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7 Questions on Leadership with Jeff Hoglen

Name: Jeff Hoglen

Title: Senior Pastor

Organisation: RockFish Church - Philippines

CEO of, senior pastor and part of the Maxwell Leadership Team.

Thank you to the 2,000 leaders who’ve generously done the 7 Questions on Leadership!

I hope Jeff's answers will encourage you in your leadership journey. Enjoy!


Jonno White

1. What have you found most challenging as a leader?

Managing people in ways in which they can receive input without offense and developing a culture of open sharing of ideas.

2. How did you become a leader? Can you please briefly tell the story?

After years in business, I felt a calling to enter ministry. This led me to church planting and ministry coaching.

3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?

I find that a daily routine is needed but at the same time, flexibility. I build in office hours to work in the ministry and then make time to also work on the ministry. It’s all about balance.

4. What's a recent leadership lesson you've learned for the first time or been reminded of?

Learning the culture of a new area is of utmost importance. A leader should know the local culture. Don’t fight against it - embrace it and learn to love it!

5. What's one book that has had a profound impact on your leadership so far? Can you please briefly tell the story of how that book impacted your leadership?

Lead Like It Matters by Craig Groeschel. This book has principles that every leader should know. It was a reminder in some aspects and also a book that gives insight in to things I never knew.

6. If you could only give one piece of advice to a young leader, what would you say to them?

Find a coach or mentor. Don’t try and do leadership or ministry alone.

7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a leader, so far?

There are times when I sow time, energy and even money into people and wonder if it’s making a difference. Seeing people grow spiritually and even multiply themselves is always rewarding to see.

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