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The Jenni Catron Leadership Podcast
31 minutes | Jul 27, 2021
Episode 117 | How Much is This Gonna Cost? An Interview with Thrivent's Chris Lewis
Register for Culture ConferenceWhen attempting to grow an organization with scalability and sustainability, understanding costs, financial planning and financial positioning is crucial. And it can feel somewhat overwhelming. The complexity of the banking and lending industry demands a level of expertise that's difficult to achieve while also seeking to be the best leader and manager you can be. That's where experts like Chris Lewis can be extremely helpful. In this practical and enlightening episode, Jenni talks with Chris Lewis, Senior Relationship Manager at Thrivent about the state of the financial landscape, especially as it pertains to churches.About Chris Lewis:Chris Lewis is the Senior Relationship Manager at Thrivent Church Financing. Born in Brazil, where his parents served as missionaries, Chris learned 3 languages: Spanish, Portuguese and English. In 2006, after assisting the church he was attending with a capital campaign, Chris discovered that there was a need for lenders to work with growing ministries. Over the years, Chris has worked with growing ministries by providing sustainable financing solutions for construction, acquisition and refinancing. Chris obtained his undergraduate degree in Business Management from Harding University in 1996.Contact Chris:email@example.com
36 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
Episode 116 | What to do When Your Team Culture Needs to Change: An Interview with Carson Pedraza
Register for CULTURE CONFERENCE! This FREE online conference will equip you with tools, education, and encouragement to lead your team toward a thriving culture! Hear from premiere thought leaders in organizational culture and take away practical inspiration you can apply with your team immediately. Join us on August 12th for Culture Conference!Mergers, leadership transitions, rebrands, a global pandemic: all of these can cause major upheaval in the life of an organization. Now imagine dealing with all of them simultaneously. It's clear that navigating a season with this much change requires intentional and strategic leadership to protect the team culture, but what are the "block and tackle" tactics that allow you to step forward from a season of intense change with a healthier culture and an enthusiastic team? Listen in as Jenni Catron talks with Carson Pedraza about the practical ways she led through culture change with her team.In this episode, you'll learn...How to infuse Mission, Vision, Values, and DNA throughout your organizational rhythmsWhy you should teach your team about "Purpose over Preferences"What to do when you have competing valuesHow to fight for clarityWhy expectations without equipping will cripple your teamHow to create and utilize a Culture Guide for your teamAbout Carson Pedraza:Carson is the Executive Director of Culture and Connections at The Local Church in Davie, FL.
20 minutes | Jul 13, 2021
Episode 115 | The 5 Must-Haves for Extraordinary Team Culture
Great leaders intentionally and strategically steward the people entrusted to them. But sometimes it's difficult to know just how to do that. In light of statistics that say a "great resignation" is eminent, meaning many in the work force are contemplating leaving their jobs, what can you do as a leader to ensure you're providing the 5 things your employees need in order to thrive? Join Jenni Catron for this episode as she illuminates the 5 must-haves for a culture that people clamor to be a part of and don't want to leave.Register for Culture Conference! Read the article: 5 Ways to Combat the “Great Resignation” and Build a Thriving Team
37 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
Episode 114 | Is Your Culture Helping or Hindering Your Mission? An Interview with William Vanderbloemen and Jim Sheppard
Register TODAY for Culture Conference!Because it literally affects everything and every person your organization touches, your culture is either helping or hindering your mission every day. It is either a tail wind helping you move forward or a head wind causing obstacles at every turn. Listen in to this conversation between Jenni Catron, William Vanderbloemen, and Jim Sheppard and hosted by Trey McKnight as they discuss why culture matters and how to make sure yours is the best it can be.In this episode, you'll learn...why culture mattersthe moment the culture conversation "clicked" for William and Jimwhy the leader always thinks culture is better than it actually ishow culture can improve by subtractionwhere to start with practical ways to invest in your team with TheCultureTool.comAbout William VanderbloemenAs the Founder and CEO of Vanderbloemen Search Group, William has been able to combine over 15 years of ministry experience as a Senior Pastor with the best practices of Executive Search to provide churches with a unique offering: a deep understanding of local church work with the very best knowledge and practices of professional executive search.About Jim SheppardJim Sheppard is CEO & Principal of Generis, a consulting firm passionate about helping churches inspire and cultivate generosity through giving development, coaching, and strategy.
