Published August 1, 2019

10 Things You Can Do to Make the Most of #GLS19


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In one short week, the GLS community will gather together for the 2019 Global Leadership Summit at 500+ locations nationwide. Excitement is mounting. And all of us are asking, “What am I going to learn?”

We have seen it time and time again. The two days you invest in the GLS will have an outsized impact on your life. And a few minutes of preparation can pay big dividends as you get your heart and mind into the right posture for the experience.

So put the final touches on that work project. Place that “out of office” message on your email. And in the midst of your to-do list, try to take a little time to prepare yourself for what you are about to experience.

Here are the Top 10 things you can do to make the most of your 2019 Global Leadership Summit experience!


1. Download the GLS19 app

Get speaker biographies, the daily schedule, save and share your session notes, read speaker biographies, order speaker books and more.


2. Download the GLSnext app

For year-round leadership development, GLSnext provides more than 700+ videos from 120+ leadership experts, including full Summit talks and backstage content with new videos added each week.


3. Identify specific people in your workplace who represent different generations:

  • Gen Z, born 1996 to 2010
  • Millennials, born 1980 to 1995
  • Gen X, born 1965 to 1979
  • Baby Boomers, born 1946 to 1964
  • Traditionalists, born before 1946

How do the different generations think about:: Diversity? Debt? Technology? What’s important in life? Researcher Jason Dorsey will help us understand the key differences between each generation and how to lead a multi-generational team.


4. Rate yourself on your ability to handle rejection

Jia Jiang will help us understand the psychology of rejection and help us grow in this critical leadership skill.


5. Evaluate the last time you had to negotiate a disagreement with someone

It could be with a co-worker—or at home with a child or a teenager. What went well? What was challenging? Former FBI hostage negotiator Chris Voss will help us learn the mindset and skill needed to be better prepared for negotiations both at work and at home.


6. Think about a project you are considering that will require a considerable capital or human expenditure.

What gain are you expecting to receive from the investment? Is the return worth the level of investment you are planning? Craig Groeschel will walk us through his counter-intuitive process to get the optimal return from his leadership investment.


7. Join the conversation on social media

Check out this invitation from our #GLS19 social media hosts, Sam Collier and Susie Gamez, and learn how you can interact with us online @GLNsummit during this year’s Summit!


8. Watch this short video

To get an inside look at Liz Bohannon’s entrepreneurship journey. She will share insights from her new book, Beginner’s Pluck, on building a life of purpose, passion and impact.



9. Identify the name of someone you know who has been impacted by the foster care or adoption system

Was their experience positive or negative⁠—and why? Dr. Krish Kandiah will share leadership lessons he has learned through his involvement in that system.


10. Pray. Add a daily prayer this week

“God, prepare my heart to hear the message you need me to hear at the Summit. Guide me to know where to focus my growth for the next leadership season.”


See you at the Summit!
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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.

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  1. Paul Nauman
    Aug 2 2019 12AM

    My suggestion for #11: Clear Your Schedule – it’s really hard to juggle emails and phone calls and still give the summit the focus it deserves.

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