Navigating the complexities of leadership can be daunting and overwhelming. With Jenni Catron and her guests as your trusted and experienced guides, your leadership journey can become less overwhelming and more fulfilling. Jenni and the 4Sight team want to help you become a healthy leader who leads a thriving organization. Listen to discover the tools and wisdom you need to gain the 4Sight for success!
Episode 117 | How Much is This Gonna Cost? An Interview with Thrivent's Chris Lewis
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When 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.
Episode 116 | What to do When Your Team Culture Needs to Change: An Interview with Carson Pedraza
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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 team
About Carson Pedraza:
Carson is the Executive Director of Culture and Connections at The Local Church in Davie, FL.
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.
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Read the article: 5 Ways to Combat the “Great Resignation” and Build a Thriving Team
Episode 114 | Is Your Culture Helping or Hindering Your Mission? An Interview with William Vanderbloemen and Jim Sheppard
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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 Vanderbloemen
As 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 Sheppard
Jim Sheppard is CEO & Principal of Generis, a consulting firm passionate about helping churches inspire and cultivate generosity through giving development, coaching, and strategy.
Align Your Team Today: An Interview with Jerry Hurley
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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 people
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.
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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 syndrome
About 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.
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