My Favorite Insights from the 2015 Global Leadership Summit

Every year I look forward to the Willow Creek Association’s Global Leadership Summit with eager anticipation because I believe it is the best leadership development event in the world. There is always a diverse and exceptional lineup of speakers who provide challenging, relevant, deep talks on how to be a more effective and influential leader. I always walk away challenged to get better as a leader by implementing what I’ve learned. The 2015 GLS was no different–in fact, it was probably the best I’ve been to yet.

Here are some of my top quotes from the event:

Armed with enough humility, leaders can learn from anyone. -Bill Hybels

Self-sacrificing love has always been at the core of leadership. -Bill Hybels

Commitment to service is not a sector choice, it is a life choice. -Jim Collins

Focus on building your unit instead of your career. -Jim Collins

Transformational leaders have absolute emotional awareness of themselves and others. -Brene Brown

When we deny the story it defines us; when we own the story we get to write the ending. -Brene Brown

Diverse teams don’t make more efficient decisions–they make more effective decisions. -Sallie Krawcheck

Service starts the instant you make contact with someone. -Horst Schulze

The fastest way to change the feedback culture in an organization is for the leaders to become better receivers of feedback. -Sheila Heen

When there is a power gap between leaders and followers, people are seen but not heard. -Sam Adeyemi

When we step out of our comfort zone we feel alive–we feel divine. -Liz Wiseman

The pathway to your greatest potential is straight through your greatest fear. -Craig Groeschel

If you don’t change the way you think, you will become the lid to your organization. -Craig Groeschel


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