Episode 564: Gretchen Rubin on Why Rebels Plant Churches, Clerking for the US Supreme Court, Picking Yourself, How to Increase Your Energy and Be Happier

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New York Times Bestselling author and podcaster Gretchen Rubin talks about the four tendencies, why rebels plant churches, clerking for the US Supreme Court and Sandra Day O’Connor, picking yourself, and how to increase your energy and be happier.

Welcome to Episode 564 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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I have a hot take for you today. Management is dead.

People development is the new way forward.

My friends Matt Tresidder and Chris Heaslip, Co-founders at Leadr, have boiled down the secret to people development into 5 simple foundations.

They share how to implement these foundations within your organization in their upcoming book, Management is Dead.

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Next Episode: Mark Batterson

Mark Batterson is the lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, D.C. One church in multiple locations, NCC owns and operates Ebenezers Coffeehouse, the Miracle Theatre, the DC Dream Center, and the Capital Turnaround. Mark is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-three books, including The Circle Maker, In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, Whisper, and Win the Day.

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Increase Giving and Fully Fund Your Mission—Regardless of Where You're at Now.

When it comes to money conversations with your church, my guess is that you want the outcome (margin in your budget and a generous congregation) without the process (having to raise funds and talk about it).

The Art of Building a Generous Congregation is a proven method for increasing giving, creating a culture of generosity, and building financial margin at your church... without the stress and awkwardness.

Even if you don’t feel comfortable talking about money right now.
Even if you’ve never seen your congregation fully engage with that kind of conversation.
Even if you’ve tried other methods without success.

And yes, especially, if you could make a bigger difference by increasing your budget by 20%, 30%, or even 40%.

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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.