Next Up Podcast


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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January 13, 2016 @ 4:25 am

Patient in the Pasture: 5 Keys to Fulfilling Your Calling (Episode 27)

What do we do when we're waiting for our ultimate place? It's easy for us to lose heart and lose focus. In this podcast, Dustin Bates and Jonathan Pearson talk about how to be patient while you're being prepped for great things.

Faithful in the Field
Patient in the Pasture
Brave in the Bush
Sorry in Sin
Humble in Heart
Podcast sponsored by: The Productive Pastor Handbook
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December 2, 2015 @ 5:19 am

Plastic vs. Leather Leadership (Episode 26)

Leadership isn't one size fits all. It's not about being like someone else or being in the ideal situation. Leadership is a tough, natural, and often scuffed up calling. In this episode, Jonathan Pearson and Dustin Bates talk about how to become a more natural version of your leader self. 

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November 4, 2015 @ 5:02 am

M is for Maturing: This Is What It Means To Mature As A Leader (Episode 25)

Maturing as a leader really has no shortcuts. It’s full of ups and downs, risks, mistakes, and wins. In this episode of the Next Up Podcast, Jonathan Pearson, Dustin Bates and special guest Ron Edmondson talk about what it means to mature as a leader, how to do it, and even some practical ideas on growing as a leader.

*Sorry if you experience audio difficulty. The episode should play for everyone, but may be in mono.


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