Stories Stick – Facts Fade!

Stories Stick – Facts Fade!

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:

  1. What do you want them to know?
  2. What do you want them to feel?
  3. 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:

  1. Share Stories Purposefully
  2. Choose Words Deliberately
  3. 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!


Why the WBECS Pre-Summit is worth your time

Why the WBECS Pre-Summit is worth your time

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!

Are you interested in joining me?

You can still register for over 40 online classes taught by the top thought leaders in business, executive and leadership coaching at no cost. I guarantee you will not regret this.

Go here to register for the free Pre-Summit now and join me on my learning journey.

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.

Gary Reinecke
Leadership Effectiveness Profile

It’s happening today!

It’s happening today!

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.

Check out the Pre-Summit speaker line up and grab yourself a seat here.

Following is the session I recommend for Week #3 June 10th-14th, especially if you are working with a leader who is stuck & need tools to help her/him move forward!

Key Learning Takeaways

  1. The surprising root cause of the inner critic.
  2. The common mistakes coaches make in working with clients around the inner critic.
  3. Four highly effective tools that you can use for yourself, and teach your clients to use when self-doubt arises, so that it no longer holds them back.

Let’s learn from some of the best thought leaders in the world together.

Gary Reinecke
Leadership Effectiveness Profile