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In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions Podcast Todd Adkins sits down with Brad Lomenick to talk about whether leaders should develop their own platforms and, if so, how should they do that well without losing their souls. In this digital age “platform” has become currency, a crucial piece of influence. Or at leas that’s how it’s presented. Is this healthy? Is it necessary? If so, can leaders build a platform well without coming off like self-aggrandizing jerks? These are the issues discussed in this podcast.
- Is a public platform important for a leader?
- What are the benefits to the leader and to the organization of a public platform?
- How should a leader balance the development of a platform vs. his or her responsibilities within the organization?
- What are the detriments or risks of a public platform?
- What are some practical ways to begin developing a platform well?
“Be intentional in letting your impact go beyond your implied or given circle of influence.”
“The bigger you grow your impact through platform the better your influence will be because you’re a leader who has something to add to people.”
“It’s never been easier to build or more difficult to maintain a platform.”
“Platform is marketing.”
“When you’re a pastor you have a platform.”
“Check yourself: is adding more followers for yourself really helping the organization?”
“Is your platform building aligned with the organization?”
“Push to find people in your circle who will call you out.”
“Am I building my own kingdom, the kingdom of others, or the Kingdom?”
“How much of my own platform is being used for the gain of others?”
“The greatest leaders realize that most of their fruit grows on other people’s trees.”
“I trust those who give more than they take.”
“Pushing yourself into the shadow is never a bad strategic plan.”
“To build a platform you don’t have to talk all the time.”
“The more power you have at your fingertips the less likely you are to be accountable.”
“It’s so easy to forget that your relationship with Christ is the foundation.”
“The higher your platform goes the deeper the foundation must be built.”
“Don’t compare your day-to-day to somebody else’s highlight reel.”
“Look at why you’re trying to build a platform. Do you have good motives?”
“Start. That’s the first step.”
“The power of the retweet is huge.”
“You don’t have to be a creator of content. You can be a really good curator of content.”
“Do something worth emulating.”
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