Seven Thoughts That Will Ruin a Leader

Episode #353
August 11, 2017
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Podcast Episode #353

The mind of a leader is important to his or her success. Today, we discuss seven thoughts that can derail your leadership decisions.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • Little compromises often lead to bigger compromises and ultimately can lead to moral failure.
  • For some pastors, their mistress is the church.
  • Don’t fear change out of self-preservation.
  • Change is not only inevitable, it is coming faster than ever.
  • If you are not leading change, you are losing to change.
  • The most common form of kicking the can on decisions involves personnel issues.

The seven ruinous thoughts we cover in this episode are:

  1. “It won’t hurt to compromise a little.”
  2. “I can give my family time later in life when I’m more established.”
  3. “No one really pays attention to what I do.”
  4. “I need to be careful not to rock the boat.”
  5. “I can put off that tough decision until later.”
  6. “That person messed up five years ago. He doesn’t deserve a second chance.”
  7. “My main goal is money.”

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