I recently attended the Global Leadership Summit (GLS), for the second time, and I was amazed again by the speakers and how much of what they spoke about I needed to hear.
I wanted to share some of my take-aways from the various speakers I heard this year. Some of the quotes are not exact; I’m not a good note taker, but hopefully they are close enough that they get the points across. If any of this resonates with you readers, I recommend attending the Summit next year, downloading the GLSNext app (available for iOS and Android), and checking out some of the resources from the speakers.
Armed with enough humility, leaders can learn from anyone.
Questions are better than answers.
How will you change the lives of others?
Creativity is about solving problems.
Stories are going to change the world. It’s how we communicate with each other.
Givers may appear to fail in the short run, but they are most successful in the long run.
Givers are learning and building relationships.
Dr. Brené Brown:
We’re emotional people who sometimes think.
Our worthiness lives inside the stories. When you own the story, you get to write the ending.
Diverse teams outperform super smart teams.
Diversity is hard; we all have our biases.
Don’t leave it all on the field, you’ll go home with nothing.
Leave room for dumb ideas.
Dumb ideas + God’s hand = life transformation
Get out of the way! It gives you the ability to discover the awe and wonder of God’s hand.
Caring is what service means.
Individualizing care moves customers from satisfaction to loyalty.
When leaders become better receivers [of feedback]:
- They get better feedback.
- They become a role model of what they value and respect.
- Automatically become a better giver of feedback.
The interview with Brian Houston was a reminder of how important music is to me. More about this in an upcoming post.
Life is a journey, a winding path filled with many unknowns. It’s only possible to navigate because of God’s power and grace. –Brian Houston, Live Love Lead
You will not find the definition of success until you help others succeed.
The object of leadership for most leaders is their own success; the object of Christ’s leadership was the success of his followers.
The Jesus kind of leadership says, “If I can do it, you can do it too!”
Following you should hold the promise of life change for those who follow you.
It’s not what you know, it’s how fast you learn.
Once we have knowledge, we make assumptions; sometimes bad assumptions.
Your brain does not comprehend what your body is capable of.
There is more inside of you than you can imagine or dream possible.
I hope these quotes inspire you to greater leadership in all areas of your lives.