L3 Leadership Podcast #109: Lessons Learned from over 100 Episodes of the L3 Leadership Podcast

Lessons Learned from 100 Episodes of the L3 Leadership Podcast

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1.) If You Want to Podcast, Blog, Write a Book, Etc. – Do it, but Do it for the Right Reasons 
I’m not just typing on the keyboard. I’m doing what God has called me to do.” @MarkBatterson
It’s an act of servant leadership! -John Stanko

2.) You Never know who it will Help 
3.) You Never Know who is Listening
4.) You Would be Surprised Who You Can Get a Meeting with if You Just have the Courage to Ask 
5.) You’re more like your heroes than you think
6.) Quality Matters, but Being Perfect Doesn’t so LAUNCH! 
We must get better, before we get bigger. -Truett Cathy
“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great”― Zig Ziglar
7.) Consistency Eventually Starts to Compound
Day to day intensity, week to week consistency, builds champions! – Jim Rankin
When you’re small,they ignore you. When you grow,they criticize you. When you succeed,they resent you. Keep focused on God! -Rick Warren
8.) The Power of Promotion
You can have the best product in the world, but if nobody knows about it, it’s worthless!

Lessons from Leaders 

1.) Why We need to Listen to Leadership Material and Spend time with Leaders: Chris Saleone

The following excerpt is from a graduation speech at Princeton in 1954 from Adlai Stevenson: “What a man knows at fifty that he did not know at twenty is, for the most part, incommunicable. The laws, the aphorisms, the generalizations, the universal truths, the parables and the old saws—all of the observations about life which can be communicated handily in ready, verbal packages—are as well-known to a man at twenty who has been attentive as to a man at fifty. He has been told them all, he has read them all, and he has probably repeated them all before he graduates from college; but he has not lived them all. What he knows at fifty that he did not know at twenty boils down to something like this: The knowledge he has acquired with age is not the knowledge of formulas, or forms of words, but of people, places, actions—a knowledge not gained by words but by touch, sight, sound, victories, failures, sleeplessness, devotion, love—the human experiences and emotions of this earth and of oneself and other men; and perhaps, too, a little faith, and a little reverence for things you cannot see.”

2.) Leadership Matters
Everything rises and falls on leadership! -Maxwell
Everyone wins when a leader gets better. -Hybels
3.) Leaders Can Grow and Develop
4.) There are many Kinds of Leader
  • Courageous Leadership by Bill Hybels
5.) Leadership is something Leaders are Not something They Do 
6.) Great Leaders Live out of their Hearts 
7.) Mentors Matter
  • “You’re one relationship away from changing your destiny!” -Craig Groeschel
8.) Character Matters 
  • Character is more caught than taught – Gerald Brooks
  • The most important development is character development!
9.) Leaders view Money as a Tool, not Something to Be Pursued 
10.) Leadership Sucks
“People who idealize the privileges of Leadership often fail to notice the Sacrifice involved.” –@JohnCMaxwell
11.) Legacy Matters 
  • Your earthly legacy doesn’t matter that much. -Greg Peaslee
  • My legacy will be the 4 boys I raise and what they do. -John Henne
  • “Life is not about what you do, it’s about what you set into motion!” -Jeff Leake


If you’ve been listening, I would love to hear from you:
  • What have you learned from the podcast?
  • Who were your favorite speakers/interviews?
  • What were your favorite lessons and/or episodes?
  • How is your life different as a result of listening to the podcast?


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