This episode revolves around Ken Blanchard's words from ep. 86, which states that "Great leaders are great because people trust and respect them, not because they have power."
Tod Bolsinger and Markus Watson explore the idea that true greatness is achieved through earning trust and respect, rather than relying on authority or position of power. They also discuss the importance of adaptive leadership, the need for transformation, and the role of trust in leadership.
Overall, the conversation reflects on the idea of servant leadership modeled by Jesus, where true greatness is measured by the impact one has on others.
Tod Bolsinger and Markus Watson discuss this quote from Ken Blanchard in Episode 86: Leading Like Jesus.
"Great leaders are great because people trust and respect them, not because they have power.”
Ep. 86 is a conversation about Ken Blanchard's book, Lead Like Jesus.
[00:02:46] Trust is essential in adaptive leadership to lead people through transformation, but it's not enough. Leaders need to empower and enable their followers to reach their full potential.
[00:05:02] Leadership is about gathering people together and collaborating on what needs to be learned and where to go. The leader's role is to name the transformation process that everyone, especially the leader, will go through.
1. Can anyone be a "great" leader?
Answer: Yes, almost anyone can be a great leader in the sense of earning trust and respect from those being led.
2. What is the importance of trust in leadership?
Answer: Trust is built on technical competence and relational congruence, and is key to effective leadership and taking people through the transformation process.
3. What is necessary for transformation besides trust?
Answer: People must be empowered, cared for, and enabled to become all that God wants them to be.
4. What is true greatness according to this episode?
Answer: True greatness is measured by the impact one has on others, their respect and trust, not by power, acclaim, platforms, clicks, or likes.
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