6 Leadership Themes to Expect at The Global Leadership Summit

Upper House June 25, 2018

The Global Leadership Summit 2018 is only a few weeks away. This article was originally published by GLS here, but we also wanted to share it here with you some of the reasons why we’re looking forward to the Summit.

As you prepare to join us for GLS18, we know you’re wondering, “What fresh, actionable leadership content will I walk away with this year?”  Each year, the GLS faculty bring world-class content to equip you with clear next steps on how to become the leader God created you to be.

Here are 6 leadership themes you can expect at the Summit this year…

1) Leading with Relational Intelligence

Every great leader understands that relational intelligence is key to getting work done.

  • Sheila Heen will guide us through a process to navigate difficult conversations on our teams.
  • David Livermore will share his research on how leaders can relate effectively across diverse situations.
  • Apple’s Angela Ahrendts, who recently toured the world meeting Apple employees, will explain her conviction that empathy is an essential quality to great leadership.

2) Maximizing Your Time and Potential

You have been given a high calling as a leader. Are you maximizing your time and potential to make your greatest possible impact?

  • Rory Vaden will present his unique approach to time management.
  • Carla Harris will share wisdom on how to achieve your potential and become the leader you were created to be.
  • John C. Maxwell will outline how to maximize your impact as a high-character leader in our world today.

3) Creating a Positive Culture

Fantastic leaders know the value of crafting an intentional culture in their organization.

  • Restauranteur Danny Meyer will share his unique perspective on creating a customer-focused culture.
  • Danielle Strickland will discuss the challenges associated with power dynamics in organizational culture.
  • Dr. Nthabiseng Legoete will inspire us to create a culture focused on people.

4) Identifying Future Opportunities

Strategic leaders are forward-thinking—intentionally identifying cultural trends and opportunities on their organizational horizon.

  • Craig Groeschel will teach us what it means to be a leader who prepares  for the future instead of reacting to it.
  • Strive Masiyiwa, founder of Econet (one of Africa’s largest telecommunications companies), will help us learn what it means to be a leader who perseveres to fight for the future of our world.  
  • Erwin McManus will help us discover what it means to lead a life that matters and how great leaders intentionally build the future.

5) Building Enduring Organizations

If we truly want to create positive and lasting impact in our world, we must discover how to build organizations that endure the test of time.

  • Rasmus Ankersen will bring to light the mindset cultivated by successful brands to create sustainable success in our organizations.
  • Simon Sinek will share brand new content from his book, The Infinite Game, challenging us with a deceptively simple question: How do you stay ahead in a game with no end?

 6) Understanding Your Life Purpose

Christ-centered leaders have the incredible opportunity to impact the world in the way they live out their faith in their work. Here are a couple of the stories that will be featured about people who are living out their Grander Visions:

  • The remarkable story of a refugee who became a doctor
  • A judge fighting for the future of people searching for hope


Don’t Miss The Global Leadership Summit, Aug. 9-10, 2018

We are excited to be a 2018 simulcast host site in Madison, giving local leaders an opportunity to learn how to serve others more effectively.

We are delighted to provide a discounted rate for this year’s GLS to everyone in our Upper House community. If you did not receive an email from us with the discount code, request it here, and we will send it to you.