Published July 13, 2020

6 Themes to Expect at #GLS20


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Excitement is building.  

Our faculty are finalizing their talks. Platforms are being tested. Hosts are preparing to welcome you. Big plans are being made for fun online interaction and high-level engagement.  

The Global Leadership Summit on August 6-7, 2020 is right around the corner! 

In these uncertain times, leaders see possibilities where others see limitations. Leaders lean in and innovate. Leaders understand these times of chaos can lead to opportunities for human flourishing. When times are tough, leaders step up. As someone who has influence, you can lead! 

This is your opportunity to invest in yourself, sharpen your leadership skills and get equipped and encouraged for your leadership journey ahead. 

When you grow in your leadership and use your influence for good, you can strengthen your relationships, maximize the impact of your church, business or organization, and even ignite transformation in your community! 


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You may be asking yourself, “What am I going to learn this year?”  

Here are Themes You Can Expect at the 2020 Global Leadership Summit. 


The Global Leadership Summit is your opportunity to access a wealth of leadership insight from a world-class faculty ready to equip and inspire you—no matter where you have influence.


1. Resilience 

In difficult times, you need to dig into your deepest reserves and build thcritical muscle of grit and resilience. Brazilian Football Superstar, Kaká will talk about how he developed resilience and learned to handle pressures that come with high-stakes matches, injury and setbacks. Sadie Robertson Huff will share how she dealt with critics and developed resilience while growing up in the public spotlight. And four-time Summit faculty, Marcus Buckingham will outline new insights into resilience from his most recent research project. 


2. Innovation 

Forward-thinking leaders move their organizations into an uncertain future through foresight and creativityLife.Church senior pastor, Craig Groeschel, will describe the challenges you face when what you’ve done in the past isn’t working anymore and how you can break through to new growth. And Nike’s, Beth Comstock, will unpack insights from her career in innovationand her book Imagine it Forward.   


3. Intentionally Re-Thinking 

Complex times call for smart leaders who are able to think in strategic and logical ways. Bishop T.D. Jakes will help you navigate the metrics of migrative leadership and challenge you to expand your current perspective. And best-selling author Rory Vaden will help you learn new ways to think about time so that that you can actually multiply it. 


4. Leading in Difficult Times 

Leadership is essential at all times, but in difficult times, it is critical. When difficulty and disruption come, strong and steady leaders will be able to weather the storms. Researcher, Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzicwill help you understand the six traits leaders need most in a crisis. And Nona Jones will share why playing it safe is insufficient. 


5. Building Trust 

Trust is the currency of leadership. When you gain the trust of the people you lead, you will be able to inspire them to action. Harvard professor, Amy Edmondson, will describe key practices to create psychological safety on your team. Best-selling author, Lysa TerKeurstwill explore what might be holding your leadership and relationships back, and how you might move forward with more freedom. And behavioral investigator, Vanessa Van Edwardswill teach you how to make a positive impact with colleagues, bosses and peers by striking the perfect balance between warmth and competence. 


6. Grander Vision 

The Grander Vision videos present the stories of everyday people who stepped out in faith to accomplish a vision of multiplied impact. This year, the GLS will feature three stories of people who are living their grander vision including the incredible story of an 18-year old from Venezuela who, in the face of adversity, persevered to accomplish more than he could have imagined, and then surrendered it all for an even grander vision. 


And so much more…We want to leave a little bit of the element of surprise for you! Join us to discover more from the rest of our faculty!  

You do NOT want to miss The Global Leadership Summit 2020! 

Make plans today to refill your leadership tankand get prepared for two days of learning, inspiration and impact!  

You have influence.  

Your leadership matters…and it matters now more than ever! 


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BONUS addition to GLS20! 

In addition to the 15+ world-class faculty in our 2020 lineup, we are excited to announce the return of Summit faculty alumni from the past 25 years who will be joining us this year to check in and share their insights and encouragement for this season! Some of our returning faculty include Angela AhrendtsChris McChesneyJohn C. MaxwellLiz BohannonDr. Henry CloudPatrick LencioniJoseph GrennyCarly FiorinaGary Haugen, Horst SchulzeJuliet FuntAllen Catherine KaginaJossy ChackoMama Maggie and more to be announced! 


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The Global Leadership Summit (GLS) is a two-day infusion of actionable leadership insights and inspiration broadcast to hundreds of host sites across the United States every August. In the following months, the GLS is translated, contextualized and hosted by local leadership committees at hundreds of locations across Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. This global event convenes a world-class faculty who share their distinct perspectives and expertise, inspiring and equipping people around the world with practical leadership skills that can be applied within their context, wherever they have influence, and used to empower positive transformation where it’s needed most. Attracting an audience that represents various industries, including marketplace, non-profit, healthcare, education, government, ministry and corrections, the GLS has become a unique platform, unlike any other, bringing people together to not only empower better leadership within the organizations they represent, but in a growing number of cases around the world, this event also acts as a catalyst for organic local movements initiating systemic, city-wide change. What started as a single event back in 1990’s, the GLS has grown to attract tens of thousands of people today.

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