14 Ways I Was Impacted by This Year’s Global Leadership Summit

This is a very personal blog post. Participating in the Global Leadership Summit is always an intensely personal undertaking. As member of the team, certainly I am looking at things from a broader, strategic and operational perspective. But at its heart, the Summit continues to be a place where my own leadership is stretched and…

10 Ways Leaders Become ‘Grandmasters’

Leadership is a lot like a game of chess. Like a grandmaster in chess, the best leaders have an uncanny ability to look several moves ahead. They anticipate changes; some well down the road and adapt accordingly. Watch a grandmaster chess champion in action and you’ll see what I mean. Unlike pedestrian players, like me,…

5 Ways To Spot Leadership Talent, When You’re Too Busy to Spot Talent

Every leader knows that looking for emerging talent is a crucial leadership competency. But most leaders also believe that their plates are simply too full to be able to add talent-scouting into their busy roles. But at the 2017 Global Leadership Summit, Bill Hybels offered a way that any leader can become a master talent…

How Leaders Solve the Biggest Problem-Solving Problems

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…

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…