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5 Critical Behaviors of Leaders in a Crisis

5 Critical Behaviors of Leaders in a Crisis

The last time we had a national crisis of disproportionate magnitude, I was not on the sidelines. I was right in the thick of it. In these days, from the perspective of leading my own small business, I have thought a lot about the leaders I know. While the...

5 Steps for Effectively Leading Through Change

5 Steps for Effectively Leading Through Change

How do you feel about change?  Given the current pandemic that we’re all living through, you probably have some strong opinions about change.   I once heard Seth Godin say that it’s not that we don’t like change. It’s that we don’t like what change does to us—it...

7 Things Relationally Intelligent Leaders Do

7 Things Relationally Intelligent Leaders Do

She was a difficult boss. I cannot call her a leader because she didn’t have any followers. She was just a boss who gave a lot of orders and required compliance to all of her rules. If I was 30 seconds late from my 30-minute lunch, she docked my pay. I could not leave...

If You’re a Leader, You’re in the Love Business

If You’re a Leader, You’re in the Love Business

“Love is power.” – Rumi, 13th Century Recently I was working with a client and they said to me, “Jason, the more I grow as a leader the more I realize love is at the center of what I do.” Now, this guy isn’t some ordinary guy (as if those existed). This guy is the CEO...

Teamwork Over Talent

Teamwork Over Talent

These days, virtually no one will tell you that teamwork isn’t important when it comes to an organization achieving its goals. Even cynics understand that groups of people who are willing to put their individual interests aside for the good of the team will outperform...

3 Thoughts for Leaders In a Perilous Time

3 Thoughts for Leaders In a Perilous Time

In this unprecedented and uncertain time, many leaders and managers are wondering what they can do to help the people in their charge. To a certain extent, this will depend on the situation. Some leaders are still working with their people in person, either because...

5 Tips to Spark Creativity in Others

5 Tips to Spark Creativity in Others

A few months back, I met with my team to kick off a big project, my next book. I started by asking everyone to share their ideas and saying we’d run with the best ones.  We had a concept at that point but not much else. So what I needed were ideas—lots of them....

Raise The Bar: How Competition Improves Your Game

Raise The Bar: How Competition Improves Your Game

Gianni Versace, the insanely successful artist and businessman once said,“It is nice to have valid competition; it pushes you to do better,” and it appears he may have been on to something. A recent study has found that when we have someone with whom we can compete,...

Social Leadership

Social Leadership

Most of us approach social media with a focus on our own goals, our own messages and our own agendas. We want people to support our programs. But the reality is, most people aren’t all that interested in your stuff. They want to know that you care about their stuff....

Your Life Can Be A Great Story

Your Life Can Be A Great Story

What’s your life story? When I meet people for the first time, as soon as the introductions are out of the way, I ask them to share their stories—to tell me who they are and where they’re from, where they’ve been and where they’re going. I want to understand what...

BHAG: Big Hairy Audacious Goal

BHAG: Big Hairy Audacious Goal

Chris McChesney calls them Wildly Important Goals (WIGs). This is where great execution starts. His description of those important, overarching goals reminded us of Jim Collins’ thoughts about the BHAG out of the business classic Built to Last. Highly visionary...

Multiply Your Time, Rory Vaden & Jason Jaggard

Multiply Your Time, Rory Vaden & Jason Jaggard

Time is a limited commodity. What if you could develop a new relationship with time that would free you up to work on your most important projects or connect with the people and causes you care about most? In this practical and counter-intuitive interview with elite...

Keeping it Real

Keeping it Real

It’s impossible to overstate how important appropriate transparency is to healthy leadership. You cannot lead if you don’t have trust. In this episode, I will discuss three ways transparency can build up your team and improve your effectiveness as a leader. 1....

How to Talk to Anyone with Ease and Confidence

How to Talk to Anyone with Ease and Confidence

The GLS team is excited to introduce you to an amazing new voice who is sure to become a Summit audience favorite! Vanessa Van Edwards will be joining us to share insights from her best-selling book Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People. Watch this video to...

Why Company Culture is Overrated

Why Company Culture is Overrated

Culture matters, according to the voluminous literature on the topic, because it has three powerful contributions to make. First, it tells you who you are at work. If you’re in Patagonia, you’d rather be surfing. You work in beautiful Oxnard, California, and your...

