Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast – Principles of Higher Hiring, Part 1



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One of the most important skills you can develop as a leader is selecting, developing, and empowering the right people. The potential of your organization rests on the strengths of its people. In this episode, Craig Groeschel discusses two principles every leader needs to nail down before hiring begins.

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Craig Groeschel is the senior pastor of Life.Church, a multi-site church based out of Edmond, OK, which meets at 26 physical locations in eight states and globally at Church Online.

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Q&A: Chris Voss, Negotiation Expert – Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast (audio)



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The best leaders are always working toward the best outcomes, no matter the situation. Today’s guest, Chris Voss, knows his fair share about how to negotiate in stressful situations. He’s a former FBI hostage negotiator and the author of Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It.

In this bonus episode of the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast, Craig sits down with Chris for a one-on-one conversation to talk about strategies you can use every day to work toward the best outcome for you and your team.

Chris Voss has used his many years of experience in international crisis and high-stakes negotiations to develop a unique program that applies these globally proven techniques to the business world. What sets Voss’ strategies apart is the injection of emotional intelligence and empathy into the negotiation process.

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Craig Groeschel is the senior pastor of Life.Church, recognized as one of the largest and most innovative churches in the United States. Craig started the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast in 2016 as a way to bring empowering insights and easy-to-understand takeaways you can use to grow as a leader—whenever, wherever.

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Catch up with some of the best Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast episodes—head to www.life.church/favoritefive to listen to Craig’s five favorite episodes and get the leader guides.

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Craig and his wife Amy live in Edmond, Oklahoma, where they started Life.Church in 1996. A New York Times bestselling author, Craig has spoken to millions of people at events and conferences in countries all over the world. Learn more about Craig:

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5 Secrets of Superior Decision Makers – Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast



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

Craig Groeschel is the senior pastor of Life.Church, recognized as one of the largest and most innovative churches in the United States. Craig started the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast in 2016 as a way to bring empowering insights and easy-to-understand takeaways you can use to grow as a leader—whenever, wherever.

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Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast: Creating a Value-Driven Culture, Part 2



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“Creating a Value-Driven Culture, Part 1” can be found here:

Culture is more than a building or the signage hanging around it. A culture is even more than just an environment. Great ministries, brands, and organizations are full of intangibles created and guarded by the leader. What those intangibles are really saying is, “This place has a great culture.” In this episode of the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast, you’ll learn two more keys to create a value-driven culture in your organization. Watch Part 1 to learn the first three keys.

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Craig Groeschel is the senior pastor of Life.Church, a multi-site church based out of Edmond, OK, which meets at 24 physical locations in seven states and globally at Church Online.

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Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast – Institutionalizing Urgency, Part 2



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The greatest threat to future success is current success. Success feeds pride, and pride kills urgency: nothing fails like success. In many organizations, urgency is not the default mode—complacency is. The problem with complacency is it’s difficult to see in the mirror. In this episode of the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast, “Institutionalizing Urgency, Part 2,” you’ll learn to set stretch goals and deepen your emotional connection to your work.

“Institutionalizing Urgency, Part 1” is available here:

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Craig Groeschel is the senior pastor of Life.Church, a multi-site church based out of Edmond, OK, which meets at 25 physical locations in seven states and globally at Church Online.

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Six Types of Leaders: Part 2 – Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast



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

Craig Groeschel is the senior pastor of Life.Church, recognized as one of the largest and most innovative churches in the United States. Craig started the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast in 2016 as a way to bring empowering insights and easy-to-understand takeaways you can use to grow as a leader—whenever, wherever.

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Catch up with some of the best Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast episodes—head to www.life.church/favoritefive to listen to Craig’s five favorite episodes and get the leader guides.

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Craig and his wife Amy live in Edmond, Oklahoma, where they started Life.Church in 1996. A New York Times bestselling author, Craig has spoken to millions of people at events and conferences in countries all over the world. Learn more about Craig:

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Institutionalizing Urgency: Part 1 – Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast



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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.

Craig Groeschel is the senior pastor of Life.Church, recognized as one of the largest and most innovative churches in the United States. Craig started the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast in 2016 as a way to bring empowering insights and easy-to-understand takeaways you can use to grow as a leader—whenever, wherever.

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Catch up with some of the best Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast episodes—head to www.life.church/favoritefive to listen to Craig’s five favorite episodes and get the leader guides.

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Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast – Fire Your Inner Boss



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Why do people leave their jobs? The number one reason: they don’t like their bosses. People don’t leave companies—they leave bad bosses! Why? That’s because 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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Flavor Fest: Urban Leadership Conference Crossover Church w/ Pastor Tommy “Urban Disciple” Kyllonen



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He got raised in Philadelphia and strayed away from God as a teen, but recommitted his life to Christ at the age of 18. He felt a call from God to go into urban youth ministry and went on to study at Southeastern College in Lakeland, Florida. He graduated in 1996 with a BA degree in pastoral studies and a concentration in youth ministry and released his debut album called “keep it real”.

