Soul Food for Friday: Sound Bites to Feed Your Appetite for the 2012 Global Leadership Summit

Less then 2 weeks away from my favorite time of the year — Global Leadership Summit! This week’s Soul Food for Friday seeks to whet your appetite for this great event.

Thanks to Willow’s Stirred Up Leadership Blog, here are this week’s Soul Food for Friday …

These are a few of our favorite quotes from this year’s speaker lineup – mere snapshots of what you can expect from the Summit!

“If it’s the last thing I do, I will give every ounce of the rest of my life to helping leaders and churches get better.” –Bill Hybels @BillHybels

“I use the word power broadly. Even more important than military and economic power is the power of ideas, the power of compassion, and the power of hope.” –Condoleezza Rice @CondoleezzaRice

“Throw leaders into an extreme environment, and it will separate the stark differences between greatness and mediocrity.” –Jim Collins

“You have to be prepared to think outside the box…Stand back and think about what we could do creativity. We’ve got to do that to push the field forward.” –Geoffrey Canada

One of the best ways to fight poverty and to fight terrorism is to educate girls and bring women into the formal labor force.” — Sheryl WuDunn @Wudunn

“If we want to be better than normal we must move from good intentions to what I call God intentions.” – Craig Groeschel @CraigGroeschel

“God is a God of endless opportunities to do good; the God of the open door.” – John Ortberg @JohnOrtberg

“When you have the humility to listen to the Bible it does more than enlighten us, it transforms us.” — Mario Vega @MisionElim

“How are you going to keep your workplace engaged, retained, active and motivated? It all comes down to what kind of meaning and purpose can you provide.” – Marc Kielburger@RealMeToWe

“In my work with International Justice Mission, I free slaves and work to restore them to a life of dignity and wholeness.” – Pranitha Timothy

“Look for opportunities to act inconsistently with the perceptions. Perhaps the best way to change someone’s perception is to send then a message different from what they expect.” – William Ury

“The vast majority of organizations today have more than enough intelligence, experience and knowledge to be successful. What they lack is organizational health.” – Patrick Lencioni @PatrickLencioni

Thanks Stirred Up Leadership for such great quotes!

FYI — the 2012 Global Leadership Summit is August 9-10 and features 200 locations to watch the simulcast. We at Christ Lutheran have attended the last 7 years 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. This year we have 40 attending as we have made this our staff retreat and invited other congregational leaders to join us.

If you haven’t gotten your ticket to go to the Summit, go here to find out more and register!

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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