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5 Things Every Good Leader Knows About Themselves

What do you know about yourself? Well, probably more than anyone, right? And yet every one of us gets surprised when from time to time, our spouse points out something we had no idea we did or were like. Like telling you that you’re a loud eater (nobody can watch themselves eat), or that no,…

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9 Hidden Factors That Impact Your Life and Leadership

So you’ve noticed something. Your ability to lead well and live well seems to fluctuate. Some days (and seasons) you seem to be in top shape. You have energy and enthusiasm, a clear mind and your decision making is sharp. But on other days (and in other seasons) you’re sluggish, fuzzy or so burdened down…

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself When You Feel Inadequate As A Leader

If you’ve led anything, you’re likely familiar with the feeling. You wonder whether you have what it takes. Maybe you even wonder how you got this job/task/assignment/responsibility. And you just don’t know if you can accomplish the responsibility you’ve been given. I felt this again yesterday. I was getting up to preach (something I’ve done…

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CNLP 157: Jon Acuff on What It Takes for You To Finish What You Start, Finding Your Career Path and The Rhythms and Routines That Make People Successful

New York Times best-selling author Jon Acuff is back on the podcast to talk about research he did about why some people finish their goals when most people don’t. In this wide-ranging interview, Carey also deconstructs some of the rhythms and routines that have made Jon successful. Finally, Jon offers some challenging public speaking advice…

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7 Easy Ways to Blow It With A Mentor

Almost every leader you talk to these days either wants a mentor; has a mentor or is mentoring someone. I talk to scores of young leaders who want to be mentored. So let’s say you land the mentor you were hoping to get…how do you make the most of that relationship? I’ve seen more than a…

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CNLP 152: Eugene Peterson on Why He Wrote the Message, The Rhythms of a Reflective Life + Mark Batterson and Adam Weber on Peterson’s Legacy

Eugene Peterson is a living legend. Carey talks to Eugene about the origin of the Message and the life rhythms he and his wife Jan adopted that helped produce the legacy millions have appreciated. Plus, Carey follows his conversation with Eugene with a round table discussion with  best selling authors Mark Batterson and Adam Weber…

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5 Ways Tracking Church Attendance Messes With Your Soul

If you’ve spent more than 10 minutes in church leadership, you’re aware of the tension that tracking church attendance creates inside you and around you. Sure, for starters, the way other leaders talk about numbers is an easy gateway for criticism (He’s totally obsessed with numbers). But it’s deeper than that. It’s easy to criticize…

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