08/27…of the day

A compilation of the quotes from Leadership Summit that Rang my Bell
Idea stolen from Executing Ideas
“Your job is to help your ___ (company, family, friends community) to move from the here to the there  for the glory of the ONE whose name you bare.” – Bill Hybels
“Little bets and baby steps make all the difference.” –Len Schlesinger
“You are the result of a grand conspiracy of Love” – Cory Booker
“Your attitude about the world says nothing about the world; it says something about your character.” – Cory Booker
“But before you tell me what you teach, show me how you live and give.” – Cory Booker
When the shaking is so severe we are tempted to pull back, but we MUST move forward.” – Dr. Brenda Salter-McNeil
“Competence is no longer sufficient” – Seth Godin
“If failure is not an option, then success isn’t either” – Seth Godin
“If it’s worth doing, why aren’t you doing it now?” –Seth Godin
“I can’t expect God’s blessing on my work unless I do it God’s way.” – Steven Furtick
“The difference between a vision and a day dream is the audacity to act and the faith to get started.”- Steven Furtick
“If the size of the vision is not intimidating to you there’s a good chance it’s insulting to God.”- Steven Furtick
“I may not have all the resources right now, but I have exceeding promises in God’s word.”- Steven Furtick
“When the vision God has put inside you doesn’t match with what you see, close your eyes and keep going.”- Steven Furtick
Everyone who experiences the fragrance of eternity has to experience the valley of death.” – Mama Maggie Gobran
True elegance comes from the inside – from love.” – Mamma Maggie Gobran
It’s the moment when you die to yourself that you discover the beauty of life.” – Mamma Maggie Gobran
“I would much rather deal with anger than apathy” – Michelle Rhee
“God has called us to be a steward over a vision affect the world around us.” – Dr. Henry Cloud
“When you lack the maturity to do it on your own, add external structure.” – Dr. Henry Cloud
“Humility is not hiding your talents.  Humility is the noble choice to forgo your status and use your influence for the good of others. It is to hold your power in service of others.” – John Dickson
“The real power of effective leadership is maximizing other people’s potential, which inevitably demands ensuring they get the credit. When our ego won’t let us build another person up, then the effectiveness of the organization goes down.” – John Dickson
“If you live your life outside of God you are destined to the monotonous repetition but when we step into the light of the Son we are in the presence of the God of the extravagantly new.” – Erwin McManus
“When we live our lives connected to the Creator of the Universe, we become God’s instruments for creating the future” – Erwin McManus
“We have been entrusted with this stewardship: to redeem the image of God in every human being and living our lives in a way that reflects the image and character of God.” – Erwin McManus
“We should be the EPICENTER of creativity.” – Erwin McManus
“It’s not that hard to bring people to Jesus when you tell them a story they find themselves in.” – Erwin McManus
“We are a mosaic… broken and fragmented pieces brought together by the masterful hand of an extraordinary Creator.” – Erwin McManus

currently listening to “Hell on Heels” by Pistol Annies – LOVE the new album!
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08/26…of the day

Over the next couple of days I will be featuring some highlights from my experience at The Global Leadership Summit in Chicago.  So amazing!

Verse of the Day:
“You are glorious and more majestic
than the everlasting mountains.”
~Ps 76:4

Quotes from session 8 – Erwin McManus (Innovator and Cultural Achitect of  Mosaic Church):
Chasing Daylight
“There are moments in our lives where we are inspired to act.”
“When Solomon says that ‘Nothing is new under the sun’ I know deep down that he is wrong.”
“The body of Christ (the church) has accepted Solomon’s words as a truth and the result is an apathy that is dangerous”
“Isaiah 43 tells us to pay attention to the new thing.  He is all about the new: Creating the universe – that was new, talking to Moses as a bush on fire – that was new, a virgin giving birth – that was new,  redeeming the world by death on a cross – that was new. His mercies are new every morning, You became a new creation.”
“If you live your life outside of God you are destined to the monotonous repetition but when we step into the light of the Son we are in the presence of the God of the extravagantly new.”
“When we live our lives connected to the Creator of the Universe, we become God’s instruments for creating the future”
“We have lost the distinction between being a part of the the created order (past tense, a product) and creative order (active tense, playing a part in the creating.  Because we were made in the Creators image with the creators character within us) ”
“We have been entrusted with this stewardship: to redeem the image of God in every human being and living our lives in a way that reflects the image and character of God.”
In order to create the future God has in mind we need to:
– Cultivate Human Creative Talent – there has never been an ordinary being born but most of us die painfully and tragically ordinary.  We should be the EPICENTER of creativity. What is spiritual leadership if we do not set the human spirit free?
– Be the Narrators of the Human Story –  We used to tell our story with authenticity and transparency.  There is no book that explains the human condition better than the Scriptures.  We need to reclaim the truth-telling power of the narrative of Christ.  Whoever tells a great story, shapes the culture.  It’s not that hard to bring people to Jesus when you tell them a story they find themselves in.
“We are a mosaic… broken and fragmented pieces brought together by the masterful hand of an extraordinary Creator.”

