Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast The Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast offers personal, practical coaching lessons that take the mystery out of leadership. In each episode of the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast, Craig brings you empowering insights and easy-to-understand takeaways you can use to lead yourself and lead your team. You’ll learn effective ways to grow as a leader, optimize your time, develop your team, and structure your organization. Influencers/Authors

Episodes

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    July 18, 2024 Becoming an Inspirational Leader | Priscilla Shirer

    Why are some leaders more inspirational than others, and what sets them apart? In this episode, Priscilla Shirer shares how to become more inspirational in your leadership and communication—and how to inspire your team to change the world. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/becoming-an-inspirational-leader-priscilla-shirer/


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    July 4, 2024 Leading From Your Extremes | Live from the Global Leadership Summit

    Many of the best leaders are confident and humble, driven yet healthy, and focused but still flexible. Greatness is often found in those extremes, and in this episode, Craig shares the secrets to mastering these extreme qualities. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/leading-from-your-extremes-live-from-the-global-leadership-summit/ 


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    June 20, 2024 Strategies for Building Great Leaders | Rob Hoskins

    For a leader to grow, they’ll need the investment and coaching of a few mentors along the way. In this episode, one of Craig's mentors Rob Hoskins shares the practical strategies he uses to develop leaders and the advantages of finding a mentor. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/strategies-for-building-great-leaders-rob-hoskins/ 


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    June 6, 2024 Using Adversity to Your Advantage | Will Guidara

    Of all the books Craig read in 2023, two stood out as top recommendations. Will Guidara’s "Unreasonable Hospitality" is one, and in this episode, Will shares why any organization will grow when they’re unreasonable about serving others. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/using-adversity-to-your-advantage-will-guidara/ 


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    May 16, 2024 Leading a Billion-Dollar Sales Team | Stephanie Chung

    The best salespeople are excellent servants. They find out what their customer needs, and they work to meet that need. Great leaders exercise the same skills. In this episode, billion-dollar sales leader Stephanie Chung shows you how.Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/leading-a-billion-dollar-sales-team-stephanie-chung/ 


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    May 2, 2024 Cultivating Drive as a Leader | Dr. Josh Axe

    The best leaders know there’s a time to encourage and a time to challenge themselves and their team. Dr. Josh Axe shares practical tools and phrases for encouraging and challenging—and shares his top health and lifestyle adjustments you can make today. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/cultivating-drive-as-a-leader-dr-josh-axe/ 


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    April 4, 2024 Leading With Agility: How to Correct Quickly

    You know "what got you here won’t get you there." With the near-constant rate of change in our world today, if you aren’t adapting your leadership approach, you’re likely getting left behind. Today, Craig shares three keys to staying agile in leadership.Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/leading-with-agility-how-to-correct-quickly/ 


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    March 21, 2024 Tools for Building Self-Worth | Jamie Kern Lima

    It’s impossible to succeed your way to self-worth. While many of us try to find fulfillment in success, today’s guest Jamie Kern Lima shows us how to find true fulfillment by growing our self-worth, not just our self-confidence. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/tools-for-building-self-worth-jamie-kern-lima/ 


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    March 7, 2024 Steven Furtick on Breaking Mental Barriers, Working Out, and Embracing Your Strengths

    We all have limiting beliefs. Whether it’s “I’m not a person who works out” or “I’m not a leader,” our thoughts and beliefs can hold us back. In this episode, Steven Furtick shares how we can change our thought patterns to break those limiting beliefs. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/steven-furtick-on-breaking-mental-barriers-working-out-and-embracing-your-strengths/ 


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    February 20, 2024 3 Habits of Consistent Leaders | Think Ahead Preview

    One factor can have the biggest impact on the trajectory of your leadership, and it’s not your genetics, appearance, or intelligence. It’s your ability to be consistent. Today, I’m sharing three keys to consistency from my new book, Think Ahead. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/3-habits-of-consistent-leaders-think-ahead-preview/ 


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    February 15, 2024 Solving Problems You Didn’t Create | Dr. Jon Chasteen

    If you’ve ever inherited a struggling project, team, or organization, you know how hard it can be to fix something you didn’t break. Today’s episode with Dr. Jon Chasteen will give you practical leadership tools for rebuilding what’s been broken.Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/solving-problems-you-didnt-create-dr-jon-chasteen/ 


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    February 1, 2024 8 Habits of Great Decision Makers, Part 2

    The future of your leadership will be determined by the quality of your decisions. In part two, Craig outlines the final three factors of great decision makers. If you want to strengthen your decision making, apply these factors.Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/8-habits-of-great-decision-makers-part-2/


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    January 18, 2024 Workouts, Cold Plunges, and Other Habits of a CEO | Dan Clark

    Growing leaders tend to have growing disciplines. But how do you know which disciplines to focus on? In this episode, Westfall Gold CEO Dan Clark shares the habits and disciplines that consistently help him grow as a leader. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/workouts-cold-plunges-and-other-habits-of-a-ceo-dan-clark/


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    January 4, 2024 8 Habits of Great Decision Makers, Part 1

    The quality of your decisions determines the direction of your life—if you want to grow as a leader, grow in your decision making. In part one, Craig outlines five of the eight factors of great decision makers. (Catch the exclusive bonus episode, too!) Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/8-habits-of-great-decision-makers-part-1


