective leadership style?

4. How do I recruit great people?

5. What is the best interview strategy?

6. Which questions should I ask during an interview?

7. What is the most effective way of giving feedback?

8. What exactly are core values, how do I create them and use them effectively?

Depending upon space, there should be twenty-one of these key challenges overall along with in-depth examples on how to master them.

I’m traveling with Rhonda this morning to Dallas where I’ve been invited to give the Monday morning devotionals to Zig Ziglar’s company, and then teach a web cast on Wednesday for him: “Ten Proverbs, Parables, and Principles to Help You Sell More of Anything NOW!”.  You can sign up for free at their website

You’ll be able to ask me questions-live–after the web cast is over! I hope you can join me on Wednesday–you don’t want to miss the Ten Points I’ll present to help you and your team sell more!