Podcast: The Types Of Problems Leaders Face

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On this episode of “The Craig And Greg Show” we talk about: 

  • [0:54] Effective problem solving is a skill every leader should maximize
  • [1:52] Why do leaders choose to avoid problems?
  • [3:03] Greg tells a story about leadership burnout 
  • [4:46] Obvious problems are simple fixes, so don’t delay!
  • [5:57] Who can help you with your complicated problem?
  • [6:40] How should new leaders deal with problems in a transition period?
  • [8:23] What should you do about someone who’s always part of the problem?
  • [9:12] Do you have kids in your river?
  • [10:22] Are you aware of the complexities in the culture of those you lead?
  • [11:52] Leaders must address chaotic issues, no matter the cost
  • [13:16] How can leaders navigate around unchangeable facts? 
  • [14:05] Leaders should scale their response to the immediacy of the issue
  • [14:40] Is your problem obvious, complicated, chaotic, or complex?
  • [15:55] How can your changes as a leader solve problems?
  • [16:28] Do you need to move on without some people?
  • [17:20] Are you a leader of a “problem enjoyer”? 
  • [18:45] Are you asking powerful questions?
  • [20:08] How our our Coaching Huddles can help you grow

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Was Church Successful This Week?

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It is quite disheartening for me to hear how many pastors contemplate their resignation on Monday morning. Just one day after pouring out their heart to their congregation, they are thinking about throwing in the towel.

I think one of the major contributing factors to this is our inaccurate measurements of success.

Far too many pastors measure success by noses and nickels: what was the attendance and what was the offering? When either of these dip, pastors tend to feel unsuccessful. 

But no where in the Bible do we see these metrics of success.

I wrote Shepherd Leadership: The Metrics That Really Matter to help ministry leaders refocus on what God calls success. If you are a pastor—or if you love your pastor—please pick up a copy today.

My book is available in print or ebook, and in audiobook through either Audible or Apple.

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