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    December 21, 2023 Discover Your Leadership Style | Louie Giglio

    Many leaders fall into the trap of copying other leaders and communicators rather than learning to master their own style. In this episode, creative leader Louie Giglio shares how to identify and develop your own leadership and communication style. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/discover-your-leadership-style-louie-giglio


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    December 7, 2023 Top 5 Podcast Moments of 2023 | Year in Review

    In this episode, Craig highlights five of the most powerful moments from the year and reviews the key lesson we can learn from each. Learn about daily habits, communication, leadership confidence, building culture, and so much more. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/top-5-podcast-moments-of-2023-year-in-review


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    November 16, 2023 Unlock Your Inner Genius | Erwin McManus

    If you want to sharpen your leadership, sharpen your thinking—learn how from author, pastor, and coach Erwin McManus. Today, he’s sharing how he broke through his own mental barriers and the most common mind shifts leaders need to make. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/unlock-your-inner-genius-erwin-mcmanus


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    November 2, 2023 The Art of Public Speaking | Liz Bohannon

    To lead well, practice communicating well. Today, we'll hear from Liz Bohannon—top-20 ranked speaker by Forbes—on all things public speaking. She shares brilliant insights on preparation, emotional mapping, and how to read an audience. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/the-art-of-public-speaking-liz-bohannon


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    October 19, 2023 Leadership Lessons From a Black Belt | Rener Gracie

    Your reaction to problems, people, and even your own limits will determine your leadership potential. In this episode, Rener Gracie shares the jiu-jitsu and leadership principles that teach us to win when we face challenges in these three areas. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/leadership-lessons-from-a-black-belt-rener-gracie


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    October 5, 2023 Taking Risks as a Leader | Jennie Allen

    It’s increasingly difficult to know if you’re leading your team in the right direction post-2020. Today, Jennie Allen shares how she’s guiding her team forward in the next year, and how she’s leading with confidence even when taking big risks. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/taking-risks-as-a-leader-jennie-allen


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    September 20, 2023 Be a Leader Worth Trusting | Dr. Henry Cloud

    Since 2020, trust is no longer the default posture in the workplace. The problem? Trust is the glue that holds your team together. Dr. Henry Cloud joins us to share the key elements of trust that will help you accomplish your mission. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/be-a-leader-worth-trusting-dr-henry-cloud/


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    September 7, 2023 4 Questions to Jump-Start Your Momentum

    Have you lost the momentum you once had? In today’s episode, Craig shares a practical plan to revive energy and drive in your leadership and asks you the four key questions that will help you jump-start your momentum at work and at home. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/4-questions-to-jump-start-your-momentum/


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    August 17, 2023 Cynt Marshall on Being the First Black Female CEO in the NBA

    Cynt Marshall has been first plenty of times—from student council to being the first Black female CEO in the NBA. Her forty years of climbing and growing taught her that nothing matters more than loving the people you serve. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/cynt-marshall-on-being-the-first-black-female-ceo-in-the-nba/


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    August 3, 2023 The 4 Factors That Fuel Momentum

    Creating momentum is like launching a rocket. You’ll use a disproportionate amount of energy to get off the ground, but once you overcome gravity, you can maintain your momentum with minimal effort. Today, Craig shares the four factors that fuel momentum. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/the-4-factors-that-fuel-momentum/


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    July 6, 2023 Becoming Strategically Unreasonable

    Unusual times demand unusual leadership. Luckily, you aren’t a usual leader. You’re driven, passionate, and willing to be unreasonable. Today, Craig shares why we need “Strategic Unreasonableness” in leadership and gives three ways to think unreasonably. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/becoming-strategically-unreasonable/


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    June 15, 2023 Albert Tate: The Art of Vulnerable Communication

    People may admire your strengths, but they’ll connect with your weaknesses. In today’s episode, bestselling author and speaker Albert Tate shares how authentic, vulnerable communication can be the superpower that makes you a more compelling leader. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/albert-tate-the-art-of-vulnerable-communication/


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    June 1, 2023 Mastering John Maxwell's Laws of Communication

    According to John Maxwell, communication is “the most important skill.” So if you want to grow in your leadership, grow in your communication. In this episode, John shares his best insights on communication for writers, leaders, and public speakers. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/mastering-john-maxwells-laws-of-communication/


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    May 18, 2023 Jon Gordon: The Power of Positive Leadership

    Your leadership moves in the direction of your strongest thoughts. Unfortunately, it's easy to focus on the negatives and head in the wrong direction. Today, best-selling author Jon Gordon dives into the science of optimism and positivity in leadership. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/jon-gordon-the-power-of-positive-leadership/


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    May 4, 2023 The Most Important Mindset You Need to Succeed

    It’s rare that an organization lasts beyond the third generation. Why is that? In today’s episode, I explain the three generational mindsets and how you can lead your entire team to "think like an owner" no matter their age, role, or tenure. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/the-most-important-mindset-you-need-to-succeed/


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    April 20, 2023 Donald Miller: 6 Keys to Growing Your Organization

