No matter where you lead, The Global Leadership Summit is a world-class experience designed to help you get better and embrace your grander vision—the reason God called you to lead. Broadcast LIVE in HD from Willow's campus near Chicago to over 375 Premier Host Sites in North America and later around the world, you are invited to join an expected 260,000 leaders in 2015.
Co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios; President of Walt Disney Animation Studios.
Ed Catmull has been honored with five Academy Awards including the Gordon E. Sawyer Award for a lifetime of contributions and leadership in the field of computer graphics for the motion picture industry. His book Creativity, Inc. is a distillation of the management principles he has used to lead one of the world’s most creative cultures. This session will explore the nerve center of Pixar—the meetings, postmortems and “Braintrust” sessions where some of the most successful films in history have been made.
Nationally Acclaimed Business Thinker; Best-selling Author Good to Great.
Driven by a relentless curiosity into what makes great companies tick, Jim Collins has authored or co-authored six books on leadership that have sold more than ten million copies worldwide. He began his research and teaching career on the faculty at Stanford Graduate School of Business, and in 1995 he founded a management laboratory in Boulder, Colorado. Passionate about the business and social sectors, in 2012 and 2013, he served as the Class of 1951 Chair for the Study of Leadership at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Chairman and CEO, Capella Hotel Group; Founding President and Former COO, The Ritz-Carlton Group.
As CEO of Capella Hotel Group, Horst Schulze inspires client loyalty by raising the bar for customer service. Under his leadership, The Ritz-Carlton Group was awarded the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in both 1992 and 1999—the first and only hotel company to win even one such award. A leader and entrepreneur, he inspires leaders with practical ways to create high-quality customer service experiences.
Research Professor, University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work; Best-selling Author.
Dr. Brené Brown has spent the past 13 years studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness and shame. Her 2010 TEDx Houston talk, The Power of Vulnerability, is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world with more than 18 million views. She is the author of two #1 New York Times bestsellers, including Daring Greatly and The Gifts of Imperfection. Brown’s newest book, Rising Strong, releases this fall and examines how falling down can be our greatest call to courage and why owning our stories of struggle gives us the power to write a daring new ending.
Founder and Senior Pastor, Willow Creek Community Church.
Bill Hybels is senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church, a church of more than 25,000 that celebrates its 40th year in 2015. He founded The Global Leadership Summit with a commitment to develop and mentor leaders worldwide. In 2014, the Summit equipped more than 220,000 leaders in 785 cities and 108 countries. Hybels is the best-selling author of more than 20 books including Simplify, Courageous Leadership and Leadership Axioms.
Founder and Senior Pastor, Fellowship Monrovia in Southern California.
Albert Tate, senior pastor of Fellowship Monrovia, held a variety of strategic pastoral leadership positions before founding the church in 2012—one of the fastest-growing multiethnic churches in the U.S. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for Azusa Pacific University and the Fuller Youth Institute’s Advisory Council. A dynamic communicator, this 15-year ministry veteran combines biblical challenge with humor and is a sought-after guest speaker at universities and churches across the United States.
Founder and Senior Pastor, LifeChurch.tv.
Craig Groeschel and LifeChurch.tv are known for using innovative technology to spread the Gospel to multiple locations around the U.S. and globally via Church Online. With a passion for serving the Church and partnering to reach people for Christ, LifeChurch.tv shares its resources with churches worldwide, including the free Bible app from YouVersion.
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