Greatest Quotes from Global Leadership Summit

Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit

For years, I’ve attended the Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit. It’s always been on the short-list of “must-see” events I attend annually. This year, I was unable to pull it off, and was thoroughly bummed. However, my friend Dru Ashwell from Ozark Christian College was kind enough to send me a copy of his notes. The first page was a collection of quotes from the Summit. I thought you might enjoy them as much as I did. Have a blessed Thursday:

“Everyone wins when a leader gets better.” -Bill Hybels

“You are the most difficult person you will ever lead.” -Bill Hybels

“A leader’s most valuable asset is not their time but their energy & ability to energize others.”  -Bill Hybels

“God didn’t make you a leader to respond to stuff all day. He made you a leader to move things forward.” -Bill Hybels

“Savor every day you have the privilege to lead.” -Bill Hybels

“Every life is worthy and every life is capable of greatness. We have an obligation to make sure that opportunity for greatness is there.” -Condoleezza Rice

“It doesn’t matter where you came from. It only matters where you’re going.” -Condoleezza Rice

“Great leaders never accept the world as it was and always work for the world as it should be.”  -Condoleezza Rice

“The x factor of a great leader is humility combined with will.” -Jim Collins

“Fire bullets then cannons” (Launch small creative ideas, when one hits then invest more resources.) -Jim Collins

“Discipline should amplify creativity rather than stifle it.” -Jim Collins

“The only mistakes you can learn from are the ones you survive.” -Jim Collins

“An organization is not truly great if it cannot be great without you.” -Jim Collins

“What type of legacy do you want to leave?” -Marc Kielburger

“We can do no great things, but we can do small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa

“We are the generation that we’ve been waiting for.” -Marc Kielburger

“We have all won the lottery of life. The question is how we discharge that responsibly.” -Sheryl WuDunn

“If you delegate tasks, you create followers. If you delegate authority, you create leaders.” -Craig Groeschel

“If you’re not dead, you’re not done.” -Craig Groeschel

“Respect is earned but honor is given.” -Craig Groeschel

“Organizational health is the single greatest competitive advantage that any organization has. It’s free and is accessible to any leader and yet it remains largely untapped.” -Patrick Lencioni

“When angry you will make the best speech you will ever regret.” -Bill Ury

“The best way to destroy an enemy is to make them a friend.” -Abraham Lincoln

“God, rescue us from fear and things too small to waste our lives on!” – Pranitha Timothy

“To obey God is better than sacrifice.” -Mario Vega

“Never give yourself permission to avoid doing what is right.” -Mario Vega

“Jesus changed how the world thinks about history, science, medicine, human rights, education & more.  We need to marvel @ Jesus!  His work is not done yet!” -John Ortberg

“It’s easy to have faith when everything is going great. The real test of faith is when you’re facing something that only your faith in God will get you through.” -Geoffrey Canada

 “It’s one thing to see a vision; it’s another thing to be seized by a vision.” -Bill Hybels

“Matt. 16:18 — Are you aching to see this happen?”  – Bill Hybels

What’s your favorite out of all of these?

Dr. Tim Spivey is Lead Planter of New Vintage Church in San Diego, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on ChurchLeaders.com, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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