    As a leader, you're not only leading. You're leading towards growth. In this episode, New York Times bestseller and business coach Donald Miller shares six things you need to grow your business, church, or non-profit and build an organization that lasts. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/donald-miller-6-keys-to-growing-your-organization/


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    April 6, 2023 Q&A with Amy Porterfield: Confidence and Courage in Business

    Early in her career, Amy Porterfield felt insecure about her education and experience (or lack thereof.) Now a New York Times bestselling author and business coach, Amy shares how to grow into the confident, courageous leader you want to be. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/q-a-with-amy-porterfield-confidence-and-courage-in-business/


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    March 16, 2023 Q&A with Lewis Howes: The Greatness Mindset

    Success is always a good thing—until it isn’t. Join Craig’s conversation with pro athlete, podcaster, and New York Times bestselling author Lewis Howes, and learn why service always trumps success and how to develop your own “greatness mindset.”Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/q-a-with-lewis-howes-the-greatness-mindset/


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    March 2, 2023 8 Habits of Great Leaders, Part 2

    The potential of your leadership is a reflection of the quality of your habits. In this episode, Craig outlines the final four habits many great leaders have in common. If you want to have a bigger impact, develop better habits. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/8-habits-of-great-leaders-part-2


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    February 14, 2023 The Power to Change Your Habits: Identity Drives Behavior

    Few things in life are more frustrating than knowing you need to change and trying to change but never changing. This episode dives into the first two points of Craig's newest book, The Power to Change: Mastering the Habits That Matter Most. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/the-power-to-change-your-habits-identity-drives-behavior/


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    February 2, 2023 8 Habits of Great Leaders, Part 1

    What sets apart great leaders? Great leaders are fanatically consistent with a few strategic habits. Today, Craig outlines the first four habits many great leaders have in common. If you want to grow in your leadership, start mastering these habits. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/8-habits-of-great-leaders-part-1/


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    January 19, 2023 Patrick Lencioni Returns: Leveraging Your Working Genius

    If you’re like most leaders, you have days when you love your job way more than others. What sets those great days at work apart? And is it possible to have even more? Today, Patrick Lencioni outlines the freedom of discovering your Working Genius. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/patrick-lencioni-returns-leveraging-your-working-genius/


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    January 5, 2023 Mastering the Habits That Matter Most

    If you want to be more effective as a leader, you need to get more strategic with your habits. In this episode, Craig helps you identify who you want to be as a leader and what habit you need to start this year to get there. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/mastering-the-habits-that-matter-most/ 


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    December 1, 2022 Q&A with Tim Elmore: The Hidden Power of Gen Z

    For the first time, five generations are sharing today’s modern workplace. That’s a big opportunity. In this episode, Tim Elmore shares how to leverage the strengths of Gen Z, Builders, and every generation in between to accomplish more together. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/q-a-with-tim-elmore-the-hidden-power-of-gen-z/


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    November 17, 2022 Q&A with Lysa TerKeurst: Leading with Productive Boundaries

    Leading without healthy boundaries can lead to feeling frustrated, burned out, and ineffective. In today’s episode, my good friend Lysa TerKeurst returns with practical strategies for learning when and how to create boundaries at work and at home. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/q-a-with-lysa-terkeurst-leading-with-productive-boundaries/


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    November 3, 2022 Creating a Workplace Your Team Doesn’t Want To Leave

    What team members are looking for today is different than what they were looking for three years ago. In this episode, Craig outlines three new employee “wants” in the workplace and how you can create a workplace culture people don’t want to leave. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/creating-a-workplace-your-team-doesnt-want-to-leave/


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    October 6, 2022 4 Questions To Ask Before You Quit Your Job

    Right now, some of you are deeply dissatisfied at work and might be considering quitting your job. In this episode, Craig will help you discern your next best career move by sharing the four questions you need to ask before you quit your job. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/4-questions-to-ask-before-you-quit-your-job/


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    September 1, 2022 Q&A with Tim Tebow: Earning Respect as a Leader

    Few people have won a Heisman trophy, written four NYT Best Sellers, waged war on human trafficking, and founded a non-profit that fights for people in more than 70 countries. Tim Tebow has. He shares how he leads through it all in today’s podcast. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/q-a-with-tim-tebow-earning-respect-as-a-leader/


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    August 18, 2022 Becoming a Leader Who Has "It" | Lead Like It Matters, Part 2

    Great leaders can seem enigmatic or unpredictable, but it's often because they're operating in key talents and skills that don't naturally coexist. In Part 2 of "Lead Like It Matters," Craig shares six more qualities of leaders who have "it." Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/becoming-a-leader-who-has-it-lead-like-it-matters-part-2/


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    August 4, 2022 Lead Like It Matters, Part 1

    You might look at a leader and wonder, “What’s their secret?” They’ve accomplished so much and show no signs of slowing down. In today’s episode, we talk about what sets apart the leaders who have “it” from those who don't. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/lead-like-it-matters-part-1/ 


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    July 7, 2022 Q&A with Sadie Robertson Huff: Leading Beyond Your Age

    Today's guest is a driven, effective, hugely successful 24-year-old leader. Her secret? Staying humble through the success. Today, Sadie Robertson Huff shares the strengths of different generations, her advice to Gen Z, and how she embraces failure. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/q-a-with-sadie-robertson-huff-leading-beyond-your-age/ 


