30 of My Favorite Take Aways from GLS 2019

Last week we hosted the simulcast of the Global Leadership Summit. It’s two days of top-level speakers addressing leadership in every area of life. Whether you’re young or old, pursuing the sacred or secular, in a position of authority, middle management, or the new intern, everyone has influence.

The Leadership Summit is held every year and they have some common vocabulary that you may recognize (I used one above):

  • Leadership is influence and everyone has influence.
    (Read on for an interesting take on this from Patrick Lencioni.)
  • Everyone wins when a leader gets better.
  • Leaders change the world.

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If you were able to join us, your challenge is to review your notes and see what you’d add to this list. If you weren’t there, then take a few minutes to read through this list and see what resonates with you. Then mark your calendar for next summer’s Global Leadership Summit on August 6-7, 2020.

30 of My Favorite Take Aways from GLS 2019

  1. Decide when it’s Good-Enough-To-Move-On! Look for the greatest level of return based on time, money, and resources invested. (Craig Groschel)
  2. Perfection is often the enemy of progress. (Craig Groschel)
  3. Better is a higher return for equal or lower investment. (Craig Groschel)
  4. If you commit to the WHAT and are consumed by the WHY, you will figure out the HOW. (Craig Groschel)
  5. Think inside the box. (Let constraints motivate you to creativity and drive innovation!) (Craig Groschel)
  6. Diversity is being invited to the party, inclusion is being asked to dance. (Bozoma Saint John quoting Verna Myers)
  7. No matter how hard you get hit, no matter how hard the knock is, if you maintain your point of reference, you stay on course. (Ben Sherwood)
  8. In a crisis, wait for the sudden and violent motion to stop.(Ben Sherwood)
  9. Connection is everything. (Ben Sherwood)
  10. Courageous leaders know mastery and competency aren’t the end goal. The goal is to constantly learn, even when you’ve achieved mastery. (Liz Bohannon)
  11. The stages of learning are a cycle not a step-by-step process. When we look at it in steps, it limits our ability as leaders and we act out of fear of losing our place at the top. (Liz Bahannon)
  12. You don’t need to be above average to live an extraordinary life. (Liz Bohannon)
  13. The language of leadership varies in interpretation by generation, gender, and geography. (Jason Dorsey)
  14. There is no changing the future without disturbing the present. (Danielle Strickland quoting Catherine Booth)
  15. Hollywood is addicted to sequels and so is leadership. Avoid it. We think if we keep doing the same thing it will be successful. (DeVon Franklin)
  16. Everyone has influence, but they probably shouldn’t. You must understand your leadership motive if you’re going to be a leader. Don’t be a leader unless you’re doing it for the right reasons. (Patrick Lencioni)
  17. If your WHY is off, then the HOW won’t matter. (Patrick Lencioni)
  18. My hope is that someday people won’t talk about Servant Leadership because that will be the only type of leadership that exists. (Patrick Lencioni)
  19. I cannot control whether or not you like me, but I can control whether I’m like-able. (Chris Voss)
  20. The two keys to negotiation are listen and connect. The core of negotiations is tactical empathy, not compassion. It is understanding where someone is coming from. (Chris Voss)
  21. Everyone is an expert at their own post. You cannot lose by gaining information from those you’re serving. (Aja Brown)
  22. People can’t go with you if they don’t know where you want to go. (Aja Brown)
  23. Rejection tells more about the rejector than the rejected. (Jia Jiang)
  24. When your team does not feel protected and secure, they take on the “just tell me what to do” attitude and lose creativity. (Todd Henry)
  25. Trust is like a water balloon – if you puncture it in a tiny way, you’re going to lose it everywhere. (Todd Henry)
  26. Leaders are called to see things differently. A leader sees potential where others see problems, hope where others see chaos, opportunity in the place of obstacle, and treasure instead of trouble. (Krish Kandiah)
  27. Prejudice leads to segregation, hospitality leads to solidarity. (Krish Kandiah)
  28. You have one body and your leadership lives in it. (Jo Saxton)
  29. There’s no shortcut to your goals that avoids failure. (Bear Grylls)
  30. Knowledge leads to conclusions, emotion leads to actions. Stories stick, facts fade. (Craig Groschel)

To read more in-depth summaries or check out the illustrative summaries published by the GLS, check out their website.

Before You Go

The summer of 2019 is not yet over but we already have a link to register for the 2020 Global Leadership Summit! Contact Nancy for the code to register at the Pacific Conference Simulcast or use the second link to find a host in your area. If you’re not ready to commit today, be sure to mark your calendar so you can save the date: August 6-7, 2020!

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