Ep 084: Leadership Q&A With Jenni Catron
Welcome to Episode 84 of the Joshua Gagnon Leadership Podcast!
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Today we will be talking with Jenni Catron, one of our friends and a speaker at this year’s Activate Conference!
Takeaways from this episode...
“Leadership shapes human lives, and for that it is sacred work.” -Jenni Catron
The heart for all of us in ministry is to say “I want to understand what it means to lead well.” Leadership begins with influence.
Influence: the power to change or affect someone.
Leadership isn’t just power: it is an opportunity to have influence in people’s lives. Leadership is about the people you are serving.
A leader needs to be open to hear from other leaders, and then discern what that looks like for them.
“Your staff is your most critical resource.” -Jenni Catron
Your staff is going to reach far more people than you are going to individually.
When you invest in your staff, you develop your entire church.
-Be intentional about your staff time. Your team needs to be able to hear from you on a regular basis.
-Spiritually invest in them.
-Have a system of personal development for your staff.
“Be simple, and be consistent.” -Jenni Catron
Engagement is more important than creating crowds.
Every person that is on your team is contributing to your organization's culture. Investing in someone is a lifelong endeavor.
If a leader is not healthy, their team will not be healthy.
“Be attentive to your health as a leader.” -Jenni Catron
Find leaders who have a regular influence in your life to mentor you.
If we are not well as leaders, we have nothing to pour into people.
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