Questions for November

10 Questions to Increase Your Influence

Are you ready for November? It can be a great month of influence if you will approach your leadership with intentionality. Hopefully, the following questions will help …

  • What is the #1 thing you need to communicate with your team in the coming month?
  • What is the one area where you need to finally discipline yourself to accomplish the goal you have been putting off?
  • What is one system that needs to be scrapped & revamped?
  • What is your top physical goal for November (the holidays are coming)?
  • Who needs some one on one time with you?
  • What is your top priority at home over the next few weeks?
  • What is one thing you could do to raise the morale of your team?
  • Who needs a word of encouragement or appreciation?
  • What are you committed to reading that will help you grow as a leader during November?
  • What would make the list of things you are most grateful for during this Thanksgiving season?

The quality of your November will come down to how you answer these questions and what you do with your answers.

Only you can do self-leadership. Why not take some time today and work on an intentional approach for November and then live and lead with a focused mindset?

Leadership Begins at Home,


What other questions would you add to my list?  

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What You Do Leads to Who You Become

Long ago, Aristotle said, “Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way.”

In other words, practice determines performance. 

The overlooked word in Aristotle’s quote is constantly. Too often I want to practice occasionally.

If you really want to get better at something, there is really only one way – show up for practice … constantly.

Leadership Begins at Home,


What is one area where you would like to improve yourself before the end of the year?

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Weary, Yet Pursuing

One of my favorite stories from history is about an old warrior named Gideon who led his army to victory against insurmountable odds. As the story goes, Gideon and his men were badly outnumbered, exhausted, battered and bruised, when they came to a crossing in a river.

The story is found in Judges 8:4 of the Old Testament. The verse reads, “Then Gideon and the 300 men who were with him came to the Jordan and crossed over, weary yet pursuing.”

You have to love a guy who keeps on keeping on and can convince his team to follow. One of the greatest attributes a leader can possess is perseverance.

As I look at my own life and leadership there are several things that make me weary. A lack of resources, challenging relationships, unrealistic expectations, demands on my time, endless meetings, and even a need to be relevant and creative, all cause fatigue from time to time. Each of these can be obstacles, and even enemies, waiting daily to attack me and steal my joy.

Like you and Gideon, I have a decision to make. I can either run and hide, giving in to the pressure, or I can keep on pursuing, seeking to make a difference with my life.

Today, I am choosing to pursue. Just like Gideon, I long to be marked by perseverance. How about you? If there is a place in your life where you have considered folding your hand, I say don’t – Keep swinging. Endure. Persevere. Finish.

It is possible to be weary and still pursue. Make that choice, and you might find that your energy will return.

If Gideon can make a comeback, you can too. But only if you keep pursuing.

Leadership Begins at Home,


What is the greatest comeback you have ever witnessed?


Are You Attacking Your Dreams?

“You will never passively find what you don’t actively pursue.” Last week, I heard those words from a speaker who was talking about the blessing of freedom. While I’m grateful for freedom as much as the next guy, his words served as a great reminder of the need for initiative.

The willingness to go after your dream is a must. Unfortunately, too many people sit back and hope for their dreams. I’ve said it before, hope is not a strategy. Battles are won when leaders go into attack mode.

As you enter a new week do you have a top priority identified? I hope so. But a priority is not enough. Why? Because “You will never passively find what you don’t actively pursue.”

Leadership Begins at Home,


What is your top priority for October and what will you do to actively pursue it?

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