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Designed for curious, growth-minded, leadership enthusiasts like you—The Global Leadership Podcast brings you insightful, thought-provoking conversations with a diverse group of world-class leaders.

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Ep 102: Leadership & Human Genius—Erwin Raphael McManus

Is leadership about taking people somewhere, or is it about shaping people in powerful ways? In a recent talk, author, fashion designer, and pastor Erwin Raphael McManus shared the tremendous capacities of human beings—our inherent genius and the ability to create futures. While many of us end up believing a lesser story and forget about our creative power, Erwin shows how leaders can help people recover their faith in their God-given creative capacity and suggests a couple critical, practical tools to unlock your genius.

Jun 07, 2022
Ep 101 “Stick to Your Simple” (For the Good of the World)—Danielle Coke & Danielle Strickland

What if learning to focus simply on what you’ve been called to do could enhance your leadership and influence? In this conversation, entrepreneur, illustrator, and advocate Danielle Coke, shares all the different ways “finding her simple” has impacted her calling, her craft, and her leadership. Listen as this young leader shares her insights on “going viral”, knowing when to step back as a leader, and what it takes to keep creativity flowing in her life.

May 03, 2022
Ep 100: Leveraging the Power of Story to Bring Clean Water to the World—Scott Harrison & Trey McKnight

charity: water Founder and CEO, Scott Harrison understands the power of story. In this conversation with Trey McKnight, not only does Scott share how he uses stories for greater impact, but he also shares his own personal story of transformation: how he went from a New York City night club promoter and partier to non-profit CEO, and even how some of his skills as a promotor contributed to charity: water’s success.

Apr 19, 2022
Ep 099: Embracing the “Meta Skill of the 21st Century”—Tasha Eurich & Jason Jaggard

What if there was one skill you could learn that would impact everything about your leadership potential? Author, executive coach, and organizational psychologist, Dr. Tasha Eurich talks with Jason Jaggard about why self-awareness is a “must have” for leaders and provides some simple but effective tools for increasing this leadership competency. Join us as we learn more about the “meta skill for the 21st century.”

Mar 21, 2022
Episode 098: How to Cultivate Leadership Charisma—Vanessa Van Edwards & Tom De Vries

It’s tempting to think that something like “charisma” is innate, something you are born with (or not). However, in this episode, CEO and author, Vanessa Van Edwards shows how we can purposefully dial up our own charisma to increase our effectiveness as leaders. In this conversation with GLN CEO and President, Tom De Vries, Vanessa previews her new book Cues: Small Signals, Incredible Impact and shows us how aligning our non-verbal cues can tangibly and practically increase our personal leadership charisma.

Mar 07, 2022
EP 097: Critical Tools for Creating Irresistible Culture—Craig Groeschel & Albert Tate

What does it take to create and curate an award-winning culture? was recently voted the #1 Best Place to Work (Small and Medium Businesses) in North America by Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Awards. In this episode Craig Groeschel, pastor of Life.Church, talks with Albert Tate about some of the tools Life.Church uses to build and protect its culture. From developing effective and inspirational values, to the critical role of feedback, learn how to create a culture that wins.

Jan 04, 2022
EP 096: Leadership Lessons from a Navy SEAL—Mark Divine & Trey McKnight

How can leaders learn to remain calm, think clearly, and act decisively in stressful situations? Author and former Navy SEAL, Mark Divine joins us to explain how special forces operators maintain focus and clarity in the highest-stress situations imaginable. He also shows how these simple techniques can benefit leaders in all environments and at all levels. By committing to growth at the character and soul level, leaders can unlock the “20x” potential of their teams and impact the world around them  

Dec 09, 2021
Ep 95: Leading With Your Authentic Self–Carla Harris & Mitch Barns

In this episode we invite you to learn from Carla Harris (Vice Chairman, Global Wealth Management and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley), one of the most powerful leaders on Wall Street. In a conversation with Mitch Barns, Carla shares how to authentically bring your whole self to work, how to find commonality in diversity and inclusion, why relationships matter in a career, and more. No matter where you are at on your leadership journey, Carla’s wisdom will broaden your mind and encourage you.  


