4 Changing Reasons I Now Attend the Global Leadership Summit

It probably comes as no surprise to you to learn that I have attended the Global Leadership Summit every year for many, many years. But in recent years I have found that my reasons for needing to be at the Summit have been changing. Instead of focusing solely on my own need for personal development,…

Why Leaders Need to See the World through “Young Eyes”

Originally posted May 1, 2012 There’s nothing quite like proven, reliable experience to help a leader navigate through the toughest of challenges. But at a recent gathering of the board of The Leadership Centre Willow Creek Canada, I was reminded of an important quality in leadership that is an essential companion to experience. It’s the…

4 Vital Steps When Your Vision is Not Aligned with Your Church

What do you do when your vision is growing apart from your church’s vision? That was the question posed by a young man I’m mentoring these days. He’s on staff in a local church, and is finding that the direction he wants to take his department is at odds with the overall direction of the…

Pursuing a Vision from God? Focus on the “What”, Not the “How”

Each time I’ve had the opportunity to spend time with a church leader in the developing world I’ve come away with a nugget of leadership “gold”. This week’s visit to Quito, Ecuador was no exception. The golden nugget this time? In pursuit of a vision that God gives us, we ought to focus on the…

My Least Favourite Moment at The Global Leadership Summit

What is my least favourite moment at The Global Leadership Summit? It’s the same moment every year. And every year I resolve to do whatever it takes to minimize the likelihood that it will recur. It’s the moment as the Summit ends, when leaders throughout the auditorium, and in auditoriums across Canada, are pumped up,…