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2013 Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit

I’m pleased to announce that Sun Valley Community Church is partnering with Central Christian Church to bring the 2013 Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit to the Phoenix East Valley this year! The Summit event is telecast LIVE from Willow’s campus near Chicago every August and will be experienced in more than 300+ cities in 90 countries and translated into 42 languages.

Dates & Times: Thursday, August 8 – Friday, August 9 from 8:30am – 4:30pm each day
Location: CentralAZ Mesa Campus | 933 N. Lindsay Road Road | Mesa, AZ 85213
Cost: Register for Early Bird Pricing on or before 6/25 and receive the following pricing: WCA Member Group Rate (15+ people) = $159 | WCA Member Rate (1-14 people) = $199 | Individual Rate = $249 | Student/Faculty Rate = $79
Registration: To register you and your team, and for more information follow this link.

The Summit has put together an incredible faculty this year which includes: Bill Hybels, Founder & Sr. Pastor of Willow Creek Community Church | General Colin Powell, Former U.S. Secretary of State | Dr. Brene Brown, Research Professor University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work | Mark Burnett, Four-time Emmy Award Winner; Executive Television Producer | Vijay Govindarajan, Top 50 Management Thinker | Patrick Lencioni, Founder & President of The Table Group and Best Selling Author | Lize Wiseman, Executive Strategy and Leadership Consultant | Oscar Muriu, Senior Pastor of Nairobi Chapel, Kenya | Dr. Henry Cloud, Clinical Psychologist, Leadership Consultant, Best-selling Author | Chris Brown, Co-Senior Pastor and Teaching Pastor at North Coast Church | Joseph Grenny, Co-Founder, VitalSmarts and Best Selling Author | Bob Goff, Founder and CEO of Restore International and Attorney | Andy Stanley, Founder and Sr. Pastor of North Point Ministries

Bonus FREE Stuff!

As a bonus I’m giving away 3 tickets to this years Summit! Here are the conditions: 1) Your Church or Group must be new to the Phoenix East Valley Summit Location 2) It’s limited to one ticket per group (so if everyone’s counting correctly that’s three new groups) and 3) Contact me using my contact form on my blog. It’s that simple!


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global leadership summit 2012: william ury

William Ury is the co-founder and senior fellow at Harvard University’s Program on Negotiation. These are my notes from his interview at the Global Leadership Summit.

  • Negotiation is the act of reaching agreement
  • The greatest obstacle to negotiation and agreement is ourselves. We are the biggest barrier to our own success
  • When angry you will make the best speech you will ever regret
  • One of the greatest powers of negotiation that we have is the power not to react
  • 4 Tips to successful negotiation:
    • #1 People:
      • Separate the people from the problem.
      • Be soft on people and hard on the problem.
      • Listen, put yourself in the shoes of the other person and offer respect
    • Interests:
      • Focus on interests not positions.
      • What are the underlying interests and issues?
    • Options:
      • Develop multiple options.
      • Creative options that meet the interests of all parties
    • Criteria:
      • The power of objective criteria and fairness, insist that the result be based on some objective standard.
      • Go into the conversation within a bottom line that you would walk away without agreement but still be happy with your walk away plan
  • Less talk, more walk
  • “Do I not destroy my enemy when I make them my friend?” Abraham Lincoln

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global leadership summit 2012: craig groeschel

Craig Groeschel is the founder and Senior Pastor of LifeChurch.tv and author or multiple books. These are my notes from his talk at the Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit:

  • If you delegate tasks, you create followers…if you delegate authority you create leaders
  • If you’re a part of the older generation don’t fear the younger generation or resent them, but believe in them because they need you
  • If you’re have to ask yourself if you’re a part of the older generation…you’re a part of the older generation
  • When I turned 40 I began to ask myself are my best days of ministry behind me? Can I still engage the younger generation?
  • God values maturity and if you’re not dead you’re not done
  • Embrace the season that you’re in, be yourself authenticity trumps cool every time
  • You can be a spiritual father to those who come behind you Psalm 71:18
  • The younger generation needs those who have gone before you more than you know
  • #1 word that describes this new young workforce is entitled
  • Because the younger generation feels entitled you over estimate what you can do in the short run but under estimate what you can do over a lifetime of faithfulness
  • If you want to lead up then lead with honor
  • Honor publicly results in influence privately
  • Respect is earned but honored is given
  • Some in the younger generation need to repent because you’re hindering what God could do if the generations worked together
  • If you ever want to be over, you need to learn to be under with integrity
  • Leadership teams and churches naturally age
  • How the older generation and younger generation can work together:
    • Create ongoing feedback loops from those who are older and younger
    • Create specific mentoring moments
    • Create opportunities for significant leadership development
  • Don’t copy what successful people do, learn how they think

