This Leader to Leader story comes from a BYU Devotional called Constructing Spiritual Stability, by Elder Dale G. Renlund:View Post
In this episode we hear from Trent Lee in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has rich experience as an instructor, teaching Gospel Doctrine, early morning seminary, ward mission leader, and currently serves on his stake’s high council.
We start off the interview by sharing both of our personal experiences of with Elder Oaks and how that influenced us as leaders.
Trent’s Leadership Principles:
What I learned from Elder Nash
Monthly home teaching PPI’s
How and what to report for home teaching numbers
Family mission plan
A story told by Bruce C. Hafen in 1979 in his talk Love Is Not Blind: Some Thoughts for College Students on Faith:View Post
A touching story told by Elder David A. Bednar in his book Act in Doctrine:View Post
A story shared by Elder Dale G. Renlund shortly after his call as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve:View Post
A great leadership lesson from Elder Charles A. CallisView Post
In the LDS church, leadership sometimes comes with formal responsibility through a calling or assignment. Someone newly called to positions like, bishop, Relief Society president, or ward mission leader, might find themselves subject to a life of limited time. The reality is, most callings in the church will take as much time as you are willing to give—even more if you aren’t careful. Every minute that callings takes rarely seem wasted. That is what is so hard about time management in church callings; it always feel like time well spent.View Post lds, sacrifice, time management
There is a considerable amount of loneliness in leadership. Some days, as a leader, feel like loneliness is all that exists. The rough days of leadership send my mind to the words of President Hinckley in 1969. The speech was later titled The Loneliness of Leadership. It has become one of my favorite talks he gave because it talks so directly to the weight of leadership. So much so, that I play a clip from the talk to begin every LeadingLDS podcast episode. Elder Hinckley had been an apostle for 8 years at the time of this BYU talk and little did he realize the responsibility that would be placed on his shoulders in the coming years, and the loneliness he would feel.View Post
Thomas Wirthlin McConkie may have the most “Mormon” name in all of Zion. 🙂 That doesn’t mean his story is a typical Mormon story. Thomas has recently released a helpful book called Navigating Mormon Faith Crisis: A Simple Development Map. This would be an excellent read for a leader in the Church who is seeking further understanding of those in the midst of a faith crisis. You can also find helpful resources at MormonStages.com.View Post
This is post 13 of 18 in the series “Leader to Leader” http://media.blubrry.com/leadinglds/p/s3.amazonaws.com/podcasts.leadinglds.com/2015/2015-05-27-L2L-Episode-13-Tell-Me-About-Your-Mother.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe iTunes | Android | Email | RSSThis experience comes from the April 1985 General Conference when Elder Marvin J. Ashton talked about his experience learning from a prophet while visiting those in prison: Another lesson […]View Post