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    June 2, 2022 Do More, Invest Less—Learning to Bend the Curve

    Two things are true of every leader: you want to get better, and you want your organization to get better. So often, we think "better" requires more money, time, or effort. In this episode, we'll learn that isn't always the case when you "bend the curve." Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/do-more-invest-less-learning-to-bend-the-curve/ 


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    May 19, 2022 Q&A with Shawn Johnson: Attacking Anxiety in Leadership

    So many leaders are afraid to show weakness to their teams. Today, Shawn Johnson walks us through his own raw battle with anxiety, how to lead while attacking anxiety, and how showing your struggles can strengthen, not weaken, your leadership. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/q-a-with-shawn-johnson-attacking-anxiety-in-leadership/ 


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    May 5, 2022 Dave Ramsey Returns: Conflict, Burnout, and Baby Steps Millionaires

    Many leaders avoid conflict and end up holding their teams back. In today’s episode, Dave Ramsey returns to talk about the kinds of fights he loves to lose with his team members, healthy conflict, and helping his staff avoid burnout. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/dave-ramsey-returns-conflict-burnout-and-baby-steps-millionaires/ 


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    April 21, 2022 6 Keys to Leading Out of Crisis, Part 2

    Leading out of a crisis is more difficult than leading during one. Today, in part two of “Leading Out of Crisis,” Craig shares six key steps you need to take to lead your team and yourself out of the chaos of the last two years. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/6-keys-to-leading-out-of-crisis-part-2/ 


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    April 7, 2022 Leading Out of Crisis, Part 1

    If your leadership plan today is the same as your pre-pandemic plan, it's probably a bad plan. You can’t just lead after a crisis, you need to lead out of a crisis. And that requires a different approach. Today, part one of "Leading Out of Crisis." Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/leading-out-of-crisis-part-1/ 


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    March 3, 2022 Q&A with Jamie Kern Lima: Leading with Authenticity

    Authenticity alone doesn’t guarantee success, but inauthenticity does guarantee failure. Jamie Kern Lima, who founded It Cosmetics and sold it for $1.2 billion 8 years later, shares the keys to building great organizations. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/q-a-with-jamie-kern-lima-leading-with-authenticity/


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    February 3, 2022 Breaking Bad Leadership Habits

    The potential of your leadership is a reflection of the quality of your habits. That’s good news if you have good habits, but bad news if you don’t. In today's episode, Craig shares two steps to breaking the bad habits that limit your leadership impact. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/breaking-bad-leadership-habits/ 


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    January 20, 2022 3 Secrets to Starting New Habits That Stick

    Leaders often live in a cycle of failed New Year's resolutions, losing the same 20 pounds or quitting the same bad habit. What can leaders do to break this cycle? Craig shares three practical secrets for starting habits that stick in today’s new episode. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/3-secrets-to-starting-new-habits-that-stick


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    January 6, 2022 High-Impact Habits for Successful Leaders

    Do you feel like your New Year's resolutions don't last? Today, in part one of a new series, Craig shares three major reasons most New Year’s resolutions don’t stick and how you can focus on building a healthy identity through high-impact habits. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/high-impact-habits-for-successful-leaders/


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    December 2, 2021 Q&A with Michael Todd: Leading with Crazy Faith

    In today’s episode, #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Todd returns to talk about three books that changed his leadership, two things you should focus on if you want a promotion, and why becoming an overnight success shouldn’t be your goal. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/q-a-with-michael-todd-leading-with-crazy-faith/


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    November 18, 2021 Q&A with Christine Caine: Leading Through Insecurity

    In today’s episode, Christine Caine shares what she’s learning about the war on human trafficking, leading an organization across 16 countries in a constantly changing world, and overcoming the insecurities she faces every day. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/q-a-with-christine-caine-leading-through-insecurity/


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    November 4, 2021 Leading Through Pain

    There is almost no such thing as leadership progress without leadership pain. In this episode, Craig Groeschel shares four keys to leading through pain that will help you and your team take ground in your most challenging and painful seasons. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/leading-through-pain/


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    October 7, 2021 Celebrating 100: Answering Your Questions

    The Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast is celebrating 100 episodes, and you're asking the questions! In this Q&A hosted by Life.Church Directional Leader Sam Roberts, Craig answers top questions about developing teams, feedback, message prep, and more. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/celebrating-100-answering-your-questions/


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    September 16, 2021 Q&A with Carey Nieuwhof: Leading at Your Best

    In today's episode, Carey Nieuwhof shares how you can live in a way today that will help you thrive tomorrow. Hear how he builds relationships with influential leaders, and learn his new framework for managing time, energy, and priorities. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/q-a-with-carey-nieuwhof-leading-at-your-best/


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    September 2, 2021 3 Secrets to Lead Yourself

    You are likely the most difficult person you'll ever lead. Today, as a continuation of "Learning to Lead Yourself, Part 1," Craig shares two "whats" and a "who" that will help you completely rethink what you consume (and inevitably become) as a leader. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/3-secrets-to-lead-yourself/


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    August 5, 2021 Learning to Lead Yourself, Part 1

