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CNLP 317: Jefferson Bethke Unpacks Launching His Career on the Internet at Age 22, the Downside of Hustle, and Carving Out a Sane Pace of Life as a Leader and Parent

YouTube launched Jefferson Bethke to fame in 2012 when a video he posted got millions of views. Since then, he’s spent his entire life online, pivoting through all the changes in algorithm, platforms and audience. Jeff and Carey reflect on what it’s like to be the first generation to be able to do that with…

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CNLP 315: Liz Forkin Bohannon on How to Stop Taking Your Weaknesses as a Leader So Personally, Why Finding Your Passion is a Lie, and the Surprising Backstory to A Very Successful Startup

Liz Forkin Bohannon is an entrepreneur who has been through all kinds of ups and downs in her ten year journey as Co-Founder and CEO of Sseko Designs, and she isn’t afraid to talk about the roller coaster nature of leadership. Liz opens up about the self-talk she embraces to get through the set backs…

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CNLP 313: Francis Chan Clarifies What’s Next For Him, Talks About the Impact of Social Media on Real People, Apologizes for the Confusion, and Talks About the Future of the US Church

Francis Chan caused quite a stir when, in late 2019, he announced he was going back to Asia. Francis clarifies what he’s actually doing, talks about the impact social media controversy has on real people, apologizes for the confusion and talks transparently about the tension of living a public life where your words get misconstrued…

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The Top 10 Blog Posts Of 2019

2019 was a year for the books. As time continues to move on, things seem to be changing faster and faster, which makes leadership more and more challenging. Which is why I’m so glad we’re in this together. We covered a wide range of topics on the blog this year and had some fascinating conversations. I…

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CNLP 312: Jordan Raynor on the Ingredients for a Successful Start Up, the Essential Qualities of a Great Entrepreneur, and Why So Much of the Career Advice People Give Young Leaders is Wrong

Jordan Raynor is a serial entrepreneur who has bought and sold several fast-growing businesses by the time he turned 30. He’s been a Google Fellow and spoken at SXSW, Harvard and TEDx. He talks about what makes for a successful launch, the qualities and characteristics that make for great entrepreneurs, and why so much of…

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The Ten Most Listened-To Podcasts of 2019

2019 is the year where you had access to more content than you could possibly handle. One of the questions I’m asking is Who can I trust to bring me the best conversations I most need to hear?  That’s what I hope my leadership podcast does for you. I hope it brings you the best…

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CNLP 311: John S. Dickerson on the Bias Against Christianity, How Christianity Has Made a Surprisingly Positive Contribution to History, and Why Christianity is the Opposite of Anti-Intellectual

Award-winning journalist turned mega-church pastor, John S. Dickerson, is back on the podcast to talk about why skeptics might want to rethink their suspicion about Christianity. John took his journalistic skills through centuries of history to discover why Christianity isn’t anti-intellectual, why it’s been far more progressive than repressive, and how a skeptical generation may…

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3 Ways to Coach Young Leaders Without Frustrating Them

This is a blog post by Dillon Smith. Dillon is the content manager for Carey Nieuwhof Communications and a member of the Speaking Team. You can book Dillon to speak at your church, next event, or on for an interview on your podcast here. By Dillon Smith Do you ever wonder how to best coach young leaders? If…

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