my church’s high school pastor, brian berry, wrote a great hyper-condensed summary of what he learned at the willow creek leadership summit this year:
BILL HYBELS: Lead with a constellation, not over a delegation. (fyi: A constellation is by his definition a group of people who you share power with instead of delegate to. They are people who may even have more power over an area of responsibility than you do)
JAMES MEEKS: Celebrate the small victories- they are the best way to keep the vision hot.
ANDY STANLEY: God cannot build a healthy church with unhealthy followers. My primary responsibility is health in me and my family so I have something to contribute to the cause. “Never violate the principles of God to gain the blessings of God.”
PEG NEUHAUSER: In every conflict I either build, maintain, repair or damage the relationship. There is no neutral ground.
ASHISH NANDA: Never underestimate the power of context and a team to bring about success.
JIM COLLINS: Great people will do Great things when they do what they love.
BONO: The gospel that changes a heart without moving your hands is not the Gospel. (this was the most powerful interview/music video piece I’ve ever seen)
PATRICK LENCIONI Teamwork should come before, not because of a crisis.
WAYNE CORDIERO: A healthy self comes from knowing what fills my cup and what drains it. So guard the flow.