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Developing the Leader Within You | John Maxwell

John Maxwell teaches you in this course the basic principles of being a leader, the all-important Five Levels of Leadership, and provides practices and principles that you can apply instantly to improve your leadership skills. You will learn how to: build trust through personal integrity, prioritize, create positive change and understand the process involved, how to develop people, crucial problem solving techniques, articulate visions and goals for your organization, become character-driven vs. being emotion-driven, and much, much more.

High Character Leaders | Don Soderquist

All organizations want to be good at developing leaders, but often focus on job-related skills and fail in one critical area…developing values-based leaders. Don Soderquist brings his experience from working as Vice Chairman at Walmart to teach how equipping people with the transforming power of ethical leadership will impact your organization and employees in immeasurable ways.

Dare to Be Uncommon | Tony Dungy

This incredible four-session curriculum will inspire and energize your group or team with insight straight from respected Super Bowl–winning coach Tony Dungy! No matter what kind of team you lead—a sports team, a class, a family, a church—people are looking to you for guidance, and you want to lead them well. In Dare to Be Uncommon, Tony personally instructs participants on the importance of character in attaining success on and off the field and challenges teams to put what they learn into action.

The Heart & Character of a Godly Leader | John Townsend

America’s Best Hope Conference 2014

Leaders who exhibit both high-level competency and high-level character are rare. In this session, author and leadership expert John Townsend shares the five key qualities of high-character leaders.

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Bible Passages

"We are glad for our troubles also. We know that troubles help us learn not to give up. When we have learned not to give up, it shows we have stood the test. When we have stood the test, it gives us hope." | Romans 5:3-4 (NLV) 

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
— Philippians 4:8 (NIV)


"I am not saying I need anything. I have learned to be happy with whatever I have. I know how to get along with little and how to live when I have much. I have learned the secret of being happy at all times. If I am full of food and have all I need, I am happy. If I am hungry and need more, I am happy. I can do all things because Christ gives me the strength." | Philippians 4:11-13 (NLV) 


"Reputation is what folks think you are. Personality is what you seem to be. Character is what you really are." | Alfred Armand Montapert

"Strength of character may be learned at work, but beauty of character is learned at home." | Henry Drummond

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

"Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted." | Alfred Adler

"It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do." | Jean-Baptiste Poquelin

"People will not follow a leader with moral incongruities for long. Every time you compromise character you compromise leadership. The foundation of firm leadership is character." | Bill Hybels

"If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow." | Chinese Proverb  

"A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble." | Charles H. Spurgeon

"Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and griefs which we endure help us in our marching onward." | Henry Ford

"What you applaud you encourage, but beware what you celebrate." | Ravi Zacharias

"Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us." | Thomas Paine