CNLP 514: Tripp Crosby on Comedy, Bombing on Stage, How to Be More Creative and the Genesis of Brilliant Ideas

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Comedian and motivational speaker, Tripp Crosby, joins the podcast and talks about how to become more creative, the genesis of brilliant ideas, building up your confidence, what to do when you bomb on stage, and the letter he wrote to his mom.

Welcome to Episode 514 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.

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Next Episode: Jim Burgen and Jesse DeYoung

Flatirons Church Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen, and Executive Pastor, Jesse DeYoung, talk candidly and openly about how a toxic leadership culture developed at Flatirons, how Jim ended up fusing church size and growth with his personal identity, how the weight of leading a large church became crushing, the impact of a forced sabbatical, and how Jim came back to a different, healthier and more humble kind of leadership.

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  • Am I even equipped to be a lead pastor? And to lead our church through a healthy transition? 
  • How can I honor the outgoing pastor throughout the transition?

Then it might be time to make a plan for your future.

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Carey Nieuwhof

Carey Nieuwhof is a best-selling leadership author, speaker, podcaster, former attorney, and church planter. He hosts one of today’s most influential leadership podcasts, and his online content is accessed by leaders over 1.5 million times a month. He speaks to leaders around the world about leadership, change, and personal growth.