Global Leadership Network UK & Ireland

GLN UK & Ireland

Patrick Lencioni
Leadership and Discipleship

Since taking on the Director role in January 2015 I’ve stumbled across a recurrent, increasingly nagging problem: I am not perfect! Of course, I knew this before, but being in this role seems to have clarified it beyond doubt, every day, every conversation, every decision. It is as if leadership is a mirror to the […]

Focusing on the wildly important

This verse* is from Chris McChesney’s GLS talk last week in Chicago. If, like me, you are prone to setting too many projects and goals with a counterproductive effect, his message will be very helpful to you! He says, “Execution doesn’t like complexity; the two best friends of execution are simplicity and transparency…” and he […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Are You Having Fun?

Photo Credit: Joe St.Pierre, Creative Commons Are you having fun? It’s a question I heard Bill Hybels mention that he sometimes asks of staff members. Fun?! It’s not always the first word that springs to mind in the midst of a busy, must-do schedule. But from his tone of voice, you could tell Bill was […]

When Your Vision is Unclear

Notes from WCA Defining Moments episode, Taking Your Next Step of Leadership, with Bill Hybels and Jeff Lockyer.  What do you do when you’re not clear on your vision? What usually precedes vision is noticing something that bothers you. Start by noticing the things around you that are different from what you desire for your situation […]

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Making a Difference

A copy of our quarterly letter to WCA UK/IRE Members: Dear Friends A couple of weeks ago I chatted with a pastor who mentioned how he was using what he had learned from the GLS in his community and how it was making a difference. Then just last week I picked up a thought-provoking photojournalism book […]

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Ideas Worth Spreading

Dear Friends Have you seen the new GLSnext app? If I’m honest, it has something of the TED feel about it, but this is not a bad thing because TED is brilliant; it is inspiring in its concept and delivery, and millions have benefitted. You have to take your hat off to the WCA for the vision and […]

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This and That

A copy of our quarterly letter to WCA UK/IRE Members: Dear Friends I hope this finds you in good health and spirit. ‘Remember the Sherlock Holmes mystery when a crime was solved because a dog who should have barked didn’t? Only Sherlock Holmes noticed the significance of the silence and made the important conclusion.’ Intrigued? Then turn to […]

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Every Day’s a Day at School

Dear Friends Well here we are on the verge of the autumn term, a new beginning for the children in our churches as they move on up in school. Within the familiar routine there will be wonderful opportunities for learning and growth as well as potential challenges and distractions also; new knowledge, new friendships, new rivalries […]