In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast Todd Adkins and Barnabas Piper talk with Dave Ferguson who is pastor of Community Christian Church in the Chicago area, President of Exponential, and Founder of the New Thing network. Dave was also instrumental in the early days of LifeWay Leadership as a member of the advisory counsel. Dave offers humble wisdom about maintaining integrity and the need for repentance and accountability as a leader. Enjoy the conversation!
“Talent plus effort equals skill. Skill plus effort leads to achievement.”
“You reproduce who you are.”
“It’s way easier to tell other people how to do things than to do those things yourself.”
“It’s much easier to talk about community than to go do the work of being in community.”
“As leaders we are culture creators.”
“If everyone else lived the way I’m living would we accomplish the mission?”
“If you can’t tell me what you repented of yesterday you are in a precarious position.”
“Am I aware of my own weaknesses?”
Grit by Angela Duckworth
Ideal Team Player by Patrick Lencioni
The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni
Team of Teams by Stanley McChrystal
God Dreams by Will Mancini
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