In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins is joined by Jenni Catron, consultant and author of The Four Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership and Clout. During their conversation, they discuss the challenge as a leader of being fixated on growth and what you can learn through personality assessments.
“We are looking at how we best serve executive church leaders and how we can help lift the burden.”
“I am seeing in myself and the leaders we are working with that we are so fixated on just growing up and to the right as fast as we possibly can.”
“We’ve got to steward well what God has entrusted to us and if I am just fixated on growth it’s not going to be sustainable.”
“Beyond spiritual disciplines, I need to be reading books and resources. I will spend an hour and a half to two hours each morning in spiritual disciplines and reading.”
“Because my work requires me to always be pouring out, the input component of what I’m learning is super important.”
“One of my rules is I will read a book when it’s been recommended to me three different times.”
“For any leader, self-leadership is key.”
“Show up everywhere a door opens and don’t second guess it.”
“If you haven’t been invited to that table yet, keep working hard and keep diligently doing what you feel called to do until you can sit at that table.”
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