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Stories of leadership and life with Jo Saxton and Steph O'Brien

Apr 23, 2018

Where do you have influence? In those areas you have power. The question is, what are you doing with it? In this episode Jo and Steph discuss 3 pitfalls of power:

1. Not recognizing Relative Power (rather than positional power)

2. Lack of accountability and transparency

3. (The lie) that the end justifies the means

 

Discussion questions:

1. Do an audit of the power you have. Where do you have capacity to direct or influence people, resources and events?

What choices are you making with your financial, intellectual and relational powers?

2. Who gets to really know you and question you? Who are you accountable with? Are you accountable with somebody (could be different people for different areas) about each area of your life?

3. Where are you tempted to lack ethics or honor in your areas of influence?

 

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Apr 16, 2018

If we want to be effective and holy leaders we need to be aware of the pitfalls in our way.  Beginning a new series, Jo and Steph start by defining some of the words connected with power.   

 

Power: The capacity or ability to direct or influence people, circumstances or events.

a) control and command

b) ability to act or to be able

 

Influence: The capacity to have an effect on the development, character or behavior of something or someone.

 

Authority: Permission, right, knowledge or role in which you bring influence.

a) confidence, commanding manner

b) author the story

 

Control: Regulation, domination, command, direction over others.

 

Empowerment: Resourcing people so that they become stronger and confident in who they are and who God made them to be, and to live that out.

 

Ambition: The desire, drive and determination to achieve.

a) self-ambition

b) mission and purpose ambition

 

Discussion questions:

1) Which of these words do you feel comfortable and uncomfortable with and why?

2) Would you define any of these words differently?

3) How do you engage with each of those words?

 

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Apr 9, 2018

Shawn Moore, a Church pastor, teacher at Bethel Seminary and ironman competitor chats with Jo and Steph this week about greatness, cultural competency and how to grow in our understanding of others.  Shawn desires to see education used to liberate people from bondage so that they can become great and he shares with Jo and Steph about what that looks like for him personally.

 

GREAT:

Gratitude

Redeemed / reconciliation (removing barriers to authentic relationships)

Excellence - A for effort, not perfection

Action

Teaching / training - either learning or teaching others

 

Discussion questions:

1) Do you have a  morning routine look like? What does it look like or what would you like it to look like?

2) Shawn said: ‘if you want to give more grace, you have to receive more grace.’ How are you actively filling up on God’s grace right now?

3) Shawn shared that rest is about recharging not just switching off. Write a list of the activities you do in your spare time and mark them as either ‘recharging my soul’ or ‘switching off life’.

 

Mentioned book:

Pedagogy of the Oppressed - Paulo Freire

 

Find Shawn at:

http://www.thebelovedmn.com/

https://www.facebook.com/shawn.moore.313

Apr 2, 2018

This episode is for those who set out intentionally to bring change and breakthrough to different areas and spheres and asks the question: what does it look like to be intentional if you are going to break a mold?

Jo and Steph look at four areas to consider when breaking the mold on purpose:

1) Recognizing

2) Reckoning

3) Reconnecting

4) Responding

 

Discussion questions:

 

1) Who’s on the rollercoaster and who is not?

2) Am I still meant to break this mold and in this way or is there a different mold God is inviting me into in this season?

3) What is the fallout of changes I have / am making and what do I need to attend to?

4) What skills do I need to learn for this season and what do I need to do for this to be sustainable?

 

Take some time to dwell on Psalm 139

 

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Mar 26, 2018

Have you ever found yourself breaking a mold and you didn’t even mean to? Have found yourself having a conversation and thinking that something was a given and realize that it wasn’t? Jo and Steph talk about what happens when we find ourselves breaking molds and how we can respond accordingly.

 

The 4 Rs of handling breaking the mold by accident:

1) Recognizing

2) Reckoning

3) Reconnect

4) Respond to questions

 

Discussion questions:

1) Discuss a time when you unintentionally broke a mold by something you said or did.

