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March 22, 2017 @ 10:31 am

The Perspective Principle (Ep. 37)

When we've been in one place for a long period of time or we find ourselves mired in a leadership rut, one of the greatest things we can do is change our perspective. In this episode, Jonathan and Dustin talk about why a perspective change is valuable and how to get it.

Quotes from the episode:

A prideful perspective is not the proper perspective. - Dustin Bates (tweet)

What you never see, you can never change. - @JonathanPearson (tweet)

A perspective change is up to the leader, not the people. - @JonathanPearson (tweet)

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February 13, 2017 @ 2:45 pm

3 Things Great Leaders Do (Episode 36)

Yes, it's the broadest podcast title you've ever seen. No, we didn't really boil all of leadership into 3 things. What you will get on this podcast are 3 areas that we often overlook when leading our organizations or even families. We'll discuss things that many of us may have never thought of when leading others. The 3 things discussed are...

Leading Relationally - Find personal common ground

Leading Environmentally - Set the thermostat

Leading Directly - Mold consensus, don't bow to it


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January 19, 2017 @ 3:29 pm

How to Let Your Challenges Change You (Episode 35)

When leadership challenges come, we have two choices, let them change us and push through or let them choke us and stunt our forward progress. In this episode, Jonathan and Dustin talk about five things that can ensure we push through and let challenges change us and the things we lead.

These 5 things are...

1. Be grateful

2. Keep the goal in mind

3. Keep people first

4. Practice patience

5. Remember the past victory

Next Up: 8 Shifts Great Young Leaders Make

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November 8, 2016 @ 10:08 am

3 Things That Stop Us Short of Our Goals (Episode 34)

things_that_stop_us_short_of_our_goals.pWhat kills a leader's vision and goals? It's not just failure in leading others or bad ideas, it's the little things that pop up along the way to accomplishing those goals. In this episode, Jonathan and Dustin sit down to discuss 3 things that may seems small, but that kill even the greatest leaders' goals and visions.

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September 15, 2016 @ 10:22 am

The Power of Positivity in Leadership (Episode 33)

As leaders, we have to be realists. We have to be willing to admit how things are, but we have to be positive too. How do we balance that? How do we keep our teams positive when change still needs to take place?

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July 12, 2016 @ 1:28 pm

Questions Leaders Should Be Asking (Episode 32)

Our greatest ideas and actions often come from asking good questions. In this podcast, Dustin Bates and Jonathan Pearson talk about 7 questions leaders should be asking themselves and those that they lead. 

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How can I help you?
How are you doing?
Does that line up with our why?
What's the next best thing I can do?
How am I serving?
How am I growing?
How's my health?

"Leaders, one of your most important Q's: Does that line up with our why? - @JonathanPearson (click to tweet)

"When overwhelmed or stuck, ask, 'What's the next best thing I can do?" - @JonathanPearson (click to tweet)

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May 11, 2016 @ 4:05 am

Ways to Lead a Young Family While Leading Others Too (Episode 31)


Life and leading can be overwhelming. The key to keeping our family lives healthy is being intentional in how we plan and how we lead them. In this episode, Jonathan Pearson and Dustin Bates discuss ways they're learning to lead a young family while leading others as well. Both can be done!

Important Links:

Jonathan's Blog Post
Next Up: 8 Shifts Great Young Leaders Make
"Routine is important, breaking it makes memories" (click to tweet)
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April 13, 2016 @ 4:23 am

H3 Leadership with Brad Lomenick (Episode 30)

Brad Lomenick (Catalyst’s founder) is on the podcast this month talking about how to lead well, how to lead creatively, and how to move forward in leadership by utilizing what he calls the 3 most important attributes a leader can have. 
Relevant Links: 
Brad on Twitter
H3 Leadership on Amazon 
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March 9, 2016 @ 3:06 am

How To Rise To The Top Of Any Organization (Episode 29)

If you do 95% of what you say you’ll do, you’ll rise to the top of any organization. That’s what separates a leader from a follower or a successful person from an average person. How do you do that though? How do you follow through and rise to the top? In this episode, Jonathan Pearson sits down with his brother, David, to discuss 4 ways we can begin rising in our organizations.

Be Available
Be Organized
Be Diligent
Be Trustworthy

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February 10, 2016 @ 4:00 am

Eliminating Distractions & Chasing Your Dreams (Episode 28)

It can be difficult… to chase the dream you have while working in another job. It can feel as if you’re always helping someone else chase their dreams but never having a chance to chase your own. In this episode, Jonathan Pearson and guest Michael Lukaszewski discuss how we can chase our dreams while living life, making a living, and eliminating distractions.

Relevant Links:
Creativity Inc
Church Fuel
Michael Lukaszewski
The Productive Pastor Handbook 
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