What You Focus On

By Carey Nieuwhof | March 16, 2011

…expands. I learned this gem from a corporate coach a number of years back.  It’s just so true. What you focus on expands. If you…

Where People Gravitate

By Carey Nieuwhof | March 15, 2011

If you want to attract and keep great people around you, value them. As I watch my own patterns, I realize this truth – I…

Spend Your Best

By Carey Nieuwhof | March 14, 2011

Everybody gets fresh energy, ideas and passion each day.  What do you do with it? A few years ago I found myself holding back, worrying…

Passion Needs Clarity

By Carey Nieuwhof | March 9, 2011

Most leaders intuitively understand the importance of passion. Leading without it is painful and ultimately either impossible or futile. Most followers look for a passionate…

Between You and Your Dream

By Carey Nieuwhof | March 7, 2011

Standing between you and your dream is risk. Chances are it’s a risk you’ve been unwilling to take.  After all, your dream is still a…

What You Say In Private

By Carey Nieuwhof | March 5, 2011

You’ve seen it happen on twitter, or email.   Messages that were intended to be direct messages (DMs) or private replies go public instead, all because…

Critics and Creators

By Carey Nieuwhof | March 3, 2011

Everybody’s got critics. Every day I see people who feel it’s their God-given mission to tear down: Other leaders they disagree with The world (for…

To Be List

By Carey Nieuwhof | March 2, 2011

You likely have a to do list.  Mine’s often a bit long and always changing. A to do list is one thing, but I wonder…

Quitting and Breakthroughs

By Carey Nieuwhof | February 28, 2011

Here’s a thought. You will be most tempted to quit moments before the critical breakthrough I don’t know whether this is true…but, personally and more…

The Greatest Threat to your Dependence on God

By Carey Nieuwhof | February 25, 2011

I twittered about something a few days ago and it generated more of a reaction than I anticipated.  This is simply what the tweet said:…

Creating a Make-it-Happen Culture

By Carey Nieuwhof | February 23, 2011

Last week we set off a healthy discussion about the differences between the leadership culture in Canada and the US.  If you missed it, you…

Nothing is Actually Free

By Carey Nieuwhof | February 19, 2011

Years ago, one of my best friends told me “Nothing is actually free.”  We were talking about a free lunch I won.  He said, “Sure,…

21 Ways To Make it Happen…or Not

By Carey Nieuwhof | February 18, 2011

I know I’m skating on thin ice with this one.  But it should be a fun and I hope rewarding discussion. Let me preface it…

Character Finishes What Competency Starts

By Carey Nieuwhof | February 16, 2011

People get hired and promoted on talent, potential, track record, and competency.  The culture and marketplace reward competence when they see it, and arguably they…

I Work for Them

By Carey Nieuwhof | February 14, 2011

Someone asked me yesterday what my title was. Interesting question. I said “Lead Pastor”, kind of awkwardly. Then I added, “I guess I’m the leader…