CNLP 183: Todd Wilson on Lessons from the Nuclear Navy and What the World’s Best Engineers Can Teach Church Leaders or Any Leader About Leadership

At age 20, Todd Wilson (now President of Exponential), joined the Nuclear Navy. What he learned there were some of the top leadership lessons anyone could glean. Todd shares his top five learnings with us, and shares how his experience in the nuclear navy shaped his thinking about leadership development and multiplication with Exponential and…

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How to Stop Working 7 Days a Week

I was reading feedback from some church leaders who attended a conference I spoke at, and one comment I saw stopped me in my tracks. We asked the question: What is the one problem that—if you could solve it— could revolutionize your ministry? His response: To stop working 7 days a week. My heart went out…

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3 Words to Banish From Your Leadership Vocabulary

Words matter when you’re a leader, and not all words are equally useful. In fact, you should banish at least three from your regular vocabulary. Nobody wins when you use these words regularly, and they might be damaging your leadership without you even realizing it. I end up using these words when I fail to…

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Think Better. Lead Better

“There is no expedient to which a man will not resort to avoid the real labor of thinking.” – Sir Joshua Reynold We don’t think enough. If you were to look at your next seven days, how much time have you budgeted to think? to be creative? to solve problems you haven’t been able to…

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Why The World Won't End Today

  So were the Mayans right? Is today really the last day of the world? Well, no. I’ll explain why in a moment. But first, the Mayans created quite a buzz, didn’t they? In fact, any time there’s semi-serious talk of the world ending, people talk about it. Having released a book recently, I’ve spent…

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