In this episode of the Unseen Leadership podcast, Chandler Vannoy and Mike Kelsey are joined by Aaron Ivey who is pastor of worship at Austin Stone in Austin, Texas. He is also a songwriter and author.
During their conversation, they discuss how feedback helps you grow, practical steps to setting vision, and wasting time with God and people.
QUOTES FROM EPISODE 66:
“We want our people to crave feedback, not avoid it.”
“All of us want to be great at what we are doing, nobody is just OK with being mediocre.”
“The culture and ethos of what a team is all starts with vision.”
“My biggest mistake early on was not realizing that setting the vision is on the leader.”
“Ministry and leadership can be so fast-paced that we forget to waste time with God.”
“If you can build a community around ‘we don’t need you, but we really want you’ it fosters a sense of wanting to be involved.”
“Creatives do a good job at the creative part, but I also want them to want to get better in terms of leadership.
“Surround yourself with people that are going to push you forward and that have a spirit of optimism.”
“God doesn’t need me to accomplish any of this stuff, but He wants me, so I am going to be alone and still and quiet with Him.”
“You don’t have to have it all together to be a great leader, but surround yourself with people to help you grow.”
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