Black Belt Leadership
By John Terry - The Black Belt Leader
Black Belt LeadershipDec 06, 2023
Leadership Insights from the Bible: Exodus 4
What happens when a leader feels unprepared, unequipped for the leadership role ahead? What if those they are called to lead won't listen or follow? In today's Insight, we answer those questions (and more) as we continue to look at the leadership lessons from the life of Moses.
Duct Taping the Check Engine Light
In today's episode, "Duct Taping the Check Engine Light," host Dr. John Terry dives deep into the pressing issues of anxiety, depression, and stress that are affecting people at an alarming rate. From the impact of curated images on body image to the decline in physical activity and personal growth, as well as societal division and the flight to medication for stress and depression, Dr. Terry offers a thought-provoking perspective that challenges the status quo. Through his powerful analogies and personal insights, he encourages listeners to confront the root causes of their struggles and empowers them to shift their mindset from "I can't" to "I can." Prepare to be inspired, enlightened, and motivated as we explore the path toward personal growth and well-being in a world filled with challenges.
Leadership Insights from the Bible: Exodus 3
Welcome to another episode of Black Belt Leadership. In today's insightful Words of Wisdom Wednesday, we delve into leadership lessons from the Bible, specifically from Exodus chapter 3. Join Dr. John Terry as he unravels the life of Moses and draws parallels to modern leadership principles. From serving with accountability and integrity to recognizing one's unique calling, this episode explores the characteristics of great leadership.
Tune in as Dr. Terry shares wisdom on questioning self-worth and the assurance of being equipped for the leadership journey. Whether you are a person of faith or a leadership enthusiast, this episode promises valuable insights for your personal and professional growth. So, without further ado, let's learn to lead with excellence and purpose from the remarkable story of Moses.
Leadership Insights from the Bible: Exodus 2
As we examine the leadership lessons in the book of Exodus, we see Moses, a future leader, make a terribly bad decision that forced him to flee Egypt. Even on the run, his calling as a leader never departed, and we see examples of him as a servant leader, even in the land of Midian.
Welcome to the Black Belt Leadership podcast with Dr. John Terry. In this episode titled "Cultivating Thankfulness," we dive into the power of gratitude in leadership. As Thanksgiving approaches, Dr. Terry emphasizes the importance of thankfulness and how it can revolutionize your business, personal life, and home. We explore the impact of gratitude on team dynamics, motivation, and productivity. Dr. Terry shares personal experiences and offers practical tips for leaders to incorporate thankfulness into their daily routines. Discover how expressing appreciation can transform a struggling team and motivate individuals to go above and beyond. Join us as we explore the secrets to cultivating a culture of thankfulness and becoming a Black Belt Leader. Welcome to the Black Belt Leadership podcast!
The Reason Is...
Welcome to the Black Belt Leadership podcast with Dr. John Terry. In this episode, titled "The Reason Is...", Dr. Terry explores the common practice of making excuses and rationalizing failures instead of owning them. Drawing inspiration from a conversation he overheard at a grocery store, Dr. Terry delves into the concept of reasons versus excuses and how they hinder personal growth and development. He shares examples of famous people who have made outlandish excuses for their behavior and highlights the importance of taking responsibility and learning from failures. Join us as Dr. Terry discusses the 4-step process to overcome excuses and embrace change for success. Get ready for a thought-provoking episode that will challenge you to stop making excuses and start owning your failures on your journey to becoming a black belt leader.
Leadership Insights from the Bible: Exodus 1
Insecure leaders care only about themselves and their power. This is evident in Exodus 1 as we see a new Pharaoh come to power and introduce a new leadership character who is central to the Judeo-Christian faith, Moses.
What if Peter Pan Was Right?
What if Peter Pan WAS right? What if growing up is part of our problem in not rising to our full potential in life? That's the question I tackle in this week's Black Belt Leadership podcast installment.
Leadership Insights from the Bible: Genesis 45
What does a leader do when confronted by those who have wronged him (or her)? This is revealed in today's lesson from the life of Joseph in the book of Genesis.
Leadership Insights from the Bible: Genesis 41 (Part 2)
What happens when a major crisis occurs? How should a leader respond? In this week's installment, we examine how Joseph, now in charge of the country of Egypt, responds to a global famine. How he responds is a model for anyone who is leading in the midst of crisis.
Not What or Why, But How
"As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he." These wise words from King Solomon hold so much truth. Our thoughts shape our very being and influence our attitudes, beliefs, and choices. Learn how to master your thoughts and unlock your full potential on the latest episode of the Black Belt Leadership podcast.
Leadership Insights from the Bible: Genesis 41
As we continue to look at the leadership lessons from the life of Joseph, we learn that, as a leader, you may face difficult situations, and it seems you've been forgotten. But when you get people results, and a crisis arises, you will be remembered and sought out.