Nov 15, 2021
Episode 94: Leadership, Mental Health – Dr. Henry Cloud & Paula Faris

What do today’s leaders need to know about mental health? In a conversation that is simultaneously light-hearted and full of deep wisdom, Paula Faris interviews psychologist Dr. Henry Cloud about how leaders can better understand and talk about mental health. Tune in as Dr. Cloud also shares practical advice on how to find a good counselor, and his take on the use of personality assessments to increase self-awareness

Nov 01, 2021
Episode 093: Innovation, Demystified–Brett Hagler & Danielle Strickland

In a time where innovation and visionary thinking are essential to organizational growth and survival, how can leaders inspire and teach teams to try new things and growIn this episode, Danielle Strickland interviews Brett Hagler, co-founder and CEO of New Story, which is pioneering new ways to house the under-resourced, and also changing how nonprofits engage with supporters. Through the launch of New Story, and also personal challengesBrett shares a powerful, practical approach to innovation.

Oct 21, 2021
Episode 92: The Village Around Every Leader Jo Saxton & Tom De Vries

Leadership can feel like a lonely journey. What’s more, the cultural myth of the “lone ranger” leader is strong, pervasive and can lead to isolation. The truth is every leader needs a community around them in order to point out blind spots and bring out their best. In this conversation with GLN President Tom De Vries, Jo Saxton—author, speaker, podcast host and coach—offers up advice on how to cultivate your “village”, and how to be a helpful part of community for other leaders as well.

Oct 12, 2021
Curiosity, Growth, Risk & Silos General Stanley McChrystal & Paula Faris

As a four-star Army General and chairman of the United States Joint Special Operations Command, Stanley McChrystal has led in some of the most high-stakes, high-pressure environments imaginable, and yet he says leading in business is remarkably similar to leading in the military. In this live recording, Paula Faris interviews General McChrystal on some of his most critical leadership learnings, including the role of curiosity, growth and risk, and how to break down information silos in an organization.

Sep 20, 2021
Creativity & The Myth of the Quintessential Leader – Bianca Juárez Olthoff & Jason Jaggard

What does it mean to be a leader? Does it mean having a Type A personality? Voraciously digesting every book and conference about leadership? What if there are other ways to lead? In this fascinating conversation with Jason Jaggard, Bianca Juárez Olthoff unpacks the relationship between creativity and leadership, and how creatives can more easily embrace their own influence. Bianca also reveals how to transition well to a new opportunity, and how to establish and curate great teams.

Sep 01, 2021
Ep 089: A Minute to Think with Juliet Funt & Jason Jaggard

What is the current state of working together? How can leaders compassionately and effectively help their employees work at a more sane—and effective—pace? As people start to return to a physical office space, leaders need tools to help employees thrive and establish healthier work cultures. In this episode, author and productivity expert, Juliet Funt, talks with Jason Jaggard about breaking out of the cycle of complacency and rewriting norms around waste, burnout and communication.

Aug 03, 2021
Ep 088: Jerry Lorenzo and Craig Groeschel - Leading with Compassion and Empathy

How does intuition and creativity intersect with day-in, day-out, practical leadership? What does it take to overcome fear and insecurity, even when the stakes are high and the future of your company may rest on the next great creative design? In this episode, Craig Groeschel interviews fashion designer, Jerry Lorenzo (Fear of God) and explores topics like weighing data against intuition, how to lead with compassion and empathy, and the critical role of daily disciplines in a leader’s life.  

Jun 22, 2021
Episode 87: Unleashing the Power of Productivity with Charles Duhigg

Have you ever spent an entire day frantically working, only to finish and wonder if you’ve actually accomplished anything significantIs there a way to truly be more productive and not simply busier? Paula Faris interviews New York Times best-selling author Charles Duhigg on how to distinguish between mere busyness and true productivity, and also shares real-world, practical techniques to super charge not only your own productivity, but also the productivity of the teams you lead.  

Jun 08, 2021
Season 5 Trailer: Are YOU curious?