48 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
Align Your Team Today: An Interview with Jerry Hurley
Register TODAY for Culture Conference! This FREE, online conference features premiere thought leaders like Patrick Lencioni, Dee Ann Turner and today's podcast guest Jerry Hurley, and it will help you create a thriving team culture in your organization.We all know it's true...a team that's aligned around shared vision and values makes progress and achieves their goals. But how do we construct a culture that is clear enough to align around? This conversation between Jenni Catron and Life Church's Jerry Hurley will shed light on how to clarify vision and how to connect values with behaviors so your team can align around them. It will help you build the kind culture you're hoping to build with those you lead.You'll find out:How long it takes to embed something new in your teamThe cost of what you valueHow to link values to behaviorsWhy clarity mattersHow to attract the right peopleAbout Jerry:Jerry Hurley is the Pastor and Team Development Leader of Life.Church, an inter-state, multi-site church, with 700+ team members based in Edmond, Oklahoma. Over the past 20 years, Jerry has been responsible for the team and cultural development at Life.Church and has helped shaped the overall direction and leadership of the church. He oversees multiple operational areas including Human Resources, Training and Development, Logistics, and Financial Operations. Jerry was a District Team Leader for Target and had 17 years of operational leadership in the retail industry before stepping into full-time ministry at Life.Church. Jerry is a values-driven advocate for building and nurturing organizational culture deep within his staff team and coaching external organizational executives to do the same. Check out the Open Network from Life.Church for free resources to equip your church.
39 minutes | Jun 22, 2021
Episode 112 | Catapult Your Communication to the Next Level: An Interview with Neil Gordon
At any level of leadership, communicating effectively is a crucial skill for success. Alarmingly, though, few of us spend time and energy developing our communication capacity. Neil Gordon, Jenni's guest on this episode, is a communication expert who helps leaders hone their communication to capture the attention of their audience and improve their effectiveness.In this episode, you'll learn...the 5 types of public speakershow to capture the attention of your audiencewhy you need to capitalize on the tension at the starthow to get into the mind of who's receiving your messagethe 2 aspects of great communicationhow to overcome imposter syndromeWebsite: neilcanhelp.comAbout Neil Gordon:Neil Gordon helps influencers to double their speaking fees, get six-figure book advances, and be seen on shows like Ellen and Dr. Oz. Previously, Neil worked on the editorial staff of Penguin Random House where he worked with New York Times bestselling authors.
18 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
Episode 111 | The 4 Keys to Unlocking an Extraordinary Team
No leader steps into a position of influence to lead a mediocre team. No one aspires to lead an organization best characterized as "fine." True leaders want to invest in and build teams that are continually improving, learning, growing. You want your team to be extraordinary.In this episode of The Jenni Catron Leadership Podcast, Jenni teaches us the 4 dimensions of extraordinary teams. Drawing from the life-changing concepts in her book The 4 Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership, Jenni applies the Great Commandment to "love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength" to team leadership and unlocks the secret to building an extraordinary team.In this episode, you'll learn...3 aspects of a team with heart3 keys to building the soul of your team3 necessities for teams with strategic minds3 strengths your team can't live (or succeed) withoutRegister HERE for the next Women in Leadership Coaching Intensive. This 6-month virtual coaching intensive is designed to help you thrive in your leadership and face uncertain times with wisdom and confidence.Stay tuned for a special announcement coming next week!
20 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
Episode 110 | How to Keep Culture Blind Spots from Becoming Road Blocks
There's no way to get where you want to go if you don't know where you are. It's the crucial role self-awareness plays in our success as leaders. Likewise, you can't take your team where you want to, if there are blind spots standing in your way. In this episode, Jenni Catron shares the 4 common culture blind spots she sees repeatedly in her work with leaders and organizations and gives practical insight into how you can keep these blind spots from being road blocks to your organization's success.In this episode, you'll learn...why you need organizational self-awarenesswhy you need to fight for clarityhow knowing your blind spots can change your team culturewhich systems have the most impact on your teamwhat the healthiest team dynamics are built onTake our FREE ASSESSMENT to determine the culture blind spot you can address that will catapult your team culture toward health and success.
