Brad Lomenick returns to the podcast to talk about his new podcast, H3 Leadership, and how to grow your influence without producing more content. Brad explains the power of curating content and connecting people, and how he used that to build one of the largest leadership networks out there.
Brad also discusses future trends every leader should watch. Plus, Carey and Brad talk about the launch of a brand new podcast network: Thrivicity.
Welcome to Episode 370 of the podcast. Listen and access the show notes below or search for the Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts and listen for free.
Plus, in this episode’s What I’m Thinking About segment, Carey talks about the future of online church and how buildings are going to change in the future.
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INSIGHTS FROM BRAD
1. Content curation is on the rise
For a while, content creators were the key people leaders were paying attention to. But in our modern world, anyone and everyone can be a content creator, and leaders (like you) are getting overwhelmed with options. So, what’s the solution? Content curators—people who find the best content for you and put it all in one place.
Brad’s new podcast H3 Leadership with Brad Lomenick is based on this premise. Brad is one of the best content curators in the Christian leadership industry, and in each episode, he gives you a quick download of the best links, leaders and ideas that he comes across. You can subscribe to H3 Leadership with Brad Lomenick here.
2. Be a connector not a networker
If you’ve been in leadership for any amount of time, you’ve probably met both connectors and networkers. Networkers are the people you see at an event and immediately want to hide from. You know they are pretty well connected, but you know they are working for their own interests.
A connector, on the other hand, is someone who has your best interest in mind. They don’t expect favors from you, they don’t pester or beg, they simply want to help build a better community of leaders. While a networker is trying to climb the social ladder for themselves, connectors are trying to get everyone around them to go up the ladder together.
3. In uncertain times, gather the leaders you can, and learn from each other
Immediately, when the Coronavirus pandemic hit, Brad recommended that Carey meet bi-weekly with the key leaders that Carey partners with. Carey had no clue what to expect, but he followed Brad’s advice, and was surprised by how positive the response was. High-level CEO’s from major organizations took time out of their busy schedules to sync up with the rest of the group.
You should be initiating similar conversations in your community. If you are a pastor of a local church, invite a few prominent members of your church or community to a 45-minute Zoom call. You don’t need to have an agenda, just try to learn from the experiences of those other leaders.
Quotes from Episode 370
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The Online Church Engagement Summit
So you’ve got people watching your church online. How do you turn them into engagers?
On October 8th, 2020, Carey Nieuwhof is hosting The Online Church Engagement Summit. It’s a free, 90-minute value-packed event where Levi Lusko, Nona Jones, and Bobby Gruenewald will give you their best practical strategies to turn viewers into engagers.
If you feel like you don’t even know where to begin, or if you’ve had success but want to reach and engage more people, this is for you and your team.
Subscribe for free and never miss out on wisdom from world-class leaders like Brian Houston, Andy Stanley, Craig Groeschel, Nancy Duarte, Henry Cloud, Patrick Lencioni, Francis Chan, Ann Voskamp, Erwin McManus and many others.
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