A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend the first day of the Global Leadership Summit. This is by far one of my favorite events to attend each year. It was a phenomenal day! I thought I would share my key highlights from each talk with you here on the blog.
Session 1: Bill Hybels – The Courage that Leadership Requires
- Be strong and courageous.
- Without God, leadership is no sustainable in the long-term
- Vision = a picture of the future that created passion in people
- Every vision tests the metal of every leader
- God has sent extremely cool visions to people all over the planet only to have those visions snuffed out due to fear
- Courage begins when you admit reality
- Your whole team knows what reality is, they are waiting for you to lead!
- You need to have the courage to build a fantastic/healthy culture!
- People join organizations, they leave managers
- Staff cultures will only be as healthy as the Sr. Pastor or CEO wants it to be
- Categories of staff: Culture builders or culture killers. Period. Don’t pay people to bruise or bust your culture!
- You have no idea the performance differential of a healthy staff!
- If you’re not willing to evaluate where you are, you’re a coward
- Some of the most rewarding experiences in the leadership race are reserved for the end
- Do not bail on your mission, no matter how hard it gets!
Session 2 – Colin Powell
- Leadership = getting more out of people than science tells you you can!
- Leaders inspire people to reach beyond themselves
- Focus on the followers. Followers get stuff done! Give them a sense of purpose.
- There is no such thing as an unimportant person in your organization.
- Leadership is all about follwership.
- Failure is always an option!
- Our job is always to take care of the opportunity before us.
- Perpetual optimism is a force multiplies
- If people stop bringing you problems, they either don’t think you’ll do anything or think that you don’t care. You’re in trouble.
- Ego is the worst trait of upcoming leaders.
- Promote based on potential, not past performance. Ask: How will this person do at the next level?
- We’re the product of the best and worst experiences we have had and people we know.
- Tell me early!
- To Pastors: Make the Bible relevant to today. I want to respond to challenges. Challenge people or else they will leave.
Session 3: Patrick Lencioni – How to Lose Your Best People
- Anonymity – People we work for don’t know us, care about us, or know us.
- Nobody wants to be anonymouse.
- Irrelevancy – Everyone needs to know what they are doing is relevant.
- Immeasurement – Everyone needs to know how they are doing.
Session 4: Liz Wiseman – Multipliers
- Liz’s talk was based on her book: Multipliers. She discussed the differences between diminishers and multipliers. We have all worked for one or the other. People will work 100x harder for a multiplier than they will a diminisher. I encourage you to buy and read her book.
Session 5: Chris Brown
- Leadership is not about you
- Out-serve your team
- Personality driven is fine, but succession needs to happen. Are we building the next generation after us? What happens once the personality leaves?
- Why are young leaders leaving your church? Probably because you’re there and not developing them! You need to develop them!
- Do you have room for a Joseph or a David in your chariot? Even when they are better than you or take your glory? Do you expand the Kingdom or your kingdom?
Session 6: Bob Goff – Love Does
- Book: Love Does
- Don’t love with words and speech, but with action
- Love God, Love People, and DO STUFF!
- What were you made to do? Do a lot of that and you’ll become a leader!
- Let your calling develop over time! God is setting you up!
- See people for who they are becoming!
- What can I quit? Make margin for stuff! When you do, Jesus will do incredible stuff!
Session 7: Mark Burnett
- You don’t have to be a pastor to make a difference, you can make a difference where you’re at!
- NO = Next Opportunity
- The Bible series was a calling… when Jesus calls you, it’s time to get your a** off the couch and do something!
- Stop apologizing, stop playing defense, start playing offense.
- Chose your companions before you chose your road!
- You have between this day and your last day to do something great for God!
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