All Episodes

Episode 012: Mark Burnett with Bill Hybels

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.

Episode 011: Fredrik Härén with Bill Hybels and Heather Larson

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.

Episode 010: Horst Schulze

In this episode of the GLS Podcast, Horst Schulze, CEO of the Capella Hotel Group and former COO of The Ritz-Carlton hotels, 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.

Episode 009: Bill Hybels with Andy Stanley and Jeff Lockyer

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.

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.

Episode 007: Bill Hybels and Jeff Lockyer

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.

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.

Episode 005: Dr. Travis Bradberry with Bill Hybels and Heather Larson

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.

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.

Episode 003: Bishop T.D. Jakes with Bill Hybels and Heather Larson

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.