Wednesday, August 09, 2006 | |

The Leadership Blog Interview: Troy Gramling

Troy Gramling

Bio: Troy Gramling is the Lead Pastor at Flamingo Road Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Over the last three years, Troy has led Flamingo Road Church through a transition in leadership and into a new facility as the church has grown to a weekly attendance of 4,200.

Church: Flamingo Road Church

The Leadership Blog Questions
1. What gives you the greatest joy in being a leader?
Troy: Partnering with people to reach their of the great things about being in ministry is that we get the opportunity to partner with people in so many different areas...Of course the most important being their eternity...but I also love to watch someone reach their potential as a spouse, student or business person.

2. What is your biggest pet peeve as a leader?
Troy: Disloyalty...when people go on the journey and use up resources, you pour your life into them,; and then when they shoot you in the back and say don’t take it can you not take it personally; it’s your blood.

3. Who made the biggest influence in your life as a leader?
Troy: John Maxwell - his conferences and books challenged me to take responsibility for my leadership and quit blaming the people that I was leading. The statement, “If you grow, the organization you are leading will grow”, changed my life!

4. What books have changed your life?
Troy: Developing the Leader within John Maxwell
Courageous Leadership Bill Hybels
Good to Great Jim Collins
Experiencing God Henry Blackaby

5. What's your biggest challenge as a leader?
Troy: Focus: With success comes more opportunities. And opportunity can move us toward our potential or distract us from our potential, and effective leaders know the difference.

6. What goals do you have as a leader?
Troy: To add value to the people I lead. To help people reach their God potential. To have a positive impact on the diverse community called South Florida. And eventually to leave a legacy that inspires.

7. Where do you see yourself in ten years?
Troy: Leading Flamingo Road Church into new territory, encouraging and mentoring young pastors, and blogging my journey with friends and family!