60 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
Episode 109 | How to Create a Culture of Healthy Feedback with Holly Tate from LEADR
As leaders, we want to create cultures in which we can seamlessly and smoothly give and receive feedback. We know the health that can be found when good feedback is the norm. But how do we successfully give and receive feedback?Jenni Catron, founder and CEO of the 4 Sight Group welcomes Holly Tate, SVP of Growth at LEADR, to discuss how to create a healthy feedback culture. In this episode, you'll learn...what a healthy culture of feedback looks likehow to create feedback loops, both up and down the org charthow to GIVE helpful feedbackhow to do when someone doesn't receive your feedback well
33 minutes | May 24, 2021
Episode 108 | Leadership Lessons for Today with Trey McKnight
Cultivating healthy leaders to lead thriving teams. That's the driving purpose of Jenni Catron's work. And it's what all leaders want. To be the healthiest version of ourselves so we can lead our teams to thrive. In this episode, 4Sight Coach Trey McKnight turns the mic on Jenni to discuss the trends she's seeing and the crucial leadership practices she is guiding clients through right now. In this episode, you'll learn...How perspectives have shifted over the last yearHow to stay connected to your whyWhat healthy leadership looks likeWhat to do when you're the "common denominator"Key practices to incorporate into your daily rhythmsHow to rethink busy-ness with your teamClout: Discover and Unleash Your God-Given Influence
17 minutes | May 18, 2021
Ep 107: The One Trait That Will Derail Your Influence (and What You Can Replace it With)
Under the immense pressure leaders face to have it all figured out, we can unknowingly find ourselves operating from a place of pride. But pride doesn’t yield the results we want. We need to resist this tendency, but how? In this episode of The Jenni Catron Leadership Podcast, Jenni shares some of the indicators of pride and teaches us how to exchange them for healthier, more effective leadership practices.In this episode, you’ll learn…Why you don’t have to have it all figured outA better definition of prideIndicators that you’re operating out of prideHow to exchange pride for honesty, community and humble confidenceThis episode is based on Jenni’s book Clout: Discover and Unleash Your God-Given Influence
29 minutes | May 11, 2021
Episode 106 | How to Move From Culture to Engagement + Meet 4Sight Coach Nate Taylor
What is the difference between team culture and employee engagement? What are the nuances that differentiate between purposely creating positive team dynamics and how those dynamics affect your employees' satisfaction and engagement with their work? In this episodeJenni Catron, Founder and CEO of the 4Sight, teaches us how to move through the culture to engagement funnel for the benefit of those we leadIn this episode, you'll learn...The difference between culture and engagementhow to distinguish between the inputs and outputs of culture and engagementwhich are the lead measures we actually have control of that help effect the outcomeshow to move through the culture to engagement funnelMeet 4Sight Coach Nate TaylorNate is passionate about the Gospel, his family and helping others to flourish in leadership using their unique wiring. He emphasizes a collaborative approach to leadership and loves to work with teams on implementing staff culture. Nate received his BS in Psychology, and his Masters degree in Business Administration. He has spent the last 15 years working in numerous capacities including: collegiate leadership development, restaurant operations management, information technology, church leadership, and real estate investment. Nate is a co-founding pastor of Gospel Community Church (GCC), a multi-site church located in Lynchburg, VA and has served with GCC for 13 years. He currently serves as Executive Pastor. He has helped to lead GCC through two church mergers, and believes strongly in church revitalization. He is an active learner and serial question asker. He is personally interested in historical biographies, the great outdoors, family, traveling the world, and the Cleveland “Baseball Team”.He and his wife Rebekah have been married for 12 years and have two amazing and rambunctious children. They have called Lynchburg, VA home for 19 years.
