Leaders Don't Have Bad Days!

Hello Everyone

I had a terrifice day in Tulsa yesterday. I won’t forget it. I spoke to 2500 pastors from all over the world at the Church on the Move. I loved being with them because they were all high energy positive people whom know they are the giving ones and are making a significant difference in others lives. When you have a job like that, you are lucky enough. Pastor George the founder of the Church on the Move gave a hearfelt talk and then I followed him.

His remarks and mine matched up perfectly even though we had not discussed with each other what we were going to say.

Don’t forget to burn some of the free fuel you have with-in you today. That free fuel’s name is A.R.E. Appreciation, Recognition and Encourgement. You have a fuel tank and there are people around you in all parts of your life whom need it and want it. We all want it. It is the fuel which propels human performance because it improves self confidence, self esteem and a belief in ourselves. Do this every day. In this case both giving and receiving is a wonderful feeling.

Good luck to all of you when you return home to create a culture in your church which excites and delights your members and don’t forget to make them feel special, treat them as individuals, show total and complete respect to every person and give them new knowledge they did not have before. Do this and you will have to go out and buy the big screen TV’s because your church will outgrow your current facilites and that is a great problem to have.

PS: Thanks to Julie, Whitney, Jesse and Scott for taking such good care of me. And a special thanks to Pastor George for those wonderful sugar coated pecans. You all made me feel special.


Lesson Of The Day: Leaders Don’t Have Bad Days!

Someone asked me recently what I do when I have a bad day.

I told that person, “I don’t have  bad days.”

As a Leader, you really do need to be alert to your demeanor each and every day and what you say and do, as they are watching you and judging you.

Do I really ever have a bad day?  Sure I do, but you are never going to see it.  If I am in such a state that I cannot control my behaviors and be positive and professional, then I will either go home and stay away from people . . . or lock myself in my office, and take no calls or see anyone until I recover.

Having a bad day is all in YOUR mind. One of the best ways to stay positive and to have fewer bad days is to feel good . . . and the best way to feel good is to get daily exercise, watch your diet, and get enough sleep.

These are the three most important ingredients in feeling good; and when you feel good and have a high-energy level, you will have fewer bad days.

A healthy diet includes drinking enough water every day.

Being organized is another way not to have a bad day.  When you are organized, you don’t suffer from distress, which is defined as “lacking control.” Most people are not overworked. They are under organized and they just plain old waste a lot of time because they have no plan. If you don’t have a plan, you have nowhere to go. Laying on the couch and spending hours on Facebook is not a plan.

We, as Leaders, are supposed to be setting the example and inspiring others . . . so, we need to remember that is our role in the show, and there is nothing in that role that says that we are supposed to be making others feel insecure.

Just look at the positive attitude the candidates running for president display after losing every state in one day. You know they are having a bad day but they still know the secret of being positive, even though our current candidates may not be the best example of great leaders.

Our role is to be supportive and to remove the roadblocks.  So when you are having a bad day, just put on a happy face and keep it to yourself! . . . Lee



  1. Lee,

    Hello! It has been a while since I have just chatted with you, but I want you to know that the simple daily princples you wrote about in you book I still to this day think on those daily and try to be that example in my job and to those around me.

    Though this post has really helped give me a dose of needed uplifting (THANK YOU)! It gives me that reminder every morning when I wake up how am I going to choose to great my day and I have to say it is a mental battle from the time I set my feet on the floor till I hit the office, but I take a deep breath and tell my self that I am there to touch someone elses life and I am not there for me.

    So thank for your daily inspiration and being the % of leaders that are truly in this service for making a difference in someone elses life and not for just for you! To me you are a leader to be admired for dedication and commitment to serving.


  2. Hi Lee!
    Being a leader is tough, but if you are having a “bad day” it can only be worse. If your attitude rubs off on your employees or cast members, they – in turn – could affect others – including those valuable Guests! I think about whether someone else is having a bad day first and try my darndest to put a smile on my face and just go with it! Besides, if you do this, chances are that you’ll be in a better mood later in YOUR day!

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