Episode 002: Dr. Henry Cloud

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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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SUMMARY:

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.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • 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.”

REFLECTION QUESTIONS:

  1. Identify a current leadership situation where you are feeling “hopeless” and “talking is not working?”
  2. List out the people involved in those situations. Using Henry’s framework, identify which ones are displaying: Wise behavior? Foolish behavior? Evil behavior?
  3. Go back over your list. Using the leadership strategies Henry suggested, identify your next leadership step for each person.
  4. Make a plan to meet with each person – and begin to move that “hopeless” situation forward.

RESOURCES MENTIONED:

Scripture Reference: Proverbs 9:7-9; Psalm 141:5; Titus 3:10; 2 Samuel

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RELATED LINKS:

Dr. Cloud’s Church OnDemand

The Global Leadership Summit