In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Daniel Im are joined by Santiago “Jimmy” Mellado, the CEO of Compassion International. During their conversation, they discuss what’s needed for true authenticity and teams working together to hear from God.
“In vulnerability, if you actually aren’t risking something, it’s not vulnerability.”
“Over the long haul your heart can either become hard like a rock or cynical or stay soft.”
“There are disciplines in my life that I live in so I can protect a soft, authentic heart.”
“The more compelling the mission of the organization the more tempting it will be for leaders to cut corners on their soul in pursuit of that mission.”
“What are the disciplines that the team or the board needs to engage to be able to develop the competency of actually listening to God as a group?”
“Often we blame too much of the weight we carry as leaders on stress, but really it’s our incompetent recovery strategies.”
“My rest and replenishment days go on the calendar first and then the work stuff.”
“I’m giving you my best thoughts on this subject matter, but you can take it or leave it and it doesn’t affect our relationship.”
“I went there for an athletic experience, but I came home with a calling to serve the church.”
“Get in touch with enough. What is enough achievement? Where are you getting your identity from? Is it Christ or is it achievement?”
“Understand that the most important contribution you make to the Kingdom will, in fact, be the person you are becoming in Christ.”
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