Leading from the Second Chair

September 19, 2014
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Podcast Episode #072


Brad Waggoner returns to the podcast this week to discuss how to lead when you’re not the top leader in an organization. Brad also tackles the question I hear most frequently from church staff: What do you do when you don’t really agree with the pastor’s vision for the church?

Some highlights from the episode:

  • A leader’s success is built upon trust and alignment with the staff.
  • Work hard to stay aligned with the leadership in your organization
  • If the pastor does not have any role in the hiring of other ministerial staff, that is often a recipe for disaster.
  • Pastors need to feel comfortable with and trust those who serve alongside them.
  • As a second-chair leader, you have to genuinely care that you are helping the first chair succeed.
  • We are called to availability, not specifically a certain label in a certain position.

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