Forged in Fire: How Adversity Can Help You Win

When I was just little Johnny Addison growing up in rural Covington, Georgia, I thought that adults knew just about everything. They had all the answers my budding mind was thirsty for, and I hung on their every word; at least, I tried to. That said, it’s hard to take...

3 Simple Strategies for Embracing Radical Authenticity

Writing this blog, I realized how challenging it is to convey this topic to folks who want to embrace radical authenticity. I had to ask myself why that is. For one thing, authenticity is difficult to define. I like to think of it as being genuine, sincere, and true...

Attack the Day Like a Real Leader

The lives of historical greats have always captivated me. I suppose I feel like it’s better to learn from the advice and mistakes of others rather than doing my own hands-on research. After all, it saves time, and who couldn’t use more of that in their life? In my...
Highly Effective Habits of Great Leaders

Highly Effective Habits of Great Leaders

I’ll be the first to tell you that leading others is no easy task. It requires a unique set of skills, characteristics, and habits that separate great leaders from the rest. Visionary thinking, empathy and compassion, resilience in the face of adversity, and effective...

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6 Southern Expressions With Hidden Leadership Lessons

6 Southern Expressions With Hidden Leadership Lessons

Growing up as a boy on the dirt roads of Georgia, I was surrounded by the colorful characters of this place—my grandma with her warm biscuits and tales of old, the friendly faces at the gas station who could talk your ear off given a chance, and the never-ending...

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“The scarcest resource in the world is not oil, it’s leadership.”

As Co-CEO of the largest independent financal services company in North America, John Addison’s skill as a leader was tested and honed daily. He retired in 2015 after taking the company and it’s people to massive heights. He’s just not done helping people get to the top. Today, he’s at the helm of Addison Leadership Group, INC working daily to mentor and educate new leaders.

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Forged in Fire: How Adversity Can Help You Win

Forged in Fire: How Adversity Can Help You Win

When I was just little Johnny Addison growing up in rural Covington, Georgia, I thought that adults knew just about everything. They had all the answers my budding mind was thirsty for, and I hung on their every word; at least, I tried to. That said, it’s hard to take...

3 Simple Strategies for Embracing Radical Authenticity

3 Simple Strategies for Embracing Radical Authenticity

Writing this blog, I realized how challenging it is to convey this topic to folks who want to embrace radical authenticity. I had to ask myself why that is. For one thing, authenticity is difficult to define. I like to think of it as being genuine, sincere, and true...

Attack the Day Like a Real Leader

Attack the Day Like a Real Leader

The lives of historical greats have always captivated me. I suppose I feel like it’s better to learn from the advice and mistakes of others rather than doing my own hands-on research. After all, it saves time, and who couldn’t use more of that in their life? In my...

Leadership Growth: Nurturing Your True Potential (Part 2 of 2)

Leadership Growth: Nurturing Your True Potential (Part 2 of 2)

Spring is an exciting time, isn’t it? A time of rebirth and renewal, it’s the season when birdsong fills the air around Dogwood Farm, and a warm sun coaxes new buds and blossoms from bare branches. It’s a time of growth and new possibilities—for nature, yes, but also...