In this episode of our brand-new season of The Global Leadership Podcast, hear from Global Leadership Network president & CEO, Tom De Vries, and podcast producer & host, Ashlyn Ochoa, as they reveal what’s in store for you and share a few fun updates. Designed for curious, growth-minded, leadership enthusiasts like you—this next season brings you insightful, thought-provoking conversations with a diverse group of world-class leaders. Are YOU curious? Get excited!

May 20, 2021
Ep 086: Liz Wiseman on The Multiplier Effect

What kind of leader gets the most out of people? In this engaging talk from the 2013 Global Leadership Summit, best-selling author and CEO, Liz Wiseman, talks about the characteristics of “Multipliers” (leaders who empower and release others), and “Diminishers” (leaders who limit and restrict the potential of those they lead). Wiseman also shares subtle ways leaders function as “accidental diminishers,” and the most practical shift we can make in order to start becoming a better Multiplier.

Mar 08, 2021
Ep 085: Generational Differences: Bridging the Divide, Nona Jones and Jason Dorsey

Are there valid generational differences between older and younger workers? Do Millenials and Gen Z lack a “work ethic”? Join Nona Jones and Jason Dorsey as they have a fascinating conversation about the intersection of generational demographics, technology, and the culture of work, and offer practical tips on how to build stronger generational bridges in the workplace. 

Feb 02, 2021
Ep 084: Reinventing Yourself, Sadie Robertson Huff, Paula Faris & Jason Jaggard

Is God trying to move you into a new season? Are you feeling an ache in your spirit? All leaders experience seasons of reinvention that are both exhilarating and terrifying. And as you grow in your leadership, you start to recognize the internal and external signs indicating its time to chart a new course. In this episode of the GLS Podcast, Sadie Roberson Huff, Paula Faris and elite executive coach Jason Jaggard discuss the key questions you should ask yourself as you consider a big move and the truths you can lean into to calm your fear.

Jan 12, 2021
Ep 083: Leading Through the Dip, Craig Groeschel & Danielle Strickland

All organizations and systems go through inevitable cycles of birth, growth and maturity, decline and even death. We all enjoy leading when things are going up and to the right, but how do you lead through a season of decline, or the dip? In this important conversation with Danielle Strickland, long-term leader Craig Groeschel dives into what it takes to lead effectively through the dip. When leaders are willing to pivot and think about change in more helpful ways, the dip can actually springboard your organization to new levels of success and engagement. 


Dec 15, 2020
Ep 082: The Emotionally Safe Leader, Lysa TerKeurst & Jason Jaggard

“Leadership is hard, and you will get hurt,” says author Lysa TerKeurst. While forgiveness is more commonly addressed in a counselor’s office than a corporate boardroom, Lysa TerKeurst cites evidence that a leader’s ability to forgive is a game-changer for organizational culture. In this episode, Lysa sits down for a vulnerable conversation with elite executive coach, Jason Jaggard, challenging you to work toward forgiveness and create emotionally safe workplaces where innovation can flourish.

Nov 09, 2020
Ep 081: Lies About Work, Marcus Buckingham & Kim Simios

As a leader, you’ve likely received training about the importance of company culture, strategic planning and feedback. Training on the implementation of these leadership tools has become essential for every leader. But researcher, Marcus Buckingham says, “Wait.” Based on his observations about the real world of work and multiple research studies, he began to question some of the most venerated truisms of business, daring to suggest the key to organizational success actually happens on the team level. In this fascinating conversation with business leader, Kim Simios, Marcus unpacks three of his “nine lies about work” and explains how you can become more human in the ways you manage people while at the same time increase productivity and engagement.

Oct 20, 2020
Ep 080: Your Leadership Pace, Michael Todd & Jason Jaggard

How fast is your leadership pace these days? Are you running so fast that you don’t have any time for friends, family, reflection and growth? Are you sensing a lack of peace? Or are you in a slower season where it might be time to step back into a challenging vision again? Pastor Michael Todd discovered a surprising truth about the pace of leadership when he made the choice to stride instead of strive. By choosing a slower and more intentional pace, he not only found more peace in his life, but amazing things started to happen. In this episode of the GLS Podcast, elite executive coach Jason Jaggard interviews Pastor Mike about how to find your optimal leadership pace.