Spend a Week in Love with Your Work

Spend a Week in Love with Your Work

Marcus Buckingham is a global researcher, thought leader and leading expert on talent, focused on unlocking people's strengths, increasing their performance and pioneering the future of how people work. A former senior researcher at Gallup Organization, he now guides...

3 Simple Ways to Be a Better Leader

3 Simple Ways to Be a Better Leader

Performance happens on the team level, and if you’re a team leader then you are responsible for the performance and engagement of your team. Marcus Buckingham believe that even the best team leaders can improve, so if you want to be a better leader, here are three...

If You Lead People Today, Do These 5 Things

If You Lead People Today, Do These 5 Things

If you are a leader (of a team, yes—but also of a group or even of a household) Marcus Buckingham share five things you can do right now to ensure that your team stays productive and engaged during this difficult time.  Marcus Buckingham is a global researcher,...

5 Critical Behaviors of Leaders in a Crisis

The last time we had a national crisis of disproportionate magnitude, I was not on the sidelines. I was right in the thick of it. In these days, from the perspective of leading my own small business, I have thought a lot about the leaders I know. While the...

5 Steps for Effectively Leading Through Change

How do you feel about change?  Given the current pandemic that we’re all living through, you probably have some strong opinions about change.   I once heard Seth Godin say that it’s not that we don’t like change. It’s that we don’t like what change does to us—it...

7 Things Relationally Intelligent Leaders Do

She was a difficult boss. I cannot call her a leader because she didn’t have any followers. She was just a boss who gave a lot of orders and required compliance to all of her rules. If I was 30 seconds late from my 30-minute lunch, she docked my pay. I could not leave...

If You’re a Leader, You’re in the Love Business

“Love is power.” – Rumi, 13th Century Recently I was working with a client and they said to me, “Jason, the more I grow as a leader the more I realize love is at the center of what I do.” Now, this guy isn’t some ordinary guy (as if those existed). This guy is the CEO...

Teamwork Over Talent

These days, virtually no one will tell you that teamwork isn’t important when it comes to an organization achieving its goals. Even cynics understand that groups of people who are willing to put their individual interests aside for the good of the team will outperform...

3 Thoughts for Leaders In a Perilous Time

In this unprecedented and uncertain time, many leaders and managers are wondering what they can do to help the people in their charge. To a certain extent, this will depend on the situation. Some leaders are still working with their people in person, either because...

5 Tips to Spark Creativity in Others

A few months back, I met with my team to kick off a big project, my next book. I started by asking everyone to share their ideas and saying we’d run with the best ones.  We had a concept at that point but not much else. So what I needed were ideas—lots of them....

Raise The Bar: How Competition Improves Your Game

Gianni Versace, the insanely successful artist and businessman once said,“It is nice to have valid competition; it pushes you to do better,” and it appears he may have been on to something. A recent study has found that when we have someone with whom we can compete,...

Top Motivational Phrases Powerful People Use Every Day

There’s no doubt that folks who hold positions of power and influence arrived where they are today through hard work, perseverance and the ability to motivate others. Lee Iacocca, one of the most celebrated executives in the U.S., once said that successful people in...

Your Life Can Be A Great Story

What’s your life story? When I meet people for the first time, as soon as the introductions are out of the way, I ask them to share their stories—to tell me who they are and where they’re from, where they’ve been and where they’re going. I want to understand what...

BHAG: Big Hairy Audacious Goal

Chris McChesney calls them Wildly Important Goals (WIGs). This is where great execution starts. His description of those important, overarching goals reminded us of Jim Collins’ thoughts about the BHAG out of the business classic Built to Last. Highly visionary...

Keeping it Real

It’s impossible to overstate how important appropriate transparency is to healthy leadership. You cannot lead if you don’t have trust. In this episode, I will discuss three ways transparency can build up your team and improve your effectiveness as a leader. 1....

Why Company Culture is Overrated

Culture matters, according to the voluminous literature on the topic, because it has three powerful contributions to make. First, it tells you who you are at work. If you’re in Patagonia, you’d rather be surfing. You work in beautiful Oxnard, California, and your...

4 Strategies for Handling Criticism Like a Pro

Hearing about our shortcomings can be empowering . . . Nobody has 20/20 vision on how their behavior affects others – and nobody enjoys hearing about their weaknesses or shortcomings. Thus, it can be a painful experience when others give us feedback – whether it is...

