In today’s episode, Jim goes deeper into his life experiences that he began sharing in Episode 62 – The Authentic Leader.  This time Jim is focused on the lessons learned during his 12 1/2 years of planting churches in and around the Denver, Colorado area.  Some of those lessons are distilled down to these five fundamentals for successful leadership:

  1. It’s a three-legged race
  2. Financial stress will sink your ship
  3. Get a coach
  4. You’ve got to be self-aware
  5. Begin with the end in mind

You can learn a lot from your mistakes. We all make them but wouldn’t it be great to learn from someone else’s mistakes?  Listen and take notes as Jim talks through these fundamental lessons learned.  Hear the good, the bad, and the ugly of what shaped them. You’ll also get some next-level principles to apply after you get beyond the five fundamentals. This is a mini master class in under 37 minutes!

If you liked this episode, you may also enjoy these other podcasts and blogs where Jim has shared other things he’s learned from his other leadership experiences:

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