56 minutes | May 4, 2021
Episode 105 | How To Be An Effective Leader: An Interview with Daniel Harkavy + Meet 4Sight Coach Trey McKnight
All leaders strive to be good leaders. But, when we dig a little deeper into what we really mean by that, it's very possible that we truly mean we want to be effective as leaders. This week's episode features the perfect guide for each of us in the pursuit of becoming more effective leaders. Daniel Harkavy has been coaching business leaders to peak levels of performance, efficacy, and fulfillment for more than twenty-five years, and his conversation with Jenni is rich with applicable wisdom for leaders at any level. In this episode you'll learn...why effective is the right goalhow to make a plan for your lifethe role of feelings in our leadershipthe power of intentional curiosityhow to steward your influencethe 7 perspectives of effective leadersAbout Daniel HarkavyOver the past 25 years, Daniel Harkavy has coached thousands of business leaders to peak levels of performance, efficacy and fulfillment. In 1996, he harnessed his passion for coaching teams and leaders and founded Building Champions Inc., where he serves as CEO and Executive Coach. Today the company has nearly fifty employees, with a team of twenty executive and leadership coaches who provide guidance to thousands of clients and organizations. 7 Perspectives of Effective LeadersLiving Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You WantBecoming a Coaching Leadersetpath.comBuildingChampions.comMeet 4Sight Coach Trey McKnightTrey is a visionary leader, live event host, fitness enthusiast and communicator with an intense passion for life, people, and inspiring life change in people.He is the Chief of Operations and Camp Director at BigStuf Ministries, and has worked with The Global Leadership Network, The John Maxwell Company, Chick-fil-A, Orange, North Point Ministries, Regal Boats, and many others.In 2020, he founded the Inspire to Move Podcast, aiming to build a community and inspire others to move intentionally toward positive life change.He believes genuine and intentional connection “offstage” is just as powerful and necessary as strong communication “onstage”, and values both tremendously. His engaging and energetic style of communication draws from a wide range of experiences as a worship leader, pastor, firefighter, corporate sales rep, personal trainer, husband, and father. He is passionate about helping others find their significance in their unique design.Trey lives in north Atlanta with his beautiful wife Jamie and their two boys.Areas of Expertise:Team Culture DevelopmentCulture and Leadership Through FitnessMotivation – Strength and CourageDigital Audience Engagement
38 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
How to Lead Yourself Through Decision Fatigue and Languishing + Meet 4Sight Coach Carey O'Connor
Have you noticed a lack of focus permeating your day-to-day? What about less productivity from your team than was typical of them pre-pandemic? There are a variety of contributing factors for these realities, and in this episode, Jenni Catron explores some of them and offers wise advice about how to lead yourself through them.In this episode, you'll learn...What decision fatigue is and how it's affecting you and your teamWhy your team isn't as productive as it once wasHow to lead yourself well in the face of decision fatigue and languishingHow to be proactive rather than reactive4 steps to self-leadership in today's chaosCloutThere's a Name for the Blah You're Feeling: It's Called Languishing by Adam Grant7 Steps to Determining Your Passion Connect with 4Sight Coach Carey O'ConnorMost of Carey’s early leadership experiments were developed growing up as the middle of 10 children. She began her career 20 years ago, launching and directing leadership and discipleship programs for Native American youth and young adults on the Navajo Nation.After serving in multiple staff roles, Carey currently serves as co-lead pastor of Christian Life Fellowship - focusing on vision, strategy, and leadership development. She navigated a 3-year transition of leadership from a long tenured pastor while overseeing a culture shift. She is passionate about helping other churches lead through the rarity of healthy transitions. Carey works with organizations facilitating leadership workshops and one-on-one coaching with enneagram work, strategic planning and leadership talks. She currently serves on advisory teams for discipleship strategies in cross cultural ministries and is passionate about seeing the Kingdom of God advance through disciple making movements throughout the world. Carey and her husband, Jeff, live and work together in Port Edwards, Wisconsin, raising their 5 kids while restoring their 115 year-old Victorian farmhouse fixer upper. The month she turned 40, she ordered a plant from QVC and went antiquing. This is very concerning to her.