    Who's the most difficult person you lead? It's likely yourself. Your potential to lead others is a direct result of how you lead yourself. In Part 1 of "Learning to Lead Yourself," Craig teaches two ways to develop your own leadership identity and goals. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/learning-to-lead-yourself-part-1/


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    July 1, 2021 Q&A with Bianca Juárez Olthoff: The Art of Starting Your Business

    Writing a book, hosting a podcast, planting a church, and building a non-profit are just a few of the things Bianca Juárez Olthoff has accomplished, and she says it all starts with discontent. In today's episode, learn how to start writing your own story. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/q-a-with-bianca-juarez-olthoff-the-art-of-starting-your-business/


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    June 3, 2021 Heart Over Head: The Power of Emotion in Leadership

    We all want to seem smart, strong, and innovative. We want to impress people. But, impressing people is not the same as connecting with people. In this episode, Craig shows how connecting with people's hearts is the quickest way to inspire them to action. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/heart-over-head-the-power-of-emotion-in-leadership/ 


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    May 6, 2021 Q&A with Rory Vaden: Procrastinate on Purpose

    What if everything you know about time management is wrong? What if procrastination can help you get the most important things done? On this episode of the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast, get the answers from time management expert Rory Vaden. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/q-a-with-rory-vaden-procrastinate-on-purpose/


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    April 15, 2021 Part Five: Think Inspiration Not Motivation

    A leader can do more than motivate. The best leaders inspire their teams to make a difference. In the final part of the master class “How the Best Leaders Think,” Craig shares how to become a centered leader who inspires others to change the world. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/part-five-think-inspiration-not-motivation/


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    April 8, 2021 Part Four: Think Possibilities Not Problems

    What if problems are actually opportunities in disguise? In part four of "How the Best Leaders Think," Craig shares how to retrain your mind to see all the new options that every problem creates. As a leader, learn to think "possibility" not "problem." Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/part-four-think-possibilities-not-problems/


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    April 1, 2021 Part Three: Think Investment Not Spending

    Great leaders don’t just spend resources; spending is an equal trade of input for results. The best leaders strategize about the direction of their resources. In part three of "How the Best Leaders Think," Craig shares how leaders think "investment."Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/part-three-think-investment-not-spending/ 


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    March 25, 2021 Part Two: Think Empowerment Not Control

    When we try to control everything, we unintentionally undervalue the people around us. And undervalued people either don’t grow or they don’t stay. In part two of "How the Best Leaders Think," Craig shares how to start empowering the leaders around us. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/part-two-think-empowerment-not-control/


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    March 18, 2021 Part One: How the Best Leaders Think

    As leaders, sometimes we try to copy what good leaders are doing—and that's not a bad place to start. But in this kickoff to a five-part series, Craig Groeschel shares an even better approach: learning to think how the best leaders think. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/part-one-how-the-best-leaders-think/


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    March 4, 2021 Winning the War in Your Mind: Cognitive Biases

    How we think determines how we lead. Unfortunately, we’re all vulnerable to strong cognitive biases and unhealthy mindsets that impact our leadership and our organizations. In this episode, learn to rewire your brain with new, healthy thought patterns. Watch video and download the leader guide: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/winning-the-war-in-your-mind-cognitive-biases/


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    February 18, 2021 Sneak Peek: Winning the War in Your Mind

    Learn to break the cycle of negative thinking in your life with this sneak peek of Craig Groeschel's newest book, Winning the War in Your Mind: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life, out now everywhere books are sold.  


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    July 2, 2020 Becoming a Leader People Love to Follow

    There's a big difference between a leader who is popular and one who is respected. Leadership is about more than popularity, pride, and power. In this episode of the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast, learn about Becoming a Leader People Love to Follow.Watch video and download the leader guide: life.church/leadershippodcast/becoming-a-leader-people-love-to-follow/


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    June 4, 2020 Becoming a Leader Who Anticipates

    How do we predict what may be coming in the future? How do we plan and decide now for what’s next? How do we grow from "good" to "great?" In this episode of the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast, Craig teaches us to become leaders who anticipate.Watch video and download the leader guide: life.church/leadershippodcast/becoming-a-leader-who-anticipates/


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    May 21, 2020 Q&A with Michael Hyatt: Vision for the Future

    You can’t lead without vision. For leadership consultant and New York Times Best-Selling author Michael Hyatt, vision is the most important element of good leadership, and you need it to create goals, strategies, and execution in your organization.Watch video and download the leader guide: life.church/leadershippodcast/q-a-with-michael-hyatt-vision-for-the-future/


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    May 7, 2020 Q&A with Michael Todd: Leading through Influence

    Influence and fame are different. And influence alone isn't leadership. Learn how to build up your influence, capacity, stamina, and leadership as a young leader on this episode with pastor and social media influencer Mike Todd.Watch video and download the leader guide: life.church/leadershippodcast/q-a-with-michael-todd-leading-through-influence/


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    April 2, 2020 Leading from Home

    So many of us are working from home—but are you leading from home? Craig shares his seven tips for leading from home and gives us advice for homeschooling kids along the way during the COVID-19 crisis that has so many businesses and schools closed.Watch video and download the leader guide: life.church/leadershippodcast/leading-from-home/


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    March 26, 2020 Leading Through Crisis

    Good leaders lead through hard times. In this episode of the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast, Craig unpacks the nature of crisis—like the COVID-19 pandemic—and gives practical ways to not just see problems, but solve problems and seize opportunities!Watch video and download the leader guide: life.church/leadershippodcast/leading-through-crisis/


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    March 5, 2020 Q&A with Patrick Lencioni: What's Your Motivation?

