Global Leadership Summit (Day 1 -- Twitter Recap)
The Global Leadership Summit 2015 Day 1 lineup included Bill Hybels, Jim Collins, Ed Catmull, Adam Grant, Brene Brown, Sallie Krawcheck, Albert Tate, and more. Here are more than 50 penetrating thoughts they shared. You can find more by searching Twitter using #GLS15, or visit @wcagls or @tommykiedis.
Bill Hybels, @BillHybels
Founder and Senior Pastor, Willow Creek Community Church
- The five intangibles of leadership: #1 Grit, the unremitting long-term tenacity over decades. Gritty people don't quit.
- The 5 Intangibles of Leadership: #2 Self-awareness.
- The 5 Intangibles of Leadership: #3 Resourcefulness (being a quick learner).
- The 5 Intangibles of Leadership: #4 Self-sacrificing love.
- The 5 Intangibles of Leadership: #5 Creating a sense of meaning in the life of each follower in your influence.
- The arch enemy of grit is ease. Grit development demands difficulty.
- Blind spots: Something someone believes they do well, but everyone on the team knows that's not true.
- How to ID blind spots: Listen to direct supervisors, peers, friends, colleagues... and spouse (and in-laws).
- Growth in self-awareness demands interaction with others. Ask: "What don't I do well?" "Help me see my blind spots."
- The primary way to grow in resourcefulness: Put yourself in situations that are confused & broken and "figure it out."
- Everybody wins when a leader grows in self-awareness.
- Leaders in tomorrow's world will have to create a compelling case for the WHY of the work.
- What is your white-hot Why? What drives you to get better and better?
- Life it too short to live with no white-hot why, or a fuzzy one, or with someone else's.
Jim Collins, @Level5Leaders
Business Thinker, Author of Good to Great
- Article: The Re-education Of Jim Collins @level5leaders @wcagls #GLS15 http://ow.ly/QzMEZ
- #Level5Leaders inspire people to follow a cause, not the leader.
- Most great leaders in every sector ... do not start as great leaders, they grow into great leaders.
- Article on Tommy Caldwell "Duo Completes First Free Climb of Yosemite's Dawn Wall, Making History" http://ow.ly/QzRNe
- Meaning triangle: Service (willing to suffer for), Growth (BHAG), Success (communal success).
- Personal hedgehog: Passion for it, Made for it, Economic engine to do it.
- Real creative impact accelerates after 50.
- The thing I am most proud of in my life is my marriage. Jim Collins
Ed Catmull, @EdCatmull
Co-Founder of Pixar Animation Studios, President of Walt Disney Animation Studios. Author of Creativity, Inc.
- One of the great misconceptions of our time is that creativity and science are incongruous.
- The good stories are the ones that connect with the emotions.
- Brain trust: 1 Peers talking to peers 2 No power structure 3 Vested interest in mutual success 4 Give/listen to good notes.
- When people don't get attached to their ideas it is easier to get to solutions.
- All good artists know they have to operate within constraints.
- Postmortem: Everyone needs to be introspective after a project in order to facilitate maximum learning.
- Change takes time. Culture shift at Disney: It took four years to make the shift.
- Stating values--easy. Agreeing with values--easy. The hard part is asking why are we not living up to them & changing?
Adam M. Grant, @AdamMGrant
Professor, Wharton School of Business, Author of Give And Take
- Around the world, there are three styles of interacting: Takers, Givers, and Matchers.
- Takers shirk responsibility & take credit. Givers are philanthropists. Matchers believe in quid pro quo.
- Helping others can sink your career, but it can also accelerate it.
- What can you do to build a culture of givers? #1 You have to get the right people on the bus by weeding out the takers.
- Adam Rifkin -- Successful "givers" do more 5-minute favors. They provide micro loans of their time.
- Success is less like Battleship (sink the other ships), more like the rising tide that lifts all boats.
Brene Brown, @Brene Brown Research Professor, University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, Author
- The path to more love is more vulnerability.
- Our brain is hard-wired to make up a story to what is happening to us.
- The middle space. You are too far in to turn around, but too far away to feel like you are going to get there.
- Leadership is born in the middle space (when you're too far in to quit & too far to go to get there).
- What transformational leaders have in common: #1 They do discomfort, #2 They have emotional awareness.
- Curiosity and lines of inquiry are the greatest tools of leaders.
- Leadership. You can choose courage or you can choose comfort. You cannot have both.
- Rising strong: Reckoning (get curious about feelings), Rumble (with emotion), Reckoning (live the process daily).
- The bravest among us will always be the brokenhearted because we have the courage to love.
- The is nothing more dangerous to the critics and fear mongers than those of us who are willing to fail...and get back up.
Sallie Krawcheck, @SallieKrawcheck, Chair, Ellevate Network; Former President, Bank of America's Global Wealth & Investment Management
- I was hired to do the best job for our clients even if that meant telling them something they didn't want to hear.
- Courageous conversation: "Hey guys, am I the only one, but do you realize what we just did?"
- Leadership: We're not born knowing it. Leadership is the result of many micro lessons.
Albert Tate, @AlbertTate Senior Pastor, Fellowship Monrovia in Southern California
- There are times Jesus wants you to do the math just so you can see that you can't do it in your power.
- Leaders leave room for people to bring dumb ideas b/c you never when God is going to use dumb ideas to transform people.
- Dumb idea + God's hand = Life transformation.
- Don't underestimate the power of a dumb idea. With God's hand it can bring transformation to the city.
- Great question: When was the last time when you were in wonder at the power of God?
- Living on empty is not a sign of a great work ethic, but a sign of missing the beauty of the abundance of God's life.
- Leaders, it's not about your name. It's about his name.
Most re-tweeted and Favorited:
It is interesting to see what captures the hearts and minds of others. Here my tweets most re-tweeted or favorited by others:
- The five intangibles of leadership: #1 Grit, the unremitting long-term tenacity over decades. Gritty people don't quit. @BillHybels
- One of the great misconceptions of our time is that creativity and science are incongruous. @EdCatmull
- Success is less like Battleship (sink the other ships), more like the rising tide that lifts all boats. @AdamMGrant
- How to ID blind spots: Listen to direct supervisors, peers, friends, colleagues... and spouse (and in-laws). @BillHybels
- Change takes time. Culture shift at Disney: It took four years to make the shift. @EdCatmull
- #Level5Leaders inspire people to follow a cause, not the leader. @JimCollins
- I was hired to do the best job for our clients even if that meant telling them something they didn't want to hear. @SallieKrawcheck
- Living on empty is not a sign of a great work ethic, but a sign of missing the beauty of the abundance of God's life. @AlbertTate
- What transformational leaders have in common: #1 They do discomfort, #2 They have emotional awareness. @BreneBrown