EP 008:
Working in a Virtual World
Bryan Miles
Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Not that many years ago, office work was defined by four walls and physical proximity to the boss and our fellow employees. Today the walls have been broken down and the 8-to-5 time clock has been banished in favor of virtual workers connected across time zones by a growing array of tech tools.

Today’s podcast interview is with Bryan Miles, a pioneer in the virtual space who introduced a wide range of businesses to the concept of the “virtual assistant” when he founded eaHelp. Today they are the leading executive assistant provider, serving at every level from the solo-preneur to Fortune 500 companies.

Episode Highlights:

 

  • The benefits and limitations of virtual staffing
  • How executives grow and improve by going virtual
  • How to channel fear in moving from ideas into action
  • The role of trusted advisors in making major life decisions
  • The importance of having a “Plan C” when preparing for your launch
  • How “beta testers” can help you test your next idea
  • What your children can learn by watching you steward your big ideas
  • An early look at the newest virtual frontiers – content writing and web development

 

Resources in this Episode:

 

Guest Contact Info:

Bryan Miles is the founder and President of Miles Advisory Group and its subsidiaries.

This episode was recorded on March 21, 2016.

Follow Bryan on Instagram and Twitter using @bryanmiles and learn more about the family of businesses he leads at www.Miles.AG.

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EP 007:
Your Best Life In Jesus’ Easy Yoke
Bill Gaultiere
Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The dirty little secret is that leaders are people too. If they’re honest, most leaders will say that they all too often battle hurry sickness, fatigue, anxiety, self-doubt, a craving for approval and unhealthy levels of competitiveness. Today’s guest has made a career of walking alongside high-octane leaders with the only perfect antidote to their dis-ease.

Episode Highlights:

  • A personal look at Soul Shepherding’s motto “Love your Neighbor Pastor” and the model for caring for local churches and pastors.
  • Staggering statistics on pastor health – and why our culture is in critical need of pastors for pastors.
  • What is meant by “spiritual direction” and how is it practiced today?
  • Tips to integrating spiritual life with daily life.
  • A deeper understanding of Apprenticeship vs. Discipleship.
  • Unpacking the phrase “easy yoke” – in scripture and in application.
  • Resources in this Episode:

  • Soul Shepherding
  • Soul Talks Podcast
  • Click to Play The Apprentice Prayer
  • Your Best Life in Jesus’ Easy Yoke: Rhythms of Grace to De-Stress and Live Empowered
  • Guest Contact Info:

    Bill Gaultiere, Ph.D. is a licensed Psychologist, certified Spiritual Director, and ordained Pastor. Bill is the author of four books and works full time with his wife, Kristi, at Soul Shepherding.

    This episode was recorded on March 9, 2016.

    Follow Bill on Twitter using @billgaultiere and learn more about Soul Shepherding at www.soulshepherding.org.

    Photo Credit: Joshua Earle

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    EP 004:
    How Generational IQ Can Make or Break Your Church
    Haydn Shaw
    Tuesday, February 23, 2016

    Can five generations really work and worship side-by-side? For the answer to that and other questions we turned to Haydn Shaw, sought-after FranklinCovey speaker, author and expert in how multiple generations think and interact. His first book, “Sticking Points” was aimed at the marketplace. His latest book, “Generational IQ” is focused on the Church and is often surprisingly counter-intuitive, as the subtitle would suggest: “Christianity Isn’t Dying, Millennials Aren’t the Problem, and the Future is Bright.”

    Episode Highlights:

  • Learn why generational intelligence is more important today than ever before.
  • There’s no denying that social factors are changing. Generational shifts are here. So, what does that mean for us as a church and as a society?
  • Staggering statistics on baby boomers and what your church can do to reach millennials.
  • 5 things the church can do about generational shifts.
  • Resources in this Episode:

  • ChristianityIsNotDying.com
  • MyGenerationalCoach.com
  • Sticking Points
  • Generational IQ
  • Guest Contact Info:

    Haydn Shaw is a Senior Consultant at FranklinCovey and hailed as a “leadership guru” by the Washington Post. To learn more about the organizational side of generations, visit MyGenerationalCoach.com. This episode was recorded on December 28, 2015.

