In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Eric Geiger are joined again by Carey Nieuwhof to discuss 5 more lies that leaders believe, just as they did on 5LQ Episode 112. This special episode is being broadcast not only on 5LQ, but also on the Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast. So many leaders are susceptible to believe things that are simply not true. The question is why do leaders believe these lies and how can they overcome them?
- If I’m winning at church, but not at home I’m still winning.
- If I’m winning in the eyes of my church, then I am winning in the eyes of God.
- I have paid my dues and I deserve this.
- Either people aren’t being honest with me or people are being honest with me.
- My secret sin doesn’t matter.
“If you can’t lead well at home, you can’t lead well anywhere.”
“I thought because we were winning at church, it excused everything that happened at home.”
“Ministry is a vortex of theological confusion.”
“I’d rather win at home and lose at church.”
“Leaders must fight off ministry idolatry, which is caring more about what God is doing through you than what God has done for you.”
“If you aren’t right with people, you probably aren’t right with God.”
“You can think you crushed a meeting, but instead, you crushed the people.”
“In the short term, secret sin will steal your confidence, and in the long term, it will destroy you.”
“Not everyone needs to know your secret sin, but someone needs to know.”
“Your competency will take you only as far as your character will sustain you.”
“If we do not feel the weight of our sin, we’re susceptible.”