2) Where do you need to make some changes to adjust to breaking a mold? Is there shrapnel that you need to spend some time removing and healing from? 

3) Who do you need to reconnect with (people or God) after breaking a mold?

 

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Mar 19, 2018

Mandy Smith, the Lead Pastor of University Christian Church in Cincinnati is chatting with Steph today about what it looks like for her to be the only female Lead Pastor in her denomination. Discussing both the external and internal hurdles to stepping into leadership, Mandy and Steph share from their different perspectives as an introvert and extrovert.

 

Mandy’s latest book is out now: The Vulnerable Pastor: How human limitations empower our ministry.

 

Check out She Leads for resources on how women and men can partner together: http://www.missioalliance.org/sheleads/

Mandy’s church here:  http://www.universitychristianchurch.net/

Mandy is also a regular contributor to Missio Alliance: Www.missioalliance.org

Find Mandy on Facebook: Facebook.com/mandy.smith.50999 

Discussion questions:

1) Have you spent time personally pouring over scripture to come to your personal convictions about women in leadership?

2) What do you perceive to be the weaknesses of your personality/gender and where could they be inhabited by God’s strength?

3) What ways can you identify that male and female leaders speak different languages? How can you better learn the language of the other gender?

 

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Mar 12, 2018

Lisa Harper is discussing how a failure to understand the context in which the Bible was written - by writers under oppression - has warped our understanding of what the Bible says and what Good News truly is.  

 

Join Jo and Steph as they chat to Lisa about how the Gospel can be good news to all people - not just those who are in positions of power.

 

Discussion questions:

1) How does knowing that the Bible was written by individuals under oppression change how you see the Good News?

2) Where have you allowed your understanding of the image of God to be limited to just a certain people group?

 

For more information about the pilgrimages (Deadline April 1st 2018) go to: Freedomroad.us (go to the blog)

Www.facebook.com/lisasharonharper

Twitter/instagram: @lisasharper

Www.freedomroad.us

Www.lisasharonharper.com

 

Get her latest book out now: The Very Good Gospel

Mar 5, 2018

Dominique Gilliard the director of racial righteousness and reconciliation shares ways that the church needs to rethink its attitude to the criminal justice system and incarceration. With some horrifying statistics and also some hope-filled testimonies and practical ways churches can make a change, this podcast will change the way you see those who are and have been incarcerated and equip you to be part of the change.   

 

Every church can and should be involved in one of 4 ways:

1) prevention: mentoring, tutoring, supporting underfunded schools, summer feeding programs

2) prison ministry: go behind the walls and see for ourselves.  

3) walk alongside those who have lost family members to incarceration.  

4) aid the reentry process: disciple, support and walk alongside those who have left prison and use networks to help find employment opportunities.

5) extend our definition of family to include foster care children who need care and love especially over the holiday seasons.

 

Check out Dominique’s new book: “Rethinking Incarceration: advocating for justice which restores”

 

https://dominiquegilliard.com/

Facebook: /dominique.dg.7

@DDGilliard - twitter

dominiquedgilliard - instagram

 

Discussion questions:

1) How does your attitude towards those who have been incarcerated change when you consider the number of key biblical characters who spent time behind bars?

2) Of the 5 practical ways mentioned that churches can get involved in change, is your church engaged in any? Which one could be the first step?

3) How has your perspective on the criminal justice system changed through listening to this podcast?

Feb 19, 2018

Brian Sanders talks about how the Underground Church in Tampa, Florida has been breaking the mold of what church in America looks like and how it reaches the lost.

 

Check out Brian’s new book ‘Underground Church: A Living Example of the Church in Its Most Potent Form’

 

You may also be interested in the Tampa Underground Open Conference this weekend:  23rd - 24th February.

 

Discussion questions:

1) If you could be part of a church or group that reaches out to one people group, who would that be?

2) If you are not reaching out to that group now, what are the things stopping you?

3) Where do you need to stop complaining about something and become the solution for it instead?

