CBF Podcast: A Conversation with Brian Dixon


By Andy Hale

Would you be willing to give people you know free reign to give anonymous feedback about you? Would you be willing to let people give gut-honest feedback about your leadership abilities, personality, blindsides, and quirks?

It sounds like an exercise in pain, brutal honesty, and a heavy dose of reality. And frankly, I have had enough people in my life tell me what they think about me.

But this is how Brian Dixon, author of Start With Your People, created the basis for his new book.

“I never set out to be manipulative or conniving, but over the years, because of my driven, me-first approach, I burned a lot of bridges,” said Brian on the CBF Podcast.

We sat down with the author to discuss a peer 360-assessment for a full perspective of self, bridging the gap of how we view ourselves versus how others view us.

Dixon is also a coach and consultant for universities, publishers, and nonprofits.

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CBF’s podcast shares stories from across the Fellowship and innovative practices of those working to renew God’s world. The vision is to share ideas, stories, and innovations from ministers, authors, and practitioners.

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This podcast episode is brought to you by Fuller Seminary and The Center for Congregational Health.

Andy Hale created and hosts the podcast of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Hale is the senior pastor of University Baptist Church of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, following eight years as the founding pastor of Mosaic Church of Clayton and five years as CBF’s church start specialist. Follow on Twitter @haleandy

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