L3 Leadership Podcast Episode #112: Q&A Session with Kimberly Gonxhe, Director of the Metro-Urban Institute

In this episode of the L3 Leadership podcast, you will hear our question and answer session with Kimberly Gonxhe, Director of the Metro-Urban Institute.

In this episode of the L3 Leadership podcast, you will hear our question and answer session with Kimberly Gonxhe, Director of the Metro-Urban Institute.
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Kimberly’s Bio:

Kimberly Gonxhe serves as director of the Metro-Urban Institute at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Kimberly earned a bachelor’s from Ohio University and a master of divinity from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, where she was the Valentour World Travel Scholar focusing on women’s issues in a global context. She also serves as the founder and executive director of the Live Foundation, a global gender justice organization uplifting communities through systematic transformation. She answered the current call on her life after a thriving 10-year engineering career with a Fortune 100 Company. Kimberly has advocated for the marginalized in more than 32 countries, spanning five continents, touching the lives of thousands. Her work has positively affected war-torn displaced people in Uganda, reformed sex workers in Indonesia, as well as married, mutilated, and uneducated young girls in Kenya. Kimberly enjoys traveling, painting, hiking, and international cuisine. She is the mother of two: Jaden Alexander and Zion Gabrielle. (more…)

L3 Leadership Podcast Episode #111: Kimberly Gonxhe, Director of the Metro-Urban Institute

In this episode of the L3 Leadership podcast, Kimberly Gonxhe, Director of the Metro-Urban Institute, challenges us to examine our privileges and use them to make the world a better place.

In this episode of the L3 Leadership podcast, Kimberly Gonxhe, Director of the Metro-Urban Institute, challenges us to examine our privileges and use them to make the world a better place.

Episode #111: Kimberly Gonxhe, Director of the Metro-Urban Institute

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Kimberly’s Bio:

Kimberly Gonxhe serves as director of the Metro-Urban Institute at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Kimberly earned a bachelor’s from Ohio University and a master of divinity from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, where she was the Valentour World Travel Scholar focusing on women’s issues in a global context. She also serves as the founder and executive director of the Live Foundation, a global gender justice organization uplifting communities through systematic transformation. She answered the current call on her life after a thriving 10-year engineering career with a Fortune 100 Company. Kimberly has advocated for the marginalized in more than 32 countries, spanning five continents, touching the lives of thousands. Her work has positively affected war-torn displaced people in Uganda, reformed sex workers in Indonesia, as well as married, mutilated, and uneducated young girls in Kenya. Kimberly enjoys traveling, painting, hiking, and international cuisine. She is the mother of two: Jaden Alexander and Zion Gabrielle.

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2016 Global Leadership Summit Day Two Recap

My Highlights from the Second Day of the Willow Creek Association Global Leadership Summit

Every year, I have the privilege to attend the Global Leadership Summit Simulcast at Orchard Hill Church. It’s always one of the highlights of my year. Below, I’ve recapped my highlights from the second day of the conference. It did not disappoint! I hope these thoughts will add value to your life. Enjoy!

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Session 1: Chris McChesney

  • The hardest thing leaders do is drive a strategy to change the behavior of others
  • Anytime a majority of people behave a particular way, it’s not the people, it’s the leader and the systems
  • Leaders don’t get to blame the people
  • There will always be more good ideas than capacity to execute. -Execution 4:3
  • What are the fewest number of battles necessary to win the war?
  • People can have their say, but they don’t have to get their way
  • Engagement goes up with increased accountability
  • Everybody knows diet and exercise, what people don’t know is calories in and calories burned!
  • There is a big difference between knowing something and knowing the data behind it
  • Get your played to keep score, not the coaches and managers
  • The #1 Factor in Engagement is when people think they are winning
  • Does your team feel like they are playing a winnable game?
  • In the moment urgency always trumps the important

