25th Annual GLOBAL LEADERSHIP SUMMIT August 8-9, 2019
600 Locations (including 81 prison sites)
TOTALLY AMAZING EXPERIENCE!
Here are some ideas that spoke to me:
LEADERSHIP is INFLUENCE, and everyone has influence.
Never forget your mission is the “Beautiful Obsession.” Be obsessed. Don’t apologize.
What we do is always secondary to those we do it for.
The GETMO Concept: “Good Enough to Move On” getting the greatest level of return with the time, money and resources invested. Perfection is the enemy of production.
What are the excuses that hold you back? Don’t tell me what you can’t do. Tell me what you are called to do and why it matters!
People will follow a leader who is REAL all the time over a leader who is RIGHT all the time.
We may impress people with our strength, but we connect through our weaknesses. Show people what’s in your heart. Craig Groeschel, Founder and Lead Pastor of Life.Church, Edmond, Oklahoma, N.Y.T. best-selling author of Hope in the Dark – Believing God is Good When Life is Notand DIVINE DIRECTION – 7 Decisions That Will Change Your Life.
Authenticity the key to success in life. Authenticity and vulnerability are powerful. Be yourself because everyone else is taken. (the recurring theme from many speakers throughout the summit)
Of course, we help people. That’s what Christians are called to do. But, always remember: Nobody wants YOU to be their HERO. We need to inspire them to be the HEROES of their own lives. (Liz Bohannon, author of Beginner’s Pluck – Build Your Life of Purpose and Impact Now
TIPS for Surviving a Plane Crash!! (Yes! Really! This was covered!) Rules to follow: ALL THE TIME: (even though the chances of a crash are infinitesimal)
- COUNT (and memorize) the ROWS to the nearest and next-nearest Exit(s) (it may be dark or smoky).
- Don’t go to sleep or blindfold yourself
- Wear GOOD SHOES – not flip flops (you may need to walk over glass or hot metal)
- Remember the +3/-8 RULE (the most dangerous minutes in the flight/ 3 min takeoff/ 8 min landing) Safety tips from Ben Sherwood, former Co-Chairman, Disney Media Networks; Former President, Disney ABC Television; best-selling author of multiple books.
The only real leadership is Servant Leadership – Responsibility-Centered Leaders – who do what needs to be done for those they serve. Patrick Lencioni, author of Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Founder and CEO of The Table Group.
Technology is only NEW, if you remember the way it was BEFORE. Jason Dorsey, #1 Rated GenZ & Millennial Researcher and Speaker.
Fear of “rejection” is a crazy-big problem and keeps us from living out our mission. Jia Jiang has an excellent book: REJECTION PROOF – How I Beat Fear and Became Invincible through 100 Days of Rejection. Entertaining and thought-provoking read!
If you want to go FAST, go alone. If you want to go FAR, go with a team. Chris Voss, Former FBI Hostage Negotiator; best-selling author of Never Split the Difference – Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It.
Failures outweigh the successes. There are no shortcuts to success. It always contains failures. Bear Grylls, Adventurer, Writer, TV Host, former British Special Forces.
An Excellent Resource for On-Going Leadership Development:
Follow Craig Groeschel’s monthly leadership podcasts. Craig is the founder and Senior Pastor of Life.Church in Edmond, Oklahoma. Life.Church is a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church and has grown to include dozens of locations all over the United States. In 2019, he was named Champion of the Global Leadership Summit to expand the positive impact of GLS2020 and beyond.
He provides his monthly leadership development podcasts here.. Check it out. You won’t be disappointed.
TIME TO TALK
Please share your ideas, thoughts, comments, contributions.
Your successful idea or practice can be just the thing that ignites energy into a new or challenged leader. We’d love to hear from you.
- What are you reading now (or listening to) that is supporting your on-going leadership development? What insights can you share to help others?
- What’s the biggest challenge (and blessing?) you see when leading and influencing front-line volunteer workers? Volunteer Leaders?. Staff members? Older volunteers? Millennial volunteers? Teen volunteers? Or _____?
- What suggestions, tips, ideas do you have for those who answered Question #2?