I recently attended with many members of Christ Lutheran Church the Willow Creek Association (WCA)'s Global Leadership Summit 2017 (#gls17, #gls2017). I experienced it via remote campus video streaming at Journey Community Church in La Mesa (@Journey_Church). They are awesome hosts!
My full notes that I took are available in PDF if you are interested. (Original version posted on 8/18/2017. Updated on 8/19/2017.)
In reviewing the notes before posting this, I've been thinking and contemplating on the following 'big ideas' since the event:
- We need leaders who do not fight with each, but work together.
- At the end of each day, list three things that you are grateful for in a journal and reflect on them.
- There is no correlation between thinking you are creative and being creative.
- We (as followers of Jesus) have to be with the people who have problems. Be close to people who are suffering. Go where the pain is. Serve them.
- Create within your organization a culture that recognizes and embraces change rather than resists change.
- If you (as a leader) give ‘freedom’ to your employes at a level that starts to make you feel uncomfortable, then you are on the track.
- WHITESPACE is a ‘strategic pause’ taken between activities, and we all need more pause in our lives.
- Studying "Failed Teams" is not going to show you how to build "Best Teams."
- Consider this: 'talent x effort = skill' and 'skill x effort = achievement'. Effort counts twice.
- Courage like fear is contagious.