Rank #1: 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
Rank #2: 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
Rank #3: 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
Rank #4: 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
Rank #5: 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
Rank #6: 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
Rank #7: 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
Rank #8: 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
Rank #9: 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
Rank #10: 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
Rank #11: 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
Rank #12: 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
Rank #13: 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
Rank #14: 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
Rank #15: 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
Rank #16: 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
Rank #17: 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
Rank #18: 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
Rank #19: 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
Rank #20: 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