Ep 002: Dr. Henry Cloud
We encounter different kinds of people as we steward our leadership visions. Using language from ancient wisdom literature, Dr. Henry Cloud categorizes them as wise, foolish and evil. In this episode of the GLS Podcast, Henry describes the characteristics of each type and gives us practical strategies for how to lead each one more effectively.
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Dr. Cloud is an acclaimed leadership expert and psychologist who draws on his extensive experience in business, leadership consulting, clinical psychology and church ministry, imparting practical and effective wisdom for growing in Christ. Dr. Cloud is a New York Times best-selling author with more than 45 of his books selling over 20 million copies; his book Boundaries sold over 8 million copies, changing countless lives. For over three decades, Dr. Cloud has counseled hundreds of individuals and served thousands of churches and ministries around the globe.
Parkcrest Christian Church
Jared C. Wilkins is the Lead Pastor at Parkcrest Christian Church in Long Beach, CA. He creates environments that are irresistible to life change through vision, teaching and intentional development. He has a masters degree from Duke University and has served as a Teaching Pastor and Ministry Director at Willow Creek Community Church as well as churches in North Carolina and Oklahoma prior to coming to Parkcrest.
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We will encounter different kinds of people as we steward our leadership visions. Using language from ancient wisdom literature, Dr. Henry Cloud categorizes these people as wise, foolish, and evil. In this episode of the GLS Podcast, Henry describes the characteristics of each type and gives us practical strategies for how to lead each one more effectively.
- When leaders are stewarding a vision, they will need to manage different types of people.
- Wise people are thankful for feedback and adjust accordingly. Lead them by offering coaching, giving them resources, and challenging them.
- Foolish people respond to feedback with anger, excuses, and denial. Lead them by setting limits and identifying clear consequences if their behavior doesn’t change.
- Evil people want to inflict pain. Lead them by going into protection mode: “Lawyers, guns, and money.”
- Identify a current leadership situation where you are feeling “hopeless” and “talking is not working?”
- List out the people involved in those situations. Using Henry’s framework, identify which ones are displaying: Wise behavior? Foolish behavior? Evil behavior?
- Go back over your list. Using the leadership strategies Henry suggested, identify your next leadership step for each person.
- Make a plan to meet with each person – and begin to move that “hopeless” situation forward.
Scripture Reference: Proverbs 9:7-9; Psalm 141:5; Titus 3:10; 2 Samuel
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