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The end of the year is a busy time for everyone. Although it is tempting to try to slow down, this is a great time to build momentum for the upcoming year. In this episode of the CMN Leadership Podcast, Chris Railey gives a few tips on how to strategically plan for the end of the year rush.
Which is better, the Popeyes Chicken Sandwich or Chick-fil-A's ? The answer is it doesn't matter because the product is only as good as the supply chain. If you can't meet the demand of your product, it doesn't matter how great it is, people will eventually lose interest. In this episode of the CMN Leadership Podcast, Chris Railey discusses how to identify problems and improve systems. Chris uses ideas from Scott Belsky's book, "Making Ideas Happen" to analyze an organization's systems.
One of the biggest needs we have is the need for more churches. There are thousands of communities that need a church because of church closures, population growth, and cultural trends. Every church can partner, parent, and plant. One of the best ways to start new churches is for existing churches to plant. In this episode of the CMN Leadership Podcast, Chris Railey discusses the importance of considering launching new campuses. He uses Jim Tomberlin's research to outline the growth of multi-sites.
Have you ever felt like you’re putting out one fire after the next, living in the immediate, and never having time to lead into the future? As leaders, we often fail to spend our time wisely making us feel busy but without making progress. One of the biggest limiting factors to our leadership is time, which is the only resource we can never get more of. In this episode of the CMN Leadership Podcast, Chris Railey unpacks the necessity of creating margin within your life. Chris uses an experience from a gathering in Atlanta with Dr. Sam Chand to focus on the demand for creating margin.
A growth mindset is where people believe their talents can be developed through hard work, good strategies, and input from others. This mindset expects people and organizations to develop into who they have the potential to become. In this episode of the CMN Leadership Podcast, Chris Railey discusses the attitudinal difference between low achievers and high achievers in a growth mindset. Chris uses an article about the Houston Astros to further explain a growth mindset.
We’re all looking for every advantage we can to grow and improve our leadership. We look to church leaders, books, and business people we admire. However, sometimes we find great leadership principles in the most unexpected places. In this episode of the CMN Leadership Podcast, Chris Railey goes over four of Sam Walton's Top 10 Principles for Business Success. Chris breaks these down into 4 simple ways to become a better leader.
We spend so much time talking about how to lead those who report to us, but not enough time on how to engage and influence those we work for. This is called "leading up" which has several aspects.In this episode of the CMN Leadership Podcast, Chris Railey discusses four different communication tools that can help team members to lead up.
When we think of culture, we often think of the reflections of culture such as work attire or flexible hours. However, these elements of culture are not the main drivers. Part 1 of this podcast highlighted the three driving elements of culture: Behaviors, Systems, and Practices.In this week's episode of the CMN Leadership Podcast, Chris Railey continues this discussion by honing in on shaping and implementing a dynamic culture based on four initiatives from Everythingdisc.com
Culture determines the growth and impact of an organization. Culture is more than casual attire in the office, flexible schedules, coffee and donuts in the lobby, or cool staff retreats - it is the underlying resource necessary for scalable growth. In this episode of the CMN Leadership Podcast, Chris Railey discusses three elements in creating a dynamic culture based on an article by Melissa Daimler in the Harvard Business Review.
Gen Z is the generation generally referring to those born between the mid-1990s and early 2000s. They are digital natives that have grown up in the age of technology and social media. This dynamic creates unique characteristics and considerations for employers to lead and manage well. In this episode of the CMN Leadership Podcast, Chris Railey discusses three factors to consider when working with team members from the newest generation of young leaders.