Joshua Gagnon

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Ep133: Thermostat or Thermometer

Welcome to the 133rd episode of the Joshua Gagnon Leadership Podcast!

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Thoughts from this episode:

Some say that leaders can either read the room they are in, or adjust the room they are in.

We are called not only to be a thermometer, but to be a thermostat, an agent of change. You need both.

A thermometer doesn’t do anything about the situation, it just understands the situation.

A thermostat regulates the culture back to what it should be.

Thermometer’s are loose, thermostats are connected

It’s a lot easier to be a thermostat, and it’s a lot more intentional to be a thermostat.

Ep 132: Mistakes and Failures

Welcome to the 132nd episode of the Joshua Gagnon Leadership Podcast!

If you enjoy listening to this podcast and it has helped you and your team in any way, please leave us a review on Apple Podcast or Stitcher or take the time to share it on social media.

Do you have a question for Pastor Josh about leadership, ministry, or any other topic we’ve covered on the podcast so far? Submit your questions to info@joshuagagnon.com or @joshgagnon on Twitter and Pastor Josh might answer it on a future episode!

Thoughts from this episode:

 Success and failure within a ministry can be somewhat subjective.

 We want to give people permission to fail.

 If you aren’t failing, you're not trying.

 If problems and failures bothered me I wouldn’t be making any of our decisions.

 New problems are just new opportunities to go to new ground.

Ep 131: Turning Volunteers into Vision Owners

Welcome to the 131st episode of the Joshua Gagnon Leadership Podcast!

If you enjoy listening to this podcast and it has helped you and your team in any way, please leave us a review on Apple Podcast or Stitcher or take the time to share it on social media.

Do you have a question for Pastor Josh about leadership, ministry, or any other topic we’ve covered on the podcast so far? Submit your questions to info@joshuagagnon.com or @joshgagnon on Twitter and Pastor Josh might answer it on a future episode!

Thoughts from this episode:

Obligation gives a position, but ownership gives a purpose.

Let people know that they have ownership over the tasks you are giving them.

Be a permission giver.

Leave room for people to grow.

Lead from the heart.

Ask questions about methods that your leader is implementing instead of correcting.

Give as much information as possible about the role that you are asking your leader to own.

Make sure your leaders are equipped.