The Global Leadership Summit Podcast brings world-class leadership training to your smartphone, tablet and computer! In this twice-monthly podcast, you will learn from the world’s top leadership experts as they share insight on topics such as self-leadership, vision and organizational growth. With fresh, actionable and inspiring content, The GLS Podcast is the perfect resource for leaders on-the-go.
Our nation is stirred by ongoing racial injustice. At the Global Leadership Network, we know the challenges of discrimination and racial injustice are universal issues requiring leaders to step up and engage. Research shows that increasing diversity on teams in every sector improves productivity, moral and adds value within organizations and to those they serve. This episode is a re-release of a candid conversation between Dr. David Anderson and David Livermore, Ph.D. on racial and cultural intelligence.
Our world is riddled with injustice. In the #MeToo and #ChurchToo era, many of us have been wondering how to move towards healing. This episode of The GLS Podcast is a special crossover episode from the For The Good podcast, featuring a conversation between justice advocate Danielle Strickland and For the Good co-host, Sam Collier, about her latest book Better Together. Danielle is helping us reimagine a better future where men and women can heal the divide and transform the future together.
The GLSnext Event Series hosted Chris Voss for a highly-relevant online event on Facing Fear in Uncertain Situations. Drawing upon 24-years of real-life experience as an FBI hostage negotiator, Chris shared seven key relational intelligence strategies that he used to lead people through unpredictable and fear-filled situations. If the team you lead, or anyone in your life, is struggling with fear in this season, this can’t-miss episode will help you calm the situation and help them move forward.
On April 30, 2020, the GLSnext Event Series hosted a high-impact online event with top-rated Summit faculty Juliet Funt, Patrick Lencioni and Dr. Henry Cloud, hosted by Craig Groeschel. During this event, they discussed ways to lead and move forward during this season of uncertainty. Get ready to gain new insights and practical tools to thrive during this season and come out stronger on the other side.
During the global coronavirus pandemic, the Global Leadership Network has felt the call to equip and inspire leaders with practical support for leading in crisis. On April 30, 2020, we hosted a special coaching event with Summit Champion, Craig Groeschel for our audience of global leaders across Canada, Latin America, Africa, India and Europe. Wherever you find yourself right now, whether you are on lockdown or starting to re-enter, you will find wisdom and encouragement in Craig’s message.
The social distancing we are experiencing in the Spring of 2020 has caused individuals and organizations to lean into digital communication like never before. Businesses and churches are sensing an urgent need to ramp-up their ability to effectively use social technology and build community online. In this impactful GLSnext Event session, Facebook executive Nona Jones provides timely instruction about the key mindset and tactics you will need to build meaningful social relationships on digital platforms.
During the COVID-19 crisis of early 2020, many teams are working remotely from home. In this season, meetings are over video, communication is sometimes indirect, and leadership has unique challenges. In addition to the physical differences and requirements of working from home, team members may also feel emotionally disoriented. In this cross-over episode from the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast, Craig shares his top tips for Leading from Home.
The COVID-19 crisis of 2020 has impacted the entire planet. In times like this, your leadership is needed more than ever. As the crisis spread around the world, Summit Champion Craig Groeschel hosted several webinars for our global partners. In this episode of the GLS Podcast, Craig will help us put this crisis into a broader perspective and share a very practical exercise that will help you step out of the urgent and identify your most important priorities in this ever-changing time.
As former lead kidnapping negotiator for the FBI, master negotiator Chris Voss trains and advises leaders on complex mediations. In this engaging interview, Paula Faris draws out stories from bank robbery and kidnapping negotiations–drawing out transferrable learnings along the way. Learn how Chris uses the specific techniques of mirroring, positive endings and identifying fear to build the tactical empathy that leads to positive outcomes.
You were encouraged to become a leader. You believe that leadership is the reward for all your hard work. However, now that you’ve attained the title, you find parts of the job to be really difficult – and you find yourself saying, “I didn’t sign up for this!” Patrick Lencioni suggests that you should examine your motive for becoming a leader in the first place. He says that leadership is not a reward. Instead, leadership is a responsibility and a burden worth bearing for others.