    What motivates you as a leader? Do you lead for the right reasons? Are you a healthy leader? In this episode, Patrick Lencioni and Craig Groeschel discuss these fundamental questions and give you practical tips for improving your own role and your team.Watch video and download the leader guide: life.church/leadershippodcast/q-a-with-patrick-lencioni-whats-your-motivation/


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    February 20, 2020 Q&A with WhiteSpace Founder Juliet Funt

    If you're overwhelmed by the pace of the modern workplace, Juliet Funt, the CEO of WhiteSpace at Work, shares practical tools for simplifying processes and creating healthier rhythms in your teams on this episode of the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast.Watch video and download the leader guide: life.church/leadershippodcast/q-a-with-whitespace-founder-juliet-funt/


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    February 6, 2020 Problem Solving Like a Boss, Part 2

    Every leader faces problems in every organization. In Part 2 of “Problem Solving Like a Boss,” Craig Groeschel teaches you three more practical ways to start solving more problems, and he helps you answer the question, "What if I'm the problem?"Watch video and download the leader guide: life.church/leadershippodcast/problem-solving-like-a-boss-part-2/


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    January 15, 2020 Building a Strong Culture: Q&A with Jerry Hurley

    In this episode, Craig Groeschel is joined by Life.Church Team Development Leader Jerry Hurley to discuss how to build a value-driven team culture that filters down to every level of your organization. Watch video and download the leader guide: life.church/leadershippodcast/building-a-strong-culture-q-a-with-jerry-hurley/


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    January 1, 2020 Problem Solving Like a Boss, Part 1

    While every leader faces problems, not every leader is equipped to solve them. In this episode Craig Groeschel gives you three images to help you see yourself and your problems in a different way and start to problem solve like a boss. Watch video and download the leader guide: life.church/leadershippodcast/problem-solving-like-a-boss-part-1/


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    December 4, 2019 Leading From the Middle

    In this episode, Craig Groeschel explores and and explains the three roles that every middle manager must understand and fulfill to succeed while leading from the middle.


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    November 6, 2019 Building the Middle

    As your organization grows, the levels of management you’ll need will change, too. In this episode, Craig Groeschel will show you why middle management is so important to a growing organization, and how to identify and deal with toxic leaders.


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    October 16, 2019 Q&A with CrossFit Champion Rich Froning

    Rich Froning, CrossFit champion and four-time Fittest Man on Earth, sits down with Craig Groeschel to share some valuable insights into success, failure, and overcoming pain and inconsistency to become a champion.


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    October 2, 2019 Q&A: Beginner’s Pluck with Liz Bohannon

    In this episode, Craig Groeschel is joined by author and entrepreneur Liz Bohannon for a discussion to help us better understand our fears, identify the value of curiosity, and discover the importance of pursuing small dreams.


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    September 4, 2019 Simplify Your Life and Leadership: Cut the Slack, Part 2

    Ever wish there was a better way to simplify your life and leadership? In this episode, you’ll get a five-step outline from Craig Groeschel to minimize stress in your personal life while maximizing your impact as a leader.


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    August 14, 2019 Q&A with Gen Z and Millennial Expert Jason Dorsey

    Sit in on a conversation with Craig Groeschel and Gen Z and Millennial expert Jason Dorsey to find out what makes each generation different, what makes them tick, and strategies for leading members of every generation to succeed.


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    July 31, 2019 Eliminate Distractions: Cut the Slack, Part 1

    "Cutting the slack" means getting rid of unnecessary rules and processes that slow you down. Join Craig Groeschel for a practical, step-by-step approach to eliminate distractions and lead your team to think quicker, move faster, and get more done.


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    July 17, 2019 Q&A with Dr. John Townsend: Key Relationships

    Leaders, more than most, need friendships and key relationships that give them relational energy. In this episode, Dr. John Townsend explains each of the four quadrants of relational nutrients and the key relationships that provide them.


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    July 1, 2019 Understanding Your Four Forms of Energy

    It’s almost impossible to lead well when your tank is empty. In this episode, join Craig Groeschel to take a close look at four different types of energy—and why they can make a huge difference in how you lead day in and day out.


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    June 19, 2019 Q&A with Carly Fiorina: Unleashing Your Highest Potential

    Courage takes practice. Sit in on a conversation with Craig Groeschel and 2016 presidential candidate, former Hewlett-Packard CEO, and author Carly Fiorina as they discuss what it means to unleash your highest potential and follow a path, not a plan.


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    June 5, 2019 The Art of Energy Management

    Leadership is the art of harnessing human energy to create change, to make a difference, and to get results. In this episode, Craig Groeschel will show you how to master energy management by auditing your energy and creating an energy budget.


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    May 1, 2019 When It's Right to Be Wrong

    Leaders who keep their promises are trusted and respected. But when your perspective changes, there may come a time when you need to unmake your promises. In this episode, find out when it can be right to be wrong.