Sep 30, 2020
Ep 079: Leadership & the Race Conversation, Part 2 Dr. David Anderson and David Livermore Ph.D.

Our nation continues to be stirred by racial injustice and social unrest. At the Global Leadership Network, we recognize these are universal issues requiring leaders to step up and engage. Research shows increasing diversity on teams and in every sector of society improves productivity and moral, adding value within organizations. In this episode of the GLS Podcast, we asked Dr. David Anderson and Dr. David Livermore to have a Part 2 conversation on racial and cultural intelligence. They go into the tough topics—institutional racism, the efficacy of protest, the concept of reverse-racism and what you can do to lead with truth and grace in this cultural moment.  

Sep 21, 2020
Ep 078: Called Out, Paula Faris & Craig Groeschel

Over the course of your life and career, you have probably experienced a reset. Paula Faris’ reset came when she realized her high-flying career was clashing with the values she claimed to profess. So, she gave up two dream jobs in order to more fully live her purpose. Along the way, she discovered some insights into the perils of being addicted to work, the nature of calling and the presence of fear alongside of peace. In this episode, Summit Champion, Craig Groeschel interviews Paula about what it means to be called out.

Sep 09, 2020
Multiply Your Time, Rory Vaden & Jason Jaggard

Time is a limited commodity. What if you could develop a new relationship with time that would free you up to work on your most important projects or connect with the people and causes you care about most? In this practical and counter-intuitive interview with elite executive coach Jason Jaggard, best-selling author Rory Vaden describes the strategic mindset that will actually allow you to multiply your time. Walk away with surprising ways you can stop wasting time, gain productivity and increase your quality of life.

Aug 18, 2020
Ep 076: Leading Through Influence, Michael Todd & Craig Groeschel
What would you do if your modestly sized leadership platform expanded overnight? What if you suddenly found yourself being called an influencer. In this crossover episode from the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast, Craig interviews pastor Michael Todd whose ministry went viral in 2018, gaining hundreds of thousands of followers in a six-month period after someone shared one of his videos on Twitter. In this episode, they discuss how influence and fame are different and how fame alone isn't leadership. Listen in and learn how to build trust, lead up and leverage technology to grow your ability to truly influence others.


Jul 14, 2020
Episode 075: Leadership & the Race Conversation Part 1, David Livermore Ph.D. & Dr. David Anderson

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, morale 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. In this conversation, Anderson and Livermore model the challenges inherent in a multicultural dialogue, encouraging teams to ask uncomfortable questions, listen well and wrestle with the implications of difference.

Jun 18, 2020
Episode 074: Danielle Strickland and Sam Collier on Better Together

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 TogetherYou will also hear from producer, Ashlyn Ochoa. Danielle is helping us reimagine a better future where men and women can heal the divide and transform the future together. Join this conversation and be moved by Danielle’s stories, challenged by the principles she shares and ultimately inspired to use your inherent power for the good.

Jun 01, 2020
Episode 073: Chris Voss on Facing Fear In Uncertain Situations

On May 5, 2020, 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.

May 20, 2020
Episode 072: Juliet Funt, Dr. Henry Cloud, Patrick Lencioni & Craig Groeschel on Trailblazing in Uncertainty

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. “We’re in an in-between time,” said Dr. Cloud. “Like the moment on a trapeze when you are going from one trapeze to another.” Drawing from their expertise in organizational psychology, organizational health and productivity, you are not going to want to miss this conversation. Get ready to gain new insights and practical tools to thrive during this season and come out stronger on the other side.

May 11, 2020
Episode 071: Craig Groeschel on Leading Through the Storm

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 on “Leading through the Storm”.

May 08, 2020
Episode 070: Nona Jones on Social Leadership

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, recorded in February 2020, Facebook executive Nona Jones provides timely instruction about the key mindset and tactics you will need to build meaningful social relationships on digital platforms.

