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5 Things You Say That Kill Your Leadership

The innocent phrases you say every day impact you—and others— more than you think. Have a look at the list below, and you’ll immediately recognize that you say some of these things without even realizing it. They’re almost verbal ticks in our culture. Even if you don’t really mean anything by them, these statements undermine…

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Rose Meeder

CNLP 123: How to Have Meaningful, Life-Giving Conversations with Non-Christians: An Interview with Rose Zacharias Meeder

How do you have meaningful conversations—even friendships—with people who are radically different than you and who don’t share the same values you do? Few are better at doing this than Rose Zacharias Meeder. From the divorced, to the Buddhist, to the atheist, to the trans-gendered, Rose has built friendships with many, leading more than a…

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demoralize

The Top 7 Ways Leaders Demoralize Their Teams

You know that as a leader you have a direct impact on your team, right? It’s  impossible for a leader NOT to have an impact on their team. The only question is whether it’s a good impact or a bad one. More than anything, your leadership will directly impact team morale. You’re either boosting team morale…

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CNLP Bonus 014: #AskCarey Part 13

Your questions are the best questions. We’re back with another bonus episode of Ask Carey to celebrate the launch of The High Impact Leader Course this month. Scroll down to see what questions I tackle this episode. Welcome to Ask Carey Part 13.   Questions Featured in this Episode 1. 04:43: I’ve been enjoying your High…

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productivity hacks

9 Little Productivity Hacks That Deliver Way More Than You Think

Like most leaders, you have far more opportunities and responsibility than you feel like you have time for. It’s hard to juggle all the competing demands, keep your mind focused on what matters most, and get it all done. I believe the best thing you can do is change your overall approach to managing time, energy…

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CNLP 122: Essentialism’s Greg McKeown on How To Simplify Your Life and Focus on What Produces Exponential Results

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown is one of podcast host Carey Nieuwhof’s favourite books of the last five years. In this wide-ranging conversation, Carey talks to Greg about how leaders can apply the principles of Essentialism to multiply their impact. Welcome to Episode 122 of the podcast. Guest Links: Greg McKeown Essentialism:…

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judgmental Christians

5 Ways Judgmental Christians Are Killing Your Church

Judged anyone lately? Sadly, the answer for most of us (including me) is… yes. From the guy who cut you off in traffic, to the off-beat person who’s not picking up the social cues you’re sending, to your weed-smoking neighbour… it’s so easy to judge.  And judgment just gets worse from there. It’s the basis…

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meets my needs

Why The Search For a Church That Meets Your Needs is Futile

Any church leader who’s been in ministry for more than a few months has heard different variations of it: I’m looking for a church that meets my needs. What are you going to do to better meet my needs? I’m leaving this church to find one that better suits my needs.  The longer a Christian has…

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disruptive church trends

6 Disruptive Church Trends That Will Rule 2017

The culture continues to change rapidly around you as a church leader. You get that. And yet sometimes the change is easy to miss. Last January, I outlined 5 disruptive church trends that would dominate 2016. 2017 is no different. In fact, the need for change is more urgent because our culture is arguably changing…

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