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Let me introduce you to today’s guest on the Answers From Leadership podcast. His name is Mike Boyink (his last name is pronounced like the sound effect).

Mike is a husband, father, and a techie. And some people say a little nutso. He built a comfortable suburban self-employed lifestyle to provide for his family only to sell off the house, give away most of their stuff, and hit the road full-time.

While you might not consider this to be the ideal of a standard leader, I’ve come to find out that leaders need to be leaders of their family as well. Mike’s been doing that consistently while traveling the United States with his family.

Lead in the home as well as the office

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Today’s Answers From Leadership podcast guest is Ralph Mayhew. Ralph lives in what must be the best place on the planet, the Gold Coast.

He’s an Associate Pastor in one of the largest Uniting Churches in Australia, Newlife. He’s been there for eight years and works with a great team of leaders. Prior to this life, he was the Pastor of a group of three wonderful churches in rural Victoria, and before that a Youth Pastor in a regional church.

Ralph’s also just finished authoring his first book titled, The Anonymous Leader.

Become an anonymous leader

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Ralph, what else do you want listeners to know about you?

Before the interview, I intended to go out shark fishing but couldn’t. I’d hurt my ankle training for a marathon the other day.

Today’s podcast guest is Josh Andrews. Josh is a business lawyer who helps small business owners and entrepreneurs develop a clear legal plan to protect their business as it grows. He podcasts, blogs, and spends his time giving entrepreneurs a clear path to legal protection.

With that, I’m excited to share with you Josh’s insights into handling disputes biblically as a leader. This episode is good. Real good.

How to handle disputes Biblically 

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He’s a child of God. A husband. A father of 4. He’s spent the last 12 years learning how to become a leader in his field as a lawyer and at home.

He’s a lawyer but not the blood-sucking kind. He knew the choice of a lawyer wasn’t going to allow him to be the kind of leader at home that he wanted to be.

You can grow your leadershipToday’s guest is Chester Goad. Chester grew up in Appalachia (pronounced Apple-Atcha–that actually matters where he comes from). He’s the son of an auto mechanics teacher, and a retail sales gal, who fell in love and raised him in small town USA. So who is Chester? It’s taken him some time to figure all that out, but along the way, he’s been a teacher, a principal, a congressional staffer, a Dean, and a whole lot more. Through all of that he’s figured out he values, Leadership, Learning and Life more than anything.

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Who is Chester Goad?

Chester is a dad, husband, a believer. He’s involved in advocacy and service in the disability arena. He also serves on an international non-profit board.Considers himself a life-long learner

On top of all that, he considers himself a life-long learner. Where he focuses on leadership, learning, and life. Last, but not least, he’s helped co-author dyslexia legislation in Tennessee.

In a world that tells us that we need to be tolerant, standing firm in your convictions is difficult. By voicing your opinion on a matter, you’ll face public criticism.

You’ll hear people cry out against you. You’ll be called a bigot or they’ll say you’re intolerant. Maybe even worse.

Convictions Are Crucial

I’ve had many friends over the years who claim to believe one thing only to completely change their opinions the next day.

It’s confusing. It’s frustrating. It’s hard to tell where they stand.

Over time, I began to wonder about these friends. They seemed to have strong convictions. Until they didn’t.

My opinion of them began to shift. Whenever I’d hear them spout off their beliefs, I secretly waited to hear them switch beliefs tomorrow.

These friends were never anchored in their beliefs. They were tossed about by the changing opinions of popular opinion or other friends.