Global Leadership Network UK & Ireland

WCA UK & Ireland

Marcus Buckingham
How to Drive Performance and Engagement – Marcus Buckingham

Every single organisation is searching for ways to increase performance and engagement—ideally without blowing up the company and starting from scratch. But how can you do it? We know the answer. But it’s easy to overlook, because we expect the solution to such a crucial problem to be complex, theoretical, difficult. Instead it’s deceptively simple. […]

Calling for Justice – Gary Haugen

While investigating the genocide in Rwanda for the United Nations in 1994, attorney Gary Haugen directed the exhumation of mass graves to collect evidence for the subsequent war-crimes tribunal. Then on loan from the Department of Justice, Haugen witnessed one of the 20th century’s bloodiest conflicts, and says he saw how evil triumphed when no one […]

Bill Hybels
Avoiding 10 Leadership Credibility Killers – Scott Cochrane

Leadership is built on a foundation of credibility. Take away a leader’s credibility and you’ve lost the platform from which leadership is built. I’ve been focusing a great deal of late on the critical importance of credibility in leadership. And, as I’ve noted in the post from earlier this year, in my opinion, few leaders […]

Brené Brown
Brené Brown on Empathy

How do you respond when someone you lead shares something difficult or something that makes them vulnerable? In this animated short, Dr Brené Brown (GLS 2013, 2015) reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own painful experiences.    Dr. […]

Don't just focus on getting the right people on the bus. Get the wrong people off the bus, too

Notes from Defining Moments episode, ‘Leading Givers and Takers,’ with Bill Hybels and Jeff Lockyer. Takers can do a huge amount of damage. Identifying takers: When someone uses “I” instead of “we” statements. People who are employed by churches are not perfect – they have not come from ideal backgrounds or circumstances. Many people become […]

Loving Leadership

As we look ahead to this year’s GLS, here’s a poignant extract from Bill Hybels’ 2015 talk on The Intangibles of Leadership: “Last week I read 1st Corinthians 13 with my leadership lenses on and here’s how it read… If I cast vision with the tongues of men and angels and have not love, I’m a noisy gong […]

Keyboard and question mark
Learning Through Challenges

Ever had a project not go to plan? 18 months ago we wanted to improve the member website and went with a company that seemed to ‘get’ what we were after. Things went well at first. They had the basic site up in no time allowing us to fill it with hundreds of resources whilst […]


Dear Friends, I was privileged to attend a coaching session with Bill Hybels the other week when a number of church leaders had the opportunity of questioning Bill about their leadership challenges. Towards the end of the session, Bill talked about total devotion and what he said reminded me of these words from Philippians: So […]

Sheila Heen
Thanks for the Feedback – Suzy Williamson

Dear Friends This year’s GLS was great.  I left encouraged, motivated, stretched and challenged.  It was a valuable reminder of the responsibility of leadership and the value of continually learning. The sessions taught will be ones that I’ll continue to come back to over coming years.  As with previous years I have found that one session particularly captured […]

Sensitive or Stone-Cold Stoic? Getting to Know Sheila Heen

A re-post from the WCA blog. Sheila Heen, founder of the Triad Consulting Group and Faculty at Harvard Law School, will be joining us for the 2015 Summit. Sheila has taught courses on Negotiation at Harvard for two decades, specializing in helping organizations work through their most difficult conflicts. William Ury (TGLS 2012), founder of the […]