Leadership Summit 2012 Coming, Be There!

Leadership matters.” “Anybody who leads anything, needs to get better.” 2 typical Bill Hybels quotes, but also 2 reasons why I love attending the Leadership Summit.

When March rolls around most people look forward to March Madness and filling out their bracket, I annually look forward to the announcing of the Leadership Summit Faculty and already digging into the speaker resources.

The 2012 Global Leadership Summit is August 9-10 and features 200 locations to watch the simulcast. We at Christ Lutheran have attended the 7 years or so at Journey Community Church (Location #44 on the Summit web site, but #1 for us at CLC). Their gracious hosting, their hospitality, and their big screen for viewing makes this an ideal place for us to go. The opportunity to interact with other leaders in the area is always an added bonus as well as the chance to eat lunch together as a team and process what we are learning.

The strength of the Summit is its faculty. They challenge, they encourage, they teach leadership. Attending as a group has provided a common leadership language for us to build upon throughout the year.

On Friday, March 16th the faculty for the 2012 Summit was announced:

Day 1:

  • Bill Hybels, Founder and Lead Pastor of Willow Creek Community Church
  • Condoleeza Rice, Former U.S. Secretary of State
  • Jim Collins, Nationally Acclaimed Business Thinker and Author on his new book, “Great by Choice
  • Marc Kielburger, Co-Founder, Free The Children; Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Me to We, Toronto, Ontario
  • Sheryl Wundunn, Best-Selling Author; Pulitzer Prize Winner; Business Executive
  • Pranitha Timothy, Director of Aftercare, International Justice Mission, Chennai, India
  • Craig Groeschel, Found and Senior Pastor of LifeChurch.tv on the Powering of Partnering Generations
Day 2:
  • Patrick LencioniFounder and President, The Table Group; Best-Selling Author
  • William L. Ury,Co-Founder and Senior Fellow, Harvard University’s Program on Negotiation on How Do You Bridge Massive Disagreement?
  • John Ortberg, Senior Pastor, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church and Author on How Do We Lead as Jesus Did?
  • Mario Vega, Senior Pastor, Misión Cristiana Elim, El Salvador on How a Leader Prospers from a Tough Decision
  • Pranitha Timothy, Director of Aftercare, International Justice Mission, Chennai, India
  • Geoffrey CanadaPresident and CEO, Harlem Children’s Zone
  • Bill Hybels, Founder and Lead Pastor of Willow Creek Community Church on Pulling Together Entire Summit Experience

Some names are Summit regulars, Bill Hybels always brings great passion for leadership. Part of the excitement of each year’s summit is his sharing of the leadership lessons he has learned in the past year from being in the trenches.

Jim Collins and Patrick Lencioni are 2 of my favorite business authors/speakers.

Craig Groeschel and John Ortberg are outstanding communicators.

Condoleeza Rice is well-known as former Secretary of State, I am eager to hear what she has to say.

A number of the other names are unfamiliar to me, but if like past Summits. Unfamiliar names going in become life transforming / leadership transforming mentors in the Summit.

An added bonus to not only announcing the faculty for 2012 is an upcoming Summit  speaker providing an insight and practical leadership lesson. This year’s faculty announcing webcast featured Patrick Lencioni on meetings, and making them  less boring and even better more productive. Click here to watch a replay of the webcast. Convinced to register? Go here. Sharon and I signed up at last year’s summit to attend this year!

Want to learn more about the Summit?

Click here to read about what I learned at the Summit from 2011. Check out video highlights from 2011 here.

Click here to read my 3 favorite ideas at the Summit from 2010.

Been to the Summit before? What great lessons have you learned? What are you looking forward to in the 2012 Summit?

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