The Vital Importance of Respect in Leadership

In his opening talk at the 2017 Global Leadership Summit, GLS founder Bill Hybels called upon leaders to accept a higher standard when it comes to respect and civility. What a timely message this is. One need only listen to the shrill discord in the public arena surrounding racial issues in the United States, and…

My Favorite Quotes from the 2017 Global Leadership Summit

“Hire for the people you are going to need, not the people you currently need.” Sheryl Sandberg That quote from the 2017 Global Leadership Summit was one I immediately wrote down, underlined 3 times, and added an exclamation mark. In one easy to remember phrase, Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook gave Summit leaders a breakthrough way…

The Character Crisis that can Chase People Away

Have you ever found yourself being led by someone whose leadership you just couldn’t stand? Ever been around someone leading the charge who just completely rubbed you the wrong way? What were the characteristics you found so difficult to work with? During a leadership coaching session Global Leadership Summit founder Bill Hybels addressed this question.…

How Leaders Solve the Biggest Problem-Solving Problem

Problem-solving is in the “DNA” of effective leadership.  So how come sometimes it just doesn’t work? Why is it that some attempts at problem-solving feel like you’re just butting your head into a brick wall? Why do some of the best-intentioned problem-solving initiatives just fall flat? Sometimes it’s because, right out of the gate, you…

How ‘Winsome Approachability’ Can Be a Leadership Game-Changer

This week, the Willow Creek Association announced the news that a new president and c.e.o. had been named for the WCA; Tom De Vries. You can read about this here. For those of us who have worked with, and been led by, outgoing president Gary Schwammlein, the exciting news is tinged with sadness. We realize that the…