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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