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May 21, 2024

The 'weeds' and 'seeds' in leadership and ministry. Weeds symbolize the obstacles that hinder effective leadership, while seeds represent the positive approaches and practices that promote growth and effective leadership. The episode focuses on the weed 'Know It All Narcissus' which represents individuals with a fixed mindset, unwilling to learn or listen, and contrasts this with the seed 'Lifelong Learner Lily', symbolizing leaders who recognize their continuous need for learning and growth. Through this metaphor, the podcast provides insights into overcoming leadership challenges by embracing a growth mindset, listening, and learning from others to effectively serve communities and foster a movement of Jesus followers.

Listen to Episode 323 at


00:29 The Basics of Weeds and Seeds

01:09 Diving into This Week's Weed: Know It All Narcissus

03:14 Exploring the Fixed Mindset of Know It All Narcissus

07:12 Introducing Lifelong Learner Lily: The Antidote to Know It All Narcissus

07:50 The Importance of Being a Lifelong Learner in Leadership

09:28 Personal Reflections on Learning and Leadership 

10:59 Embracing New Relationships and Opportunities for Growth

13:02 The Lifelong Learner's Journey: Beyond Formal Education

17:52 Closing Thoughts on Lifelong Learning and Transformation

19:08 Gratitude and Continuation of the Transforming Mission Podcast