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CNLP 361: Adrian Gostick on Why Ingratitude in Leaders is Stupid, How Gratitude Leads to Better Results, and Why It’s More Important Than Ever

A lot of leaders struggle with praising their teams. That, says NYT bestselling author and leadership consultant Adrian Gostick, is a critical mistake. Not just in terms of motivating your team, but in terms of boosting the bottom line and raising employee engagement. Adrian discusses why gratitude is so vital to teams, how to foster…

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10 Signs Your Organization’s Culture is Toxic

Ever wonder if your organization’s culture is toxic? Apparently, not enough leaders do. According to a Gallup survey, only 15% of employees globally are engaged at work. In America, 30% of employees are engaged, which at first sounds great. Except, that means that 70% of your workforce feels like their job is grinding the life…

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How to Deal With Toxic People (7 Pro Tips)

Leadership would be so much easier, the saying goes, if it wasn’t for people. And topping off the list of difficult people to work with or lead is toxic people. The hard part is, as much as we might wish it was otherwise, toxic people are everywhere. Two questions spring up almost immediately when the…

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10 Signs You’re Just a Jerk…Not A Leader

So you lead. You’re in charge…at least you’re in charge of something or hope to be one day. But how do you know you’re leading effectively…and that you’re not, well, a jerk? I mean we’ve all been around leaders who are extremely difficult to be around. Think about how badly leaders are often viewed. Over the years, boss has…

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5 Ways to Battle The Never-Ending Worship Wars

So let me guess: someone recently complained about the music at your church. It doesn’t matter what style of music your church features or how traditional or edgy your music is; complaining about music is almost a universal phenomenon in the church today. Some of that is generated by church shoppers (I outlined 5 characteristics…

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A 5 Step Guide on How to Create An Amazing Church Culture

Every church has a culture. Yours does. Mine does. If the culture is healthy, amazing things happen. People love being there. People grow. Great leaders come and stay. Your church becomes attractive to the community and more fully accomplishes its mission  But sadly, for many churches, the culture isn’t healthy. Culture is invisible but determinative. You…

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