Episode 007: Bill Hybels and Jeff Lockyer

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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.

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SUMMARY:

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.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  1. The Grander Vision concept is about leaders integrating faith into their work environments.
  2. We need to re-establish the idea of the holiness of vocation.
  3. Core to Lt. Col. Mark Schmidt’s calling is his commitment to people development.
    • All Christ-centered leaders can develop people with a Christ-like love in any environment.
  4. Core to Ibukun Awosika’s calling is her conviction of Christian integrity.
    • There are certain industries where it is more difficult to maintain integrity than others.
    • Your team does an integrity check on you every single time they are with you.
    • When you lead with integrity for a long time, you gain incredible influence with your peers.
  5. Living out your faith at work arouses a curiosity that may cause people to reconsider their relationship with God.

REFLECTION QUESTIONS:

  1. Think about your life and vocation. Which phrase best describes your integration of faith in your work environment?
    • I live out my faith in a fully authentic way that is evident to those with whom I work.
    • I live out my faith, but keep it more personal and private. Many of my co-workers wouldn’t know that I’m a Christian.
    • I live out my faith with the way I value people, but find it more challenging to maintain integrity in my industry.
    • I live out my faith with personal integrity, but find it more challenging to love people at work in a Christ-like way.
    • At my workplace, I find it challenging to live out my faith on both the people side and the integrity side.
    • Other: ____________________
  2. Reflecting on the GLS Podcast conversation, what one idea or concept resonated most deeply with you?
  3. What would it look like for you to implement that one concept into your work environment over the next week? Plan to do it right now.

RESOURCES MENTIONED:

Grander Vision: Mark Schmidt

Grander Vision: Ibukun Awosika

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Nicky Gumbel

RELATED LINKS:

435th Fighter Training Squadron Builds Better Leaders, Warfighters

Where Eagles Dare: 435th FTS Shapes Future Fighter Pilots

Ibukun Awosika

The Global Leadership Summit