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    April 3, 2019 How to Be Real and Not Be Weird

    The best leaders know how to be real without being ruthlessly honest or eroding trust. Transparency and truth go hand-in-hand but aren’t always the same thing. In this episode, you’ll learn to use wisdom in deciding how to lead your team.


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    March 20, 2019 Q&A: Excellence Wins with Horst Schulze

    Sit in on a conversation with customer service expert and hotel executive Horst Schulze to learn first-hand why a commitment to customer service must be the foundation any company, team, or organization is based on.


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    March 6, 2019 Keeping It Real

    The best leaders always keep it real. In this episode you’ll learn why authenticity, vulnerability, and transparency are essential for great leadership and get three keys to improve your leadership by leading with transparency.


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    February 27, 2019 Q&A: Atomic Habits with James Clear

    Small habits make a big difference. In this episode, James Clear, best-selling author of Atomic Habits, joins Craig Groeschel for a conversation on creating your identity and reaching your goals by starting small, repeatable habits.


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    February 6, 2019 Six Steps to Your Best Year of Leadership, Part 2

    In this episode, Craig Groeschel will show you the last three of six steps anyone can take to become a better leader. Discover how to find a system to create, a relationship to initiate, and a risk you need to take.


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    January 16, 2019 Q&A: Bob Goff, Becoming an Authentic Leader

    Sit in for a conversation with Bob Goff, the best-selling author of Everybody Always, as he discusses with Craig Groeschel how authenticity, compassion, and encouragement build relationships and help us lead.


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    January 2, 2019 Six Steps to Your Best Year of Leadership, Part 1

    Before you ever start talking about what you want to do to make a fresh start, the first thing to know is who you want to become. In this episode, Craig Groeschel will show you the first three of six steps anyone can take to become a better leader.


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    December 19, 2018 Q&A: Chip Heath, The Power of Moments

    Some experiences create more of an impact than others. In this episode, The Power of Moments co-author Chip Heath discusses with Craig how to leverage crucial moments to improve culture, delight customers, and create a shared purpose among your s...


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    December 12, 2018 Four Keys to Spot the Talent Others Miss

    Find out four principles to identify talented people and push them to success, learn about the importance of your first impression, and discover self-driven, passionate people who will lead your organization forward.


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    December 5, 2018 How to Recognize Leaders with High Potential

    One of the most valuable things you can do is a leader is recognize leaders with high potential. In this episode, you’ll discover four signs to help you find leaders with high potential—the ones who have what it takes to push your organization for...


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    November 15, 2018 Q&A: Lysa TerKeurst, How to Lead Through Pain

    In this episode, Craig sits down with New York Times best-selling author Lysa TerKeurst to talk about how to lead through pain, empower yourself and your team to find your threshold, and build a support system.


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    October 31, 2018 Becoming the Centered Leader Your Team Craves

    Centeredness is the most important trait a leader needs. It's difficult to describe and impossible to miss. In this episode, Craig Groeschel will show you how, when uncentered leaders fail, a centered leader thrives.


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    October 17, 2018 Q&A: Steven Furtick, Pastor, Elevation Church

    In this episode, Craig sits down with Steven Furtick of Elevation Church to discuss how tension can be a great starting place, how vulnerability plays a key role in creating personal connections, and how to avoid what he calls “creative sabotage.”


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    October 3, 2018 How to Keep Your Organization Healthy

    If your organization is operating at a high capacity, don’t take it for granted. In this episode, learn the five qualities that will ensure you’ll keep your organization healthy.


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    September 5, 2018 How To Grow A Healthy Organization

    All organizations have life cycles, and all organizations go through different phases. In this episode, Craig Groeschel will show you how you can identify where your organization is in the cycle and grow it into a healthy, thriving one.


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    August 15, 2018 Q&A: Chris Voss, Negotiation Expert

    In this episode, Craig Groeschel sits down with negotiation expert and former FBI hostage negotiator Chris Voss (@vossnegotiation) for a 1-on-1 conversation about strategies you can use every day to work toward the best outcome for you and your team.


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    July 31, 2018 How To Inspire Your Team

    You need only one or two consistent traits of an inspirational leader to inspire people. In this episode, Craig Groeschel will show you how to inspire your team by identifying your inspirational leadership style and finding new ways to strengthen it.


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    July 9, 2018 Q&A: Bobby Gruenewald, YouVersion Founder

    In this episode, Craig sits down with YouVersion Bible App founder Bobby Gruenewald (@bobbygwald) to discuss wins and failures and how they shaped the past and future of one of the most popular mobile apps of all time.


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    July 4, 2018 The Four Essentials of Innovation

    What’s a problem you’re trying to solve? What could you achieve if you found a way to solve it? In this episode, Craig will share the four things you’ll need to work toward the next great innovation in your organization.


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    June 6, 2018 How Effective Leaders Handle Criticism, Part 2

    All critics are not created equal. In this episode, let’s learn how to understand our critics and respond to them the right way.


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    May 9, 2018 Answering Your Questions (Bonus Episode)

    In this special bonus episode, Craig answers several questions listeners have submitted.


