Seven Symptoms of Leaders Who Don’t Finish Well

September 15, 2017
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Podcast Episode #363

Leaders often struggle to let go and move on. And it’s often for one of these seven reasons.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • Pastors and church staff members in their 20s and 30s want to know how to finish well.
  • Coasting in ministry is basically telling God “I’m not going to do what you’ve called me to do.”
  • If your church you pastor averages 200 in attendance, you have 200 people who think they’re your boss.
  • Change can sometimes be easy for the leader and extremely difficult for those who work for the leader.

The seven symptoms we cover in this episode are:

  1. Coasting.
  2. Hanging on.
  3. Weariness.
  4. Misplaced identity.
  5. Change aversion.
  6. Failure to stay current.
  7. Regret.

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