Top 30 Leadership Quotes from the 2014 Summit

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From BILL HYBELS

  • “Great leadership is, by definition, relentlessly developmental.”
  • “Resourcefulness is the most important weapon in a leader’s arsenal.”
  • “The grander the vision, the greater the price-tag.“

From CARLY FIORINA

  • “Managers produce results within the existing order of things. Leaders change the order of things.”

 From JEFFREY IMMELT

  • “Throughout my career there’s never been a job that’s been beneath me.” 
  • “Your peers ultimately decide how far you go.”
  • “We can tell a lot about culture and leadership when times are tough.”
  • “The best leaders keep their people safe, but they keep moving forward.”
  • “Excuses turn everybody off. Excuses say “you’re not going to learn.”

 From SUSAN CAIN

  • “Stop the madness of constant group work.”
  • “We need to restore quiet to our cultures.”

From BRYAN LORITTS

  • “Do not relegate leadership to a little theory.”
  • “Our vision as leaders has got to be more than the stuff that will perish.”

From PATRICK LENCIONI

  • “If we’re doing it (leadership) for ourselves we’re going to leave a trail of tears behind.”
  • “Our people don’t expect us to be perfect. They expect us to be human.”
  • “Being a leader means sacrificing yourself for the well-being of others.”

From JOSEPH GRENNY

  • “The power of a group is a function of the purity of its motives.”
  • “Your job as a leader is to identify the 2 or 3 crucial conversations that most affect your culture.”
  • “People never become defensive about what you’re saying. They become defensive because of why they think you’re saying it.”

From DON FLOW

  • “My day begins with prayer for my company that it would be a signpost for the Kingdom of God.”
  • “The company will not be more truthful or graceful than I am.”
  • “Challenge without confidence creates fear. Confidence without challenge creates complacency.”
  • “The world will not form distinctive Christians. It’s the job of the church to do that.”

From ALLEN CATHERINE KAGINA

  • “God doesn’t know the division between church and business. We’re the ones who build these walls.”
  • “I am so convinced that if we invite the Kingdom of God into the public areas I believe that God will take over and will begin to see better societies.”

From WILFREDO DE JESUS

  • “As a business you cannot let your budget dictate your faith.”

From IVAN SATYAVRATA

  • “There is no such thing as leadership without power. The real question is ‘how should leaders manage the privilege of power?’”
  • “The true secret of any great leader’s power is that when you feel the weakest that’s when you are the strongest.”

From LOUIS GIGLIO

  • “The doorposts of the Kingdom of God are humility and honor.”
  • “You don’t have to know everything about how to get up the mountain in front of you. You just have to take the first step.”

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Scott Cochrane

Vice President- International, Willow Creek Association. Love Jesus, Nora, Adam & Robin, Amy, Dave & Willow and John, Fiona & Will. Lifelong learner.

2 comments

  1. Thanks Scott! My favorite for the whole summit is Lencioni’s.

    “I’m tired of hearing about servant leadership. I don’t think there’s any other kind of leadership.”

    Cheers

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