Apr 10, 2019
35 years ago, Terry A. Smith was the stereotypical dominating leader. Today he shares how he transformed in order to become a hospitable leader that attracts high capacity leaders from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, who support each other in living life more abundantly.
For the past 27 years, Terry has served as lead pastor of The Life Christian Church (TLCC), a non-denominational faith community in West Orange, NJ, serving the New York City metro area. TLCC is known for its welcoming environment and for being one of the most diverse and inclusive churches in the country, currently with over 2000 regular attendees.
Terry is also the co-founder of Movement.org (formerly the New York City Leadership Center) and has previously served as an instructor in its Leadership Fellows program. He is passionate about challenging, developing, and encouraging leaders, whether they know they are leaders or not. He holds a bachelor of science in organizational management and a master of arts in organizational leadership.
In our conversation, Terry shares his insight on leveraging the power of hospitality to be an effective leader – as described in his book, The Hospitable Leader. Using Jesus as an example, we explore each of the five Welcomes of a hospitable leader and how to apply these principles in the workplace as well as at home and in the community.
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