All Episodes

Episode 015: Sam Adeyemi with Bill Hybels and Heather Larson

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.

Episode 014: Liz Wiseman

Leadership expert Liz Wiseman describes research around the management style of three types of leaders: The “multiplier leader” who amplifies the intelligence of the leaders around them, the “diminisher leader” who exhausts and frustrates the people with whom they interact and the “accidental diminisher” who unintentionally has a diminishing effect.

Episode 013: Marcus Buckingham with Bill Hybels and Jeff Lockyer

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.

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.