In her Global Leadership Summit 2019 talk, Jo Saxton advocated for leaders to pay attention to their wellness and well-being. Her memorable quote, “You have one body and your leadership lives in it,” resonated with our audience. In this episode of the GLS Podcast, she explores the wellness topic more deeply with podcast host Jason Jaggard. In her warm and accessible way, Jo tackles tough topics like the importance of rest, the work of therapy and the challenges of imposter syndrome.
In this episode of the GLS Podcast, Jason Jaggard interviews Krish, exploring the leadership insights he has gained through his foster care experiences, including a deeper understanding of what it means to become a servant leader, the importance of proximity and how to approach leadership with both head and heart.
Jia Jiang became an expert in rejection after putting himself through 100 Days of Rejection, an experiment where he purposefully sought out one rejection per day for his video blog. The experiment created some unanticipated results, including great stories where people actually said “yes” in surprising ways. In this episode, business leader Kim Simios interviews him about his unusual journey to becoming “Rejection Proof” and the transferrable lessons we can all apply the next time we experience reje
Mayor Aja Brown made history at 31, becoming the youngest mayor ever elected in the City of Compton, California. Under her leadership and focusing on community partnerships, the city is thriving with a 50% decrease in homicides and a 50% reduction in unemployment. In this episode of the GLS Podcast, Mayor Brown sits down with Jason Jaggard to discuss the way she approaches collaborative problem-solving and the importance of faith-based communities in city transformation.
In this episode of the GLS Podcast, DeVon talks with Jason Jaggard, founder of Novus Global. Devon takes a deeper dive into this topic by explaining how to discover you uniqueness and step into your destiny. Learn the key processes that DeVon uses to listen to God, evaluate opportunities, take risks and find the right mentors.
During Ben Sherwood’s tenure as president of Disney-ABC Television and ABC News, he succeeded in moving the news division from its perennial second position in the ratings to winning in all categories. The secret: he gave his team faith in their ability to win. In this episode of the GLS Podcast, Paula Faris, one of Sherwood’s former colleagues at Good Morning America Weekend, interviews him about his visionary leadership, his belief in people, his incredible empathy and how he deals with critics.
We all dream of living lives full of meaning and purpose. And we are bombarded with messages about finding a life purpose fueled by a big dream. While well-intentioned, this advice often can be paralyzing. In this episode of the GLS Podcast, Liz Bohannon and Craig Groeschel discuss a counter-intuitive strategy to build a life of passion and purpose—not by “finding your passion” or “dreaming big,” but by taking small steps and getting curious every day.
Today’s society seems hopelessly divided along race, gender, age, political and other lines. Many leaders are asking, “How can we work together to solve big problems in such a divided world?” In this episode of the GLS Podcast, Bozoma Saint John sits down with Paula Faris to discuss the challenges of showing up as your authentic self in the middle of this division. They discuss how the solution to big societal issues begins with individual relationships.
The best leaders know that the ability to maximize output from limited resources can be the difference between leading a struggling organization or a thriving one. In this episode, Kim Simios sits down with Craig Groeschel backstage at the 2019 Global Leadership Summit to discuss the implications of his opening talk, Bend the Curve. Craig unpacks the GETMO (Good Enough To Move On) principle and draws out application for how leaders can bend the curve in their own organizations.
Jason Dorsey’s research into generations provides leaders with information to help build bridges both in the marketplace and in the workplace. In this episode, Summit Champion, Craig Groeschel, engages Jason in a fascinating conversation about generational differences, exploring nuances between the four different generations in today’s workplace. Walk away with specific strategies on how to reach younger audiences and build bridges of respect among the generations.