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global leadership summit 2012: jim collins

Jim Collins, researcher and best selling author of the leadership books Built to Last, Good to Great, and How the Mighty Fall, shared a message at the Global Leadership Summit. Here are my notes from his talk:

  • The X-factor of great leadership is humility combined with will
  • Fanatic Discipline: excerpting a sense of control in a world that increasingly seems out of control
  • Discipline keeps you from over extending yourself and getting wiped out by the next big storm
  • The principle of the 20-mile march turns great intentions into productive results: consistent consecutive performance
  • Most leaders fail to fire enough little shots to try new things & they have a propensity to fire big uncalibrated shots that lead to failure
  • More and more innovation without discipline leads to failure
  • Productive Paranoia: leads to preparation and buffers the things you do before times are tough
  • The signature of mediocrity is not unwillingness to change. It is chronic inconsistency.
  • Creativity is natural, discipline is not…
  • What’s rare is the ability to marry creativity and discipline without destroying creativity
  • It is how you manage with discipline in the good times that allows you to be strong when people most need you most
  • The greatest danger is not failure but to succeed and not know why
  • Life is people and time with people you love
  • An organization is not truly great if it can’t be great without you
  • Luck = a specific event that 1. You didn’t cause 2. It has a potential significant consequence 3. It was a surprise
  • Great winners in were research were not “luckier” all of us get these events, its what you do with them when they come
  • Greatness is not a matter of circumstance but a choice
  • A great organization possesses 3 things: 1. A superior performance relative to the mission 2. They make a distinctive impact 3. They achieve lasting endurance beyond any one leader

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global leadership summit 2012: bill hybels opening session

Bill Hybels opened the Global Leadership Summit. 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.

  • Leaders build teams because we don’t know what were doing most of the time. We are typically hoping that someone else will make us look better than we really are (tongue & cheek)
  • Growth is valuable because everyone wins when a leader gets better
  • Growth takes humility you can’t learn from someone who you think you’re better than
  • I hate cats…Bill’s not a cat person
  • How many people in your community even know you’re there? With a 75% rejection rate of the gospel it means sowing more seeds (Luke 8)
  • Whether you like it or not your whole organization takes its seed sowing queue’s from you
  • Leaders must stay, curious, courageous, and experimental
  • Entropy will not occur on our watch
  • We must insist on nonstop experiments that force learning and sow more seeds
  • We must become indecent tinkerers
  • You are the most difficult person you will ever lead
  • The leaders greatest asset isn’t time but their energizing capabilities: to energize other leaders, new ideas, the organization they lead, and themselves
  • Deliberately disregard second tier activities
  • God didn’t make you a leader to respond to stuff all day god made you a leader to move stuff ahead
  • Figure out the top things that need to be done and then energize them
  • Succession planning should not be rushed
  • Phases of Succession planning: phase one: every idea needs to be surfaced, who makes what decision, time frame, honor the pastor leaving…lots of questions need to be surfaced and answered / phase two: try and find an internal person who can succeed, if you can’t do it then go outside / phase three: the last phase is the actual transition…18 months transition of responsibilities
  • The whole world is going to have a front row seat to succession of leaders the next few years
  • Sr. Pastors don’t hang on too long, do the right thing for your church, set your church up to be led well after you leave, set the next leaders up to succeed.
  • When is the vision the most vulnerable: it’s in the middle…not the beginning because it’s exciting, not the end because you see the finish line, it’s in the middle because you can’t see either
  • What a privilege it is to be a leader…when was the last time you thanked God that he has put you in a position to lead

 


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