68. Tony Cooke – Relationship Oriented Leadership
Welcome to Episode #68 of the Red Ink Revival Leadership Podcast. Today’s conversation is with Tony Cooke, a tenured church leader, former Bible College Dean, author, and mentor to church leaders around the world. Our conversation on Relationship Oriented Leadership takes us into the following topics:
Leadership begins with relationships.
Biblical characters and their dysfunctional relationships.
Sanctification happens in the fires of relationships.
The Apostle Paul’s broken relationship profile.
The elements and potholes of empowering others.
Gamaliel’s mentorship of the Apostle Paul.
Barnabas’ friendship and encouragements with Paul
John Mark’s challenges and rifts with Paul.
Content leaders versus relational leaders.
Barnabas’ redemption and nurture of John Mark.
Ten thousand teachers but only a few fathers.
A leader’s anxiety versus vulnerability and holding others accountable.
The balance between task and relationship orientation as leaders.
The beauty of nurturing and challenging those we lead.
Our heart bleeds when people reject or transition out of our leadership.
The healthy side of relationship anger versus shutting down.
Observing team members’ emotions versus wrestling over the relational data.
Working on relationships without the right tools is very difficult.
Forgiveness, releasing debts, and understanding how to restore to wholeness.
Developing differentiation in relationships to nurture our own identity.
Jesus removed himself from hostile situations by holding healthy boundaries.
Andrew missing out on Jesus’ inner circle group.
Contrasting what you “need” versus what you “desire”.
Tony Cooke’s book on relationships is called Relationships Matter and can be found at tonycooke.org.
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Edited and produced by Evan (Emac) McAlister