Robert Gordon is from New Zealand and currently lives in Brisbane, Australia. He has served as bishop, stake president, and in several mission presidencies. He also served a mission in Brisbane, Australia as a young man. In this interview he shares of his experience in leading and has many great stories to go along with it.

5 Leadership Principles

  1. Love the people (13:45)
  2. Build unity, starting with the presidency (16:43)
  3. Turn the keys of priesthood authority (23:58)
  4. Have a vision people can embrace and be careful with goals that don’t mean anything. (28:28)
  5. Have competent people do the administering and don’t sweat the small stuff (35:51)

Episode Highlights

  • Robert’s background (02:39)
  • How did it come to be that you were called as Stake President? (06:13)
  • What’s the process of getting called to a mission presidency? (09:20)
  • Principle 1: Love the people (13:45)
  • Principle 2: Build unity, starting with the presidency (16:43)
  • What can a presidency to do establish presidency? (21:17)
  • Principle 3: Turn the keys of priesthood authority (23:58)
  • Principle 4: Have a vision people can embrace and be careful with goals that don’t mean anything. (28:28)
  • What was your process of setting goals? (31:37)
  • Principle 5: Have competent people do the administering and don’t sweat the small stuff (35:51)
  • Any in your area that created a unique challenge? (39:07)
  • How has your time in leadership made you a better disciple of Jesus Christ? (43:43)
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