Rods, Cones, and Leadership Blindness
Welcome back to another exciting episode of the Black Belt Leadership podcast! I'm your host, John Terry, also known as the Black Belt Leader. In today's episode, titled "Rods, Cones, and Leadership Blindness," we delve into the fascinating connection between the gradual decline of our vision as we age and the potential pitfalls leaders face in their own growth and development. Join me as we explore the concept of leadership blindness, the importance of continuous growth, and the strategies leaders can implement to not only stay at the top of their game but also to empower their team members to reach their full potential. So, grab your belt and get ready to embark on this insightful journey of personal and leadership growth. Let's dive in!
Leadership Insights from the Bible: Genesis 40
In this installment, we continue to look at the life of Joseph while he is in prison. Leaders can have influence, regardless of where they find themselves. And even when they are falsely accused and imprisoned, they can still influence, lead, and make a difference.
A half-baked idea, like a half-baked cookie, isn't a pleasant experience. In this week's podcast, learn how to avoid living life half-baked.
Leadership Insights from the Bible: Genesis 39:1-20
Even the best leaders sometimes find themselves in a place they don't want to be. When that happens, how should a leader respond? That's the insight we glean from Genesis as we continue to examine the life of Joseph and the practical leadership lessons he demonstrated.
The Pursuit of Black Belt Excellence
Welcome to the Black Belt Leadership Podcast with Dr. John Terry, where each week we dive deep into the pursuit of excellence and what it means to be a black belt leader.
In this episode titled "The Pursuit of Black Belt Excellence," Dr. Terry explores why being just a leader isn't enough, and how striving for black belt excellence can transform your life. He discusses how the expectation of excellence has diminished in society, the impact of participation medals on our pursuit of greatness, and the importance of cultivating excellence as a habit.
Dr. Terry shares inspiring stories of world-class athletes like Michael Phelps and reminds us that true excellence requires dedication, commitment, and unwavering determination. Tune in to discover the secrets of black belt leadership and learn how you can pursue excellence in all areas of your life. Let's begin the relentless pursuit of black belt excellence.
Leadership Lessons from the Bible: Genesis 37
In this week's Leadership Lesson from the Bible, we continue to learn from the life of Joseph. In today's passage, we discover that leaders are not always liked, valued, and appreciated.
Mindfulness in the Midst of Chaos
We live in a world that is increasingly stressful and chaotic. We struggle for mindfulness and peace. It's a topic on the minds of a lot of people, and that's the topic of this week's leadership webinar.
In this episode of the Black Belt Leadership podcast, Dr. John Terry discusses the importance of defining success and how it relates to becoming a black belt leader. He emphasizes the role of belief in achieving success and shares insightful quotes and personal anecdotes to drive the point home. Dr. Terry explores the relative nature of success and encourages listeners to create their own definitions of success based on their goals and passions. He also challenges the listeners to bridge the gap between how they see themselves as successful and how others perceive their success. Finally, Dr. Terry provides five practical steps to help listeners define success for themselves and take action toward achieving their goals. Don't miss this empowering episode that offers valuable insights and tools to become a better version of yourself and your leadership abilities. Tune in now to discover, develop, and deploy your own black belt leader within.
Leadership Insights from the Bible: Genesis 12-14
Three of the world's major religions look to the "Call of Abram" as significant in the establishment of their faith. But there's more in this historical text than a Call. There are four leadership insights, highlighting both good and bad leadership, that we can learn from and apply to our lives today.
Delegating - The Art of Engaging Others
Successful people focus on what they are best at, and they engage others in the areas they aren't. Sadly, far too many people want to "do it all themselves" and in doing so they limit their potential. There's an art to engaging others, and in this leadership session, you'll learn the "Art of Engaging Others."
The Commonplace Conundrum
Welcome to the Black Belt Leadership podcast with your host, Dr. John Terry. In this episode, titled "The Commonplace Conundrum," we dive into the familiar versus the unknown. Just like a goldfish feeling safe in its aquarium, we too often choose familiarity over venturing beyond our comfort zones. But here's the problem: when we confine ourselves to the ordinary, we limit our impact, potential, and success in life. Join us as we explore the power of breaking free from routine and embracing change in order to become the best version of ourselves. Get ready for insightful tips, tools, and resources to help you escape the prison of your own making. So tune in and discover how to unlock your true black belt potential. Let's dive in!
Leadership Insights from the Bible - Genesis 37:3-5
In this week's lesson, we start to explore the life of Joseph and why some leaders are loved, and others are hated. Not everyone will love you as a leader, and sometimes you can be your own worst enemy.
The Crucible of Character
The crucible reveals what's inside each of us as we go through the challenges, struggles, and obstacles of life. How we do that well is the topic of this week's Black Belt Leadership podcast.
Leadership Insights from the Bible: Genesis 25-32
The story of Jacob, and his transformation from deceitful trickster to the leader of a nation is an interesting study in personal growth and leadership. In this week's leadership insights, we look at four lessons learned from this insightful story.
Leadership by the Numbers
What are the key attributes you want to look for in an effective leader? If you want to improve the quality of your leadership, what behaviors do you need to focus on? That's the topic of this week's podcast.
Leadership Insights from the Bible: Genesis 22
How should a leader respond to adversity? When leaders are tested, what does that reveal about them? That's the topic of this week's Leadership Insights from the Bible.
