Craig Groeschel has become a virtual leadership encyclopedia and he has the generous spirit and character to match it.
In a wide-ranging interview, Craig deconstructs his method for sermon preparation and evaluation, talks about how his 20s and 30s prepared him for today, shares his thoughts on the future and fields a number of podcast listener questions I fired his way.
The result is an hour plus rocket ride of insights.
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3 Insights from This Episode
1. Create a culture where feedback is craved rather than avoided
The higher you rise in any form of leadership, the harder it is for people to tell you the truth. As a leader, your posture sets the tone throughout the organization. If you don’t ask for feedback and receive it well, you’re limiting your own growth and the growth of everyone working around you. Not only will people refrain from telling you what they think, they will also fail to hear constructive criticism for themselves.
Being open to hearing feedback is a crucial skill worth developing because you can’t be a successful leader without it.
3. There are 5 key priorities that can lead to growth for churches
Quotes from This Episode
There’s a vulnerability to preaching your own content that I feel on a regular basis. – @cnieuwhof
You have to be all about empowering other people to lead. – @craiggroeschel
When we preach we want to engage every part of someone. – @craiggroeschel
We have to leverage and redeem technology every single day to spread the gospel. – @craiggroeschel
More than trying to predict the future, I want to try to be prepared for it. – @craiggroeschel
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Next Episode: Jeff Henderson
Jeff Henderson was a marketing executive with Chick-fil-A and the Altanta Braves before he started leading churches. He opens his play book and outlines the do’s and don’ts of effective marketing, and shares the back story and strategy behind one of the most viral marketing campaigns in the church in years, the #For initiative that’s been adopted by hundreds of churches, businesses and even a politician.