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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 yearâ€™s Global Leadership Summit. For those of you who may be unaware, the Leadership Summit is a two-day conference hosted byÂ Willow Creek Community ChurchÂ in Chicago.
Below Iâ€™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 someoneâ€™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 aÂ capacity to execute.” Chris McChesney
- “What are the fewest battles necessary to win the war?”Â 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