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On this episode of the X with Q Leadership Podcast we're talking about the 5 Marks of a Mature Leader. • Responsibility • Confidence • Consistency • Character • Security Lean in & let's go! LINKS & RESOURCES: Follow Pastor Q on Instagram (@markquattrochi) Leave a Review Privacy Policy ASK A QUESTION: Text "XWITHQ" to 97000. Maybe your question will…
 
Join us for this extended cut with our special guest, Patricia Rossi. Drawing upon her twenty-plus years of experience in social and emotional intelligence, Patricia created the First Impressions, Lasting Impact Model to help others navigate the ever-changing social environment by maximizing their presence, performance, and professionalism in seven…
 
This week's episode features special guest, Todd Hopkins. Todd Hopkins is the founder and CEO of Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services, an award-winning janitorial franchising company and one of the most respected brands in its industry. Office Pride, with headquarters in Palm Harbor, has 140+ franchise locations in 24 states and growing. Todd …
 
This week, we drop into a conversation between Pastor Q and top-notch leadership coach and author, Lance Witt. In this segment, we discuss how to craft values that inspire action in your life & organization. Core values aren't enough; they must be attached to lived-out behaviors, no matter where you're leading. Check out Lance on Instagram, his org…
 
This week, we drop into a conversation between Pastor Q and top-notch leadership coach and author, Lance Witt. In this segment, we discuss a key equation for living life to the fullest. Clarity + Courage + Calendar. It takes all 3 to set into motion a string of meaningful moments that lead to a more fulfilling life. Check out Lance on Instagram, hi…
 
Aretha Franklin said it best, “RESPECT, I need a little respect.” Yet for many leaders, respect can feel all too elusive. How do we get a little respect? How do we make sure our efforts to receive respect are garnered in a healthy way? And what happens when a leader is less than respectable? All this & more in this week's episode! LINKS & RESOURCES…
 
What if we told you that healthy conflict could be the catalyst to a closer relationship in your family or on your team? Leaders who move from avoiding conflict to embracing it forge ahead in new ways & possibilities. Missed last week's Part 1 episode? Check it out now at the link below: EMBRACING CONFLICT (PART 1) LINKS & RESOURCES: 5 Dysfunctions…
 
What if we told you that healthy conflict could be the catalyst to a closer relationship in your family or on your team? Leaders who move from avoiding conflict to embracing it forge ahead in new ways & possibilities. Check back next week for Part 2 of this conversation! LINKS & RESOURCES: Follow Pastor Q on Instagram (@markquattrochi) Leave a Revi…
 
The best resources are in our relationships. We can't emphasize enough how important it is to pursue key relationships to help you grow. In this episode, Pastor Q talks about the 4 relationships that every leader, regardless of your field, needs in their life. Models, mentors, teammates, & friends! Enjoy. LINKS & RESOURCES: Follow Pastor Q on Insta…
 
With so many distractions, new pressures, and unique demands at work, many people may find themselves slipping into procrastination. You know, putting things off until the last minute, even with negative consequences! However, Pastor Q believes there's hope for us procrastinators out there, and in fact, can be leveraged to make the best decisions. …
 
Championship teams are not always the ones with the star players, but the deeper benches. It’s important to have a lineup with a bullpen of teammates that can step in. How's your bench depth on your team? Who's got next up? As leaders, it's critical to always be considering & developing high-potential leaders, whether staff or volunteer in your org…
 
Brad loves a good chart. And Pastor Q loves riffing on anything leadership. What can go wrong with that combo? Listen in as we talk about the "4 Energy States" and why they matter for your life & leadership. How can you learn to embrace positive emotion and balance your energy output to be the healthiest leader you can be? Thanks for listening! RES…
 
This week, we drop into a conversation between Pastor Q and top-notch leadership coach and author, Lance Witt. In this segment, we discuss a key equation for living life to the fullest. Clarity + Courage + Calendar. It takes all 3 to set into motion a string of meaningful moments that lead to a more fulfilling life. Check out Lance on Instagram, hi…
 
This week, we drop into a conversation between Pastor Q and top-notch leadership coach and author, Lance Witt. In this segment, we discuss self-awareness killers like defensiveness, compulsive busyness, the need for recreation, and how to recognize the "shadow" around our gifting. Check out Lance on Instagram, his organization Replenish, as well as…
 
