Joshua Gagnon

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Ep 151: What Every Leader Should Ask Themselves

Welcome to the 151st 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:

Questions to ask yourself as a leader:

What did I do today to show someone that I care?

Did I take time to focus on getting better?

What would it be like to work for me?

Unresolved blind spots always result in a collision.

Do I believe in everybody that works for me?

What did I do today to expect change?

What have you done to correct your problem?

How is my heart?

Ep 150: What Does Every Leader Want to Say to Their Team Member?

Welcome to the 150th 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!

What does every leader want to say to their team?

1. Your urgency determines my confidence.

2. Urgency is seeing a problem and doing something about it.

3. Don’t make me follow up with you, follow up with me.

4. Have a proactive sense of communication.

5. Ask questions.

6. Just because I’m in charge, doesn’t mean I have all the answers.

7. The more correction you can take, the further you can go.  

Ep 149: What Does Every Team Member Want to Say to Their Leader?

Welcome to the 148th 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!

What does every team member want to say to their leader?


1. Please don’t tell me what to do; teach me how to think.

Development is an ongoing process. Intentionality is the most important thing. Lead through asking questions. Development isn’t that efficient; it’s messy. Explain your decision-making to show them how you arrived at that conclusion. Ask them, “What would you do?”

2. Don’t assume that your priorities are my priorities.

Don’t assume that just because a priority makes sense to you that it makes sense to your team member as well. Communicate what needs to be prioritized to your team members. If you’re ever unsure, just ask.


3. Be present when I’m with you.

As a leader, sometimes we can hold ourselves above the standard that we have for our team members. Be present with your team members to communicate that you value their time rather than multitasking or getting distracted. Be available to your teams.

4. One “Good job” can carry me a long way.

Positive reinforcement means the world to your team members.  Words of affirmation and hand-written notes go a long way.

5. I want to be cared for as a person more than an employee.

Invest into your team members personally. People who feel cared for will stick around longer and be happy to show up for work. View them as people, not machines.

Be on the lookout for next week’s episode, where we will be exploring what every leader wants to say to their team member!