Jud Wilhite and Brad Lomenick talk to Carey about their best and worst decisions on five key issues: strategy, team, momentum, culture and personal leadership. Raw, honest and authentic, this conversation is packed with insight.
The conversation continues at Rethink Leadership 2017 in Atlanta Georgia April 26-28. www.RethinkLeadership.com.
Welcome to Episode 127 of the podcast.
Guest Links: Jud Wilhite and Brad Lomenick
ReThink Leadership Atlanta, Georgia; April 26 – 28, 2017
Sacred Pathways: Discover Your Soul’s Path to God by Gary L. Thomas
3 Insights from This Episode
1. Your team is your secret weapon.
As a leader, the best thing you can do is trust your team. And if you don’t trust your team, then you need to hire people you do trust.
Jud noted that when you have the right team surrounding you, you’ll find that leadership decisions aren’t made as much as they become apparent. Your team will meet to discuss an issue, and through their dialogue the right solution will arise. (Even if you sit there silently.) It’s your job to make sure that the group of people in that room are the right ones.
2. You don’t need to be winning to have momentum.
It’s easy to feel the natural momentum of being in a winning season, and that’s good. But what about when your church or organization is in a challenging season?
Brad said that momentum isn’t always about reality, it’s about the perception of reality. When the odds are looking stacked against you and your people are starting to turn back—momentum is about looking forward, charging towards whatever lies ahead of you, and being able to inspire people to follow you.
3. The healthiest leaders exist outside of their work.
Brad nailed it on the head when he said that it’s not enough to lead a community, you need to be apart of one. For him, he’s committed to serving in his church, attending regularly and consuming the content.
Jud noted that one of the best things leaders can do is to pick up a hobby. It can be running or golfing or boating or anything you want—but you need a reason to put down your work and let your mind focus on something else.
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