Leadership Lessons From a Broken Ice Cream Machine - LM0219

Leaders Moment

Sep 7 2021 • 21 mins

Leadership is about so much more than being the boss. It's about doing what you need to do to set up and support your team members for success.


Bryan Entzminger and Scott McClelland continue their conversation about what leadership lessons we can learn from a broken ice cream machine.

They talk about commander's intent, the dangers of institutionalization, and the importance of truly supporting people--because sometimes what works for one person at one place and time will not work for another.


  • Leadership is leadership, no matter the situation.
  • We can’t assume the same things will work for everyone, everywhere.
  • There’s danger in organizational growth.
  • The commander’s intent is a critical leadership principle.



Bryan Entzminger is a former McDonald’s manager, who now edits and produces podcasts. He previously hosted the Engaging Missions Show and now cohosts the Podcast Editors Mastermind. You can find him at Top Tier Audio.

He loves to edit audio because it provides a creative outlet and technical challenge for him, as well as being intellectually stimulating. Bryan is a saxophonist with a degree in Music Education from Evangel University in Springfield, MO.

When he's not recording or editing podcasts, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Katherine, and their two children, as well as being involved in his local church.


Scott McClelland of Foundational Missions shares bite-sized insights into leadership, with a focus on the Bible, missions, and ministry. He pulls from a wide variety of sources and always has something to inspire and challenge us to greatness.

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