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Posts by Carey Nieuwhof

honor

5 Things That Are NOT A Badge of Honor in Leadership

Find yourself busy? A little overwhelmed? You’re not alone. Especially in leadership. I made a lot of mistakes in how I handled my workload as a young leader in charge of three small but rapidly growing churches. Like many people, I assumed that the only way to handle a growing organization was to work more…

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run a church

4 Bad Ways to Run a Church — And One Good One

Something’s driving your church.  There are a variety of things that run a church…the challenge for many church leaders is no one is really quite clear on what that is. What drives your church is critical because it impacts everything you do. Ultimately, it directly impacts both your health and your growth as a congregation. As…

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Reggie Joiner

20 Life and Leadership Lessons I Learned From Reggie Joiner

I’ve been at the Rethink Leadership and Orange Conferences this week in Atlanta. If you’ve never been you’re missing out. I’ve had the privilege of working closely with Reggie Joiner over a number of years. We have written together, traveled together and spoken together and even started the Rethink Leadership conference together. But more than that, he’s…

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banish

7 Things Every Leader Should Banish Starting Today

As a leader, there are things you do every day. Some help—others, not so much. I’ve found that as I’ve grown as a leader, I’ve regularly had to change how I think, how I lead and even what I say. Fortunately, there are hacks you can learn along the way that will help you get…

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growing churches

Why It’s Easy (And Wrong) to Think Growing Churches Simply Won The Lottery

There’s a theory out there that goes something like this: growing churches grow because, well, they just got lucky. It’s like they won the talent lottery, the gifting lottery, the demographic lottery (right neighborhood) the nice-people-who-attend-their-church-and-don’t-block-change lottery, the perfect timing slot machine and just about every stroke of luck you can manufacture in your mind.…

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