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Leadership Summit 2017: Sam Adeyemi

Under Sam Adeyemi’s leadership, Daystar Christian Centre grew from a handful of people to more than 25,000 people weekly – with highly recognized community impact projects. The author of numerous best-selling books, his television programs reach viewers on all continents. Adeyemi founded Daystar Leadership Academy, which is dedicated to releasing a new generation of leaders who will serve as catalysts in the transformation of Africa and the world.

  • In leadership you don’t attract what you want you attract what you are
  • The leadership dynamic works when there is alignment between the sense of identity of the leader and that of the followers
  • If a group of robbers had the chance to elect a police man would they? No. They would elect a more sophisticated and better robber.
  • Leadership is about helping people move from robbers to policemen, helping people become someone they have never been before.
  • Unleashing the potential of followers, especially those who seem less than ideal is the miracle of leadership.
  • The transformation that will show up in your people’s lives is directly connected to your leadership.
  • Real and sustainable change in someone’s’ life begins when there is a change in their sense of identity
  • One of the greatest gifts you can give someone is a new belief in who they are and could be
  • Sometimes what you are used to is not what you belong to
  • What you believe is where you belong
  • The heart of the matter is a matter of the heart
  • Most people are sabotaged by self-limiting beliefs
  • Changing people from the inside out is truly transformational
  • Jesus – See with their eyes, hear with their ears and understand in their hearts they will turn and I will heal them…
  • Whatever people SEE and HEAR over time will enter their HEARTS and put their lives on autopilot

To change your followers from the inside out you need to change what they see and hear

#1 Describe your vision for the organization over and over again

  • vision = the ability to see people, places and things not just the way they are but the way they could be
  • The language you use to describe people matters infinitely
  • It’s not because the leader is special that the followers are there…it’s because the followers are special that the leader is there

#2 Set up a structured training system

  • Is your training system built to develop the ideal leader for your organization?
  • Training creates consistency in knowledge and skills across the organization

#3 Model transformation. People try to reach a standard they can see

  • follow me as I follow Jesus

#4 Reinvent yourself over and over. You die at one level to evolve to another

  • To be someone you’ve never been means you need to let go of what you’ve done in the past, which means you are going to have to get past your insecurities.
  • Many leaders are stranded at one level of success because their capacity has been blunted by their own success.
  • No one should be around you for a year or longer without transformation in their lives.
  • You can do more than you are doing right now.

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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: 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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