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insideritis

7 Signs You’re Suffering From Insideritis

How do some organizations end up being so insider focused and even indifferent to the people they’re trying to reach? For example, are 90% of companies you phone for customer support really experiencing a higher than normal call volume, every single day no matter when you call…or did they just cut back staff and decide that you’d…

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young leaders

3 Secrets That Help Young Leaders Soar At Work

We’ve had a lot of young leaders join our team over the last few years, some straight out of college. Despite all the stereotypes about young leaders, I actually love working with young leaders and have seen them do amazing work. But as their boss, one of the key challenges I’ve faced is helping them…

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growth

5 (Nearly Universal) Principles That Generate Growth

Almost every leader I know would love to see growth. The question, of course, is how.  While growth has a certain mystery to it, and there are nuances that vary depending on your context, there are some principles that, in my experience, are nearly universal. Here are 5 of them. 1.  The status quo has got…

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CNLP 301: Albert Tate on How to Add Humour to Your Talks, a Conversation About Porn and Sex, and Handling the Pressures of Leadership

Albert Tate is one of the funniest conference speakers and preachers around today. In this episode, Albert breaks down how he finds comedic moments and how to deliver them. In addition, Albert talks candidly about his struggle with porn, deep accountability, sex and how to handle the pressures of leadership. Welcome to Episode 301 of…

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CNLP 300: NT Wright on Why Atheism Doesn’t Need to Destroy Your Faith, on Women in Ministry, and How the Church is Getting Heaven Wrong

NT Wright is a scholar, priest and prolific author of over 80 books. In this wide-ranging interview, Tom Wright talks about how atheism doesn’t need to destroy your faith, why he still believes the Gospel, and how his views on some things—including women in ministry—have changed. Tom also discusses podcasting, why he’s embraced online courses,…

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digital shifts

5 Digital Shifts That Are Impacting Church Growth

This guest post is written by Angela Faith, Digital Strategist at one of our trusted partners, Pro WEBFIRE. Pro WEBFIRE spends every day on the edge of the digital space, and I’m excited to share what Angela and the team are learning. The ever increasing shifts in culture seem to be at warp speed. That…

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CNLP 297: Gordon MacDonald Shares 8 Decades of Wisdom and Life Lessons, Father Wounds, the Dangers of Drivenness, Counselling a U.S. President, and What Leaders Struggle with Between Ages 32-42 and at Age 48 and Age 62

Gordon MacDonald has written books read by millions, spoken to almost as many and has left a lasting impact on the leadership and heart of several generations. In this wide-ranging interview, Gordon talks about his own wounds from his father, counseling President Bill Clinton, the dangers of drivenness, and the crisis most leaders go through…

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CNLP 296: Mark Batterson on How He Beat Overwhelm to Keep His Marriage Strong, Strategic Quitting and Continual Innovation and Why Blessing and Generosity Aren’t Tied to the Prosperity Gospel

As his career as an author and speaker took off, Mark Batterson was faced with so many requests for his time that he couldn’t keep up. The insane pace eventually led to his wife, Lora, telling Mark that she “didn’t sign up for this.” Mark talks about how Lora’s concern led him to scale back…

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