We get asked questions pretty regularly on Facebook, and at our respective twitter feeds (@ToddAdkins and @BarnabasPiper). And since we have sharp listeners many of the questions are excellent, so we decided to take the best and turn them into a podcast! In fact we had so many that we we’ve done two episodes of listener questions. You can listen to the first here. We were joined by regular guest Jenni Catron to answer the following listener questions.
- How do you know that it is actually time to hand off the baton to the next generation?
- How do you move things from knowledge to experience?
- How do millennials position themselves well to receive the baton from an older generation?
- What’s the potential impact, positive and negative, of a complete leadership decentralization?
- What daily habits and routines have the biggest impact on your day?
“If the organization is teetering and you’re grinding a little bit it’s probably time to begin the hand off of leadership.”
“The pass is the most important part of the baton process.”
“We all want to hold on to the baton a little too long.”
“Take knowledge and put it into play and stumble along in life.”
“Younger generations are willing to be leaders.”
“A lot of times we expect to be given a lot of responsibility and a lot of leadership right this moment.”
“Position yourself to learn and partner in ministry with someone a few steps ahead of you.”
“Ask questions and volunteer your support.”
“Millennials need to be a more patient generation.”
“These mid and lower level positions are an observation and a training ground.”
“Everyone wants to decentralize leadership until they become the leader, then they want to centralize it.”
“Decentralization looks like fewer layers of leadership.”
“In a decentralized model you can’t afford to have silos.”
“Decentralization requires an increase of accountability and some systems and structures.”
“I try to do something every day that will enhance my writing and creativity.”
“Exercise is good for the mind.”
“If you don’t prioritize your day it will be prioritized for you.”
“The higher you go in leadership the more you face the question ‘what am I going to take out of my life?’”
“Part of the prioritization that needs to happen is don’t-do.”
“The don’t-dos are as important as the dos.”
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