COMMUNICATION IDEAS & RESOURCES
FAVORITE LEADERSHIP BLOGS
I love starting my mornings with a cup of coffee, reading the gospel less for the upcoming week, and then reading a few blogs for some daily inspiration. I’m challenged and inspired by people who have different experiences and perspectives than I do.
1. THE TIM FERRISS SHOW
Tim Ferriss is a self-experimenter and bestselling author, best known for The 4-Hour Workweek, which has been translated into 40+ languages. Newsweek calls him “the world’s best human guinea pig,” and The New York Times calls him “a cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk.” In this show, he deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, chess, pro sports, etc.), digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can use.
2. TED RADIO HOUR
The TED Radio Hour is a journey through fascinating ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to think and create. Based on Talks given by riveting speakers on the world-renowned TED stage, each show is centered on a common theme – such as the source of happiness, crowd-sourcing innovation, power shifts, or inexplicable connections. The TED Radio Hour is hosted by Guy Raz, and is a co-production of NPR & TED.
3. ON BEING PODCAST
On Being takes up the big questions of meaning with scientists and theologians, artists and teachers — some you know and others you’ll love to meet. Each week a new discovery about the immensity of our lives — updated every Thursday. Hosted by Krista Tippett. Discover more at onbeing.org. On Being Studios is the producer of On Being, Becoming Wise, Creating Our Own Lives, and more to come.
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4. CAREY NIEUWHOF LEADERSHIP PODCAST
The Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast is a podcast all about leadership, change and personal growth. The goal? To help you lead like never before—in your church or in your business. Carey interviews top leaders like Andy Stanley, Craig Groeschel, Chuck Swindoll, Brian Houston, Jon Acuff, Kara Powell, Chris Brown, Louie Giglio, Thom Rainer, Mark Batterson, Ravi Zacharias, Lewis Howes, Christine Hassler, Jenni Catron, William Vanderbloemen and many more. The podcast features a mix of well-known and everyday leaders whose insights bring tremendous value to your development as a leader. For insightful posts on leadership, change and personal growth and podcast show notes, go to www.careynieuwhof.com.
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5. ANDY STANLEY LEADERSHIP PODCAST
Welcome to the Andy Stanley Leadership Podcast, a conversation designed to help leaders go further, faster. Andy Stanley is a pastor, communicator, author, and the founder of North Point Ministries in Alpharetta, Georgia. For additional information, visit andystanley.com.
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6. CRAIG GROESCHEL LEADERSHIP PODCAST
Welcome to the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast, a conversation designed to help you make the most of your potential as you work to become the leader God created you to be. Craig Groeschel is a speaker, author, and the Senior Pastor of Life.Church.
7. RAINER ON LEADERSHIP PODCAST
Rainer on Leadership is your online home for leadership lessons for the local church. This twice-weekly podcast provides practical training on important issues for church leaders and pastors. Rainer on Leadership is a production of LifeWay Christian Resources.
8. BRIAN HOUSTON LEADERSHIP PODCAST
Brian Houston is the Senior Pastor of Hillsong Church, a global family of congregations comprising more than 100,000 weekly attendees. Considered by many as a leading voice in the shaping of contemporary leadership values and church culture; Brian is highly regarded for his bold innovation and passion for the local church. Pastor Brian’s infectious love for people and his empowering brand of leadership is beamed to millions of people weekly through his program, Brian Houston @ Hillsong Television, and draws tens of thousands annually to Hillsong Conference in Sydney, London and New York City. He is also the President of the newly appointed Hillsong Channel, President of the Hillsong International Leadership College and the Executive Producer of countless gold and platinum albums that have come from the Hillsong Worship team. For more leadership thoughts and content, go to www.BrianCHouston.com
9. LEADERSHIP MOMENTUM PODCAST
The Leadership Momentum Podcast, hosted by Chris Brown, brings the world’s top church leaders into the room to candidly share their inspirational wisdom and bold advice. Each episode digs deep into the issues related to church leadership, the personal lives of pastors, and the importance of stewardship. For more information, visit http://www.stewardshipcentral.org/podcast
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10. LEADERSHIP UNIVERSITY
Dr. Henry Cloud’s Leadership University Podcast is a podcast designed to help you learn how to leverage influence, maximize potential, and enhance opportunities in your personal and professional life. Each episode features a leadership lesson from Dr. Henry Cloud and an interview with top business leaders such as Ken Blanchard, Maria Shriver, Chris McChesney (Franklin Covey), Josh Ellis (SUCCESS Magazine), and many more. Our goal: To help you develop and nurture the qualities you need to become a successful leader at work and at home. For podcast show notes and additional resources to grow your leadership skills, visit www.drcloud.com.
PODCASTS SUGGESTED BY PASTORS
COMMUNICATION | LEADERSHIP
- Building a Story Brand
- Creative Morning (Seth Godin)
- Generosity Strategies
- Pro Church Tools
- Social Media Church
- This is Your Life (Michael Hyatt)
- Thom Rainer
- Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast
- Center for Congregations
- Church Volunteer Central
- Center for Courage & Renewal
- Effective Church
- Faith and Leadership
- Five Practices
- Institute for Congregational Identity
- Leadership Network
- Lewis Center for Church Leadership
- Ministry Matters
- Missional Leadership Academy
- The Leadership Challenge
- The Vision Room
MANAGE WORK FLOW
- Doodle: Online tool for simplify scheduling among team members
- Office Oxygen: Team building and leadership development resources
- Sermon Spice: Christian multi-media
- Sign Up Genius: Online tool for managing event registrations and volunteer sign-ups
- Teamwork and Team Play: Team building and leadership development resources
- Trainer’s Warehouse: Team building and leadership development resources
- Training Wheels: Team building and leadership development resources
- Wingclips: Movie clips to facilitate group discussion