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On this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast Todd Adkins and Barnabas Piper sit down with Carey Nieuwhof to discuss lies leaders believe. Carey is a pastor, podcaster, blogger, and author and brings wonderful perspective to the conversation. They discuss the following five lies.
- I must know everything about everything.
- I must be prominent and lead from the front.
- I must prove myself constantly.
- My followers’ success is a threat to me.
- I emphasize and communicate mission, vision, and values enough.
“Most of us are scared at some level of being found out.”
“One of the hardest things to say is ‘I’m not the best person to ask.’”
“One of your principle jobs as a leader is to find the problems.”
“If you don’t want this to end with you, you cannot be the person with the microphone.”
“You have to make room on the platform and push other people forward.”
“The day-to-day of leadership is alongside and among your team.”
“If your identity is tied up in being up front it become very threatening to push other people into the spotlight.”
“If it’s about you that’s a very different kind of leadership than if it’s about your audience.”
“Who are you trying to prove yourself to?”
“I can fall into the trap of trying to do ministry for God instead of with God.”
“People who are always trying to prove themselves have the gospel wrong.”
“If you’re always trying to prove yourself you lose yourself because you’re only as good as your last result.”
“Insecurity makes us vulnerable to stupidity.”
“People admire your strengths, but they resonate with your weaknesses.”
“Are you willing to hire someone better than you?”
“Keep raising the ceiling.”
“Are you threatened by your team’s success or do you celebrate their success.”
“The further you elevate your team the further you can go together.”
“You need to find fresh passion for your core convictions.”
“The primary responsibility of the leader is to clarify and then recalibrate everyone around the mission.”
“If you can’t articulate it you can’t reproduce it.”
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