    Follow Haydn on Twitter using @theHaydnShaw.

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    Transcript:

    Click here to download the transcript for Provision for Leaders | Episode 004 (PDF)

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    EP 003:
    Finding Your Next Great Hire
    Monty Kelso
    Tuesday, February 09, 2016

    Finding team members with the character, competencies and chemistry to match your vision can be time-consuming – and risky. One wrong call and you pay for it for years. If you’ve ever slogged through stacks of applications to fill a staff position, you’ll appreciate the insights presented by Monty Kelso, President of Slingshot Group. In this episode, Monty unpacks a revolutionary new model that is transforming staff search for hundreds of ministries each year – with remarkable results.

    Episode Highlights:

  • Acceptance of a search and staffing model in the local church and discussion of the staffing process/timeline.
  • Most frequent pitfalls that a church might encounter if they conduct staff searches on their own.
  • Who you want on the “other side of the table” when making church staffing decisions.
  • Generational differences in tenure and the best ways to minimize church staff turnover.
  • Resources in this Episode:

  • Slingshot Group
  • Guest Contact Info:

    Monty is the President of Slingshot Group. This episode was recorded on January 11, 2016. Visit www.slingshotgroup.org for more information on staffing, coaching and candidates.

    You may contact Monty via email at mkelso@slingshotgroup.org or on social media platforms @montykelso.

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    Transcript:

    Click here to download the transcript for Provision for Leaders | Episode 003 (PDF)

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    EP 002:
    Surviving a Building Project
    Chris Davenport
    Tuesday, January 26, 2016

    In this episode, Chris Davenport from Church Development Fund shares from decades of experience in construction management the right and wrong ways to tackle a building project – especially when volunteers are involved.

    Episode Highlights:

  • Who should (and should not) be making construction decisions within church staff.
  • The steps every Senior Minister needs to take in order to adequately prepare for a building project.
  • The jobs volunteers can do that will actually save you money and best practices on navigating all of the talents and skillsets available in your church congregation.
  • How to gain that new building without losing your job.
  • The biggest budget busters in church construction and how to avoid them.
  • Resources in this Episode:

  • Autocad – Design Every Detail
  • Church Development Fund
  • Guest Contact Info:

    Chris is the Construction Cost Management Director for Church Development Fund. This episode was recorded on December 9, 2015.

    You may contact Chris via email at cdavenport@cdfonline.org.

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    Transcript:

    Click here to download the transcript for Provision for Leaders | Episode 002 (PDF)

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    EP 001:
    Maximum Engagement Through Social Media
    Tami Milbrandt
    Tuesday, January 12, 2016

    In this episode, Tami Milbrandt walks us through the compelling reasons for having a social media presence as well as the best way to wade into the waters of Facebook and Twitter without drowning. BONUS: The five Inner Circle voices every leader should consult regularly to stay sharp, focused and producing great social media content.

    Episode Highlights:

  • Why it is important to be involved in social media; no matter the capacity or time commitment you have available.
  • The natural seasons of social media and the role of consistency among the various networks.
  • Do’s and Dont’s of delegating social media responsibilities with your staff.
  • Tips on how to create a conversation and encourage engagement on various social platforms.
  • Developing your Inner Circle – tips on the 5 voices every marketer should keep front and center to remain sharp and inspired in social marketing.
  • Resources in this Episode:

  • Michael Hyatt
  • Facebook Insights
  • Ted Talks
  • Proverbs 31 Ministries
  • Malcolm Gladwell
  • C.S. Lewis
  • Jim Collins – Good to Great, How the Mighty Fall
  • Chip & Dan Heath – Made to Stick
  • Gallup Strengthsfinder
  • Guest Contact Info:

    Tami is the Marketing Manager for Provision Ministry Group. This episode was recorded on November 30, 2015.

    You may contact Tami via email at tmilbrandt@provision.org or on social media platforms @TamiMilbrandt.

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    Transcript:

    Click here to download the transcript for Provision for Leaders | Episode 001 (PDF)

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