Of all the things leaders struggle with, personal betrayal and hurt seem to run the deepest. In a very perceptive conversation, Rusty George talks about why leaders have their trust broken, how to recover, and how to not make the same mistakes again.
Welcome to Episode 189 of the podcast. Listen and access the show notes below or search for the Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts and listen for free.
Better Together by Rusty George
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May 5th & 6th, 2018: Preaching at Crossway Baptist Church, Melbourne
May 7th, 2018: Global Leadership Summit Plus at Seeds Uniting Church, Adelaide
May 9th, 2018: Global Leadership Summit Plus at Newlife Uniting Church, Gold Coast
May 11th, 2018: Impact Leadership Conference at Riverview Church, Perth
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Enemies of the Heart by Andy Stanley (Note: these podcasts are currently unavailable)
Sex with Robots by James Emery White
3 Insights from This Episode
1. Leaders don’t need to hide from community
Most leaders wrestle with finding their place in community. Longevity in leadership can create feelings of disconnect overtime and make it hard to find authentic friendships. Often, it seems easier to just be alone and hide.
Solitude has it’s place, but it can’t meet all of your needs. Community is a must. Community offers a way for leaders to know they aren’t alone.
2. Perfectionists believe too many lies in their heads
Perfectionists are constantly hearing lies inside their heads telling them that they’re not good enough. Rusty suggests practicing these three steps to tune out those lies and see the truth:
1. Fast from Social Media – Take the weekend or a couple of days every now and then off of social media. Let your mind recenter and focus on reality.
2. Keep a Gratitude Journal – Listing all the good things God is doing in YOUR life is a tangible way to realize your blessings instead of only noticing what He’s doing for others.
3. Celebrate the Wins of Other Leaders – Remove jealousy and competitiveness by acknowledging the successes of leaders locally and globally around you.
3. Trust others in relationships, but only entrust your self-worth to God
Jesus trusted people in his engagements, but he placed his self-worth in God alone. Leaders can’t entrust their validity to the opinions of others. Only God can affirm one’s worth.
If you expect someone to love you unconditionally, it’s quite a weight for that person to carry. The truth is that humans are not fully capable of that kind of love. Entrust all value and worth to God. He’s the only one who can handle that kind of weight.
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