Joshua Gagnon

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Ep 190: A Fresh Perspective on Hiring with Shane Becton

Welcome to the 190th episode of the Joshua Gagnon Leadership Podcast!

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Today’s episode is a conversation with Pastor Shane Becton, who serves on Next Level Church’s executive team. Listen in as he gives some solid advice to anyone involved in the hiring process.

Shane's email: shane.becton@nextlevel.church

Takeaways for Leaders:

Advice for making hires:

If you need help, define the role to help answer the question of whether you need to make a hire or to find a volunteer. Document processes and standardize the role you are looking for. 

Be clear with expectations. Do what you say you’re going to do.

Take it slow. Families are involved, it can get messy. It takes a toll on the team to go through the hiring process. 

Advice for those looking to be hired.

Be sold out on the vision because the role could change.

Don’t be afraid to ask the hard questions.

Look for patterns to see if they do what they say.

Take it slow. 

Advice for someone starting in a new role:

Recognize that you are stepping into a season of transition. 

Ask questions when you don’t understand. 

Ep 189: The Three Levels of Running an Organization

Welcome to the 189th 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!

 

Senior leaders and lead pastors are invited to join us this October for our Fall Coaching Network! Visit www.leadbetter.church to learn more and to sign up!

 

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Takeaways for Leaders:

Predictable Leadership by Les McKeown

Levels of running an organization: 

  1. You run everything. Ask yourself, “Does everything revolve around me? If something happened to me, would the team still be able to function?”

  2. People can run everything. Those around you can manage your organization.

  3. People can grow things. The team can grow the organization outside of you spearheading every movement of growth. Y

Your team should be asking, “How can we grow without our leader’s voice? Where are we the problem?”

You should be asking, “How can I promote growth without my voice? Where am I the problem?”

Ep 188: Trusting Others to Steer the Boat

Welcome to the 188th 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!

Senior leaders and lead pastors are invited to join us this October for our Fall Coaching Network! Visit www.leadbetter.church to learn more and to sign up!

 

Pastor Josh on Instagram: www.instagram.com/pastorjoshgagnon

Pastor Josh on Twitter: www.twitter.com/joshgagnon

Send your leadership questions to info@joshuagagnon.com


Takeaways for Leaders:

Text from Pastor Josh to Pastor Roman:
“Parenting is a series of races we can only run halfway with our kids. We don’t get to cross the finish line with them. We let them finish on their own after we get them started and direct their course. They have to finish with God and we have to wait at the finish line to help direct them and start their next race.”

Some of us stay in the boat far too long and don’t allow our leaders to drive.

We don’t stand at the shoreline and monitor the boat, we go into the house and trust that they can drive the boat themselves. 

As leaders, we’re trying to run someone else’s race.