 

Tampaunderground.com

 

The Underground Open conference - 23rd - 24th February.

www.undergroundopen.com

Feb 12, 2018

Annie Downs chats to Jo on today’s Lead Voices episode.  Listen in to hear how author and speaker Annie Downs manages her daily life and leadership, how she managed get her book published 6 years and 47 rejections later, and why she doesn’t have email on her phone!

 

Check out Annie’s Latest book: 100 days to Brave

www.Anniefdowns.com

@Anniefdowns

 

Also mentioned:

The Tech-wise Family by Andy Crouch

 

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Feb 5, 2018

It’s Jo’s turn to talk about how her life has unintentionally and then over time, intentionally broken molds.  Jo discusses how her cultural background has meant she has always broken molds and caused her to question her identity. However, as she has become increasingly comfortable with being uncomfortable she has been able to accept the calling God has given her and accept God’s invitations to break molds.

 

Discussion questions:

- Do you feel comfortable in the armor that God has given you to wear or are you constantly trying to put someone else’s on?

- Which things, which felt very uncomfortable at the time, do you now recognize were God-given situations God used you in to break the mold and advance His kingdom?

- Where do you need to embrace the uncomfortableness of being salt and light right now?

 

Check out the following books:

Shonda Rhimes: Year of Yes.

Jo Saxton: Dream of You (out now!!)

 

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Jan 29, 2018

Steph shares stories from her life about how she has unintentionally broken the mold on many occasions by standing up for what she feels is right or following God’s calling.

Listen in to hear how not to stand up to a gym teacher like teenage Steph did, but how God used it to grow her capacity and for God's truth to be proclaimed. Steph also shares how being a female pastor (and previously a single one) also unintentionally broke molds and brought conflict but also breakthrough. 

 

Discussion questions:

1) Where have you broken the mold in your life without intentionally setting out to do so?

2) Where have you been afraid to do something right or stand up for someone because you fear breaking a mold?

3) Think of some specific situations where Jesus broke the mold. 

 

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Jan 22, 2018

What does the phrase ‘breaking the mold’ mean? Is it a good thing? In this introductory episode to a new series, Jo and Steph talk about the limitations of molds, how we can be blind to them and how they hold us back as leaders - both by keeping us from stepping into things and also stopping us from helping others to step into things.

 

Discussion questions:

1) What are ways which we are being held back because of the molds society, church etc has placed on us?

2) Which molds are we blind to because we fit the mold, and so we are blind to how that mold is holding other people back?

3) Who are some people or leaders in your life who you have seen break the mold in ways that have been really meaningful to you?

 

Don’t forget to check out Jo’s new book - The Dream of You - it’s out now!

 

And you are invited to the launch party on February 1st in Minneapolis. Check out Jo’s social media to get the link code to sign up. It’s a free but ticketed event.

 

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Jan 15, 2018

Lead Stories listeners get the privilege of hearing one of the new ‘The Dream of You’ podcast episodes right here on Lead Stories!

 

In this first episode of the 7-part mini-podcast you can hear Steph interview Jo on her new book, also called ‘The Dream of You’ and hear Jo talk candidly about the writing process, the reasons why she wrote the book and how it feels to have her personal journey of rediscovering her identity in print for all the world to read. Listen in to hear more about the book and find out why rediscovering your identity is so important to how you live your life.

 

To listen to the rest of this 7 part ‘The Dream of You’ podcast series then search for ‘The Dream of You’ in iTunes or wherever you listen to your podcasts! (And if you enjoy it then don’t forget to leave a review so that others can find it too!)

 

Don’t forget to grab your copy of Jo’s new book: ‘The Dream of You’ now!  

 

Jan 8, 2018

Want a sneak peek into Jo and Steph’s hello/goodbye process? Listen in to hear Jo talking about what last year’s word ‘flourish’ ended up looking life for her and why she feels that ‘focus’ is the word for 2018.  Find out what saying goodbye to other people’s expectations looked like for Steph and what she thinks God may be saying to her through the phrases: ‘Keys of the Kingdom’ and ‘Break the Mold.’

