Here are a few of my favorite quotes from yesterday’s Global Leadership Summit…
- “Passion is like protein. Find your passion, feed your passion and keep your passion bucket full.” – Bill Hybels, Senior Pastor at Willow Creek Community Church
- The Banana Room. Hybels shared that growing up their family business had a room, a break room, that always had bananas…the banana room. His dad would fire people in the banana room. Short, quick, no notice firings. Following each, Dad would come out of the room and look around as if to ask, “Any questions?” Amazingly, there never were.
- That perfectly round circle that Bill drew. That freehand circle was amazing.
- “Leadership can be a legal drug that other parts of life cannot compete. God never intended our vocation to crowd out the rest of our life.” – Hybels
- “No humor at others expenses…ever.” – Alan Mulally, former President and CEO of the Ford Motor Company
- “Most employees come to draw a salary, not a cathedral.” – Mulally
- “Move from I to the We and from We to Service.” – Mulally
- “I’m an impatient optimist.” – Melinda Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
- “Faithfulness is not sitting on what you have been given, it is multiplying what you have been given.” – Jossy Chako, Founder and President, Empart, Inc.
- “When people hear your vision they should understand the size and scale of your God.” – Chako
- “Build character before you empower…Empowerment needs to be through relationships. Without relationships you cannot know their character.” -Chako
- “See risk as a friend to love not an enemy to fear.” – Chako
- “Don’t let earthly priorities keep you from embracing the heavenly possibilities.” – Chako
- “Don’t take your gifts and abilities to Heaven. They aren’t needed in Heaven.” – Chako
- “Only 36% of people can identify their emotions as they have them.” – Dr. Travis Bradberry, best-selling author and Co-Founder of TalentSmart
- “When we develop our people, we need to have courage as leaders, as uncomfortable as it is to consistently confront or call-on people.” – Patrick Lencioni, Best-selling Author and Founder of The Table Group
- “Bitterness and caving in are the two things we need to avoid.” – Lencioni
What were your highlights? Any quotes from day one that you would add?