In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Daniel Im are joined by Paul Tripp, author of Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family and What Did You Expect? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage. During their conversation, they discuss the following questions:
- What is a conflict or a failure that has benefited you in leadership?
- Who or what in your life has been the greatest influence?
- What do you want your leadership legacy to be?
- What habits or practices do you focus on so you can continue to learn as a leader?
- What’s the best piece of leadership advice that you’ve ever been given?
“God doesn’t always promise me a perfect instrument that is going to speak to me.”
“I want to be humble enough to say that even in this hurtful message there is something that I need to hear.”
“Every leader needs that older guy, whose been in the battle, who understands the issue. You can talk to the guy in shorthand and he gets it right away. He is trustworthy. He won’t carry private things to somebody else. He loves you. He will follow up with you to make sure you are doing OK. Everybody needs this.”
“I think my ministry is a community project. I wasn’t wired to do this by myself. It’s been great to walk through that with somebody who knows me, knows ministry, has wisdom and integrity.”
“Every pastor needs to be pastored. There’s no indication in the New Testament that there is any leader who is safe living up above or outside of the body of Christ.”
“To need to be lead is not just a condition of being a follower. It’s a condition of humanity. Every leader needs to be lead.”
“I don’t want to have a leadership legacy. I want my work to be my legacy.”
“We have too much of a leader-centric leadership culture.”
“I’m a person in the middle of my own development. I want to read, I want to learn, I want to study.”
“No one is going to say no for you. You have to say it. It’s not always spiritual to say yes.”
“Sometimes the most God-honoring thing I can say is, “no.”
“There’s no specific clear or detailed discussion in the New Testament that assumes the tension between ministry and family.”
“If I accept this, what will be the impact on other areas that I have to be committed to?”
“Where’s the church going to get mature leaders if immature leaders run?”
“You’re not in ministry or in leadership because you are able, but because your Lord is able.”
“You’ve got to be willing to be weak and to fail and not run.”
“Maturity is the product of staying and continuing. People who run every time they get exposed or they get discouraged, miss all the lessons that are there. All the growth that is possible just hanging in there.”