Posts by Carey Nieuwhof

CNLP 259: Andrew Stanley on Making the Move from a Career in Finance to Full Time Stand-Up Comedy, Why and How Comedy Works, and on Being Andy Stanley’s Son and Charles Stanley’s Grandson

He never even thought about doing comedy until his final year in college. Less than four years later, Andrew Stanley quit his day job and went on the road full time as a comic whose career has really taken off. Andrew shares how he learned to write jokes, what makes for a good bit and…

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5 Smarter Ways To Embrace Infrequent Church Attenders

It’s a challenge you face as a church leader: what do you do with people who only occasionally attend church? Like at Easter or Christmas or special occasions? But infrequent attendance isn’t just for holidays anymore. It’s for every day. How do you respond as people generally attend less often? You know…the couple who comes…

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CNLP 257: Tyler Reagin on Leading a Large Organization When You’re Not a Detail Person and What It Takes to Become Self-Aware, Self-Accepting and Self-Confident in Leadership

Tyler Reagin meets thousands of leaders every year through the work he does as President of Catalyst. In this candid interview, he talks about what he’s seeing in today’s leaders, reflects on how he’s had to come to be at peace with his own limitations as a leader and why it’s so essential for every…

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How To Handle Your Critics Like a Pro, Not a Toddler

So you signed up for leadership, but you didn’t really sign up for all the criticism that came with it, did you? And yet here you are. Next question: did anything really prepare you for the emotional journey of leadership? Nope. Me neither. Criticism is an almost daily staple for most leaders. You get everything…

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7 Early Warning Signs Your Heart Is Growing Hard in Leadership

If you’re like me, the longer you serve in leadership, the more intentional you have to become at keeping your heart open and fully alive. Hardness of heart is a condition that people on the wrong side of God and people develop. Biblically, Pharaoh suffered from it. Israel did on occasion. And the Pharisees specialized in it. Chances are,…

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