Session 2: Erin Meyer

Session 3: John Maxwell 

  • Everything rises and falls on leadership
  • Are you adding value to people every day or do you want people to add value to you?
  • The line between manipulating people and motivating people is thin.
  • Followers will always ask: Will you intentionally add value to my life?
  • Everything worthwhile is uphill.
  • People have uphill hopes and downhill habits
  • Most people don’t live their lives, they accept them
  • Every day, I:
    • Value people
    • Think of ways to add value to people
    • Look for ways to add value to people
    • Add value to people
    • Encourage others to add value
  • You can’t add value to people unless you value people
  • Are we going to spend our lives connecting with people or correcting people?
  • God values people I don’t like

Session 4: TD Jakes

  • I am on an endless pursuit to discover everything that God put in me
  • You’re not a title
  • Frustration comes from not being challenged
  • You don’t need haters to endorse you to do what God’s called you to do
  • There are more people in the theatre on Friday night than in the phews on Sunday, we need to go out to the world, the Great Commission wasn’t about getting people to come, it was about going!
  • Truly great men surround themselves with great men because they’re secure
  • Life balance – There is something you will miss every day (a family outing, a business opportunity, a chance to spend time with your spouse, etc.) Don’t make a pattern of missing the same thing everyday for a consistent period of time.
  • If something is overwhelming, something needs restructured
  • What will you leave behind to be available for what God’s giving you today?
  • You have to let go of yesterday’s vision for today’s vision!
  • Pain is a gift that draws our attention to things that need our attention
  • What is our strategy to empower the underserved?
  • Be intentional about love, it will be uncomfortable!
  • God’s given you more than what your life shows!
  • Imagine yourself doing things you’ve never done before!

Session 5: Henry Cloud, Bill Hybels, and Shawna

  • Leadership Illusion: You can carry ever increasing amounts of speed and keep your soul line headed in the right direction.
  • If God’s pleased with your leadership, He gives you bigger problems to solve.
  • If it’s lonely at the top, you’re not doing leadership right.

Session 6: Danielle Strickland

  • I’m so grateful that God showed me the difference between spiritual leadership and every day good leadership.
  • Peace= Everything wrong being made right
  • Humility is agreeing with God about who you are
  • True Dependency is agreeing with God about who He is
  • Carve out pockets of dependency on God

Bill Hybels:

  • I believe in leadership because I don’t see a plan B
  • I don’t see a better investment than investing in leaders
  • When God anoints talks, things happen

Session 7: Horst Schulz

  • Excellence is giving people more than what they want
  • Customers want: perfect product, timely, and that you care
  • All guests should be received as thought it were Christ Himself
  • Show people your destination and how it benefits all concerned
  • Tell people how they’ll benefit if they’re excellent
  • Humans aren’t hired for a function, they are hired for the purpose of being a part of a dream
  • Humans cannot related to orders and directions

Session 8: Wilfredo De Je’sus

  • The church shouldn’t drift with culture
  • The church is always at odds with the culture
  • The moment you try to be relevant with the culture, you become irrelevant as the church
  • Evil has prevails because good has been absent
  • The american dream is to have it all, the Kingdom dream is to lose it all

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2016 Global Leadership Summit Day One Recap

My Highlights from Day One of the Willow Creek Association Global Leadership Summit

Every year, I have the privilege to attend the Global Leadership Summit Simulcast at Orchard Hill Church. It’s always one of the highlights of my year. Below, I’ve recapped my highlights from the first day of the conference. It did not disappoint! I hope these thoughts will add value to your life. Enjoy!

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Session #1: Bill Hybels on the Lenses of Leadership

  • Everyone wins when a leader gets better
  • The stakes of leadership are sky high
  • Armed with enough humility, leaders can learn from anybody
  • Leadership is moving people from here to there
  • The #1 motivator for people is to work for a passion filled leader
  • People will never forget working for a passion filled leader
  • An organization will only be as healthy as the top leader wants ti to be
  • Cultures are begging to be transformed.
  • God only treasures one thing in this universe: people!
  • It’s cruel and unusual punishment for people to not know how they are doing.
  • Legacies can change in an instant
  • Leadership matters. It matters so much it scares me.

