Last week I attended the Global Leadership Summit for about the 15th year. The faculty came from diverse areas in ministry, government and business. Each year I encourage my network to attend because of the rich leadership insights I have gleaned. In fact, several years ago I began taking my then 12-year-old son and later my teenage daughter. The GLS became an annual ritual they enthusiastically anticipated, until they entered university. Even during those early days of their development they captured key learnings about themselves that shaped them into the young adults they are becoming today.
What struck me again this year was the quality of the speaker’s content related to some aspect of leadership. One speaker that caught my attention was Craig Groeschel (Founder and Senior Pastor of Life.Church). His final presentation of the conference was on the topic of communicating, especially as it relates to vision.
His point was simple and clear:
Knowledge leads to conclusions; emotions lead to action.
Groeschel offered three questions for consideration when preparing to communicate vision:
What do you want them to know?
What do you want them to feel?
What do you want them to do?
His Big Idea was for leaders to pay special attention to the emotional dimension when communicating vision. With that in mind, Groeschel concluded his talk with three things to move people’s emotions:
Share Stories Purposefully
Choose Words Deliberately
Show Vulnerability Thoughtfully
As leaders, I believe we would agree that we must all sharpen our communication.
Following are two podcasts by Craig Groeschel where he elaborates on the points above. I would encourage you to watch these and share these with the leaders around you. Until next time – lead on!
Join me for a FB LIVE event on Tuesday, June 25 @ 9am PST/noon EST. I will give an overview of the new resource InFocus is releasing entitled the Leadership Effectiveness Profile Online Course. As a gift I would like to give you a free survey to assess where you are on the eight critical areas in your leadership. Sign-up HERE. Hope you can join me.
The WBECS Pre-Summit officially kicked off last week and even the first few sessions have been amazing.
The good news is that the summit has just begun and there is a lot more to look forward to.
Following is the session I recommend for Week #4 June 17th-21st, especially if you are interested in learning from a seasoned international coach who has worked with executives in some of the most recognized companies globally!
I can’t wait to see you in the WBECS community. Be sure to join the Facebook groups and other amazing community features as well – you are going to love them! Remember to read each of my weekly WBECS recommendations in the previous blogs as you empower leaders to multiply disciples, leaders and churches.
It’s rare that I get excited about a summit, but the one that’s starting today truly stands out to me… Because it’s unlike any other online event I’ve been to that is devoted to the topic of coaching.
As a leader, the quality of your leadership is your most valuable asset. That’s why I believe that constantly educating yourself is crucial for long-term fruitfulness. Since coaching is a tool that can help you empower your team, in disciplemaking, in developing church planters, in supporting pastors, etc. – I want you to be aware of this helpful online, FREE resource that is available to you.
And just in case you missed my last email, the WBECS Pre-Summit officially opens its doors today… And they’re kicking off the event with a selection of speakers that I know you will love.