Strategy

CNLP 207: Bobby Gruenewald on Leveraging First Mover Advantage, Innovation, AI, Technology and the Future Church

Bobby Gruenewald leveraged first mover advantage in building and selling an internet hosting service and the world’s largest wrestling fan site. Then he moved into church world, creating Church Online and YouVersion. Bobby talks about how innovation happens, what’s next in AR, AI, machine learning and much more as the church moves into the future.…

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9 Surprising Challenges You’ll Face When Your Church Grows

It’s easy to believe that there will come a day when your church or organization will never struggle and you’ll never struggle as a leader. As tempting as that is to believe, it’s just not true. Every church struggles. And every leader struggles. And—yes—even growing churches struggle. I outlined the struggles smaller churches experience in my post 5 Tensions Every…

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CNLP 206: Les McKeown on Visionaries, Operators and Processors and How Each Is Necessary In Thriving Organizations

Les McKeown, serial entrepreneur and author of The Synergist and Predictable Success, is back after his first episode became one of the most downloaded ever on this podcast. This time, Les talks about how three distinctive styles of leadership—visionary, operator and processor—are essential to your organization’s long-term success, and how often those three styles of…

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6 Stock Expressions Every Leader Should Stop Using

You say things every day as leaders that work against you, not for you. Have a look at the list below, and you’ll immediately recognize that you probably say some (or all) of these things without even realizing it. They’re almost verbal ticks in our culture. They’re stock expressions that everyone uses and nobody should.…

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7 Signs Your Church Is Honestly…Mediocre

One of the problems many churches face these days is that they’re neither great at things or terrible at things. They’re honestly just…mediocre. Facebook Live has made watching other churches’ services easier than ever, and as I’ve scrolled through my Sunday morning feed or visited different churches over the years, I’ve been a little amazed…

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