3 Reasons It’s Ok To Keep Your Head In The Clouds

What’s your biggest dream? If you struggle to answer, it’s about time you start dreaming again! Dreaming places you on the verge of birthing your best idea, your best self, your greatest triumph. Indeed, allowing ourselves to dream, and dream big, puts us on the path...

Write It Down: The Power of Putting Your Ideas On Paper

There’s something to be said about putting pen to paper and writing down your goals, ideas or to-do lists. Writing things down helps ease mental clutter. It’s scientifically proven. “Writing stimulates a bunch of cells at the base of the brain called the reticular...

How Kaká Found Perfect Pitch

An audible gasp went over the audience when we announced soccer superstar Kaká would be joining us for #GLS2020. One of the most influential names in sports, he will share leadership insights from his 15-year career. Read the interview below to get more insight into...

5 Tips for Coming Out of Your Shell at Work

Beth Comstock is one of the most influential female business executives in the world. So, it’s hard to believe that the former vice chair of General Electric is a self-proclaimed introvert. In fact, Comstock, author of Imagine It Forward, in a recent interview at the...

How to Avoid Rejection Infection

We have all been rejected at some point in our lives. For some of us, the rejection came at a young age. For others, it’s a far too recent memory. For some, it came from a family member. For others, it was a co-worker or friend. For some, it stung. For others, it...

Social Leadership

Most of us approach social media with a focus on our own goals, our own messages and our own agendas. We want people to support our programs. But the reality is, most people aren’t all that interested in your stuff. They want to know that you care about their stuff....

Keeping it Real

It’s impossible to overstate how important appropriate transparency is to healthy leadership. You cannot lead if you don’t have trust. In this episode, I will discuss three ways transparency can build up your team and improve your effectiveness as a leader. 1....

How to Talk to Anyone with Ease and Confidence

The GLS team is excited to introduce you to an amazing new voice who is sure to become a Summit audience favorite! Vanessa Van Edwards will be joining us to share insights from her best-selling book Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People. Watch this video to...

Spend a Week in Love with Your Work

Marcus Buckingham is a global researcher, thought leader and leading expert on talent, focused on unlocking people's strengths, increasing their performance and pioneering the future of how people work. A former senior researcher at Gallup Organization, he now guides...

3 Simple Ways to Be a Better Leader

Performance happens on the team level, and if you’re a team leader then you are responsible for the performance and engagement of your team. Marcus Buckingham believe that even the best team leaders can improve, so if you want to be a better leader, here are three...

If You Lead People Today, Do These 5 Things

If you are a leader (of a team, yes—but also of a group or even of a household) Marcus Buckingham share five things you can do right now to ensure that your team stays productive and engaged during this difficult time.  Marcus Buckingham is a global researcher,...

Why Feedback Fails

We are thrilled to have our friend Marcus Buckingham return to the stage for #GLS2020. A Summit favorite, Marcus will unpack his counterintuitive new book Nine Lies About Work: A Freethinking Leader’s Guide to the Real World. Watch this video to learn his surprising...

Creating Psychological Safety at Work

Amy Edmondson, one of Harvard University’s most respected management thought leaders, will be joining us for #GLS2020. Her work focuses on teamwork and the ways leaders can build teams to work more effectively together. In the three-minute video, Dr. Edmondson shares...

My Biggest Leadership Failure – Don’t React in the Meeting

Albert Tate shares how his natural tendency to react in the moment led to a difficult meeting with his team.He serves on the Board of Trustees at Azusa Pacific University and Fuller Youth Institute and was recently published in Letters to a Birmingham Jail: A Response...

Stress: Better Organization is Not the Answer

The GLS team is excited to welcome top speaker and best-selling author Rory Vaden to #GLS2020. Rory will be sharing insights on how to multiply your time from his fantastic book, Procrastinate on Purpose.  A recognized expert in business strategy and leadership...

Is There A Case for Lowering a Leader’s Confidence?

Get a sneak peak of Dr. Tomas in his TED talk on The Power of Negative Thinking. The GLS team is excited to welcome to #GLS2020  Dr. Tomas Chamorro Premuzic, an international authority on psychological profiling, talent management and leadership development. He will...

GETMO: Good Enough to Move On

Craig Groeschel introduces the concept of GETMO, a phrase that can help teams achieve a better return on their investment of time, money or effort. Groeschel was named in the top 10 U.S. CEO’s for small and midsize companies by Glassdoor. Traveling the world as a...