This week, we drop into a conversation between Pastor Q and top-notch leadership coach and author, Lance Witt. In this segment, we discuss the dangers of "hustle culture," recognizing unhealthy mindsets, and how to take account for our souls in our life & leadership. Check out Lance on Instagram, his organization Replenish, as well as his most rece…
 
The best way to instill confidence in your team is to display commitment. There's no such thing as a successful, but uncommitted leader. What's the value of commitment & who are the different types of committed (or uncommitted) people you may encounter in life? Take a listen to this week's episode! Follow Pastor Q on Instagram (@markquattrochi) Lea…
 
There’s a quote attributed to Orlando Aloysius Battista. It says, “The best eraser in the world is a good night's sleep.” Wait too long and the momentum you have can slip away before an action is taken. We have a principle in our organization called “Strike While The Iron Is Hot!” It's understanding that when people take next steps, whether in sale…
 
Think about any great athlete on game day. The preparation is done, it's all execution from here. The truth is, for every minute you spend planning, it has the potential to save 10 minutes of execution. And planning has more benefits as well to the leader! You're able to move faster & move with more joy. Consider this: What work needs to be done? H…
 
Everything in life & leadership fits into 1 of 3 buckets. Bucket #1 is "things I can control." Bucket #2 is "things I can't control." And Bucket #3 is "things I can influence." The troubles and stresses that face us are usually a result of placing things in the wrong bucket. Pastor Q dives into how to use this filter for our everyday life, taking r…
 
This week's episode wraps up a 3-part conversation we did on excellence. Make sure to check out the first 2 episodes below! In the pursuit of excellence, it's important to not confused with perfectionism or opulence. Excellence is about making things better, not simply making them different or chasing unrealistic expectations. In fact, it's even po…
 
Booker T. Washington once said, “Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.” In other words, it's all about the details! You've heard that phrase that says, “The devil is in the details” right? This means that the general idea you are trying to accomplish rarely gives you problems; the trouble comes when you get down to sorting out the …
 
One of the values that sets world-class organizations apart is the value of EXCELLENCE. But it's more than a business thing, or even an experience. Excellence at it's core is a lifestyle, not a moment. To become excellent, you must build excellence in both reality and perception. It's about integrity & commitment in all facets of your life. Excelle…
 
In the past couple of years, we’ve seen a phenomenon in the United States — The Great Resignation. People are leaving low-paying, low-respect jobs, or transitioning careers altogether. Regardless of your take on the reasons for it, we all must navigate our organizational cultures in the wake of this reality. How do you know if it's time to transiti…
 
We've all seen that photo of the iceberg where only the tip is above the surface, while the substance is below the surface. We tend to celebrate the 10% above the surface --- talent, skills, charisma. But the truth is, what's below the surface either keeps everything afloat or it sinks the ship. The leader's private life, their character and their …
 
It’s safe to say that education provides some level of training in reading, writing, & even speaking. However, studies show that 45% of our communication is spent LISTENING! It's a skill that every leader must develop. Why? Because listening builds trust and without trust, you cannot lead. 5 Ways To Listen Better | Julian Treasure (TED Talk) RASA (…
 
Sometimes the best decisions are the most unpopular ones. But that's what leadership is all about; living by vision and values and not simply in the feedback loop of others' opinions. Sure, take in the feedback & measure the results, but ultimately you must make a decision. Whether it's personal or organizational, there are stages to making the bes…
 
After 22 years, Tom Brady has retired from professional football. The receipt of accolades & records broken is too long to list, but Brady aptly sums up his career with one word: COMMITMENT! That's a big deal for leaders and anyone pursuing greatness. What can we learn from Brady's commitments both on & off the field. Enjoy this extended episode, &…
 
President Harry Truman was famous for the sign on his desk, “The buck stops here.” In other words, the final decision rests with the leader. But healthy leaders don't just make decisions because they can. Whether it's personal or organizational, there are stages to making the best and most beneficial decisions. Check out Part 1 of this 2-Part Episo…
 
As leaders, we LOVE to start things, launch things, & inspire our teams towards success. However, sustainability is a huge part of healthy leadership. How do we avoid being a “flash in the pan?” Pastor Q talks about why long-term consistency beats short-term intensity. Count the cost before you charge the hill! It's a both / and. Links & Resources …
 
Great leaders have big dreams & expect the best from those they are leading. But sometimes, employees or volunteers underachieve, underperform, or completely miss the most important values. However, it's far too easy to blame employees, rather than taking ownership ourselves. Your results are always attached to how you are leading and communicating…
 
