Leadership Summit 2015: Sam Adeyemi

If you missed the Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit this year, no worries I’ve got you covered. I’ll be posting my notes and thoughts from each presenter over the next couple of days.

Sam Adeyemi the founder and Senior Pastor of Daystar Christian Center in Nigeria gave a fantastic talk on “Crushing the Power Gap”

Crushing the Power Gap

  • Power & responsibility are not shared equally in an organization
    • The downside to power distance is that it can leave followers with a low self esteem and lack of empowerment to provide honest feedback
    • They have to wait for approval to do anything
    • It becomes a permission seeking culture
  • Following you should hold the promise of life-change for those who follow you
  • If you want to experience success, then help other experience success
  • The object of most leaders is their own success
  • Do you want your church to grow so you will be more comfortable?
  • When God asks you a question it’s not because He doesn’t know the answer, it’s usually to show us our foolishness
  • Jesus crushed the power gap
    • Men – Women
    • Adults – Kids
    • Man – God
    • Religious – Irreligious
  • Jesus calls leaders to create new power structures
  • One of the most amazing things about the power of Jesus is that He gave power away
  • There is something about leaders and talented people that makes them think that others can’t do what they do
  • Shepherds feed sheep…sheep make other sheep
  • If you are in an under-resourced area you need to view it as an opportunity to develop leaders and innovate
  • It is not the absence of money that makes some poor but the absence of ideas

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