CNLP 560: Erwin McManus on Why the Future Belongs to Communicators, The Seven Frequencies of Communication, The Dawn of Fast Learning and What it Means for Communicators

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Erwin McManus returns to the podcast to discuss why the future belongs to communicators, the seven frequencies of communication, and the dawn of fast learning and what that means for communicators and preachers.

Welcome to Episode 560 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: Andy Wood

Andy Wood did what many people thought (in his own words) “only an idiot might do”—become the pastor who follows Rick Warren. Andy breaks down the details of how the surprising call to Saddleback happened, exactly what they did during the transition, and how the congregations involved navigated the grief and promise of transition.

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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.