The Importance Of Stretching Your Leadership With Jon Stolpe - Answers From Leadership episode 30
Jan 24th, 2017 by answersfromleadership
Leadership requires a constant stretching of our current skill set. Answers From Leadership podcast guest Jon Stolpe knows this all too well.
Jon is a Christ-follower first and foremost, and also a husband and father. He's an engineer by background, and serves as an operations manager for a local branch of a major international building automation company.
I'm excited for Jon to share about his experience stretching and leading in his family and the organization he works for.
Jon, what else would you like listeners to know about you?
First, thanks for the opportunity to be on your podcast. I've become friends with you through the blog world.
A little bit about me. I'm an engineer. I went to school for engineering. Later, I went to get my MBA. And I'm an operations manager for a large manufacturer in Philedelphia.
I love what I do but I also like what I get to do on the side. One of those things is to be a husband. I get to be a dad. I get to be a writer and a blogger. I've been doing more speaking lately and that's been exciting.
I'm also a runner. And I would definitely consider myself to be a leader.
How did you come to consider yourself a leader?
I think I've probably been a leader in some form of a leader in one way or another as long as I can remember. I'm not sure if that's something my parents pushed on me or if leadership was just natural.
But I've been leading for most of my life. In Sunday School, I was one of the kids who took charge. I was a leader in school and school plays. I had leadership roles in student government. Even into college, I was leading.
All of those experiences have contributed to who I am today.
So, today I have the opportunity to lead in my church. In the youth group. I've also had the opportunity to lead in small group ministries.