Listening to Wannabes
Watching UFC doesn't make you a cage fighter any more than reading a medical book makes you a doctor. Yet, how often do we allow unsuccessful people to speak into our lives, and how often do we accept their guidance and advice to our own detriment?
Are you ready to unlock your full potential and become the best version of yourself? In our latest episode of Black Belt Leadership, we dive into the power of affirmations and how they can shape our beliefs, habits, and ultimately our success.
We are all too often the saboteurs of our own success, imposing roadblocks that hold us back. How do we stop doing that? That's the topic of this week's Black Belt Leadership podcast.
Leadership Insights from the Bible: Genesis 18
There's a powerful lesson on negotiation in Genesis 18 that is applicable to our daily lives, and that's the topic of this week's Words of Wisdom Wednesday.
Leadership Insights from the Bible: Genesis 15-16
What happens when, rather than following the leader, you attempt to shortcut or circumvent the process? When you attempt to solve a problem with missing information, the end result isn't good.
Leadership Insights from the Bible - Genesis 13:5-9
What happens when leaders run into conflict? Abram experienced this early in his leadership and revealed some valuable lessons we can all apply to our daily lives as Black Belt Leaders.
Doing more of the same won't change the outcome. If you keep choosing failure, you keep failing. Here's how you STOP choosing failure.
Leadership Insights from the Bible - Genesis 12
Leaders leave what's comfortable and familiar to go to that uncomfortable place where breakthroughs happen, discoveries are made, and success is experienced.
Leadership Insights from the Bible - Genesis 11:31
In this week's Words of Wisdom Wednesday, we explore what happens when you start, but fail to finish, your leadership journey.
Leadership Insights from the Bible - Genesis 11
In this week's lesson, we examine the Tower of Babel and the leadership lessons we can glean from this passage. Leadership leaks, and vision has to be continually recast or people lose their way, settle for second best, and don't achieve the desired outcome of the leader.
Leadership Insights from the Bible - Genesis 3
When leaders fail to lead, there are consequences. A story in Genesis 3 points out the ramifications of negative influence and allowing others to hijack your mission, your calling, and your purpose.
The Highway to Success
Successful people identify which highways don’t lead to success in life, and they avoid traveling those same roads in the future. Here's how you learn to navigate your own Highway to Success...
How can you become all you can be if you don't even know who you are and what you are capable of? Know thyself. The Greek philosopher, Socrates, believed this was the FIRST step to true wisdom and understanding, as you cannot appreciate what you understand and what is left to be learned if you fail to truly know yourself. Here's how you do that...
What are you afraid of? What keeps you awake at night? What haunting image holds you back from reaching your goals and dreams? What do you fear? And more importantly, WHY? That's the topic of this week's Black Belt Leadership Podcast.
Leadership Insights from the Bible
What can you learn about leadership from the Bible? It turns out, a LOT! It's a record of leadership success and failure, spanning thousands of years of recorded human history - with real-life applications even today.
Success Starts Here...
On this episode of Black Belt Leadership, we explore the idea that success starts with asking the right questions. Dr. John shares personal experiences and insights on finding success from within. He emphasizes that defining success and refining that definition is key to achieving goals and ambitions. Dr. John also shares how his dad instilled in him a passion for reading and how self-reflection can lead to discovering untapped potential and becoming a master of one's abilities. He also references timeless principles from OG Mendino's books, and stresses the importance of taking consistent, uncomfortable steps forward to achieve success. So tune in to this episode to learn how to discover the "Black Belt Leader" within you and achieve success in life.
A Grown Up Kind of School
What if there was an uncommon school, where we continue our education beyond the basics of K-12, or even college, focused on success? There is, and here's where you find it and enroll. That's what you'll learn in this week's "Be a Black Belt Leader" podcast.
The Lesson of the Pine Caterpillar
Pine caterpillars mindlessly follow one other, wreaking havoc on the forests they inhabit, oblivious to the harm they cause. Sadly, so do we. In this week's leadership installment, Dr. John tackles the dangerous trend of "Herd Mind" and how it harms individuals and society as a whole.
I'm Innocent, I Tell You...
What can the gangsters of the 1930s teach us about leadership? They can reveal to us the fallacy of denial. We live in a culture that wants to blame anyone and everyone for their problems, except themselves. How should a Black Belt Leader respond to the fallacy of denial? That's the topic of this week's podcast.
The Lesson of the Ladder
A ladder is nothing but a tool - just an instrument to use in order to arrive at some destination. What is the "Lesson of the Ladder" and how does it lead to more success? That's what I tackle in this week's Black Belt Leadership Podcast.
We Reproduce Who We Are
Grass cannot reproduce weeds any more than an apple tree can reproduce oranges. The same is true for leadership. We reproduce after our own kind. We are sowing the seeds of leadership in the lives of those who are following. What does that look like when it germinates and grows? That's the topic of this week's Be a Black Belt Leader Podcast.
What Happened to Winning?
Who said it was OK to stop measuring progress and rewarding success? America's standing in the world is waning, because we've stopped winning as a society and started settling for less. What happened to winning? That's the topic of this week's "Be a Black Belt Leader" podcast. What Happened to Winning?