In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins is joined by Carey Nieuwhof, author of Didn’t See It Coming: Overcoming the 7 Greatest Challenges that No One Expects and Everyone Experiences. During their conversation, they discuss some of the challenges that everyone faces.
- What are the types of cynicism that we often face and how do we address those?
- How does compromise play a role?
- How do leaders often disconnect? What does that look like and what is the result?
“I didn’t feel my heart grow bigger in ministry, I felt it grow smaller. And that’s how cynicism starts.”
“Most cynics are made not because they don’t care, but because they did care.”
“If you close your heart to people, you close your heart to God.”
“The curious are never cynical, and the cynical are never curious.”
“There is social research that suggests that the average person tells about 200 lies a day.”
“If you let yourself get away with the little things, will you let yourself get away with more?”
“If you find yourself in that, humble your public talk and accelerate your private walk.”
“You cannot be intimate in a hurry.”
“I have a tendency to disconnect from human relationships, which kind of goes back to the book of Genesis. That we have a tendency to disconnect from God.”