Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast

Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast 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.

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/...

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/...

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/...


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/...

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/...

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/...


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/...

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/...


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/...

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/...

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/...


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....

64: 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....

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....


63: 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....

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....

62: 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....


62: 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....

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....


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....

60: 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....

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....


59: 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....

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....

58: 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....


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....

57: 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....

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....


56: 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....

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....

55: 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....


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....

54: 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....

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....


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 wisdom in deciding how to lead your team....

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....

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 organization is based on....


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....

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 by leading with transparency....

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....


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 starting small, repeatable habits....

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....

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 you need to take....


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....

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 help us lead....

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....


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 six steps anyone can take to become a better leader....

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....

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 customers, and create a shared purpose among your s......


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......

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 organization forward....

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....


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 who have what it takes to push your organization for......

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......

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 support system....


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....

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 centered leader thrives....

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....


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, and how to avoid what he calls “creative sabotage.”...

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.”...

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....


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....

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 and grow it into a healthy, thriving one....

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....


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 to work toward the best outcome for you and your team....

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....

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 leadership style and finding new ways to strengthen it....


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....

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 mobile apps of all time....

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....


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 innovation in your organization....

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....





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....

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....



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....


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....

24: How To Develop Leaders
In this episode of the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast, we’re going to talk about developing leaders....

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


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....

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....


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....

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....


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....


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....


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....

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....



13: Leading Up, Part 2
In this episode, Craig tackles three more things that matter when you are leading up: motives, initiative, and truth....


Leading Up, Part 2
In this episode, Craig tackles three more things that matter when you are leading up: motives, initiative, and truth....

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....

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....


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....

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....

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....


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....

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....

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....


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....

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....

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....


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


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....


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....

3: 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....

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....


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....

1: 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....


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....