 

Discussion questions:

1) Where are you at in your goodbye/hello process? When can you separate some time this week to work on your goodbyes and hellos? (Don’t forget to download the workbook - link below)

2) How does it make you feel to know that God’s word is often like a seed? How can you practically water the seed of the word God is giving you for this year?

 

Check out the new 7-episodes of The Dream of You podcast. They will all be out on January 10th!

 

Get your hello/goodbye workbook at:

www.leadstoriesmedia.com/resources

 

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Jan 1, 2018

Welcome to Season 4!

In today’s episode Jo and Steph talk Hello / Goodbye and share how we can examine the past year well and embrace 2018 intentionally.

 

There is an accompanying Hello / Goodbye workbook which you can pick up www.leadstoriesmedia.com/resources - check it out!

 

Steps for Hello / Goodbye:

1. Meditate

Try Proverbs 4:4-19

2. Review

Look at the highs and lows of the year.

3. Release

Let go of the accomplishments, failures, etc of year.

4. Reveal

Ask God to show you what to say goodbye to

5. Receive

Ask God to show you what to say hello to and step into in 2018

6. Respond

Share your ideas with others. It builds towards your plan.

7. Record

Write it down!

 

Workbook available at www.leadstoriesmedia.com/resources

 

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Dec 18, 2017

Jo and Steph pull the curtain on Season 3 of Lead Stories by looking back over the past season and forward to the next one.  Listen in to find out more!

 

Check out the new hello-goodbye resource and the feedback tool: https://www.leadstoriesmedia.com/resources/

 

Steph’s article on Imposter Syndrome at Christianity Today:

http://www.christianitytoday.com/women-leaders/2017/october/beat-imposter-syndrome.html

 

Which has been your favorite podcast of the season? Let Jo or Steph know:

 

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Dec 13, 2017

Writer and podcaster Osheta Moore is talking shalom with Jo and Steph today as they discuss what it means to be intentional about wholeness and peace in our relationship with God, others and the world and its broken systems.

Listen in to here Osheta’s dramatic testimony and her manifesto to help women pursue shalom in their lives and make a difference in the world around them.

Check out Osheta’s book: Shalom Sistas: Living wholeheartedly in a broken world.

Podcast: Shalom Sistas

Instagram: @OshetaM

Shalominthecity.com

 

Discussion questions:

1) In which areas of your life are you experiencing wholehearted shalom and which areas are lacking?

2) Where are you angry about injustice right now and what practical steps can you take to do something about it?

 

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Dec 11, 2017

Steph and Michelle Steffenhagen are talking about becoming more aware of where our thoughts automatically go when we are anxious or stressed and how to take greater control over our reactions.

 

In this episode they discuss 5 types of self-defeating thoughts and how we can identify them and stop them in their tracks:

1) All or nothing thinking

2) Catastrophizing

3) Unrealistic thinking - oughts and shoulds. 

4) Fortune telling

5) Mind reading

 

Listen in to also hear why scheduling your worry and mind dumping can be helpful tools for anxiety as well as meditation and breath prayers.

 

Guide to the ‘be still’ breath prayer:

https://gravitycenter.com/practice/be-still/

 

Check out Michelle’s website:

Www.lifecoachingwithmichelle.com or find her on Facebook: Michelle Steffenhagen.

 

Discussion questions:

1) Do you let other people help you put your oxygen mask on? Who do you expect to help you when they themselves may be struggling? Who else could you ask for help?

2) What do you think about scheduling your worry? How can you be intentional about taking time this week to examine and sort through some of your worries and to action plan what you are going to do?

3) The next time you identify the physical effects of stress or anxiety in your body stop and identify the thoughts you are thinking.  Are any of the 5 self-defeating thoughts listed above present? What is the truth you need to embrace?

 

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Dec 6, 2017

Sarah Bessey is chatting to Steph about the reality of leading on in the midst of difficulty, failure and seasons on healing and resurrection.

