Episode #92: Leadership Matters

By April 5, 2016Blog, Leadership, Podcast

This episode is a talk I gave at our L3 Leadership Beaver County Kickoff. In this talk, I talk about why leadership matters, why we started L3 Leadership, and what we’re all about! I hope it adds value to your life!

Episode #92: Leadership Matters Episode #92- Leadership Matters

L3 Leadership: Learn, Launch, Lead

Vision: To build and develop a community of leaders that grow to their maximum potential, develop the courage to pursue their dreams, and become leaders in their family, community, city, nation, and their world. 

If we want a better world, composed of better countries, inhabited by better states, composed of better cities, inhabited by better neighborhoods, illuminated by better churches, made up of better families, we need to become better people; godly people. -Tony Evans 
Who We are Trying to Reach: Anyone with leadership potential, both those who are currently growing to their maximum potential and those who have not yet realized their leadership potential.

Our Core Values – What’s Important to Us!

1.) Leadership Matters 

Styles of Leaders:Courageous Leadership 
  1. The visionary leadership style
  2. The directional leadership style
  3. The strategic leadership style
  4. The managing leadership style
  5. The motivational leadership style
  6. The shepherding leadership style
  7. The team-building leadership style
  8. The entrepreneurial leadership style
  9. The reengineering leadership style
  10. The bridge-building leadership style
2.)We are Obsessed with Personal Growth! 
3.) Relationships are Everything 
  • You’re one relationship away from changing your destiny! -Craig Groeschel 
  • “You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read.” -Charles Jones 
4.) Character Development is the Most Important Development
  • There is no such thing as a minor lapse in integrity. – Tom Peters
  • Just as leadership is more caught than taught, character is more caught than taught.” -Gerald Brooks
5.) We Lead so we Can Serve
  • 25 But Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers in this world lord it over their people, and officials flaunt their authority over those under them. 26 But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, 27 and whoever wants to be first among you must become your slave. 28 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.” -Matthew 20:25-28  
  • Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. 9 Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice. -Proverbs 31:8-9 
  • Every day wake up: How can I add value to people today? 
  • “I want to make a difference with people who want to make a difference, doing something that makes a difference.” -John Maxwell 
  • You can get everything you want in life, IF you just help enough other people get what they want. -Zig Ziglar 
6.) We Lead to Make the World Famous for God
What we Do: 
  • Monthly Leadership Breakfast –  1st Saturday of every month
  • Learning to Lead Podcast – 3 episodes a month  
  • Mastermind Groups – Very intentional groups – go through curriculum, share goals, support each other 
  • Social Events – Ski Trips, Retreats, Escape Room, Pirates Tailgate with Book Signing 
  • Speaking – We can do leadership trainings and talks for your organization
I had no idea that a single podcast episode a friend sent me from Learning to Lead would have such a profound impact on my life. I expected the same old canned leadership training I had grown accustomed to. I found that Learning to Lead is a unique combination of inspiration, encouragement and education. It’s focuses on servant leadership in every aspect of your life from family, friends, volunteering, working and mentoring. I have learned countless ideas, philosophies and techniques that I have incorporated into my everyday life to make a me a more productive and better person. I have been inspired and encouraged to achieve goals I never thought possible. Learning to lead has helped me be a better advisor, a better mentor, a better husband, a better leader, and a better disciple of Christ. ~Gregory A. Furer 
‘For years I’ve looked for leaders to learn from. I’d always read about the transformational benefits of a mastermind group but never knew how to start or find one. When I discovered Learning to Lead I knew my prayers had been answered. This group has become a source of inspiration, encouragement, accountability, and guidance. In the past year I have made tremendous progress on my goals and have developed a greater perspective on leadership. I can see the impact Learning to Lead has made on my career, relationships, attitude, and aspirations. I feel more confident, focused, and supported than ever before. I know that Learning to Lead has helped me develop faster than I ever could have on my own.’~Paul Matthews 


Leadership Breakfasts – If you’re in the Pittsburgh Area – Join us – April 16th with Kim Fleming, CEO of Hefren Tillotson. Learn more about L3Leadership.org/event 

Sponsors: Champion Life Church CHAMPION LIFE CHURCH IS… a LIFE-GIVING, non-denominational church (affiliated with the Association of Related Churches) – CASUAL, FUN, and PASSIONATE, both in mission and in worship – FAMILY-CENTERED and Relationally Authentic with first-class youth and children’s environments – Sharing the message of the LOVE and GOODNESS OF GOD and His Word to live the VICTORIOUS, Spirit-led, Faith-filled life with a focus on serving our community.


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