Video of the Day:

currently reading to “Joy Luck Club” by Amy Tan

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08/25…of the day

Over the next couple of days I will be featuring some highlights from my experience at The Global Leadership Summit in Chicago.  So amazing!

Verse of the Day:
“Patience can persuade a prince,
and soft speech can break bones.”
~Prov 25:15

Quotes from session 7 – John Dickson (Director of Centre for Public Christianity):
Humilitas
“Humility is not hiding your talents.  Humility is the noble choice to forgo your status and use your influence for the good of others. It is to hold your power in service of others.”
“The best leaders are marked by humility. Humility makes the great, greater”
5 truths of Humility
– Humility is Common Sense – No one can be an expert on everything.  Someone who is an expert in something knows that in every area of life what we don’t know far exceeds what we do.
– Humility is Beautiful – We are more attracted to the greats that are humble than the greats that know it and want everyone else to.  Historically humility used to be looked at as weakness, there cultural shift in this perspective happened at the cross.  “Greatness must consist of the willingness to sacrifice”
– Humility is Generative – It generates new knowledge and ideas because those who are humble know there is always more to learn and those who are looking to learn are in the place of growth.
– Humility is Persuasive – Aristotle’s work in On Rehtoric states the keys to persuasion are: logos (intellectual component), pathos (aesthetic or emotional), and ethos (character of the persuader). He states that the character is the most significant.
– Humility is Inspiring – Professional will and personal humility is what seperate good from great.  When leaders appear aloof and unapproachable, we admire them, but we don’t imitate them. But humble leaders: We don’t just admire them; we aspire to be like them. Humility in a leader inspires when they are approachable and seem like us, so then we can believe that we can aspire to rise to their level.
“The real power of effective leadership is maximizing other people’s potential, which inevitably demands ensuring they get the credit. When our ego won’t let us build another person up, then the effectiveness of the organization goes down.”

Quotes from session 7 – Patrick Lencioni (Founder of the Table Group consulting company, Best-Selling Author):
Vulnerability
“The power of vulnerability is that trust, loyalty, and value come with it.”
“To be vulnerable means to be capable of being physically or emotionally wounded.  To be Open to attack or damage.  There can be massive rewards but also huge potential for damage.”
3 Questions/Fears that hinder Vulnerability
– Fear of Losing – Either the business (being rejected).  We must enter the danger, face it head on.  You must speak the KIND truth.
– Fear of Being Embarrassed – You must be more interested in helping others than protecting yourself.  Be willing to ask the dumb questions.  Celebrate your mistakes, we acknowledge our humanity.
– Fear of Feeling Inferior – Choose to put yourself in a lower position.  Choose to do the dirty work.  Sometime you won’t be rewarded or acknowledged for doing it, do it anyways.  Be willing to do whatever you are asking others to do.  Honor your people (client, employee, friends) work.   Be so interested in them, but not just the part you are engaged in–all of them.
“It’s so powerful, but it’s not easy.”

currently listening to “Tailgates & Tanlines” by Luke Bryan

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08/23…of the day

Over the next couple of days I will be featuring some highlights from my experience at The Global Leadership Summit in Chicago.  So amazing!

Verse of the Day:
“He touched my lips with it and said, ‘See, this coal has touched your lips. Now your guilt is removed, and your sins are forgiven.’ ”
~Is 6:7

Quotes from session 6 – Michelle Rhee (Founder of studentsfirst.org, former Chancellor of D.C. Public Schools):
Students First
“The best way to bring change was to invest in human capitol: the quality and the type of person to create the culture”
“I would much rather deal with anger than apathy”

Quotes from session 2 – Dr. Henry Cloud (Clinical Psychologist, Best-Selling Author):
The Evil, The Foolish, The Wise
“God has called us to be a steward over a vision affect the world around us.”
“Will I let this guy stop me from accomplishing the vision”
“When you lack the maturity to do it on your own, add external structure.”
“God has called you to lead people. Sometimes it’s not about the plan, but about getting the people to work the plan. Take the challenge to not let somebody’s character problem stop the mission God has called you to.”

