Saturday, August 16, 2014

Top 18 quotes: 2014 Global Leadership Summit

This week for the 6th year in a row Grace Church hosted Willow Creek's Global Leadership Summit. It continues to be one of the most important events in my own development as a person and a leader. Here are some of my favorite quotes from this year's Summit. They are in no particular order.
  1. If you know the right thing to do, and you don't do it, that for you is evil. -Ivan Satyavrata
  2. When it looks like everything is going wrong, embrace the darkness. God is preparing you for a greater role in his unfolding story. -Louie Giglio
  3. Gaps exist all over our countries, cities and villages. Gaps today are wider and more destructive than they've ever been. God is still asking, "who will stand in the gap" -Wilfredo DeJesus
  4. I want to know the God that makes my mom this happy. -Tyler Perry
  5. Going through tough times makes us humble. Humility isn't a character trait that we develop--it is a byproduct of being with Jesus. -Louie Giglio
  6. Any time you find yourself stuck, there is always a crucial conversation that needs to happen that's not happening. -Joseph Grenny
  7. We often believe the myth that we have to choose between telling the truth and keeping a friend. -Joseph Grenny  
  8. Crucial conversations can become a trust-building accelerant toward intimacy for our organizations, teams, or families. -Joseph Grenny
  9. I'm tired of hearing about "servant leadership" -- because I don't think there is any other kind. -Patrick Lencioni
  10. You can't be too vulnerable as a leader. People expect us to be competent, but they don't want us to be perfect, they want us to be human. -Patrick Lencioni
  11. Our identity can get wrapped up in being a leader--and this is a problem when it crowds out our higher identities as a child of God, a parent or spouse. -Patrick Lencioni
  12. Stop the madness in group work and team brainstorming. This is torture for introverts. Use a hybrid approach: let people work alone, and then come back to the group to share. -Susan Cain
  13. You can't tell anything about a leader when the sun is up, when times are good. It takes a crisis to really discover a true leader. -Jeffery Immelt
  14. The highest calling of leadership is to unlock the potential of others. -Carley Fiorina
  15. Leaders with the highest level of vision and passion often have the lowest level of awareness of the spirit of the team surrounding him/her. -Bill Hybels
  16. Every meeting should contain the three M's: 1) Move something ahead; 2) Modify the plan as needed; 3) Motivate your team. Make sure they leave encouraged. -Bill Hybels
  17. If we invite the Kingdom of God to where we are (business, politics, etc.), I believe God will take over and we will begin to see better societies. -Allen Catherine Kagina
  18. Each one of us is more like orchestra than a soloist. We must learn to negotiate with our inner team. -Erica Ariel Fox

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