Published July 14, 2020

Ep 076: Leading Through Influence, Michael Todd & Craig Groeschel

TOPICS IN THIS PODCAST

InfluenceLeading Others
What would you do if your modestly sized leadership platform expanded overnight? What if you suddenly found yourself being called an influencer. In this crossover episode from the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast, Craig interviews pastor Michael Todd whose ministry went viral in 2018, gaining hundreds of thousands of followers in a six-month period after someone shared one of his videos on Twitter. In this episode, they discuss how influence and fame are different and how fame alone isn’t leadership. Listen in and learn how to build trust, lead up and leverage technology to grow your ability to truly influence others.

 

Show Notes

SUMMARY:

What would you do if your modestly sized leadership platform expanded overnight? What if you suddenly found yourself being called an influencer. In this crossover episode from the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast, Craig interviews pastor Michael Todd whose ministry went viral in 2018, gaining hundreds of thousands of followers in a six-month period after someone shared one of his videos on Twitter. In this episode, they discuss how influence and fame are different and how fame alone isn’t leadership. Listen in and learn how to build trust, lead up and leverage technology to grow your ability to truly influence others.

 

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Influence and fame are different. Influence is having the ability to impact people’s opinions and actions. Fame is just being widely known.
  • If you have influence, you move people. If you’re famous, you want people to notice your moves.
  • People don’t care that you are a young leader if you prove you are trustworthy.
  • Build trust by being consistent and stable, having good communication and admitting that you are not perfect.
  • Advice to leaders who are leading up:
    • Don’t hold back your ideas. Your vision might not be used now but may be used in the future.
    • Have a proactive spirit. Don’t be discouraged. Be consistent.
    • All of my preparation has come back into my life in my value.
    • Be a person who is always prepared to bring energy, excitement and joy to whatever is going on in the room.
  • After one of his messages went viral, Mike went from 1,800 YouTube subscribers to 140,000 in one month. His season of faithfulness to put those messages on YouTube, led to a season of fruitfulness.
  • Every seed has the ability to produce more inside of us. But it is the intentionality of cultivating that seed that produces the fruit in a different season.
  • Enemies of influence:
    • Inauthenticity—People want to know that whoever they are supporting is authentic.
    • Lack of integrity—Not doing what you say you’re going to do.
    • Being tired—I can’t give my best if I don’t feel my best.
  • Leaders need to learn how to use technology if they want to remain influential in the future.
  • Figure out how to translate the uniqueness of your organization in a technology space.

 

 

 

REFLECTION QUESTIONS:

1. Michael Todd gave a lot of practical advice about how to leverage your influence as a leader. Which of his points is the most relevant to your leadership right now?

[  ]  The difference between influence and fame

[  ]  Building trust through consistency, communication and humility

[  ]  A season of faithfulness leads to a season of fruitfulness

[  ]  Enemies of influence: inauthenticity, lack of integrity and being tired

[  ]  Translating your uniqueness into a technology space

 

 

2.  Why did you select your answer above? What specific situation came to mind?

 

3. Based on this podcast, identify one influence practice you can apply to your leadership this week?

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED:

Relationship Goals Book

Relationship Goals YouTube Message Series 

Pastor Steven Furtick 

Leadership Pain by Sam Chand 

 

RELATED LINKS:

Michael Todd 

Transformation Church 

Transformation Church YouTube Channel 

Craig Groeschel 

Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast 

Life.Church 

The Global Leadership Summit

 

 

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