Todd Henry’s passion is helping teams and leaders “build their best body of work”—work that ignites their productive passion, work that really matters. An incredibly prolific thought leader, Todd has written four books over the past eight years, produces multiple podcasts each week, writes a daily blog, all while maintaining a robust speaking and consulting schedule. In this episode, Jason Jaggard sits down with Todd to discuss his strategies for building high productivity both for himself and for t
Best-selling author, Patrick Lencioni, and GLS Executive Producer, Lori Hermann, chat candidly is this bonus episode of Faculty Spotlight. Patrick shares the story behind his company's name and the values of healthy relationships.
GLS19 faculty member and Summit Champion, Craig Groeschel, chats with Summit Executive Producer, Lori Hermann, in this bonus episode of Faculty Spotlight. Learn things you didn't know about Craig including how he determines when it's necessary to say 'no' to opportunities.
Executive Producer of the GLS, Lori Hermann, gets to know film producer, DeVon Franklin, including hearing about how being a middle child has influenced his calling. This episode is part of our bonus series, Faculty Spotlight.
50th episode! According to Carly Fiorina, “Human potential is the only limitless resource in the world.” In this episode, Senior Pastor of Life.Church and GLS Champion, Craig Groeschel interviews Carly on her insights about every person’s potential, outlined in her new book Find Your Way. Discover the counter-intuitive ways you can find the right path for your life and unlock your deepest potential.
Former FBI Hostage Negotiator, Chris Voss, and GLS Executive Producer, Lori Hermann, chat candidly is this bonus episode of Faculty Spotlight. Chris tells us if those hostage negotiation scenes from the movie are really real, and opens up about what leadership lessons he learned from his time with the FBI.
GLS19 faculty member, Bear Grylls, talks with Summit Executive Producer, Lori Hermann, in this bonus episode, Faculty Spotlight. Bear shares how he stays balanced in the midst of such a busy, successful career and discusses how his team worked together to create his latest project, You vs. Wild.
Executive Producer of the GLS, Lori Hermann, sits down with GLS19 faculty member, Danielle Strickland, and talks about what inspires her and what truths she wishes she would've grasped at a younger age. This episode is part of our bonus series, Faculty Spotlight.
In this bonus episode, Faculty Spotlight, Executive Producer of the GLS, Lori Hermann, has a casual conversation with Jo Saxton about her personal habits and catches what Jo is excited about for this year's Summit.
Coach Tony Dungy rose to prominence in the NFL, known for his humble leadership style that turned around two teams and won the Super Bowl in 2007. In this episode, Coach Dungy discusses his insights from his new book, The Soul of a Team, with Brad Lomenick—unlocking the secret for leaders to create the right environment for great teams to flourish.
We live in times of unprecedented change. As leaders, we often feel the tension of chaos and confusion. In this episode, pastor, author and justice advocate, Danielle Strickland, suggests that leaders need to change the way we look at chaos. She sits down with Jeff Lockyer to discuss a new way for leaders to view chaos—through the unlikely lens of the biblical account of Creation. Instead of seeing chaos as a threat, chaos can actually become opportunity for creativity, revelation and new growth.
In the early 2000s, Patrick Lencioni broke onto the scene with a simple premise: The human side of work is the most significant driver of business performance, having a greater impact than statistics or strategy. In this episode, Patrick sits down with business leader, Karen Wells, to explore the keys to increasing employee engagement in our organizations in order to drive results and make work more fulfilling.
Bob Goff is a lawyer, diplomat, best-selling author, speaker, coach, founder of schools in war zones and an advocate for living an authentic life of love. In this episode, he explores the intentionality that allows him to live his full life, illustrated with his signature humor and storytelling. Bob and Jason Jaggard explore how to find your next opportunity, to create guardrails in your schedule, to find wise people to build into your life and create spontaneous moments with highly intentional practices.
In this episode, recorded at the 2018 GLS, Rasmus Ankersen shares his experience from the world of sports, as the chairman of two successful football clubs–one in Denmark and one in England. Ankersen talks to Jeff Lockyer about the importance of questioning success as well as failure. He also shares take-aways from his book The Gold Mine Effect which explores the reasons why certain coaches, clubs and countries produce disproportionate numbers of professional and Olympic athletes.
