The Top 37 Quotes from the 2011 Global Leadership Summit

Boiled down goodness, for you to simmer in…

  1. We live in a world that’s crying out for better leadership. @billhybels
  2. Nothing rocks forever. @billhybels
  3. If you can’t predict the future, create it. –Len Schlesinger
  4. Little bets and baby steps make all the difference. –Len Schlesinger
  5. The world you see outside of you will always be a reflection of what you have inside of you. @corybooker
  6. Who you are speaks so loudly I can’t hear what you say. @corybooker
  7. Catalytic events are never nice, easy, or comfortable. @revdocbrenda
  8. Pray for a divine mandate, name your catalytic event, mobilize people to go! @revdocbrenda
  9. Competence is no longer scarce. –Seth Godin
  10. I’m not a psychopath—I’m wearing a tie! –Seth Godin
  11. There’s no map for being an artist. –Seth Godin
  12. If it’s worth doing, why aren’t you doing it now? –Seth Godin
  13. The world is begging for you to lead. –Seth Godin
  14. To love is to give, to give until it hurts. –Mama Maggie Gobran
  15. I’m just dumb enough to believe God can do anything. @stevenfurtick
  16. If the vision isn’t overwhelming to you, it’s probably insulting to God. @stevenfurtick
  17. One of the reasons we struggle with insecurity is because we are comparing our behind-the-scenes with others highlight reels. @stevenfurtick
  18. If we aren’t careful we can become addicted to the narcotic of success and growth. @billhybels
  19. I don’t know a single leader who ever regretted taking a tough assignment from God. @billhybels
  20. May God grant that we are worthy to stand beside sisters and brothers standing in faith in the hard places. @wess_stafford
  21. In silence you leave the many and are with the One. –Mama Maggie Gobran
  22. We choose whether to be a nobody or a hero. –Mama Maggie Gobran
  23. I would much rather deal with anger than apathy. @m_rhee
  24. Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves. @m_rhee
  25. People are either wise, fools, or evil. You must deal with each differently. @drhenrycloud
  26. It takes guts to do what leadership requires when you’re dealing with a fool. @drhenrycloud
  27. Humility is the noble choice to forgo your status and use your influence for the good of others before yourself. @johnpauldickson
  28. Humility is beautiful, generative, persuasive, and inspiring. @johnpauldickson
  29. Enter the danger. @patricklencioni
  30. People are hungry for those who will tell them the kind truth. @patricklencioni
  31. Your job is not to look smart. It’s to help your team do more and better. @patricklencioni
  32. The only thing worse than someone farting in a meeting is someone pretending they didn’t fart in a meeting. @patricklencioni
  33. We, the Church, need to become cultivators of human potential and narrators of the human story. @erwinmcmanus
  34. We need a revival of great storytelling. Whoever tells the best story wins the culture. @erwinmcmanus
  35. Sometimes the truth is lost in a bad story. @erwinmcmanus
  36. An ordinary human has never been born. But most of us die as tragically ordinary humans. @erwinmcmanus
  37. Evil men don’t ask permission to create the future. @erwinmcmanus

Special things to @timschraeder and @paulsteinbrueck for their notes that supplemented (and confirmed) mine. See the Willow Creek Association Blog, too!

  • John

    Pretty much sums it up. Thanks for saving me the $400 registration fee to hear fluff like this.

  • Debi Frey

    I was feverishly trying to compile a similar list! Many thanks to Tim and Paul for putting their notes out there for the rest of us – blessing us all. Impactful event in many, many ways. I had my bell rung and I am digging those ditches!

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  • Stuart Mackey

    Two of my y favorite were from Steven Furtick:
    “If our vision isn’t intimidating to me, then there is a good chance it is insulting to God”
    “We compare our ‘behind the scenes’ to others’ ‘highlight reel'”

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