Friday, August 12, 2011
Leadership Summit Day 1 Highlights
This was one of the best first days of the Willowcreek Global Leadership Summit since I've been attending the conference. It was a great mix of practical leadership advice, stretching vision ideas, and personal inspiration and challenge. I'm including links to Tim Schraeder's notes from each session since they are very thorough along with my favorite quote from each keynote speaker of today.
Bill Hybels - Are you naming, facing, and resolving the problems that exist in your church or organization? Leaders call problems 'problems' and then turn over heaven and earth to try to solve them.
Len Schlesinger - We have been educated to believe that failure is a dirty word, but failure doesn’t mean “game over;” it means try again with experience.
Cory A. Booker - The world you see outside of you will always be a reflection of what you have inside of you
Dr. Brenda Salter McNeal - A mutli-national, multi-lingual, multi-racial church was born in Acts 2. From the beginning the church was a global movement. Are we going to be global Christians?
Seth Godin - If failure is not an option... then neither is success.
Steven Furtick - Having good ideas doesn't make you a visionary, it makes you a daydreamer. The difference between the two is having the courage and audacity to act. If the size of your vision isn't intimidating to you, there is a good chance that it's insulting to God.