GLS 2017 : Everyone has influence

Bill Hybels, founder and senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church, a Church of around 25,000 people, across eight Chicago congregations, kicked off this year’s summit. I’m watching the Chicago based event from a host site, Bayside Church in Granite Bay, Northern California. Hybels is the best selling author of more than 20 books. He shared many brilliant things in the opening remarks about planting leadership seeds.

Here’s his five point challenge to us as leaders;

1. Take 15 minutes a day to sit in a chair and reflect on your life. Read, reflect, pray and surrender.

2. Make this year be the year of the grander vision. Address a deep human need in your community. Go deeper. Mere financial success should bore you.

3. Have you measured the health of your organization? Measure the culture, and find out how you can make it better ?

4. Do you have a personal betterment plan for your own leadership?

5. Are you leading on the home front, as well as, at work? If not, do you need to make a course correction.





Published by Jeanette Dean

I'm a life long learner. I've been on a voyage of discovery since childhood so ask why a lot. I'm Irish and a bit American. I write because its freeing and healing. I love photography, theology, the natural beauty of Ireland and swimming in the sea year round. I see the world through the lens of Celtic Christianity but can try on other perspectives. The business of everyday spirituality has always fascinated me. I hope this blog challenges, inspires and encourages you. Perhaps you'd like to work with me. Please reach out to me if that's the case. I'd love to hear from YOU so please comment and let me know you are out there!

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