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Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit 2015

If you missed the 2015 Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit, then you missed some great content, great speakers, and incredible ideas that have the potential to shift your thinking when it comes to leadership. But no worries! Now you’ve got all the notes to every session right here at your fingertips for free! Hope you enjoy!

Session #1 Bill Hybels

Bill Hybels is the founder and Senior Pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, IL. He also the founded The Global Leadership Summit, now in over 200 U.S. sites and over 260 cities worldwide including 85 countries opened the Summit by talking about the 5 intangibles of leadership.

Session #2 Jim Collins

Jim Collins, a Summit favorite and successful leadership author delivered 7 Questions he learned to ask from West Point.

Session #3 Ed Catmull

Ed Catmull, Co-Founder of Pixar Animation Studios and President of Walt Disney Animation Studios, delivered a fantastic talk on creativity and leadership!

Session #4 Brene Brown

Dr. Brene Brown, research professor at the University of Houston and best selling author delivered a fantastic talk on the power of rising strong! Her 2010 TEDx Houston talk, The Power of Vulnerability, is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world with more than 18 million views!

Session #5 Adam Grant

Adam Grant is a professor at the Wharton School of Business and best-selling author. He is one of the world’s 40 best business professors under 40. He discussed the principles from his new book Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives our Success.

Session #6 Sallie Krawcheck

Sallie Krawcheck, the Chair of Ellevate Network and former President of Bank of America’s Global Wealth & Investment Management delivered a great talk on ethics and diversity in leadership!

Session #7 Albert Tate

Albert Tate, founder and Senior Pastor at Fellowship Monrovia in Southern California gave a great challenge on how to lead with leftovers.

Session #8 Horst Schulze

Horst Schulze, the Chairman and CEO of the Capella Hotel Group and Founding President and former COO of the Ritz Carlton began day-2 at the Summit and did an incredible job of challenging leaders to inspire customer loyalty by raising the bar on customer service. I was particularly intrigued by the connection he made between customer service and the life of Jesus.

Session #9 Sheila Heen

Shelia Heen is the founder of the Triad Consulting Group and faculty at Harvard Law School.

Session #10 Brian Houston

Brian Houston is the Sr. Pastor of Australia based Hillsong Church, a global family of congregations comprising more than 100,000 weekly attendees. During this session Bill Hybels sat down with Brian for an interview…here are some of my take aways.

Session #11 Sam Adeyemi

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

Session #12 Liz Wiseman

Liz Wiseman, the President of the Wiseman Group and best-selling author gave a talk based on her new book: Rookie Smarts – Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work.

Session #13 Craig Groeschel

Craig Groeschel is the founder and Senior Pastor of LifeChurch.tv, known for using innovative technology to spread the Gospel to multiple locations around the U.S. and globally via Church Online. Craig closed out summit with an incredible talk about expanding your leadership capacity.


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Leadership Summit 2015: Brian Houston

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.

Brian Houston is the Sr. Pastor of Australia based Hillsong Church, a global family of congregations comprising more than 100,000 weekly attendees. During this session Bill Hybels sat down with Brian for an interview…here are some of my take aways.

  • He always knew that he wanted to be a pastor, he saw his dad go off to preach as a kid and knew that’s what he wanted to do when he grew up
  • “New people bring new people”
  • Handling personal crisis (in discussing a moral crisis in leadership at Hillsong)
    • I probably didn’t handle the emotion of it very well
    • I went into leadership mode and probably didn’t take care of myself very well
    • I started imploding over a series of years because I looked after myself last
    • Leaders have a tendency to live life near the red line and just a little more puts you over the line and in the danger zone
    • The pain got so significant that it showed up in a physical way
  • Music can be an arrowhead for a church and if a church is healthy it can be seen in the song of the church
  • The church is resilient…it’s not just about personalities and talent that’s there for a season…but Jesus really is building His church
  • Everyone who starts with you won’t end with you
  • If you keep getting up and keep showing up you have a chance to see what Jesus wants to do
  • Longevity is the greatest opportunity to seeing the fruit of what Jesus has called you to

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