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    May 2, 2018 How Effective Leaders Handle Criticism, Part 1

    In this episode, we'll look at four ways to minimize something every leader must learn to handle—criticism.


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    April 4, 2018 Investing Your Resources the Right Way, Part 2

    In this episode, learn about four common allocation mistakes leaders often make, and how we can avoid those mistakes to invest our resources the right way.


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    February 28, 2018 Investing Your Resources the Right Way, Part 1

    In this episode, Craig Groeschel discusses what it means to invest your resources wisely.


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    January 31, 2018 Motivating Your Team

    In this episode, Craig will look at two things to avoid when we’re trying to motivate our teams, and three ways we can motivate in a way that lasts.


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    January 3, 2018 Giving and Receiving Feedback, Part 2

    In this episode, Craig Groeschel will show you three factors that matter when you’re giving feedback.


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    December 6, 2017 Giving and Receiving Feedback, Part 1

    In this episode, Craig Groeschel will show you three factors that matter when you’re receiving feedback.


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    November 1, 2017 3 Questions For Anticipatory Leaders

    In this episode, Craig asks three questions every anticipatory leader should answer.


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    October 4, 2017 Anticipatory Leadership

    The way you are doing what you are doing won’t work forever. If you're not changing, you're falling behind. In this episode, find out what makes an anticipatory leader.


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    September 6, 2017 How To Develop Leaders

    In this episode of the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast, we’re going to talk about developing leaders.


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    August 2, 2017 The Developer's Dark Side

    In this episode, Pastor Craig Groeschel looks at four dark sides of leaders and how to solve their most common problems.


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    July 6, 2017 Strengthening A Struggling Team

    In this episode, Craig Groeschel takes a look at how to turn a struggling team into a healthy one.


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    June 1, 2017 Fire Your Inner Boss

    Many bosses don’t understand what it takes to be a leader. In this episode, Craig takes a look at what it means to fire your inner boss and replace it with a leader.


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    May 4, 2017 Principles of Higher Hiring, Part 2

    In this episode, you'll hear Craig break down two more practical ways you can select the best candidates when you're making a hire.


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    April 6, 2017 Principles of Higher Hiring, Part 1

    In this episode, Craig discusses selecting, developing, and empowering the right people—one of the most important skills you can develop as a leader.


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    March 2, 2017 5 Secrets Of Superior Decision-Makers

    In today's episode, let's take a look at five ways we can all improve in our decision-making.


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    February 1, 2017 Creating an Empowering Culture, Part 2

    In this episode, Craig Groeschel discusses how when you guard your values above all else, you can surrender control to the people you lead. You gain freedom to create within the values.


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    January 4, 2017 Creating an Empowering Culture, Part 1

    In this episode, you'll learn why trust and clarity are two of the most important components of an empowering culture.


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    December 1, 2016 Sharpening Your Communication Skills, Part 2

    In this episode, Craig explores four types of communication and how to choose the right hat to wear in different scenarios.


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    November 3, 2016 Sharpening Your Communication Skills, Part 1

    In this episode, we’ll discuss a few ways we can sharpen our communication skills and make ideas stick in the minds of the people who need to know them.


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    October 6, 2016 Leading Up, Part 2

    In this episode, Craig tackles three more things that matter when you are leading up: motives, initiative, and truth.


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    September 1, 2016 Leading Up, Part 1

    "How do I lead when I'm not in charge?" In this episode, Craig tackles the podcast's most-asked listener question.


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    August 4, 2016 Embracing Change, Part 2

    In this episode, Craig discusses two more ways to embrace change. When you change the questions you're asking, you change the way you're thinking.


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    July 7, 2016 Embracing Change, Part 1

    The greatest threat to future success is current success. In this episode, Craig discusses the first of three ways to embrace change.


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    July 2, 2016 Institutionalizing Urgency, Part 2

    In this episode, Craig talks about two more steps to take to create sustained urgency and passion for your organizations mission: pursuing continual discomfort and getting emotional.


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    May 5, 2016 Institutionalizing Urgency, Part 1

    The greatest threat to future success is current success. Learn to declare war on complacency and embrace urgency, because you cannot change what you are willing to tolerate.


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    April 8, 2016 The Forbidden Phrase

    Learn the importance of casting vision and setting a standard for your organization—one that doesn’t use the forbidden phrase.


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    April 7, 2016 Creating A Value-Driven Culture, Part 2

    Learn the importance of creating a value-driven culture and two more keys to developing your organization's culture. Follows Part 1.


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    March 3, 2016 Creating A Value-Driven Culture, Part 1

    Learn the importance of creating a value-driven culture and three keys to developing your organization's culture.


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    February 4, 2016 It's About Time, Part 2

    We’re picking up where Craig left off in It’s About Time, Part 1 and learning more about practical approaches to time management.


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    February 3, 2016 It's About Time, Part 1

    Craig discusses time—your most valuable, non-replenishing resource. Plus, he'll share four principles of great time management.


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    January 14, 2016 Six Types of Leaders, Part 2

    In this podcast, Craig identifies the last three kinds of leaders and how they influence those who follow them.


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    January 13, 2016 Six Types of Leaders, Part 1

    In this podcast, Craig identifies different types of leaders and the followers they create. Plus, he'll share how each kind of leader can grow.