GLS14 – Jeffrey Immelt

Jeffrey Immelt President and CEO, General Electric Throughout my career there has never been a job in the company that was beneath me. If you’re more a giver than a taker, your peers know that.  Horizontal strength is what keeps institutions together. The best leaders go forward.  See the world as it is and figure […]

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GLS14 – Carly Fiorina

Carly Fiorina Former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, Chairman of Good 360 Human potential is the one, only, limitless resource we have in this world.  It is amazing what happens when human potential is unlocked for worthy goals and purpose. Things that crush potential: fear subjugation bureaucracy – rules-based, process-driven; forget who they are there to serve; […]

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GLS14 – Session 1 Bill Hybels

Hard Fought Leadership Lessons by Bill Hybels **These are my raw notes from the session.  I’ll be writing more application & takeaways following the summit. Leaders by definition are visionaries.  We get seized by visions from God.  The vision consumes us.  It becomes our identity.  It affirms our self-worth. We can become obsessed with the […]

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Global Leadership Summit

For the next two days I’ll be hanging out with 130,000 leaders in 350+ cities for The Global Leadership Summit.  This year we’re celebrating 20 years of The Summit! This leadership experience has been a key event in my life.  I’m so thankful for the leaders who have challenged, inspired and stretched me through the […]

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Just Enough

Deep enough to drown. Foggy enough to confuse. Complex enough to frustrate. Uncertain enough to unsettle. That’s how leadership feels most days.  The outside forces are just enough to cause me to question everything. “Leaders must be tough enough to fight, tender enough to cry, human enough to make mistakes, humble enough to admit them, […]

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Let’s Catch Up!

Hey everyone, It’s time to get back to some regular conversation here on the blog.  The last five months have been stretching.  Moving cross-country is not for the faint of heart.  I have so much respect for people who have done this frequently! We’re finding our footing though.  Merlyn is FINALLY with me in Menlo […]

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Let's Catch Up!

Hey everyone, It’s time to get back to some regular conversation here on the blog.  The last five months have been stretching.  Moving cross-country is not for the faint of heart.  I have so much respect for people who have done this frequently! We’re finding our footing though.  Merlyn is FINALLY with me in Menlo […]

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Summer Reading Plan: Relevant

The historian and moralist known as Lord Acton is credited with saying, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.” The “great men” Lord Acton referred to are those in positions of power—leaders and influencers. What a despairing viewpoint of something that was intended to be a […]

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Summer Reading Plan: Atlas Girl

SORRY… THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. ————————————————————– Okay everyone, I couldn’t be more excited about this week’s summer reading giveaway… Atlas Girl is a beautiful memoir from a precious new friend, Emily Wierenga.  Emily is guest posting today so I’ll be brief and encourage you to read what she shares… and then comment to win one […]

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Summer Reading: Fly A Little Higher

The story moved me before I even read it. Zach Sobiech, just a typical teenage boy living a not-so-typical teenage life. Fly a Little Higher: How God Answered One Mom’s Small Prayer in a Big Way is Laura Sobiech’s story of watching her son live his last days.  Zach and his entire family chose to […]

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