Author Archives: dougdickerson

About dougdickerson

I am an internationally recognized leadership speaker, columnist, and author. My books include: "Leaders Without Borders: 9 Essentials for Everyday Leaders", "Great Leaders Wanted", "Leadership by the Numbers", and "It Only Takes a Minute: Daily Inspiration for Leaders on the Move". I live outside beautiful Charleston, South Carolina.

Are We Keeping Pace As Leaders?

The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang. – Mary Kay Ash   After watching this video entitled Did You Know, I will confess that I have more questions than I have answers. Perhaps you have seen … Continue reading

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The Things That Matter Most

It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are. – Roy E. Disney In his new book No Limits, John Maxwell makes a profound statement worth consideration. He writes, “Today I am far less interested in … Continue reading

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Six Leadership Lessons from Winston Churchill

The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes –Winston Churchill As a student of leadership, I have much respect for Winston Churchill. As a student of history, I have an even greater appreciation for … Continue reading

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Are You Playing To Your Strengths?

Focusing on our own strengths is what, in fact, makes us strong. – Simon Sinek A recent story in the Gallup Business Journal revealed that only twenty percent of U.S. Workers think that their jobs use their strengths. It said, … Continue reading

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Death By A Thousand Titles

Success is not a function of the size of your title but the richness of your contribution. – Robin S. Sharma I’m sure if you’ve been in leadership circles long enough you’ve heard the adage, “People don’t leave jobs, they … Continue reading

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On The Other Side Of Fear

We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear. – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In his book Intentional Living, John Maxwell describes the faith factor as it relates to connecting us with like-minded people. In … Continue reading

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Growing Big, Staying Small

Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it. – Henry Ford In his book, It’s Not About the Coffee, Howard Behar, former president of Starbucks International, recounts a fascinating story … Continue reading

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