Apr 29, 2020
Episode 069: Craig Groeschel on Leading from Home

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. For some team members, they may be stressed because they have even more work than normal—and for other team members, they may feel guilt over not having enough to contribute.  In this cross-over episode from the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast, Craig shares his top tips for Leading from Home.

Apr 09, 2020
Episode 068: Leading Through Crisis with Craig Groeschel

The COVID-19 crisis of 2020 has impacted the entire planet. Healthcare systems are being stretched to the brink. Non-essential businesses and churches are being asked to close their doors. We are all being asked to stay home and wear masks in public. 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, we are sharing that impactful content with our podcast audience. 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.

Apr 09, 2020
Episode 067: Chris Voss and Paula Faris on Negotiation

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.

Mar 02, 2020
Episode 066: Patrick Lencioni and Kim Simios on The Motive

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. You are not going to want to miss this convicting and insightful conversation drawing practical application from Pat’s newly-released book, The Motive.

Feb 03, 2020
Episode 065: Jo Saxton and Jason Jaggard on Wellness

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.

Jan 06, 2020
Episode 064: Dr. Krish Kandiah and Jason Jaggard on Leading with Your Heart

A decade ago, Dr. Krish Kandiah’s leadership bio would read like a typical academic—including titles like author, speaker, apologist and university professor. Then, his wife suggested they consider fostering and adoption. After that point, his personal experiences with foster children moved him to create the British foster care charity Home for Good and become an advocate for fostering and adoption throughout the United Kingdom. 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.

Dec 16, 2019
Episode 063: Jia Jiang and Kim Simios on Overcoming Rejection

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 of the GLS Podcast, 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 rejection.

Dec 02, 2019
Episode 062: Aja Brown and Jason Jaggard on Cities, Collaboration and Criticism

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 addition, she describes the self-leadership practices that propelled her into leadership at such a young age.

Nov 18, 2019
Episode 061: Devon Franklin and Jason Jaggard on Self-Discovery, Risk and Destiny

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.

Nov 04, 2019
Episode 060: Ben Sherwood and Paula Faris on the Vision to Win

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 very personal 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.

Oct 14, 2019
Episode 059: Liz Bohannon and Craig Groeschel on Beginner’s Pluck

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.

Sep 30, 2019
Episode 058: Bozoma Saint John and Paula Faris on The Authenticity Challenge

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, and how authenticity can be the pathway to genuine connection in your friendships, work teams and organizations.

Sep 16, 2019
Episode 057: Craig Groeschel: How to Bend the Curve

Resource management is a critical skill for leaders, and it is also rarely discussed. However, 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.

Sep 02, 2019
Episode 056: Jason Dorsey: Understanding Generational Differences

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.

Aug 12, 2019
Episode 055: Todd Henry: Personal and Team Productivity

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 teams. Stay tuned for some pure gold leadership ideas and practices to help you produce your best work!

Jul 01, 2019
Episode 054: Patrick Lencioni Spotlight

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.

Jun 17, 2019
Episode 053: Craig Groeschel Spotlight

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.

Jun 17, 2019
Episode 052: DeVon Franklin Spotlight

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.

Jun 17, 2019
Episode 051: Todd Henry Spotlight

In this bonus episode of Faculty Spotlight, Executive Producer of the GLS, Lori Hermann, talks to Todd Henry about success, failure and the importance of taking risks.

Jun 17, 2019
Episode 050: Carly Fiorina: Unlocking Your Potential

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. The conversation draws deeply from the story of her own incredible life, as well as lives of others she’s encountered along her path. Discover the counter-intuitive ways you can find the right path for your life and unlock your deepest potential.

Jun 03, 2019
Episode 049: Chris Voss Spotlight

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.

May 20, 2019
Episode 048: Bear Grylls Spotlight

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.

May 20, 2019
Episode 047: Danielle Strickland Spotlight

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.

May 20, 2019
Episode 046: Jo Saxton 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.

