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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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CNLP 302: Steve Green on the Rise of Hobby Lobby Empire, Why Their Retail is Still Growing When Everyone Else’s is Shrinking, and How Paying Entry Level Workers Double the Minimum Wage Pays Back

What started in a garage almost 50 years ago has risen into a multi-billion dollar empire. Steve Green is the President of Hobby Lobby, and works along side his father, who founded the company. Steve discusses the reasons behind the remarkable rise of Hobby Lobby, how it almost all fell apart, their biggest challenges, bucking…

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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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ambition

10 Signs Your Leadership Is Driven By Selfish Ambition

Let’s ask an awkward, difficult, and at times piercing question: What motivates your ambition? That’s an important question to ask. Why? Because if you don’t ask it, I promise everyone else around you will. Mostly I don’t like that question because I don’t like the answer to that question. Sometimes my motivation is selfish. I recently interviewed…

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