A team of almost thirty women and men from LifePark recently attended the Global Leadership Summit. The Global Leadership Summit is a blend of vision, inspiration, and practical skills to help one become a better leader. It involves two days of world-class leadership training to over 400,000 individuals. Here are is a key thought from each of this year’s Summit speakers:

Bill Hybels – Founder & Senior Pastor, Willow Creek Community Church

Spend 15 minutes reading and reflecting on your life and leadership. We call this discipline chair time. Reflect on who you are becoming. My deep concern for leaders is an absence of time of reflection. Are we getting better as leaders or just busier?

Sheryl Sandberg – Chief Operating Officer, Facebook

If you want to get better, give real feedback. Make it easy to give me feedback.

Marcus Lemonis – Star of CNBC’s, The Profit; CEO of Camping World and Good Sam

Money’s important because you have to pay your bills. But if that’s your purpose, you will leave this world very unhappy.

Fredrik Haren – Author; Business Creativity Expert

What is an idea? An idea is taking two formerly known things and combining them into a new thing. Only God can create out of nothing.

Bryan Stevenson – Founder & Executive Director, Equal Justice Initiative

Who is responsible for this? We are. We have gotten distant from the neediest. Leadership requires that we not run away from the problems. We have to get closer to the problems.

Andy Stanley – Leadership Author; Communicator; Pastor

Discovering uniquely better is virtually impossible. Odds are you won’t discover uniquely better. Recognizing uniquely better is possible. Uniquely better is often the byproduct of circumstances that successful organizations are trying to avoid.

Laszlo Bock – Senior Advisor at Google; Best-selling Author

Give your work meaning. You want to have a mission that matters.

Juliet Funt – CEO, Whitespace at Work

Defeat the thieves of productivity with these questions:

Is there anything I can let go of?

When is good enough, good enough?

What do i truly need to know?

What deserves my attention?

Marcus Buckingham – Best-selling Author; Founder, The Marcus Buckingham Company

There is one thing that great leaders do. Frequent strength-based check ins about near term future work.  Asking what are your priorities this week and how can I help?  A year is 52 little sprints. It’s your job as a leader to make sure Sprint 37 is just as good as Sprint 1.

Sam Adeyemi – Founder & Senior Pastor, Daystar Christian Centre in Nigeria

Real and sustainable change in people’s lives begin with a change in their sense of identity.  When you change who they think they are, what they have, and they can do more they think they can. What we believe is what we become.

Immaculee Ilibagiza – Advocate for Peace and Forgiveness; Best-selling Author

I can’t change other people, but at least I can change myself. Please if you are going through anything, remember there is always hope. Hold onto God. He is Almighty! Don’t be afraid.

Angela Duckworth – Professor, University of Pennsylvania; Best-selling Author

How do you build grit?

* Develop your interests before training your weaknesses.
* Know the science of deliberate practice.
* Cultivate purpose
* Growth mindset

Gary Haugen – Founder & CEO, International Justice Mission

You have been given everything you need to lead this dream you’ve been given, this struggle God has placed in your heart. What incredible thing might God do if you were to lead without fear? Take up the dream! Lead without fear to the glory of God and to the transformation of His world.

Michael Jr – Comedian

Your setbacks are part of your set up to enable you to deliver your punchline.

The Apostle Paul reminds us,

or he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness. (Romans 12:8)

RickAssociate Pastor – Discipleship.  The Church at LifePark

Professor of Discipleship, Columbia International University

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