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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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Top podcast episodes

Top 10 Podcast Episodes of 2016

So what conversations and subjects resonated most with leaders in 2016? Well, for easy reference, here are the Top 10 podcast episodes from my leadership podcast for the year. I released over 60 episodes in 2016, but below are the ones you loved the most. Thank you for making 2016 the best year for the leadership podcast yet. If you’re like…

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new year's resolutions

5 Reasons Your New Year’s Resolutions Usually Fail

It would be great to crush your New Year’s resolutions for once, wouldn’t it? I mean you try, but why does it seem so difficult to actually make progress in life and leadership? I get that. I think we all have a few resolutions that make it on the list every year, only to be…

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no longer exists

10 Things That Demonstrate The World You Grew Up In No Longer Exists

You know things are changing, but the real questions is how quickly and how deeply. Well, the change is pretty fast and pretty deep. In fact, unless you’re under 25, the world into which you’re born doesn’t really exist anymore. You may have heard of the the Beloit College Mindset list. It comes out every year and…

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imitating other leaders

5 Reasons You Need to Stop Imitating Other Leaders

If you’re like me, you like to track with people who are ahead of you in what they’ve accomplished, both in terms of their lives and in terms of their leadership. Chance are you do this in real life (I hope you have mentors). But the online world has changed the imitation game. Thanks to…

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value your time

5 Eye-Opening Reasons Other People Don’t Value Your Time

Ever wonder why people seem to think you have endless amounts of time to do whatever they want you to do? You know those situations where they ask you to help out on a project, or attend one more meeting, or even give up your Saturday to help them move? I’m talking about the kind…

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time stealers

5 Hidden Time Stealers You Can Eliminate Today

How many times have you gotten to the end of a day only to wonder where all the time went? Or more accurately, wondered where your productivity went. Welcome to the club. Productivity must be easier to measure if you work at, say, Starbucks or Walmart, where you’re dealing with tangibles (how many lattes did you…

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1000 more productive hours

How to Gain 1000 More Productive Hours in 2017

What would you do if you somehow you got 1000 more hours to do meaningful things in 2017? As some of you know, I just released a new, online course called The High Impact Leader. In the course, I outline the principles and strategies I’ve used to help me gain about 3 hours a day in productivity, and I share…

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morning person

5 Powerful Ways Becoming A Morning Person Unlocks Your Leadership

So you’re trying to be more productive—to get more done in less time. I get that. But what kind of change does that mean for your schedule? Because as you know, if nothing changes, nothing will change. So here’s a question: does it really make a difference whether you’re a morning person or not when it comes to productivity?…

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time management

3 Reasons Most Time Management Attempts End Up Frustrating You

You probably think you need to get better at managing time in 2017. Don’t we all? After all, as you’ve probably already discovered, time management is more disappointing than you thought it would be. Why? Because eventually, almost all of your time management attempts will leave you with diminishing returns. Don’t get me wrong, when you’re…

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