The biggest advantage a leader has is not what they do, but how they think. When you change how you think, all kinds of healthy actions, habits, & results follow. But if we are to change how we think, we have to intentionally think about our thinking. Yeah, our brain hurts saying that sentence too. But it's true! Pastor Q talks about the thinking a…
 
Meetings are part of every leader & employees' work life. Unfortunately, most meetings are ineffective, unproductive, and a waste of valuable time. But when meetings are done right, everyone wins. There's more efficiency, buy-in, momentum, productivity, & joy. Lean in to this XL Episode (extended cut) as we talk about how to STOP THE MEETING MADNES…
 
Thanks for an incredible year! Take a look at our show notes below for a curated list of our favorite episodes in 2021. Maybe you missed one, or just want to refresh your memory. Just tap the link to listen now or find it in your favorite podcast feed. Brand new episodes & more content coming your way in 2022! FAVORITES: How To Make Your New Year's…
 
As culture changes & new generations emerge in the workplace, it's more important than ever to learn healthy communication to bridge the gap. The values of your organization are too important to toss your hands in frustration at the next generation. You can sharpen your communication skills to make sure that the vision is executed in the right time…
 
The difference between thriving & surviving is your willingness to change. Live by timeless principles, but make sure your methods, models, & communication are timely and relevant. It's just another tension that we are tasked with managing as a leader. When you have the audacity to change things up, that's when your principles become legacies. Leav…
 
Leaders are doers. And by nature, we like to solve problems. But not everything requires a hammer. Sometimes a situation calls for a leveler, or in this case, a leader who can manage tensions. In this episode, Pastor Q talks about 3 key tensions that may exist in your life, ministry, or business that are not necessarily problems to be solved, but a…
 
Leaders love to dream. And leaders must cast vision! But the difference between a dreamer & a visionary is whether or not they have the ability to get the vision out of their head. It takes courage, boldness, & a few practical tips for how to cast vision for whatever you are leading.By Mark Quattrochi, theChapel
 
The best leaders in the world have the curiosity trait. They may not be the smartest in the room, but they are the most curious in the room. Good thing for us, curiosity is a trait that can be developed and learned. Overcome the barriers that keep us from curiosity & learn how to grow to become more curious in your life and leadership.…
 
From time to time, meme culture & your Facebook timeline will give you some leadership gold. A little while back an image circulated saying, “10 Things That Require Zero Talent.” In Part 2 of this 2-Part episode, Pastor Q talks about how each of these thoughts apply to everyday leadership. Though some of these might require intentionality or discip…
 
From time to time, meme culture & your Facebook timeline will give you some leadership gold. A little while back an image circulated saying, “10 Things That Require Zero Talent.” In Part 1 of this 2-Part episode, Pastor Q talks about how each of these thoughts apply to everyday leadership. Though some of these might require intentionality or discip…
 
No matter how talented you are, you'll soon realize you can't do everything by yourself. That's why you're not an expert, but a leader. And you recognize that delegation is key to growing to the next level. In Part 2, Pastor Q talks about the 5 Points of Delegation, plus why outcomes & deadlines are so critical to the process. If you didn't get a c…
 
No matter how talented you are, you'll soon realize you can't do everything by yourself. That's why you're not an expert, but a leader. And you recognize that delegation is key to growing to the next level. So why is it so difficult? What keeps us from delegating to others when we know it's value? Listen in to Part 1 to find out & tune in next week…
 
Have you ever been disappointed when your assignment at work changes? Maybe it's a transfer, stepping away from a project, or a new job altogether. How do you keep a healthy mindset as you navigate the future with uncertainty? Listen in as Pastor Layne Schranz talks about "open-handed leadership," and how to see others successes as your own. For th…
 
In Patrick Lencioni’s “5 Dysfunctions of a Team,” he cites Absence of Trust as the number one hindrance to any organization. Why is trust so important to leadership? What makes a trustworthy leader? And how do you foster a healthy environment where trust can be built, even in disagreement? All this & more in this week's episode!…
 
The genius of God is found in the diversity of his people. And that's never more true than when you're leading a great team! Even though successful teams have a like-mindedness, we aren't all called to be alike. Make sure you're celebrating each other's differences as valuable and unique.By Mark Quattrochi, theChapel
 
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