43 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
Episode 103 | How to Live Your Faith at Work: An Interview with John Houston + Meet 4Sight Coach Josh Symonette
The hardships and challenges we face as leaders can either bog us down and cause us to become hopeless or they can propel us toward hope, perseverance, and redemption. In this episode, John Houston, Founder and CEO of John Houston Custom Homes, shares the story of redemption in his life and the way that his faith informs his business practices and the way he builds the culture of his teams.In this episode, you'll learn...why it's okay to lead differently than your competitorswhat it looks like to be prepared to give an answer for the hope you havewhy it matters to truly know your teamhow to build in time to connect in a one-on-one meetingFind John's new book: Finding My Way Home: A Journey to Discover Hope and a Life of PurposeAbout John Houston:John Houston is the Founder and CEO of John Houston Custom Homes, a homebuilding company building homes in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and Waco, Texas. He also started five additional companies that make up the JH Family of Companies, including a mortgage company, a land-development company, a title company, an insurance company, and an environmental erosion company. During his journey of building these businesses, John has stayed true to his core belief of putting God first, family second, and work third. He has been married to the love of his life, Tracy, for 27 years, and they are the parents of two young adult kids, Austin and Ashtyn. Learn more at MeetJohnHouston.com. Connect with John Houston:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/John.H.Houston71/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_johnhhouston/ Websites: https://meetjohnhouston.com/ Meet 4Sight Coach Joshua SymonetteJoshua is a former professional athlete in the National FootballLeague (with the Washington Redskins and Miami Dolphins) who ispassionate about developing people. As a teaching pastor at NationalCommunity Church, Joshua leverages that passion for developingothers through both preaching and coaching. Identifying andactivating potential is what he enjoys most.As a facilitator, speaker, and coach, he has partnered with non-profit,government, and private organizations like the FDA, Chick-fil-a,National Football League, Geo Funders, and the District of ColumbiaPublic Schools. He recently launched a new non-profit called theBluPrint Collective in Baltimore City in an effort to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline.He has a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies, with aconcentration in English-Journalism from Tennessee TechnologicalUniversity and a Masters of Arts in Practical Theology from RegentUniversity. He also is a licensed Myers-Briggs Type Indicatorpractitioner. He and his wife Ericka have been married for 17 yearsand they live in Baltimore, Maryland with their four children.
33 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
Episode 102: How to Win at Work and Succeed at Life--An Interview with Megan Hyatt Miller
It's too much to ask to have both a successful career and a thriving home life...isn't it? Work life balance is a myth...right? The answers to these questions, at least as shared by our guest Megan Hyatt Miller, may surprise you. See, there ARE ways to integrate your work life and your "life" life in ways that benefit you as a whole person. Listen in to Jenni Catron's conversation with Megan Hyatt Miller, the COO of Michael Hyatt and Co.,to hear more about how you can "win at work and succeed at life."In this episode, you'll learn:what the "Double Win" iswhy constraints help with decision makingwhat "The Hustle Fallacy" and "The Ambition Brake" have to do with successwhy results make a good badge of honorwhy company culture mattersConnect with Megan and get your copy of the book:Win at Work and Succeed at Life: 5 Principles to Free Yourself from the Cult of Overwork
23 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
Episode 101: 5 Steps to Better Meetings
How much time do you spend in meetings during a typical week? And how often do you leave those meetings thinking, "That was focused, purposeful and productive!"? Probably not as often as you'd prefer, right? There IS a better way to conduct meetings that will make them more actionable, more productive, and more efficient. Listen in as Jenni Catron shares best practices that will help you stop wasting your and your team's time in boring or pointless meetings.Email firstname.lastname@example.org for our free downloadable Meetings Worksheet.
25 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
Episode 100: How to Get Wisdom
Perhaps the most crucial trait we need as leaders is wisdom. The fruit that wisdom yields in us is beneficial both for ourselves and those we lead. In the 100th Episode of The Jenni Catron Leadership Podcast, Jenni shares why going after wisdom is the single best thing you can do on your leadership journey.The 4 Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership
17 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
The Most Important Work You'll Do This Year
As many changes and uncertainties as our teams have faced over the last year, there are some things that are certain. One of them is that the culture you create for your team is of the utmost value. In this episode, Jenni Catron, Culture Expert and the Founder and CEO of the 4Sight Group, shares why building your team culture is the most important work you'll do this year...and HOW you can take steps toward developing an extraordinary culture.Be sure to take the FREE Culture Blind Spot Assessment to identify what is holding your culture back.Check out the Livestream Culture Workshop for all the tools and framework to build an extraordinary team culture.
21 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
The One Thing You Can't Afford to Neglect Right Now
You've noticed the changes the last year has forced on your team, haven't you? You are likely leading a leaner team that's attempting to accomplish more than ever in different ways than before. With that as reality, the one thing you can't afford to neglect is this: your team culture. Listen to this episode for insights from Jenni Catron, Founder and CEO of the 4Sight Group, about the reasons you shouldn't be neglecting the development of your team and how you can start to focus on improving it TODAY!In this episode, you'll learn:3 reasons you need to be paying attention to culturethe 3 building blocks for organizational successthe definition of a remarkable culture3 things you can do today to move your culture in the right direction2 tools The 4Sight Group has that can help you on your journeyTake our Free Assessment to Discover Your Culture Blind Spot!Visit www.get4sight.com for more information about how you can Livestream our upcoming Culture Workshop from the comfort of your home or office.
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