We’ve all heard that increased workplace diversity will lead to increased innovation. In this enlightening conversation, Dr. David Anderson talks with David Livermore, Ph.D. about how diversity alone is not enough. Diverse teams also need to incorporate the skill of cultural intelligence. This candid conversation models the challenges inherent in a multi-cultural dialogue—encouraging teams to ask uncomfortable questions, listen well and wrestle with the implications of difference.
How do you lead when you experience seasons of unexpected disappointment, betrayal and loss? In this episode, activist and author Christine Caine talks with Jeff Lockyer about her book Unexpected and the journey that prompted it. She shares how giving up the façade of control brought her closer to God and why she didn’t quit. She also explores the practical steps leaders should take to bring about the calm resolve needed to move forward and lead from a healthier place.
Have you noticed that some experiences create more of an impact than others? In this episode, Chip Heath, Professor of Organizational Behavior at Stanford Graduate School for Business, sits down with Craig Groeschel to talk about why moments matter, what makes them memorable and how they can be enhanced to benefit your organization and your personal life. You will learn how your organization can leverage impactful moments to improve culture, delight customers and create a shared purpose among your staff.
Angela Ahrendts, Senior Vice President of Retail at Apple, exudes a contagious joy and personal warmth that sets her leadership apart. In this wide-ranging interview, she discusses how she unexpectedly became a CEO, the importance of work-life balance, how to get the most out of people and the difference between “hard strategies” and “heart strategies.” This interview was recorded in a small, private setting in front of a live audience.
How do you build a great corporate culture in an industry with constant turnover and awash in criticism? That’s exactly what New York restauranteur Danny Meyer faces every day at Union Square Hospitality Group. In this episode, recorded backstage at the 2018 GLS, Danny continues the conversation he started onstage with Elaine Lin Hering—discussing critics, culture-building and how to practice “enlightened hospitality.”
Have you ever noticed that sometimes your most important work often gets lost in the whirlwind of urgent activities? In this episode, execution expert Chris McChesney talks with Kim Simios about his 4 Disciplines of Execution (4DX) method that helps leaders break through the whirlwind to execute on their most important goals. Chris and Kim explore the practical implications of executing the 4DX process then participate in an audience Q&A.
How can you become a better leader—a leader your team loves to follow? The best people managers lead with an others-first mindset. They create habits and systems to make their teams feel appreciated and loved. In this episode, Craig Groeschel and Kim Simios discuss how you can improve your people-management skills, drilling down into the practices that will draw the best out of the people you lead.
If you are in the midst of a difficult conversation, this episode of the GLS Podcast is a can’t-miss! Sheila Heen’s research unearthed the three common layers that exist in every difficult conversation. In Part 1 of this interview (Episode 031), Sheila unpacked the “What Happened? Conversation.” In this episode, you will learn about the “Feelings Conversation” and “Identity Conversation.” Get equipped on how to turn your difficult conversations into productive and authentic exchanges.
Do you need to have a difficult conversation with someone but don’t know how to start? In this episode, Harvard lecturer Sheila Heen unpacks the challenging dynamics of these conversations and explores some common ways people get stuck. In part one of this two-part episode, she discusses the “What Happened? Conversation.”
In this episode, productivity expert Juliet Funt discusses her concept of WhiteSpace, the strategic pause between activities that is both recuperative and constructive. She explains why we often feel paralyzed by the pace of our workdays and shares a number of practical tips we can use to reclaim productivity and build WhiteSpace into our days.
At its core, leadership is influence. It is not simply possessing a position or title. John C. Maxwell developed The Five Levels of Leadership to help people understand the journey a leader takes over time. As leaders progress through the levels, they grow their leadership capabilities. In this episode, Jeff Lockyer and John dig into each of the five levels, helping listeners understand the progression of leadership growth and the practical steps necessary to increase their leadership impact.
