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How To Know What Your Audience Is Thinking BEFORE You Communicate

Ever wonder what your audience is thinking as you give your sermon, talk or speech? Why not find out ahead of time? The problem with most communicators is that they only get feedback after they communicate.  Whether it’s a polite “that was nice” at the door, or an email you get from someone who didn’t agree, or a…

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CNLP 128: Mark Batterson on Chasing Down Your Dreams Without Fear

So you’ve got dreams that seem impossible. So what? Few voices in the church are as encouraging as Mark Batterson’s voice. Mark talks to Carey about how to chase down your dreams and kill the fear that’s holding you back. Welcome to Episode 128 of the podcast. Guest Links: Mark Batterson Mark Batterson’s website Mark on…

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5 Unfair Criticisms People Levy at Strategic Church Leaders

If you’re a church leader who thinks strategically, you’re probably going to get criticized. Maybe even more than you ever dreamed. For some reason, being strategic is often viewed as being unspiritual in the church. Why? I mean, if you want the church to flounder, be unstrategic. Never use your mind, only use your heart. Never think, only feel.…

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CNLP 127: Jud Wilhite and Brad Lomenick: Roundtable on Their Worst Mistakes and Best Decisions in Leadership

Jud Wilhite and Brad Lomenick talk to Carey about their best and worst decisions on five key issues: strategy, team, momentum, culture and personal leadership. Raw, honest and authentic, this conversation is packed with insight. The conversation continues at Rethink Leadership 2017 in Atlanta Georgia April 26-28. www.RethinkLeadership.com. Welcome to Episode 127 of the podcast.…

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5 Things That Can Make You Feel Like You’re Leading When You Aren’t

How do you know if you’re leading well? The question is tougher to answer than you think. Sometimes you can look around and conclude that things are going quite well when in fact, they’re not. Why is that? One of the best definitions of leadership I’ve ever heard is John Maxwell’s, who says leadership is influence.…

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7 Things Christians Should Give Up To Reach Unchurched People

So you want your church to reach people who don’t go to church. That’s wonderful because that’s basically the mission of the church: to share the love of Christ with the world in the hopes everyone will come into a relationship with Jesus. The challenge is that unchurched people aren’t exactly flocking to most churches, and many…

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