We had a great time on May 10th at the Chick-fil-A Leadercast. This event was held in Atlanta, but our local Chamber of Commerce hosted a simulcast site right in our town at the brand new Events Center. It was top-notch! The speakers this year were Andy Stanley, David Allen, Henry Cloud, Coach Mike Krzyzewski, John Maxwell, Condoleezza Rice, and more.
In this podcast Jonny and I tell you some of the lessons and principles we learned from this great group of speakers/trainers. One lesson I share from John Maxwell is this - you have to decide, as a leader, if you want to influence people more than you want to entertain them. You must decide, will you be a leader, or a clown? Clowns entertain people, while leaders influence people.
While leaders can be entertaining at times, influence is a much better outcome than entertainment. Especially as pastors, when we want to influence people with biblical truth that's life changing.
In the podcast we talk about different leadership events. Going to a leadership event, if it's a one day seminar or a multiple day leadership conference, allows you the time and opportunity to think things you might not have otherwise thunk. This is critical as a leader. You are putting out all the time, and once in a while you need to be in a position to think something new, novel, stretching, and helpful.
Leadership events are, as Jonny said, mind exercise. They help you think about leadership more and differently. Thinking about leadership as 200church pastors and leaders simply helps us to grow as people, pastors, and leaders and makes us more aware of the decisions we make, and how they might affect the people we lead. At 200churches we really believe that your leadership, no matter the size of your church, matters HUGE in the Kingdom of God!
We hope you enjoy the podcast and are encouraged to continue to grow in your leadership. You can subscribe to The 200churches Podcast in iTunes by clicking the link in the right column, or the link at the top of our podcast page! You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter through the links at the top of this page.
Here are some links to the leadership events we talked about:
Andy Stanley Leadership Podcast
The Catalyst Conference
The Chick-fil-A Leadercast
Maximum Impact Club
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