In that same year Urban D. founded the youth ministry at Crossover Community Church in Tampa, Florida. Tommy “Urban D.” Kyllonen has been in full time urban ministry for over 20 years at Crossover Church in Tampa, Florida (www.crossoverchurch.org). He has been the lead pastor for over 14 years. Under his leadership the church has grown from 40 to over 1,000. This multi-ethnic, multi-generational, economically diverse church has become a model. They recently relocated to a 43,000 square foot retail building that was a former Toys R’ Us in the heart of Tampa’s inner-city. Outreach Magazine recognized Crossover as one of America’s Most Innovative Churches. Crossover has also been featured in USA Today, Newsweek, CBS News, BET News, and several regional media outlets. Tommy has also been featured on TBN, 700 Club, and regularly on CTN and JUCE TV Networks. Urban D. is an internationally known hip-hop artist that has released 8 full length albums and several remix projects. He has performed and spoken at concerts and conferences across the U.S. as well as overseas in Japan, Australia, The UK, Germany, and Nigeria.

Tommy also founded the annual “Flavor Fest” Conference which is hosted at Crossover each fall. The event has trained close to 2,000 leaders and become the icon event in the Christian Hip-Hop Community since it’s inception in the year 2000. Tommy also publishes The S.O.U.LMAG magazine (www.thesoulmag.com). S.O.U.LMAG has published 16 issues and become the voice of the Christian Hip-Hop Community in print.

Urban D. mentors several artists at his church as it has become a breeding ground for those wanting to impact the culture through the arts. He is excited to partner with Secret anthem as helping artists go to the next level is his heart beat. “As the traditional music industry is crumbling a new model is emerging and I believe Secret Anthem will be a part of helping artists develop their craft and get connected.”

Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast – Creating a Value-Driven Culture, Part 1



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Culture is more than a building or the signage hanging around it. A culture is even more than just an environment. Great ministries, brands, and organizations are full of intangibles created and guarded by the leader. What those intangibles are really saying is, “This place has a great culture.” In this episode of the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast, you’ll learn three keys to create a value-driven culture in your organization. Subscribe to the podcast at to be notified when Part 2 arrives April 7.

Craig Groeschel is the senior pastor of Life.Church, a multi-site church based out of Edmond, OK, which meets at 24 physical locations in seven states and globally at Church Online.

Mentioned in this episode:
Andy Stanley, Deep and Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend
Bill Hybels, Courageous Leadership: Field-Tested Strategy for the 360° Leader
Dave Ramsey, EntreLeadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches
Jim Collins, Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t
Ichak Adizes, Managing Corporate Lifecycles
Les McKeown, Predictable Success: Getting Your Organization on the Growth Track—and Keeping It There
David Novak, Taking People with You: The Only Way to Make Big Things Happen
Henry Cloud, Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No, to Take Control of Your Life
Tony Hseih, Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose
Michael E. Gerber, E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It
Patrick Lencioni, The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business
Seth Godin
John Maxwell

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How to Grow a Healthy Organization – Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast



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Picture this: Your organization is growing, but not too fast. Your team is the right size, and your employees feel valued. You’re balanced, your systems are efficient and flexible, your leaders are transparent and trustworthy, and your values and actions are in alignment. You’re making money, and you’re making a difference. Sounds like the perfect team, right?

The good news is that every organization can get there—but it takes work! All organizations have life cycles, and all organizations go through different phases. What you do in each stage determines your health now and your potential in the next stage. In this episode, Craig Groeschel will show you how you can grow your organization into a healthy, thriving one.

Craig Groeschel is the senior pastor of Life.Church, recognized as one of the largest and most innovative churches in the United States. Craig started the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast in 2016 as a way to bring empowering insights and easy-to-understand takeaways you can use to grow as a leader—whenever, wherever.

Subscribe to the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast on YouTube, Apple Podcasts ( or Google Play ( to be notified when new episodes arrive. You can also find leader guides for every episode at

Catch up with some of the best Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast episodes—head to to listen to Craig’s five favorite episodes and get the leader guides.

About Craig Groeschel
Craig and his wife Amy live in Edmond, Oklahoma, where they started Life.Church in 1996. A New York Times bestselling author, Craig has spoken to millions of people at events and conferences in countries all over the world. Learn more about Craig:

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Church Hospitality Like Disney



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Hospitality Like Disney. Virtually anyone who’s ever visited Disneyland/world can attest that the Magic Kingdom is sometimes a lot more hospitable than the local church’s model of the Kingdom of God. In this episode, Drs. Bill and Kris offer concrete tips to ratchet up your congregation’s hospitality. With special guest Christopher W. Perry, the author of Church Mouse: Leadership Lessons from the Magic Kingdom.