In this episode of the Unseen Leadership podcast, Chandler Vannoy and Josh Hunter are joined by Ed Newton who is the Senior Pastor at Community Bible Church in San Antonio, Texas, which is a diverse congregation with about 27,000 members.
During their conversation, they discuss how to focus on relational equity, slow down in your leadership, and deal with criticism.
QUOTES FROM EPISODE 19:
“Leadership is more than a title, it is an assignment, and that assignment changes.”
“One of the biggest mistakes for me was trying to go too fast, too soon.”
“One of the challenges of a leader is taking what is so clearly seen to you and making that visible to other people as well.”
“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.”
“Sometimes as leaders, we become more concerned about the success of an organization than the health of an organization.”
“One of my biggest misconceptions was thinking that everybody would love me.”
“We must learn to receive a compliment or even a point of criticism in my head but not that go and destroy my heart.”
“Eat the meat and spit out the bones when it comes to criticism.”
“If we are better today than we were yesterday, we are winning.”
“No one is called to be a Lone Ranger in ministry.”
“We have to ask the question what is it like to sit across the table from ourself.”
“Leadership begins with self awareness. You cannot lead someone else if you cannot lead yourself.”
“In order to reproduce your life is someone else, you have got to have a life.”
“The organization is only as healthy as you are.”
“Being teachable is a trophy of being captured by God’s grace.”
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