Proven Perspectives is a podcast with John Hawkins, Founder of Leadership Edge Inc. Each episode explores a topic related to life, leadership and mentoring. Through nearly 50 years of faith in Christ, John has learned proven life and leadership perspectives that will equip listeners for a lifestyle of leadership in their marriages, families, careers, communities, and churches.
Looking Back and Looking Ahead
As 2021 comes to an end, Laura and John talk about favorite memories, biggest surprises and greatest concerns from 2021.Listeners will be interested to see if their own 2021 memories, surprises and concerns are similar to those of Laura and John.They then look ahead to what they are looking forward to and what they hope God changes in 2022.
Anxiety and Looking Up
Laura and John switch roles in this episode with John as the host and Laura telling the story of a dark period of deep anxiety that she went through some years ago. Listeners will learn how God brought her through this experience and what she learned from it. Laura’s story is a timely and practical one for those battling through anxiety.
When God Gives a Vision
Leadership Edge President Todd Melby joins Laura and John to discuss key lessons from Joseph in the Old Testament. John believes that Joseph’s story is one of the best stories ever told. Listen in to learn how Joseph’s story of Vision, Journey, Fulfillment and Impact are a small story in a much grander story.
Mentor Now - Friend Forever
Mentoring relationships often turn into valuable lifelong collaborative friendships. In this episode, Laura and John share stories, scriptures and perspectives on mentors becoming lifelong friends.
Getting Back Up
What do we do with those besetting sins that we must battle ongoingly? Laura and John discuss this topic incorporating insights from scripture, John Newton and Dane Ortlund. Listen and walk away with clearer thinking and God-centered hope in your battles with indwelling sin.
Peer Development Groups
One of the great tools that we’ve developed, by God’s grace, at Leadership Edge is our Peer Development Groups. Ben Thomason (Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business) and Taylor Mattingly (Deloitte) join Laura and John to discuss their experience with Leadership Edge Peer Development Groups.
Click here to view the framework and agenda presented in this podcast.
Peeking into a mentoring relationship
Thank you John & Gordon. What joy to hear your voices- I also met 30 yrs ago at TCU. I loved the importance you stressed about turning men back to their fathers and i would say we could say the same for women- turning rhem toward their mothers & fathers. My one question would be what if someone has lost their father/mother or their is great dysfunction in the parent-child relationship. I can see talking about forgiveness and reconciliation but wondered your thoughts. Holly Lieder Parker