In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Brad Waggoner breakdown the leadership book Necessary Endings by Dr. Henry Cloud. 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?
“The amount of disruption that goes on, I think, forces change on people at a breakneck pace.”
“From a leadership lens, he is trying to help people understand that change, including endings, doesn’t have to be a negative thing.”
“He is an actual psychologist who does the hard work of distilling it and making it within reach to apply.”
“If you’ve thought through your measures of success, then you can objectively go back and say what is not contributing to that success.”
“I think it takes a little time to do the self-reflection this book will provoke.”
“This book can help give some real wisdom to a leader who may have some people around him who are the wrong persons.”
“There is a difference between leading a necessary ending and responding to a mess.”
“A lot of church relationships are more influence related than they are authority related. That’s a nuance you have to figure out.”
“Take time in silence and prayerfully walk through what changes need to happen in your church.”