The difference between high performers and the highest performers often comes down to interpersonal skills. According to Dr. Henry Cloud, the basic interpersonal skill of listening may be the most effective way for leaders to build trust. In this episode, Henry explores the connection between listening, trust and performance with host Kim Simios.
Leadership is intentional influence, and the most enduring kind of influence results when other people actually change their behavior based on your leadership. This episode features Joseph Grenny, a leading social scientist for business performance. He shares his research-based insights into how influence works so that leaders can leverage their impact to change people’s behavior for the better.
Liz Wiseman and Jeff Lockyer discuss the important leadership skill of empowerment. Going deep into Wiseman’s Multiplier and Diminisher concepts, this conversation focuses on the ways leaders unintentionally diminish those around them. Wiseman calls these leaders the Accidental Diminishers—well-intentioned leaders who may not even realize that they are having a diminishing impact.
Leaders who are told to "leave it all on the field" are often left burned out with nothing to give. But what if there were a different way to lead? In this episode, Albert Tate, pastor of Fellowship Monrovia, explains that our job is to prepare what we have, surrender it to God and allow Him to multiply our efforts.
What is leadership? A fully-defined framework can help leaders understand what is required of them to move their organization into the future. In this episode, Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, shares her leadership framework by defining the four critical functions of leadership.
How do you build a life of significance? In this episode, pastor and author Jeff Manion shares how truly great lives are built on the foundation of a holy redundancy—a persistence and determination to move faithfully in the right direction. Whether in our homes, businesses or ministries, a consistent faithfulness will ultimately lead to lasting results.
As faith-centered leaders, we can become God’s instruments to create the future. This episode of the GLS Podcast features Erwin McManus—senior pastor of MOSAIC, a church in Los Angeles known for its innovation, creativity, diversity and social entrepreneurism. In this insightful message, Erwin challenges leaders to affect the future by cultivating human creativity and telling God’s story with freshness and authenticity.
Following an excerpt from Gary Haugen’s Summit talk, Bill Hybels sits down with business executive Kim Simios to discuss the challenges that leaders face when experiencing fear. Their conversation focuses on helpful insights about ways leaders can identify the root causes of their fears, minimize risks and approach the possibility of failure with a learning mindset.
You don't need to know everything about how to achieve your vision before you take the next step. In this episode, Louie Giglio, pastor of Passion City Church and founder of the Passion movement, challenges us to tackle with intensity the big leadership visions God has given us.
Willow Creek Canada’s Chairman, Jeff Lockyer, and communicator, author and pastor, Andy Stanley, discuss the importance of talent observation inside businesses and organizations. Following an excerpt from Bill Hybels’ 2017 Global Leadership Summit session, they share insights on how to practically identify leadership in the next generation.
This episode of the GLS Podcast features a conversation between Bill Hybels and Jeff Lockyer on the importance of WhiteSpace—the “strategic pause” between activities that enables recuperation for the mind and greater productivity. After listening to excerpts from Juliet Funt’s insightful 2017 GLS session, they share practical strategies for how to increase WhiteSpace into your daily life.
Bill Hybels describes the last three of his 5 Intangibles of Leadership. Leaders must develop the key self-leadership qualities of resourcefulness, self-sacrificing love and a clear sense of meaning. These intangibles will exponentially increase leadership effectiveness. This episode is part two of two episodes.
Bill Hybels describes two of his five key “Intangibles of Leadership.” Leaders must develop the key self-leadership competencies of grit and self-awareness in order to lead their teams and organizations effectively. This episode is part one of two episodes.
At the 2017 Global Leadership Summit, Sam Adeyemi challenged leaders to build hope into the next generation. In this episode of the GLS Podcast, Heather Larson and Bill Hybels discuss the importance of hope for leaders on both a personal and organizational level.