 

In a candid interview, Sarah shares how this year started with a major car accident and how that has impacted her ability to work, write and lead, has led to failures and meeting with God in a new way in the midst of it.

 

You can find Sarah over at www.sarahbessey.com where you can sign up for her regular ’Field Notes’ as well as check out her latest gift and book list to empower women and girls.

Check out Sarah’s books: ‘Jesus Feminist’ and ‘Out of Sorts’.

 

Discussion questions:

1) Be honest.  Where are you not ‘okay’ right now? Do a post-mortem on the reasons why and make a self-care plan.  Be accountable with someone about it.

2) Where do you need to ask for help? Who are the people God has positioned around you in this season to partner with you towards wholeness, renewal and redemption?

 

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Nov 27, 2017

Daniel Hill from Chicago is talking white supremacy, racism and his own awakening to his white cultural background.  Listen to understand:

- why people so often congregate with their own racial groups even when given many positive opportunities to interact with others.   

- What makes white people so oblivious to white culture

- What we can all do to be less ignorant and make race relations better

 

Discussion questions:

1) Where have you believed the lie of white supremacy (the unconscious or conscious belief that white people are more valuable) in your own life?

2) Think about an occasion where you now recognize you minimized racism as just ‘insensitivity’.  Do you need to repent? What would you do differently next time?

3) Do you surround yourself with people from a variety of cultures and backgrounds? What steps can you take to become more culturally aware? (Develop new friendships, follow people from different cultures on social media, read books from a variety of different backgrounds.)

 

Check out Daniel’s book: White Awake.

Www.pastordanielhill.com

@Danielhill1336

 

Other helpful resources:

Eji.org - Bryan Stevenson

“Why do all the black kids sitting together in the cafeteria?” - Beverly Daniel Tatum

 

Check out Sacred Holidays for Advent resources. 

Www.sacredholidays.com

For 10% off use the code: LEADSTORIES

 

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Nov 20, 2017

Dorcas Cheng-Tozun is a writer and speaker Author, writer and columnist and is talking to Jo and Steph today about anxiety, marriage and her new book, Start, Love, Repeat: How to Stay in Love with Your Entrepreneur in a Crazy Start-up World.

Listen in to hear how Dorcas and her husband have cultivated their marriage through international moves and juggled family life and their careers as they have sought to love and support one another well.

 

Check out Dorcas’ new book now: Start, Love, Repeat: How to Stay in Love with Your Entrepreneur in a Crazy Start-up World

Www.chengtozun.com

Find Dorcas Cheng-Tozun on Twitter and Facebook.

 

Other resources mentioned:

The Good Marriage - Judith Wallerstein & Sandra Blkeslee

 

Check out Sacred Holidays for Advent resources. 

Www.sacredholidays.com

For 10% off use the code: LEADSTORIES

 

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Nov 13, 2017

How can we access whether the feedback we get (and give) is worth investing time and energy in or not? That’s where the feedback assessment tool comes in.  Looking in depth at the 4 spectrums, Jo and Steph examine how we can filter our feedback and invest our energies where they should be - in growth and learning, no matter how the feedback is presented.  

The 4 spectrums:

1) Kind of feedback it is

2) Kind of person

3) Clarity of the feedback

4) Relevance to our call, context and community

 

If you do not see the free resource attached to the show notes you may use this link:

Feedback Assessment Tool

 

Discussion questions:

1) List 3 people you know who are trusted experts or mentors.  Do you respond well to and ask them for regular feedback?

2) Whose feedback do you find yourself spending more brain energy on than you should?

3) What have you learned in this podcast that can help you give good feedback to others?  

 

Check out Sacred Holidays for Advent resources.  

Www.sacredholidays.com

For 10% off use the code: LEADSTORIES   

Please note that this book is NOT written by our Lead Stories Jo Saxton: Snail Trail: In Search of a Modern Masterpiece.  It is a lovely book for your kids so you may want to check it out, but any positive feedback needs to be sent to the real author and not our Jo Saxton. Thank you.

We would however love feedback on the feedback assessment tool! You can let us know at:

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