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leadership1We hear this word tossed around on a near-daily basis. From childhood, the ideas and concepts of leadership engulf us. When we were toddlers, we looked up to our parents.

When we were school children, we followed our teachers. We have all had managers and bosses. Most of us have voted for leaders.
- Richard “Doc” Eley. Ph.D.

We all know what a leader is. …or at least, what they should be.

The textbook definition certainly doesn’t hold any surprises:



1. The action of leading a group of people or an organiza>on.

•  The state or position of being a leader.
•. The leaders of an organization, country, etc.



There have been countless books written on leadership. Some of the most famous have even become a cultural phenomenon.

I mean, who hasn’t heard of “The Art of War”?

leadership2These leadership books have answered a litany of questions:

  • What makes a great leader?
  • Who was a great leader?
  • Why is leadership important?
  • How can I be a good leader?
  • Etc.

This course is taking a bit of a different approach.

We asked ourselves, what about the people that don’t want to be leaders?

What about the people who aren’t interested in inspiring others? The people who just want to do what’s best for them and the ones they love? The people who are inspired by great leaders, but aren’t interested in following in their footsteps?

What can they learn from leadership?

It is for those people that we made this course. We will be taking an in-depth look at leadership, but it isn’t because we want to inspire you to become one. The goal here is to steal a little bit of what makes a leader great – so that you can use it in your own life to succeed on your terms.

This course is not going to teach you how to be a great leader. Here we have a leadership course that isn’t about leadership!

Instead, we are going to look at ten key leadership skills and see how you can use them to enhance your life and reach your goals. Be sure to take good notes!


Dorian Saunders

Well I can apply this to leading my home, my chorus middle and high school group, and in the future as a pastor.

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Richard Eley

Welcome Aboard. Looking forward to walking with you through this Process. A busy man...How does a Godly Man give direction within each of these areas? 

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Dorian Saunders

Honestly, but first taking and applying direction himself! Then he can see more clearly how to give it. It's like the hypocrite who was told to take the beam out of his own eye first. Thank you so much for your thought provoking questions. Once I give the answers, my answers inform my next move.'s crazy! Lol Thank you sir...

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Richard Eley

While you are Syh...let's drill down and have a real breakout session. Take time and be Specific. You stated 3 categories...Your Home, Your School Chorus and future Pastor. 3 pieces of paper. List each on at Top of Page. Then begin to list things that you need to do to develop Leadership in each area. Have fun!

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