Leadership expert Liz Wiseman describes research around the management style of three types of leaders: The "Multiplier” who amplifies the intelligence of the leaders around them, the “Diminisher” who exhausts and frustrates the people with whom they interact and the “Accidental Diminisher” who unintentionally has a diminishing effect.
At the 2017 Global Leadership Summit, leadership expert, Marcus Buckingham, challenged us with new research on performance management. In this episode of the GLS Podcast, Jeff Lockyer talks with Bill Hybels about the practical ways he manages leaders at Willow Creek to maximize their performance.
In this episode of the GLS Podcast, Bill Hybels interviews television and movie producer, Mark Burnett, on the topic of creative leadership. Bill covers a broad range of topics including how Mark got his unconventional start in business, THE BIBLE television series, the importance of hiring the right people, and the unique dynamics of a creative team.
At the 2017 Global Leadership Summit, creativity expert Fredrik Härén discussed the importance of creativity for leaders. In this episode of the GLS Podcast, Heather Larson interviews Bill Hybels on the techniques he uses to increase his own personal creativity as well as the ways he encourages a creative and innovative culture at Willow Creek.
In this episode of the GLS Podcast, Horst Schulze, CEO of Capella Hotel Group and former COO of The Ritz-Carlton, shares insights from his long career in customer service. At its very core, the best customer service is delivered when a business genuinely cares about its people. To build a culture that values great service, leaders must hire, orient and sustain the value of service on an ongoing basis.
At the 2017 Global Leadership Summit, Bill Hybels described the unprecedented level of divisiveness that exists in society right now and challenged leaders to raise the level of civility and respect in their organizations. In this episode of the GLS Podcast, Jeff Lockyer interviews Andy Stanley on the topic of civility and respect—drawing out insights on how Christian leaders should rise above fear and divisiveness to live out of love.
In this episode of the GLS Podcast, Patrick compares “smart” vs. “healthy” organizations, making the case that organizational health is the greatest competitive advantage in business. He then unpacks the four disciplines necessary to building organizational health.
A popular segment of The Global Leadership Summit, Grander Vision features inspirational stories of ordinary leaders who live out their faith in extraordinary ways. In this episode of the GLS Podcast, Jeff Lockyer interviews Bill Hybels on the topic of calling and vocation by reflecting on two of these stories—fighter pilot instructor, Lt. Col. Mark Schmidt and Nigerian businesswoman, Ibukun Awosika.
Sheila Heen’s excellent talk unpacks the challenges and opportunities we face when we receive feedback. She identifies three different kinds of feedback: appreciation, coaching and evaluation, and describes how clarity in understanding the kind of feedback we receive helps us understand it more easily.
One of the most impactful sessions at the 2016 Global Leadership Summit was given by researcher Dr. Travis Bradberry, author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0. In this episode of the GLS Podcast, Executive Pastor Heather Larson interviews Bill Hybels about how he is working to build the emotional intelligence (EQ) muscle on the staff at Willow Creek Community Church.
In this practical leadership message, Craig Groeschel describes strategies for how both older and younger leaders can interact in more productive ways in the workplace. He encourages older leaders to invest in the younger generation. At the same time, he urges younger leaders to intentionally honor those who have gone before them.
At the 2016 Global Leadership Summit, Bill Hybels' interview with Bishop T.D. Jakes included keen insights on the challenges of racial reconciliation. In this episode of the GLS Podcast, Executive Pastor Heather Larson interviews Bill Hybels about how he is working to build a multicultural community at Willow Creek Community Church.
We will encounter different kinds of people as we steward our leadership visions. Using language from ancient wisdom literature, Dr. Henry Cloud categorizes these people as wise, foolish, and evil. In this episode of the GLS Podcast, Henry describes the characteristics of each type and gives us practical strategies for how to lead each one more effectively.
At the 2016 Global Leadership Summit, John Maxwell delivered a compelling talk about valuing people. In this episode of the GLS Podcast, listen to Jeff Lockyer interview Bill Hybels about how he applies “Adding Value to People” in his own leadership.