The Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit Day 2 Recap

Another Leadership Summit has come to a close. This year’s conference was incredible. If you are ever able to, I cannot encourage you enough to attend this event. Below are my highlights from Day 2. In case you missed my highlights from day 1, you can read those here. Enjoy!

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Joseph Grenny

  • Anytime you find yourself stuck in a relationship, stop and ask: What crucial conversations are we not holding or not holding well?
  • The way to avoid crucial conversations is to ave a meaningless life!
  • How are you acting differently as a result of the relationship with someone whom you think of negatively?
  • Two options with Crucial Conversations: 1.) Talk it out 2.) Act it out
  • Myth: You have to choose between telling the truth and keeping a friend
  • Crucial conversations held well can be a source of intimacy and trust in a relationship
  • The Bible is a book of Crucial Conversations
  • The quality of your influence, productivity, marriage, diversity, quality, and safety all depend on the ability to have crucial conversations.
  • People don’t get defensive based on what you’re saying, they get defensive based on what they think the intent of what you’re saying is.

Erica Ariel Fox 

  • Performance Gap – the difference between what you do at your best and what you actually do in real life
  • You need to identify the performance gaps and systematically develop yourself to close them

Don Flow

  • My company will not be more truthful or graceful than I am
  • Never advantage yourself to the disadvantage of others
  • Challenge without confidence creates fear, confidence without challenge creates complacency. You need both.

Allen Catherine Kagina 

  • We were naive enough to believe that God can change anything
  • You are anointed to do what you do!

Wilfredo De Jesus

  • We can’t allow prayer to be a crutch not to do anything
  • You cannot let your budget dictate your faith
  • Ezekiel 2:20 – God is looking for people to stand in the gap
  • The message is sacred, the method should not be
  • We need to ask the same question Nehemiah asked, “How’s Jerusalem? … How’s Pittsburgh?”
  • Revelation reveals responsibility

Bill Hybels:

  • Something important in this world will be undone unless you do it
  • There is a grander vision somewhere on this planet that has your name on it
  • Calling is the place where your deep gladness meets the world’s great need
  • The satisfaction you’re looking for is never going to come through self-gratification
  • Find God’s bidding, do it with faith, and serve people joyfully and indiscriminately

Ivan Satyavrata

  • Power is the potential to move reality and make something happen
  • Leaders manage power
  • There is no such thing as leadership without power
  • We need to hold power in one hand and a towel and basin in the other
  • Great leaders refuse to use influence for intimidation or control
  • The greatest gift you can give to your followers is a safe place for them to soar to greater heights.
  • Your power comes from God and is a sacred trust to build up and not to destroy.

Tyler Perry

  • The person you have not forgiven is living their life and not even thinking about you and you’re carrying it around. They don’t deserve that power over you.
  • Criticism is only someone’s opinion
  • How can you pay attention to critics when you’re changing lives?

Louie Giglio 

  • We give glory to God, but we honor people
  • Sometimes you’re trying to lead, but if you’re honest, you have no clue what to do!
  • You don’t have to know everything about going up the mountain to take the next step
  • Life is short: The stakes are too high for us to die with a small vision
  • Life is short, but God is big!
  • Take the next step, it’s the only way to the top
  • The biggest idea of my life is that Jesus fame is the greatest fame in time and eternity and everything is about Him and for His glory!
  • God cannot use a man greatly until he wounds him deeply.
  • God wants you to know that you can, but you can’t
  • There are a lot of leaders at this conference, but there are no saviors.
  • The goal is not to get to the top of the mountain, it’s to get into the arms of Jesus.
  • Don’t stop walking in the confidence that Christ is enough to fulfill everything He has called you to do!

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  1. McConaughey gave the most heart-felt acceptance speech in the almost 60 years I’ve watched the Oscar’s. No notes, no TelePrompTer. He shared his priorities in life, his humility & groundedness with a multitude of plastic, bewildered faces. He revealed his personal core in a way seldom revealed in Hollywood. I’ll always respect him for that.

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