Video of the Day:

currently listening to “Self-Titled” by Grace Potter & the Nocturnals

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08/22…of the day

Over the next couple of days I will be featuring some highlights from my experience at The Global Leadership Summit in Chicago.  So amazing!

Verse of the Day:
“Long ago the Lord said to Israel:
“But I am like an olive tree, thriving in the house of God.
I will always trust in God’s unfailing love.”
~Ps 52:8

Quotes from session 5 – Wess Stafford (CEO Compassion International):
Tough Callings
Who really are the hero’s among us?”

Quotes from session 5 – Mama Maggie Gobran  (Founder – Stephen’s Children Ministry, “Mother Theresa of Cairo”
Tough Callings

Everyone who experiences the fragrance of eternity has to experience the valley of death.”
True elegance comes from the inside – from love.”
It’s the moment when you die to yourself that you discover the beauty of life.”
Silence your body to listen to words, silence your tongue to listen to your thoughts, silence your thoughts to listen to your heart beating, silence your heart to listen to your spirit, silence your spirit to hear His.”

Quotes from session 5 – Bill Hybels:
Tough Callings – Jeremiah
At the end of the lament, he says ‘throughout all of this, God’s mercies were new to me every morning.’ What he did was hard, and never successful in the eyes of the world, but he felt the sweetness of God underneath it all.”

Video of the Day:

currently listening to “Yearbook (up to now)” by Sleeping at Last
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08/21…of the day

Over the next couple of days I will be featuring some highlights from my experience at The Global Leadership Summit in Chicago.  So amazing!

Verse of the Day:
“Long ago the Lord said to Israel:
“I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love.
With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.”
~Jer 31:3

Quotes from session 4 – Steven Furtick (Lead Pastor, Elevation Church):
Audacious Faith – 2 Kings 3:9-20
Only God can make it rain – We can do everything we can do to prepare….but only He can send the rain.”
“I can’t expect God’s blessing on my work unless I do it God’s way.”
“How are we going to get from inspiration to implementation? If all you have are some good ideas does not make you a visionary. It makes you a daydreamer. The difference between a vision and a day dream is the audacity to act and the faith to get started.”
“If the size of the vision is not intimidating to you there’s a good chance it’s insulting to God.” **Fav quote from the whole conference.
“I may not have all the resources right now, but I have exceeding promises in God’s word.”
“When the vision God has put inside you doesn’t match with what you see, close your eyes and keep going.”
“If we want to see the land filled with water then start digging ditches.”
I can say fairly confident that he was in my top 3 favorite presenters in the two days.

Video of the Day:

currently listening to “Cheif” by Eric Church – oh man.  Great new stuff from this guy! “Homeboy” (of course!) “Creepin” “Hungover and Hard Up” “Over When it’s Over”
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08/20…of the day

Over the next couple of days I will be featuring some highlights from my experience at The Global Leadership Summit in Chicago.  So amazing!

Verse of the Day:
“Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?
Tell me, if you know so much.
Who determined its dimensions
and stretched out the surveying line?
What supports its foundations,
and who laid its cornerstone
as the morning stars sang together
and all the angelsshouted for joy?”
~Job 38:4-7 – a little perspective. :)

Quotes from session 3 – Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil (Founder Salter McNeil Associates):
Courageous Leadership for Catalytic Times
When the shaking is so severe we are tempted to pull back, but we MUST move forward.”
Am I ready to break through my barriers?
-Pray for a divine mandate.  What things have MY name on them?
– Name your catalytic event and see opportunity where catastrophe could be.  Analyze it, Interpret it through God’s view.
– Mobilize to GO.  Not to help but to learn.  Become a part of them.
“Pray that your heart would break for what breaks God’s heart”

Quotes from session 3 – Seth Godin (Bestselling Author, Marketing Genius):
Poke the Box
“Is this the end of the job?  What follows? – The ART.”
“Competence is no longer sufficient”
“If failure is not an option, then success isn’t either”
“We are constantly looking for a reason not to do our art, not to put ourselves on the line.”

Video of the Day:

currently listening to “Light” by Ellie Goulding – loving her.  all of her.
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