Session 2: Alan Mulally

  • You have to give your people permission to call out red light issues and trust that they won’t get fired and even when they don’t have a solution.

Session 3: Melinda Gates

  • The biggest thing she learned in high school was that one person can change the world
  • Take silent retreats and time to be silent every day
  • Their foundation is an embodiment of their values in the world
  • All lives have equal value. How can they all have the same start?
  • You only need so much money, let’s give away the vast majority of our resources!

Session 4: Jossy Chacko

  • When people hear your vision, they should see the largeness of your God
  • Don’t give vision poppers attention, they cannot see what God put in your heart
  • Let your vision be determined by what your Creator put inside you
  • Jesus knew Peter would deny him, Judas would betray him, and Thomas would doubt him, and he invested in them anyway.
  • Don’t be fooled by the packages people come in. Be blessed with some unlikely leaders!
  • Leaders are all around us, we just need to find them.
  • Your leadership impact will be determined by the people you empower
  • Empowerment gives you room to focus on new horizons.
  • Build people’s character before you empower them.
  • People don’t fail because of lack of information, they fail for lack of character.
  • Empowerment happens through relationship.
  • Without taking risks, it is impossible to please God
  • Who is missing out by you refusing to take your next step of faith?
  • Your leadership capacity is in direct proportion to your pain threshold
  • Heaven doesn’t need your gifts and dreams, the world does.
  • Don’t procrastinate pulling the trigger on the thing God put in your heart
  • Don’t go into eternity with regrets
  • Make a list of all the dreams in your heart, put timeframes on them, get a person to hold you accountable.
  • Don’t let earthly practicalities cause you to miss out on Heavenly possibilities

Session 5: Travis Bradberry

  • People with an average IQ outperform high IQ’s 70% of the time
  • Only 36% of people can identify their emotions
  • The top performing CEO’s have the highest EQ’s

Session 6: Patrick Lencioni

  • Unfortunately, I was unable to attend this session

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L3 Leadership Podcast #110: Interview with John Rosso, CEO of Sandler Training by Peak Performance

In this episode, I interview John Rosso, CEO of Sandler Training by Peak Performance

In this episode of the L3 Leadership podcast, Doug Smith interviews John Rosso, CEO of Sandler Training by Peak Performance. They talk leadership, entrepreneurship, sales, and more!

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John’s Bio:

John Rosso is recognized nationally as a business-development expert, specializing in executive-sales consulting and sales-productivity training as well as the best-selling author of Prospect- The Sandler Way. John is a dynamic, enthusiastic speaker who informs, entertains, and motivates presidents, CEO’s, other senior managers and sales professionals. More than 50,000 sales professionals have listened to John speak, and more than 95 percent rate his content and presentation of sought-after selling solutions the best they’ve ever heard. His authentic, real-world approach to the sales process speaks to visionary business leaders who want the freedom success brings. By focusing on buyers’ and sellers’ attitudes and behaviors, not just techniques, John’s clients can achieve superior selling results.

In 1994, John founded Peak Performance Management, Inc. an authorized Sandler Training Center. His track record speaks for itself, as he has helped thousands of executives, managers, and sales professionals triumph over the challenges that inhibit their success and take their sales to the next level. With 250 offices worldwide, Sandler is the global leader in sales and sales management training.

In July 2016, John and Peak Performance Management received the Summit Award from Sandler Training, recognizing the company as the Number 1 Sandler Training facility out of 250 Sandler training centers worldwide.John serves on the board of directors for the Coalition for Christian Outreach Campus Ministry, and is active in the United Way’s Alexis de Toqueville Society. John has published hundreds of articles, and hosts “Sales Meeting Minute”, a regional radio-syndicated feature. (more…)