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I spent the last two days with about 2700 leaders in my community at our Mesa and Gilbert campuses. We absorbed insights and encouragement from speakers at this year’s Global Leadership Summit. For those of you who may be unaware, the Leadership Summit is a two-day conference hosted by Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago.
Below I’ve selected twenty of my favorite quotes from the event. Each of these quotes is my best representation in writing of what they said verbally or a summary thereof. Any errors in wording are my own. These are in order of appearance at the conference, not in rank.
- “Passion is like protein for a team.” Bill Hybels
- “Leaders have the unspeakable privilege of changing the storyline of someone’s life.” Bill Hybels
- “There aren’t do-overs, but there are make-overs. The narrative of your life can change in a moment.” Bill Hybels
- “If you never bring a problem to your boss until you have a solution, you’ll be managing a secret alone.” Alan Mulally
- “All lives have equal value.” Melinda Gates
- “Faithfulness is multiplying what you’ve been given.” Jossy Chacko
- “If God did not give you a spirit of fear, who gave it to you? The Devil! Why would you take anything from the Devil?” Jossy Chacko
- “Your leadership needs to be permanently hinged on the door of risk.” Jossy Chacko
- “Humility is the recognition of that which is true. God is God and I am not.” Patrick Lencioni
- “The ideal team player is humble, hungry, and smart.” Patrick Lencioni
- “There will always be more good ideas than there is a capacity to execute.” Chris McChesney
- “What are the fewest battles necessary to win the war?” Chris McChesney
“Selfishness and significance are incompatible.” John Maxwell
- “People have uphill hopes and downhill habits. Success is uphill.” John Maxwell
- “Are we going to spend our lives connecting with people or correcting people?” John Maxwell
- “The biggest problem is not where you want to go, but what you are willing to leave behind to get there.” Bishop T.D. Jakes
- “True peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of justice.” Danielle Strickland
- “You manage processes and products. You lead people.” Horst Schulze
- “When a leader stops learning they stop leading.” Wilfredo De Jesus
- “The American Dream is to have it all. The Kingdom dream is to lose it all.” Wilfredo De Jesus