Many dangerous influences today are seeking to tear down, silence, and destroy people, families, and organizations. Leaders must remain alert. In this episode, Richard and Sam discuss what it means to be a spiritual watchman.

He came from a large, impoverished family and dropped out of school after 5th grade. He went on to preach to more than 100 million people and become one of the greatest evangelists in history. In this episode, Richard and Sam discuss the life and leadership of D.L. Moody.

Leaders are more vulnerable after a success than after a failure. Failure is humbling, but success fosters pride. In this episode, Richard and Sam continue to draw lessons from the life and leadership of the Old Testament prophet Elijah.

Christianity is the only major world religion with a chronic shortage of men.  In this episode, Richard discusses this gender imbalance with David Murrow, author of the bestselling book “Why Men Hate Going to Church.” Murrow is not a pastor, professor or theologian. He’s just a guy in the pews who noticed a disturbing trend: churches are losing their men and boys.  His efforts have spawned articles in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and the Chicago Tribune. He’s married with three children, six grandchildren and lives in Chugiak, Alaska.

In 1804, Lewis and Clark set out in canoes to find a route to the Pacific Ocean. Everything went well until they hit the Rocky Mountains. At that point, they had three choices: they could quit, continue using ineffectual methods, or adapt. In this episode, Richard and Sam discuss adaptive leadership and Tod Bolsinger’s book “Canoeing The Mountains.”

Serving performs. In this episode, Richard talks servant leadership, the challenges women leaders face, and weathering the pandemic with Cheryl Bachelder, former CEO of Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. Bachelder has also held leadership positions at Yum! Brands, Domino’s Pizza, RJR Nabisco, the Gillette Company, and Procter & Gamble. Today, she serves on boards, mentors CEOs, and invests in philanthropy.

He was a man of small stature who graduated near the bottom of his class at West Point and got drummed out of the army due to his alcohol consumption. He went on to end to the Civil War and become the 18th president of the United States. In this episode, Richard and Sam discuss Ulysses S. Grant.

Excellence is the result of high intent. In this episode, Richard continues his conversation with Horst Schulze, founder and former CEO of the Capella Hotel Group and co-founder and former COO of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, as they discuss Schulze’s new book, “Excellence Wins: A No-Nonsense Guide to Becoming the Best in a World of Compromise.” If you missed it, be sure to go back and listen to part one of this interview in episode 105.

In this episode, Richard talks leadership with Horst Schulze, the founder, chairman, and CEO of the Capella Hotel Group and the co-founder and COO of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.

Even God’s premier servants get discouraged at times. But quitting makes an announcement that even God can’t solve the problems in your life. In this episode, Richard and Sam continue their study of the prophet Elijah. If you haven’t already, check out part 1 (episode 92) and part 2 (episode 95).

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