In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Daniel Im are 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 continue their discussion on the challenges that everyone faces.
- Will you give us an overview of irrelevance?
- How do we keep from sliding into pride and narcissism as we continue to grow?
- What will only humility get you out of that pride got you into?
- Let’s move on to the next challenge no one expects to face: emptiness.
- How do we see burnout coming?
“It’s inevitable that you become irrelevant unless you decide not to.”
“You think you are cutting edge because you used to be cool, you used to be great, and nobody 15 years younger than you believes that anymore, but you are the last guy to know.”
“The antidote to irrelevance is change.”
“Relevance simply gains you permission to speak into the culture.”
“I think you can communicate understanding without communicating agreement.”
“If I can understand their world I have a better chance of speaking into it.”
“Our crisis is not a crisis of information it’s a crisis of meaning.”
“The gap between how quickly you change and how quickly the culture changes is called irrelevance.”
“You want to make sure you are imparting meaning to a culture that is changing rapidly in a way that that culture can understand.”
“Most leaders pride comes not from narcissism, but from insecurity.”
“Push other people into the spotlight.”
“I think as you get older, your job is not to hog the spotlight, it is to push younger leaders into the spotlight. It’s to give them the opportunity.”
“Only humility will get you out of what pride got you into.”
“Humiliation is involuntary humility.”
“When you have to confess it, you have to address it.”
“There is a whole in the middle of your heart that really only Christ can fill.”
“I’ve got to live in a way today, that will help me thrive tomorrow.”