Sean Morgan

One Thing You’re Getting Wrong When Making Decisions

About The Episode


Your systems of decision-making have the potential to bring greater clarity to who you are and how you do things. Today, Sean Morgan discusses how level-five leaders frame each decision with a silver-bullet technique, and how it can lead toward momentum every time. 

Welcome to Episode 108 of the Leaders in Living Rooms Podcast with Sean Morgan.

Insights from Sean



  • Do decisions tend to cycle again and again?
  • Do you wonder if people are growing in their ability to handle complex decisions?
  • Do you feel your church has taken two steps forward only for a step back?


  • Rookies ask “what,” veterans ask “why.”
  • Five ways asking why helps:
    • Helps you uncover how you got there 
    • Figuring out if this problem has been brewing under the surface
    • Helps you understand if there is someone you can train better to avoid this same situation in the future
    • Answers the question on if you have a broken system that can fix this in the future
    • Helps you figure out if you view or perceive the world incorrectly


  • Your organization is a set of sub-systems.
  • How decisions are made is part of a system.
  • Your system is either helping you toward momentum or hurting your momentum.
  • Decision-making has the potential to bring greater clarity on who you are and how you do things. 

Episode Links

Leading Change, by John Kotter

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Who is Sean Morgan?

Sean Morgan joined CDF Capital in 2014 to launch the Leadership Capital Team – focused on elevating local church leaders and their kingdom impact. A nationally known coach and speaker, Sean finds great joy in navigating ministries from obstacles to opportunities. He has developed a national reputation for connecting ministry leaders and being a catalyst of fresh vision; he founded and curates Sean served as Executive Pastor and CFO at New Life Church in Northern California. He’s husband to his amazing bride Stacy and a father to Kaylee and Ayden.


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About the Host

Sean Morgan is a coach and speaker with a national reputation as a catalyst of fresh vision. His passion is to help ministries navigate obstacles and turn them into opportunities.

Throughout his career, Sean has pioneered initiatives impacting thousands of leaders across the country. He started out serving as Executive Pastor and CFO at New Life Church in northern California.

As host, Sean gives you access to amazing conversations, hard-won wisdom, and poignant insights from world-class leaders in intimate “living room” settings.

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