062: 5 Leadership Lessons Learned From A King [Podcast] – Todd Stocker.com

The famous story of Daniel in the lion’s den yields many life lessons. But there is another key player in the story through which we can learn good and faithful leadership. ON THIS EPISODE: King Darius.  Leadership one…  His kingdom was too big for him to rule alone so he divided up his land andContinue reading “062: 5 Leadership Lessons Learned From A King [Podcast] – Todd Stocker.com”

058: One Problem For Leaders [Podcast] – Todd Stocker.com

Listening is one of the most important skills we can have and yet most of us, especially leaders, aren’t very good at doing so. How can you be a better listener to take your leadership to the next level? ON THIS EPISODE: When starting a conversation, a good beginning is to ask, “What is theContinue reading “058: One Problem For Leaders [Podcast] – Todd Stocker.com”

055: How Leaders Set The Tone [Podcast} – Todd Stocker.com

As a Leader, you set a tone.  Is it a positive, life-giving one or does it make those who follow deflate?  How do leaders set a positive tone? ON THIS EPISODE: I answer a question from Tina regarding social media boundaries Setting the tone.  First let me tell you what that means, then share aContinue reading “055: How Leaders Set The Tone [Podcast} – Todd Stocker.com”

041: CLOUT – A Success Necessity [Podcast] – Todd Stocker.com

Clout isn’t a word we use much anymore.  But understanding its meaning is critical in your leadership and personal success.  On this episode, I use the letters in ‘CLOUT’ as a checklist to develop influence in people around you. ON THIS EPISODE: Quote for today: “Imperfect action is way better than perfect procrastination!” There areContinue reading “041: CLOUT – A Success Necessity [Podcast] – Todd Stocker.com”

040: Leadership Begins Below Your Waterline [Podcast] – Todd Stocker.com

If I were to ask you to describe someone you know that you thought was a great leader, what would you say? Most likely, you would describe that persons skills, style, personality, drive and a plethora of other characteristics. But leadership is more that what we see a person do. Leadership is who a personContinue reading “040: Leadership Begins Below Your Waterline [Podcast] – Todd Stocker.com”

You Need A Challenge And Here’s Why – Todd Stocker.com

Raise your mental hand if you have ever said ‘yes’ to something that sounded fun, realized that you were in over your head but then completely enjoyed the experience? If you’re an ‘I’ on the DiSC personality assessment, most likely you’ll be the first to show your armpits.  We ‘i’s’ love anything that sounds fun,Continue reading “You Need A Challenge And Here’s Why – Todd Stocker.com”

033: The One Thing All Leaders Should Never Stop Doing [Podcast] – Todd Stocker.com

After attending a conference, I realized one thing that great leaders do that keeps them fresh and energized for leadership.  I talk about it on today’s podcast. ON THIS EPISODE: Last week, I went to the Best Practices for Ministry conference in Phoenix.  2000 church workers and leaders were crammed on the spacious campus ofContinue reading “033: The One Thing All Leaders Should Never Stop Doing [Podcast] – Todd Stocker.com”

How Your Life Is Like The Super Bowl – Todd Stocker.com

Super Bowl Sunday.  It’s a national holiday, of sorts.  Two teams, having battled for months to conquer other foes, now stand at the last epic battle that for many will be marked with pain, adrenaline, defeat and victory.  I’m always impressed at the teams that make it to the big game.  This year, one seems toContinue reading “How Your Life Is Like The Super Bowl – Todd Stocker.com”

5 Feelings Your Pastor Feels Every Week – Todd Stocker.com

I’ve been a pastor for many years.  I’ve been able to serve wonderful congregations and ministries and have had the privilege of being part of a team to plant a fantastic church in a Phoenix suburb. Every year of my shepherding journey, this awkward month rolls around called ‘October’ which has been deemed “Pastor AppreciationContinue reading “5 Feelings Your Pastor Feels Every Week – Todd Stocker.com”

011: One Secret Of Good Leadership – Todd Stocker.com

Leadership is a precious gift to business, home and community. While there are different types of leaders, there is one secret that all good leaders have in common. That’s the topic today on The Take Back Your Life Podcast SHOW NOTES: I’ve been a leadership junkie for years.  Some of my favorite  Rory Vaden’s ‘TakeContinue reading “011: One Secret Of Good Leadership – Todd Stocker.com”

007: One Secret To Breaking Procrastination – Todd Stocker.com

Show Notes: (Audio attached at the end of the post) Procrastination means to put something off that you simply don’t want to do. All of us procrastinate but there is one simple secret to breaking procrastination — Cracking The Egg. Why we procrastinate: Twenty percent of people identify themselves as chronic procrastinators. Procrastinators are made notContinue reading “007: One Secret To Breaking Procrastination – Todd Stocker.com”

Why I’m Sick Of The Church Bashing And You Should Be Too – Todd Stocker.com

I heard another rant recently.  This one on the lack of relevance that the church has in today’s society.  The ‘rager’ relentlessly blabbed on about the large percentage of young people leaving the church and the impending ‘death of Christianity’ in the United States.   I get it.  Church attendance has been declining over theContinue reading “Why I’m Sick Of The Church Bashing And You Should Be Too – Todd Stocker.com”

What Might Be Happening When Your Leader Does Nothing

I was sitting at a stoplight waiting to turn right – 3rd in line.  The light turned green but the lead car didn’t move.  It just sat there. My brow furrow, thinking that the large SUV driver was on the phone or daydreaming or flipping radio stations.  However, I was more patient than the youngContinue reading “What Might Be Happening When Your Leader Does Nothing”

How To Get Things Done Through Your Team

Have you ever been in a team meeting and there is a problem that someone identifies that your team agrees needs to be fixed.  Lot’s of ideas are thrown out and the conversation basically ends with a “yes, let’s work on that” and then nothing happens.  If you’re a leader, especially one that has aContinue reading “How To Get Things Done Through Your Team”