078: Key Learnings From Best Practices Conference [Podcast] – Todd Stocker.com

After going to the Best Practices for Ministry Conference, I realized I need to put my learnings into action. Here are a few key things I learned and that you can put into action as well. BTW, sorry for my voice on this episode :). On This Episode. Sorry for my voice, friends.  I pickedContinue reading “078: Key Learnings From Best Practices Conference [Podcast] – Todd Stocker.com”

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”

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”

039: Why People Pleasing Is Dangerous To Good Leadership [Podcast] – Todd Stocker.com

Most leaders want to serve the best they can.  However, serving others and sacrificing core values, mission and vision is often the result of a people-pleaser mindset.  How do you balance both? ON THIS EPISODE: People pleasing is sometimes dangerous to good leadership. “It’s an emotional trap when you start worrying about what other peopleContinue reading “039: Why People Pleasing Is Dangerous To Good Leadership [Podcast] – Todd Stocker.com”

The Great Measure Of A Man – Todd Stocker.com

I went to a funeral this week of a wonderful man who fell asleep at 90 years old.  This man was a pillar, literally.  Towering over most of us for most of his life, his stature was second only to his towering love for people.  Kent was all about relationships and would lay down hisContinue reading “The Great Measure Of A Man – Todd Stocker.com”

016: The Best Personal Leadership Question To Ask In Difficult Times – Todd Stocker.com

What is your first thought when life gets difficult.  When that project fails or you get sick or you run out of month at the end of the money.  This one personal leadership question could completely change your perspective. PODCAST SHOW NOTES: How do you deal with sudden loss or failure or frustration. it happensContinue reading “016: The Best Personal Leadership Question To Ask In Difficult Times – 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”

Life Lessons from the Dominican Republic

Most of the kids ran shoeless through the streets.  Many wore little more than a tattered T-shirt left by past missionaries who happened to stumble through a week of serving outside of their comfort-zones.  Consuelto, Dominican Republic by name,  this was the very tiny, incredibly poor village in which I spent last week trying toContinue reading “Life Lessons from the Dominican Republic”

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”

2 Lessons Learned From the Popes Resignation

There can be a fine line between a leader and a dictator.  A leader serves others.  A dictator serves themselves.  The former is how I would describe the actions of Pope Benedict XVI who made the historic move to step down from the highest office in the Catholic Church.  His reasons?  He felt his physicalContinue reading “2 Lessons Learned From the Popes Resignation”

What To Do When Your Lights Go Out

Superbowl 47.  Stellar performances.  Great come backs. Manly squabbles on the field.  And yes, even a “lights out” moment that changes the energy of play.  During those 34 minutes, the coaches on both sides instructed their teams to do four things while they waited in half darkness.  What the coaches told them applies you personallyContinue reading “What To Do When Your Lights Go Out”