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The Few - A Podcast for Faith Empowered Workplace Leaders
61 minutes | a month ago
Episode 61: Discussion with J.D. Reed about Cultural Differences and Similarities in Leadership
Join Bill and Ed on this special episode as they welcome J.D. Reed, Global Consultant for Latin America and the Caribbean with American Baptist Church's International Ministry. Leadership must adapt as we work cross-culturally. However, there are many similarities in leadership that complement the differences. You will be blessed and learn about working with others whether you are a pastor or workplace leader.
62 minutes | a month ago
Episode 60: Competition or Collaboration? Do we have to choose?
Is competition always bad? Is collaboration always good? Should the two be viewed differently in the church than they are in the workplace? As faith empowered leaders these are questions we face every day. Whether you are a leader in the church, workplace, or both you won't want to miss this discussion. Bill and Ed look at both the positive and negative of competing and working together in the organizations we serve.
55 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 59: What We Learned or Should Have Learned from 2020
Join Bill and Ed as they discuss several key lessons from 2020. Listen as they mix personal confession with organizational wisdom to make a list of items we can take into the future as faith empowered workplace leaders.
55 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 58: How to Experience Joy in the Workplace
Are you happy at work? Whether you spend your time in the church, the non-profit or the marketplace, statistics say that most of your folks aren't happy. As Faith Empowered Workplace Leaders we should be setting an example of the joy filled life. Ed and Bill tackle how we can do this in today's episode.
64 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 57: How to Simplify Your Life as a Leader
Are you stressed out? Does your life as a leader seem way more complex than it should be? Listen as Ed and Bill discuss the spiritual discipline of simplicity. Looking to scripture as their guide they share practical insights on how to simplify your life as a leader. Resources: Richard Foster's Celebration of Discipline
64 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 56: How to Help Your Team See Pain as a Gift
Join Bill and Ed as they talk about the necessity of allowing team members to suffer. Are you a rescuer? Do you always step in and make sure that your team members don't suffer? You may be robbing them of some of the greatest gifts that God has for them. Pain and suffering, while not good, can be used by God for good. As leaders, we need to suffer with our team, search for the way God is working when we suffer, and sometimes allow others to suffer as well. Join this very serious conversation and engage us the conversation in The Few facebook group.
64 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 55: Interview with Tammy Jordan, Owner and Founder of Fruits of Labor
In today's episode, Tammy Jordan shares her story as a Faith Empowered Workplace Leader. Tammy, owner and founder of Fruits of Labor, a Nationally Certified Culinary Arts & Agricultural Educational Training Center for youth/young adults as an addiction prevention program and adults in recovery from addiction. Fruits of labor is a culinary and agricultural training social enterprise. Tammy shares wisdom from her experience on how to manage through a crisis and allow the mission to be the filter through which all decisions are made in a business that seeks to honor God. You will be blessed by her story!Check out Fruits of Labor at https://fruitsoflaborinc.com/index.html
69 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 54: Book Discussion on Tod Bolsinger's Canoeing the Mountains
We are super excited about this episode. After an introduction from John Pierson, a local faith empowered business owner, Ed and Bill discuss Bolsinger's book and its appropriateness for leaders in the church and workplace. Based on the idea of Adaptive Leadership, Bolsinger's book is timely for those leading in the unchartered territory of today. Bill and Ed apply the concepts from the book to both the church and the workplace. If you are a Christian and find yourself in a position of leadership in the church or workplace, you don't want to miss this episode.
64 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 53: How to Deal with Antagonists in the Workplace and Church
Join Bill and Ed as they discuss a very sensitive subject for Faith Empowered Workplace Leaders. If you have ever had to deal with an employee or church member who is always in the center of conflict, this episode is for you! Bill and Ed talk about the need to make sure we as leaders aren't the real antagonists and then how to deal with others who are. Looking once again at Paul's mentoring advice to Timothy, you will discover how to deal with these energy-draining individuals in a way that honors God and builds your leadership credibility.
62 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 52: How to Lead with Love
Join Bill and Ed as they explore the book for First Timothy for Paul's advice on how to lead. In this episode, Ed and Bill will discuss how to lead with love as the goal. Whether you are a leader in the church or workplace, this discussion can equip you with the tools to lead in a way that is not only effective but can literally change lives and your organization.
