In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Daniel Im are joined by Ryan Hutchinson to breakdown the leadership book The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate the Three Essential Virtues by Patrick Lencioni. In their conversation they discuss the following questions:
- What’s the book and why does it matter?
- Overview of the book
- How applicable is the book to leadership in my church?
- What are things churches should ignore from the book?
- What can you do this week in light of the book?
“It’s written for the people who are putting the team together.”
“The most significant decision any leader is going to make is to hire someone.”
“Leaders who can identify, hire, and cultivate employees who are humble, hungry, and smart will have a serious advantage over those who are not.”
“There is so much to unpack there when it comes to your business and your church that it really is a sit-down.”
“If you are committed as a church to making teamwork a cultural reality you need to have the right people.”
“Humility is the most indispensable attribute of being a team player.”
“Sometimes people get their own way because they are hungry and we don’t have the courage to confront.”
“If you combine humble and hungry but you don’t have smart, you make messes.”
“Words are easy to say, communication is hard.”
“What does a person look like who is humble, hungry, and smart?”
“I totally disagree with what he says about how to develop humility.”
“The only way we are able to be humble correctly, hungry correctly, and smart correctly is to walk by the power of the Spirit.”
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