May 20, 2019
Episode 045: Tony Dungy: The Secret Behind A Great Team

The best coaches in professional sports win championships by taking a group of talented individuals and molding them into a cohesive team. How do the great coaches build that kind of team dynamic? What leadership practices do they employ? 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.

May 06, 2019
Episode 044: Danielle Strickland with Jeff Lockyer

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.

Apr 01, 2019
Episode 043: Patrick Lencioni with Karen Wells

Employee engagement and staff culture are hot topics in leadership circles right now. This is due, in part, to the insights and books written by our podcast guest, Patrick Lencioni. In the early 2000s, 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.

Mar 04, 2019
Episode 042: Bob Goff with Jason Jaggard

Bob Goff is living his life to the fullest. He 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, Bob explores the intentionality that allows him to live his full life, illustrated with his signature humor and storytelling. This insightful conversation with Jason Jaggard explores 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.

Feb 04, 2019
Episode 041: Rasmus Ankersen with Jeff Lockyer

One reason we love to watch sports is because of the unique leadership lessons that play out on and off the field. 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.

Jan 07, 2019
Episode 040: David Livermore, Ph.D. with Dr. David Anderson

We’ve all heard that increased workplace diversity will lead to increased innovation. In this enlightening conversation, multi-cultural church pastor Dr. David Anderson talks with David Livermore, Ph.D., president at the Cultural Intelligence Center, 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.

Dec 17, 2018
Episode 039: Christine Caine with Jeff Lockyer (Bonus Content)

In this bonus episode, Christine Caine shares a unique perspective of the state of women’s leadership in the Church.

Dec 12, 2018
Episode 038: Christine Caine with Jeff Lockyer

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.

Dec 03, 2018
Episode 037: Chip Heath with Craig Groeschel

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.

Nov 19, 2018
Episode 036: Angela Ahrendts with John C. Maxwell

Have you ever been inspired by a leader whose life embodies a bold vision and a genuine love for people? 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.

Nov 05, 2018
Episode 035: Danny Meyer with Elaine Lin Hering

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.”

Oct 15, 2018
Episode 034: Chris McChesney with Kim Simios

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.

Oct 01, 2018
Episode 033: Craig Groeschel with Kim Simios

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.

Sep 17, 2018
Episode 032: Sheila Heen with Jeff Lockyer (Part 2)

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.

Sep 03, 2018
Episode 031: Sheila Heen with Jeff Lockyer (Part 1)

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.”

Aug 20, 2018
Episode 030: Juliet Funt with Kim Simios

Is your workday weighed down by unproductive busyness, endless emails and unnecessary meetings? Do you move from one project to another with no space for thoughtfulness and reflection? 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.

Aug 06, 2018
Episode 029: John C. Maxwell with Jeff Lockyer

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.

Jul 16, 2018
Episode 028: Dr. Henry Cloud with Kim Simios

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. Uncovering counterintuitive and practical insights, they dig into why listening is important, the barriers to effective listening and how leaders can grow their listening skills.

Jul 02, 2018
Episode 027: Joseph Grenny

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.

Jun 18, 2018
Episode 026: Liz Wiseman with Jeff Lockyer

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. In this episode, you can learn how to: 1) Identify your Accidental Diminisher tendencies, 2) Deal with a Diminisher boss, 3) Experiment with new strategies to empower your team.

Jun 04, 2018
Episode 025: Albert Tate

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.

Apr 30, 2018
Episode 024: Carly Fiorina

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.

Apr 16, 2018
Episode 023: Jeff Manion

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.

Apr 02, 2018
Episode 022: Erwin McManus

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.

Mar 19, 2018
Episode 020: Louie Giglio

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.

Feb 19, 2018
Episode 014: Liz Wiseman

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.

Nov 20, 2017
Episode 010: Horst Schulze

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.

Sep 18, 2017
Episode 008: Patrick Lencioni

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.

Aug 14, 2017
Episode 006: Sheila Heen

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.

Jul 17, 2017
Episode 004: Craig Groeschel

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.

Jun 19, 2017
Episode 002: Dr. Henry Cloud

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.

May 15, 2017