60 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 51: How to Overcome Feeling Inadequate
Join the conversation today as Bill and Ed talk about feeling inadequate as a leader. Whether you are a leader of faith in the church or workplace, you have probably experienced this feeling. Bill and Ed talk about what causes feelings of inadequacy as well as how to struggle with and overcome them.Resources discussed:5 Encouragements for Pastors Who Feel Inadequate by Brandon Hilgemann - Outreachmagazine.com.Do the best leaders feel inadequate? AIM Education and TrainingOvercoming Feelings of Inadequacy by Mike Kaeding - Linkedin.com5 Dangerous (And Faulty) Reasons That You’re Beginning To Feel Inadequate, Even Though You Aren’t by Carey Nieuwhof
60 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 50: Leadership, Faith, Community, Podcasting and Growth
Join the conversation! Bill and Ed discuss the reasons why they produce The Few as they celebrate episode 50. Join the discussion as they get vulnerable about the blessings and challenges of podcasting and building the Few community.
59 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 49: Choose the Right Tool! Technology to Help You Be More Productive in Your Calling
Join the discussion today as Ed and Bill talk about several tools they use to aid in effectiveness and efficiency.
71 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 48: What Jonah Teaches Us About "Those People"
Are you frustrated with the polarization of tribes within our culture, communities and organizations? Join Ed and Bill as they look at what the book of Jonah has to say about dealing with our disagreements. Bill and Ed take a look at how we may be able to set an example as Faith Empowered Leaders on how to solve problems and confront issues we face today.
76 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 47: Should I Stay or Should I Go? How to know when God's Calling You to Leave
Many of us have struggled with being called to the next chapter in our journey of faith. Some of us are in that place right now trying to discern whether we should vacate a position or stay where we are. Join Ed and Bill as they share about the struggle of discerning if it's time to go or time to stay. Resources used:"7 Signs It's Time to Leave" by Carey NieuwhofThe Mitford Series by Jan KaronThe 5 Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
65 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 46: Things Leaders Should Never Say
Join Bill and Ed as they discuss several phrases that leaders should never say. Bill and Ed get personal with things that leaders say that are irksome. While many of these phrases have a corresponding positive correlation, leaders should think about what they are communicating with the words they choose. May you have heard some of these:"It is what it is""It's just business""It's not my fault""If it ain't broke, don't fix it"Maybe you can add to the conversation.
62 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 45: How to Conquer Leadership Loneliness
Have you experienced loneliness as a leader? Join Ed and Bill as they discuss their own journeys of dealing with the loneliness that often accompanies leadership. They unpack several resources and share ideas on how to overcome one of the biggest challenges facing leaders today. Resources discussed in this episode:Leadership is Lonely (And it Should Be) by Lori Ferguson Wilbert in The Gospel CoalitionLeadership Pain by Samuel ChandHow to Handle Loneliness for Leaders from Coaching for Leaders
65 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 44: Interview with Alvin Phillips, Executive Director of MOV Habitat for Humanity
You don't want to miss this episode. Listen to Bill and Ed interview Alvin Phillips. Alvin, a faith empowered workplace leader discusses his approach to leadership as an Executive with Habitat for Humanity. Join the conversation and listen to Alvin share wisdom concerning personal development as a leader. You will also be blessed as you learn more about the work of Habitat for Humanity.
60 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 43: How to Network Without Feeling Dirty
You've heard it and you've read it. "Networking is essential for you as a pastor or a business leader." But maybe, you are the person who feels bad when you network. Something just doesn't seem right when you leverage relationships for your own benefit. Or maybe, networking just comes naturally to you. Join Bill and Ed as they discuss this powerful tool in building your business and fulfilling your calling as a faith empowered workplace leader. They discuss the importance of having the correct motive for networking and the incredible benefit it can be to leaders. Everyone in your network offers you the potential of serving and learning. Resources:"Learning from Paul to Leverage Networking for Mission" by John Lee in Christianity Today"10 Reasons Why Networking is Essential for Your Career" by Bianca Miller Cole in Forbeswomen"5 Ways Christian Marketing Must Be Different" by Stephen KrygerJoin the conversation today and share with others you think may benefit!
51 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode 42: Living with Contentment as a Leader
In this episode, Bill and Ed conclude their discussion on the 23rd Psalm. Have you ever experienced a sense of restlessness and anxiety? Do you long for peace and contentment in your life? Leadership brings with it a heavy load that often results in a lack of peace and security. As Faith Empowered Leaders we are called to experience a different kind of life. In the 23rd Psalm, we find wisdom for our journey as we realize that Christian leaders are first and foremost followers of the Great Shepherd. Because of this, we can walk "through the valley of the shadow of death" and "fear no evil." This picture of contentment alongside the image later in the Psalm of sitting down to a banquet with a gracious host calls us to live in faith. We can count on God to provide, protect, guide, and deliver us. Join the conversation.
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