Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast

Welcome to the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast, a conversation designed to help you make the most of your potential as you work to become the leader God created you to be. Craig Groeschel is a speaker, author, and the Senior Pastor of Life.Church.

53: 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 ...
Apr-03-2019

52: 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 organiz...
Mar-20-2019

51: 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...
Mar-06-2019

50: 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...
Feb-27-2019

49: 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...
Feb-06-2019

48: 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 he...
Jan-16-2019

47: 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 s...
Jan-02-2019

46: 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 cu...
Dec-19-2018

45: 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 or...
Dec-12-2018

44: 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 wh...
Dec-05-2018

43: 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 s...
Nov-15-2018

42: 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 cente...
Oct-31-2018

41: 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, a...
Oct-17-2018

40: 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.
Oct-03-2018

39: 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 an...
Sep-05-2018

38: 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 t...
Aug-15-2018

37: 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 le...
Jul-31-2018

36: 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 mob...
Jul-09-2018

35: 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 innovatio...
Jul-04-2018

34: 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.
Jun-06-2018

33: Answering Your Questions (Bonus Episode)


In this special bonus episode, Craig answers several questions listeners have submitted.
May-09-2018

32: 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.
May-02-2018

31: 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.
Apr-04-2018

30: Investing Your Resources the Right Way, Part 1


In this episode, Craig Groeschel discusses what it means to invest your resources wisely.
Feb-28-2018

29: 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.
Jan-31-2018

28: Giving and Receiving Feedback, Part 2


In this episode, Craig Groeschel will show you three factors that matter when you’re giving feedback.
Jan-03-2018

27: Giving and Receiving Feedback, Part 1


In this episode, Craig Groeschel will show you three factors that matter when you’re receiving feedback.
Dec-06-2017

26: 3 Questions For Anticipatory Leaders


In this episode, Craig asks three questions every anticipatory leader should answer.
Nov-01-2017

25: 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.
Oct-04-2017

24: How To Develop Leaders


In this episode of the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast, we’re going to talk about developing leaders.
Sep-06-2017

23: 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.
Aug-02-2017

22: Strengthening A Struggling Team


In this episode, Craig Groeschel takes a look at how to turn a struggling team into a healthy one.
Jul-06-2017

21: 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.
Jun-01-2017

20: 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.
May-04-2017

19: 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.
Apr-06-2017

18: 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.
Mar-02-2017

17: 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.
Feb-01-2017

16: 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.
Jan-04-2017

15: 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.
Dec-01-2016

14: 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.
Nov-03-2016

13: Leading Up, Part 2


In this episode, Craig tackles three more things that matter when you are leading up: motives, initiative, and truth.
Oct-06-2016

12: 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.
Sep-01-2016

11: 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.
Aug-04-2016

10: 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.
Jul-07-2016

9: 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.
Jul-02-2016

8: 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.
May-05-2016

7: The Forbidden Phrase


Learn the importance of casting vision and setting a standard for your organization—one that doesn’t use the forbidden phrase.
Apr-08-2016

6: 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.
Apr-07-2016

5: 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.
Mar-03-2016

4: 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.
Feb-04-2016