Two of my favorite days of the year are up this week with the Global Leadership Summit. Each year outstanding speakers teach on leadership, not only in theory, but in practical application to transform lives. Not only are the speakers outstanding leaders, they are also outstanding communicators. Here are some of my favorite quotes (based on my notes) that fed my soul on day 1, may they feed your soul as well.
“God did not make you a leader to respond to stuff all day, but to move stuff ahead.” — Bill Hybels
“The worst days of leadership beat the best days of being an onlooker.” — Bill Hybels
“Enjoy every single day you get to lead because it will be over in a blink.” — Bill Hybels
“If the strong exploit the weak, democracy will not be stable.” — Condoleeza Rice
“With education, doesn’t matter where you are coming from, it matters where you are going.” — Condoleeza Rice
“Today’s headlines and history’s judgement are not the same.” — Condoleeza Rice
“It’s what you do before you are in trouble, so that you can be strong when people most need you.” — Jim Collins
“Greatest danger is not failure, but be successful and not know why.” — Jim Collins
“An organization is not truly great, if it cannot be great without you.” — Jim Collins
“Somebody asked me a question. It was a defining question: ‘What type of legacy do you want to leave?’ We ask that question a lot later in life, but we need to start asking it to young people.” — Mark Kielburger
“One of the ways to be happy, to be truly happy, is to contribute to a cause that is greater than yourself. And, through Harvard-based research, we can see that happy people live longer.” — Sheryl WuDunn
“We all have won the lottery of life. How do we discharge that responsibility?” — Sheryl WuDunn
“If you are not dead, you are not done.” — Craig Groeschel
“Don’t resent, fear, or judge the next generation, believe in them.” — Craig Groeschel
“Don’t just delegate tasks, you will create followers. Delegate authority, you create leaders.” — Craig Groeschel
“Respect is earned, but honor is given.” — Craig Groeschel
What quote feeds your soul this Friday?
A great first day of the Summit, eager to hear even more tomorrow!
We at Christ Lutheran are attending at Journey Community Church (Location #44 on the Summit web site, but #1 for us at CLC). Their gracious hospitality makes this the best off site for attending the Summit. Thank you Journey for the great job you all do! Great to hear they have their largest attendance and even more the greatest number of churches attending.
May souls be fed, lives transformed and God’s kingdom built for His glory.