Illustrative Notes—GLS: Special Edition 2021Published February 26, 2021
TOPICS IN THIS ARTICLECallingCharacterCollaborationCommunicationConfidenceConflict ManagementEmotional IntelligenceInfluenceLeading OthersLeading YourselfManaging PeoplePeople OperationsRelational IntelligenceResilienceTeam BuildingWellness
On February 25, 2021, the Global Leadership Network debuted its first half-day Global Leadership Summit: Special Edition event featuring an incredible faculty, including fashion designer for the label, Fear of God, and head of Adidas Basketball, Jerry Lorenzo; behavioral investigator, Vanessa Van Edwards; 11-time best-selling author and leadership consultant, Patrick Lencioni; and best-selling author, award-winning leader and pastor, Craig Groeschel.
Enjoy these fun illustrative notes created by Natalia Warren, and use them to help you reflect on and apply what you learned.
During this interview, Craig Groeschel explored the leadership behind Jerry’s fashion brand phenomenon, identifying how conviction, intention and empathy can drive your organization forward. See written notes >>
Vanessa Van Edwards
During her talk, Vanessa explored the science of personality and dived into how we can better predict behavior, fix communication problems and build stronger, deeper relationships. See written notes >>
During his talk, Patrick helped us unlock our natural genius and the genius of our teams, showing us how his simple model can guide our teams to thrive. See written notes >>
During his talk, Craig helped us identify the four steps we can take to boost leadership confidence to battle insecurity both personally, on our teams and in this season. See written notes >>
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About the Author
The Global Leadership Network is a community committed to learning from each other and using our influence to accomplish God’s purposes on earth. No matter where your influence is, when you commit to grow your leadership, everyone around you wins—businesses work for good, communities are transformed and churches thrive! Both global and diverse, our network includes partners in 1,400+ cities and 135+ countries. We are committed to deliver fresh, actionable and inspiring leadership content both at The Global Leadership Summit, and year-round through our digital platforms.
Jerry Lorenzo Manuel is an American fashion designer and founder of the label, Fear of God. Raised in Sacramento, West Palm Beach and Chicago, Lorenzo grew up with first-hand understanding of the contemporary American landscape as he followed his father’s professional baseball career cross country. Concurrently, Lorenzo developed an appreciation for heritage through visits to vintage stores nationwide with his mother. His upbringing became the precursor of his idea for a new American classic now known as Fear of God. In 2013, Lorenzo chose fashion despite plans to follow in the footsteps of his father in sport and established the now renowned label, conceived through a union of his creative vision, menswear experience and market expertise. Equipped with an MBA from Loyola University Chicago School of Business and an intrinsic understanding of the missing gap between the runway and wardrobe, Lorenzo’s honest and opinionated approach to fashion continues to push Fear of God into an icon of contemporary American luxury. Most recently, he’s been honored to partner with Adidas and join their team as global head of Adidas Basketball.
Vanessa Van Edwards is lead investigator at the Science of People— a human behavior research lab, whose goal is to use the latest scientific research and trends to help leaders master their people skills. Her innovative work has been featured on CNN, NPR, Fast Company and Entrepreneur Magazine and she regularly speaks to innovative companies including Google, Facebook, Comcast, Microsoft and Penguin Random-House. Van Edwards has developed a science-based framework for understanding different personalities to improve our EQ and help us communicate with colleagues, clients and customers and is the bestselling author of Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People.
Patrick Lencioni is the author of eleven best-selling books with more than five million copies sold, including The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. Dedicated to providing organizations with ideas, products and services that improve teamwork, clarity and employee engagement, his leadership models serve a diverse base from Fortune 500 companies to professional sports organizations to churches.
Globally recognized as a leader of leaders, Craig Groeschel is the founder and senior pastor of Life.Church, rated the #1 place to work in 2020 for small and mid-size companies by Glassdoor. Known for their missional approach to leveraging the latest technology, Life.Church is the innovative creator of the YouVersion Bible App.—downloaded in every country worldwide. In 2020, Life.Church provided free tools to thousands of churches who quickly transitioned to a virtual church experience in the wake of the global health pandemic. Traveling the world as a champion of The Global Leadership Summit, Groeschel advocates for building leaders in every sector of society. He is also the host of the top-ranked Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast. A New York Times best-selling author, his latest book is Winning the War in Your Mind: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life.
Natalia Warren is a senior graphic designer at the Global Leadership Network and has been on the team since August 2017. A longtime Global Leadership Summit attendee, Natalia started developing her leadership skills as early as junior high. Natalia is someone who believes in the power of your influence, and that belief shows through in her work, which can be seen across GLN platforms–most notably in the 2018 and 2020 Summits.