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6 Characteristics of An Irrelevant Leader

So how relevant are you as a leader? Any idea how you’d answer that accurately? You can debate how important relevance is all day long (and many do), but the truth is irrelevant leaders eventually make less impact on the team around them, and eventually almost no impact on the next generation, except for perhaps…

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CNLP 233: Daniel Pink on the Science Behind Perfect Timing, How Morning People, Night Owls and Everyone Else Can Maximize Productivity and Effectiveness

There’s a science to maximum performance and productivity. Daniel Pink talks about the research that shows how morning people (larks), night owls and everyone in between (third birds) can find the perfect timing to do their best work. Dan also gives a number of helpful hacks on how to take the perfect breaks, the ideal…

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CNLP 231: Jon Thompson on How to Discover Your True Calling and Gifting And Why Operating Outside of Either Can Be Exhausting and Dangerous

One of the more perplexing questions people ask is “What am I truly called and gifted to do?” Jon Thompson, Preaching and Vision Pastor of C4 Church and adjunct faculty at Tyndale Theological Seminary, answers that question both for people in the marketplace AND church leaders. We also dive into why operating outside of your…

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Pessimists

Why Pessimists (and Realists) Are Hard to Follow as Leaders

So…if you had to describe yourself, would you say you’re an optimist, a pessimist, or as pessimists like to say in social settings to be polite, a realist? For the record…my current theory is that realists are pessimists who don’t want to call themselves pessimists. Most leaders (not all, but most) are optimists when they…

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The Single Best Way To Fully Motivate Your Team

See if you recognize this. There are some kinds of leaders (often in churches and not-for-profits) who are wonderful with people, but whose organizations don’t produce great results. Often there’s little accountability, a general drift, poor metrics and just a lack of overall excellence. But the leader’s a really nice person. There are other leaders…

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CNLP 229: Larry Osborne on Why He Never Uses an Alarm Clock, The Keys to Staying Fresh in Leadership Four Decades In, and The Hardest Part of Raising Up New Leaders

Larry Osborne has been in ministry for over 4 decades and at his current church for 38 years…and he loves it. Larry talks about how to thrive, why he’s never had to take a sabbatical, why he never uses an alarm clock (unless he’s travelling), shepherd leadership, and why raising up gifted, talented young leaders…

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CNLP 228: Craig Groeschel on Handling the Pain That Comes With Life and Leadership, How God Can Redeem Self-inflicted Pain and Bring Hope in the Dark of Personal Suffering

Craig Groeschel leads one of the largest churches in America, but that doesn’t mean the journey has been easy. In this interview, Craig talks about the hard side of life and leadership – How the early mistakes of a rookie leader can almost sink you, where to find God in the midst of it, and…

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