How to React When You are Rejected

Jia Jiang shares three things you can do when you experience rejection.Years after Jia Jiang began his career in the corporate world, he became an entrepreneur and discovered everyone’s biggest fear: rejection. To conquer his fear, Jiang embarked on a journey and...

Life Habits – Listen to People

Business leader Bozoma Saint John shares about the importance of listening to people. Bozoma Saint John is Chief Marketing Officer for Endeavor, a global leader in entertainment, sports and fashion operating in more than 30 countries. Over the course of her career,...

The Four Voices of a Communicator

Jeff Henderson teaches about the four voices you can use to build effective presentations and become a better communication. Jeff worked in marketing with the Atlanta Braves, Callaway Gardens, Lanier Islands and Chick-fil-A, Inc where he led the company’s regional and...

Staying Emotionally Healthy as a Leader

Jo Saxton explains the key aspects of your life that you need to monitor to stay emotionally healthy in your leadership.Born to Nigerian parents and raised in London, England, Jo Saxton brings a multicultural and international perspective to leadership. She has served...

Questions to Identify Your Passion

Todd Henry identifies three key questions you should ask yourself as you are working to identify your life’s passion.odd Henry teaches leaders and organizations how to establish practices that lead to everyday brilliance. As host of The Accidental...

My Biggest Leadership Failure – Don’t Leave Your Team Behind

Todd Henry recounts a failure story of when he cast a vision for big change to his team without preparing them ahead of time. Todd Henry teaches leaders and organizations how to establish practices that lead to everyday brilliance. As host of The Accidental Creative...

Inspire Yourself Every Day

Thought leader Todd Henry describes the importance of inspiring yourself every day. Todd Henry teaches leaders and organizations how to establish practices that lead to everyday brilliance. As host of The Accidental Creative Podcast—with millions of downloads—Henry...

5 Critical Behaviors of Leaders in a Crisis

5 Critical Behaviors of Leaders in a Crisis

The last time we had a national crisis of disproportionate magnitude, I was not on the sidelines. I was right in the thick of it. In these days, from the perspective of leading my own small business, I have thought a lot about the leaders I know. While the...

5 Steps for Effectively Leading Through Change

5 Steps for Effectively Leading Through Change

How do you feel about change?  Given the current pandemic that we’re all living through, you probably have some strong opinions about change.   I once heard Seth Godin say that it’s not that we don’t like change. It’s that we don’t like what change does to us—it...

7 Things Relationally Intelligent Leaders Do

7 Things Relationally Intelligent Leaders Do

She was a difficult boss. I cannot call her a leader because she didn’t have any followers. She was just a boss who gave a lot of orders and required compliance to all of her rules. If I was 30 seconds late from my 30-minute lunch, she docked my pay. I could not leave...

If You’re a Leader, You’re in the Love Business

If You’re a Leader, You’re in the Love Business

“Love is power.” – Rumi, 13th Century Recently I was working with a client and they said to me, “Jason, the more I grow as a leader the more I realize love is at the center of what I do.” Now, this guy isn’t some ordinary guy (as if those existed). This guy is the CEO...

Teamwork Over Talent

Teamwork Over Talent

These days, virtually no one will tell you that teamwork isn’t important when it comes to an organization achieving its goals. Even cynics understand that groups of people who are willing to put their individual interests aside for the good of the team will outperform...

3 Thoughts for Leaders In a Perilous Time

3 Thoughts for Leaders In a Perilous Time

In this unprecedented and uncertain time, many leaders and managers are wondering what they can do to help the people in their charge. To a certain extent, this will depend on the situation. Some leaders are still working with their people in person, either because...

5 Tips to Spark Creativity in Others

5 Tips to Spark Creativity in Others

A few months back, I met with my team to kick off a big project, my next book. I started by asking everyone to share their ideas and saying we’d run with the best ones.  We had a concept at that point but not much else. So what I needed were ideas—lots of them....

Raise The Bar: How Competition Improves Your Game

Raise The Bar: How Competition Improves Your Game

Gianni Versace, the insanely successful artist and businessman once said,“It is nice to have valid competition; it pushes you to do better,” and it appears he may have been on to something. A recent study has found that when we have someone with whom we can compete,...

Social Leadership

Social Leadership

Most of us approach social media with a focus on our own goals, our own messages and our own agendas. We want people to support our programs. But the reality is, most people aren’t all that interested in your stuff. They want to know that you care about their stuff....

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