Unseen Leadership
Unseen Leadership Episode 29: Andrew Peterson on Distinguishing between Pride and Ambition

Unseen Leadership Episode 29: Andrew Peterson on Distinguishing between Pride and Ambition

In this episode of the Unseen Leadership podcast, Chandler Vannoy and Josh Hunter are joined by Andrew Peterson who is an award-winning sing-songwriter, creator of The Rabbit Room, and author of the Wingfeather Saga and his latest book Adorning the Dark.

During their conversation, they discuss how to distinguish between pride and ambition, how to tell the difference between leadership and false influence, and how to lead as a creative.


“There is no recipe for success. The best advice I can give to young leaders is say yes, keep working on your craft, and be available.”

“Everything that I tried to make happen on my own, ended in a dead end.”

“If your ambition is to leave a legacy, what you’ll leave a legacy of ambition.” - Rich Mullins

“Your motives are never going to be perfectly pure, so don’t let that stop you from doing good work, but listen to the Spirit saying careful.”

“You need to go to church with people who are not impressed with you.”

“Knowing that you are not alone and that your struggles are familiar to other people is so helpful.”

“A good thing can be a bad thing for us if that is not what God has given us to do.”

“If you are honestly reading Scripture, it is almost impossible to get arrogant.”


Adorning the Dark by Andrew Peterson

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

Walking on Water by Madeleine L'Engle

Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning

Deep Work by Cal Newport

The Lion’s Gate by Steven Pressfield

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