No matter your stage, you lead people. As a parent, you lead your kids. As a spouse, you lead your husband or wife. At work, you lead your employees, congregants, soldiers, clients, and teams. How would those you lead describe your ability to connect to their realities? And how much do we really pay attention to those realities versus focusing solely on our own?
Make no mistake, the quality of how well you lead rises or falls on your inner world. And the people you lead feel it. That’s why we begin season 8 of our podcast with a 4-part series on the Heart of Leadership. Sitting in as co-host while Christi is on maternity leave is world-renowned therapist Bill Lokey.
In this series, we’ll be covering The Heart of Your Leadership, The Heart of Connection, The Heart of Trauma, and The Heart of Your Culture.
In this first episode, Josh and Bill talk about:
- What makes a person a leader
- What happens when your stage is ripped out from under you
- How to transition well as a leader when bad things happen
- What it means to grieve and why it’s critical for how we lead
- Why we have a tendency to focus more on reputation than character
- What happens when we feel like we’re not enough or don’t have what it takes to lead