Top Quotes From The Summit (Part 2)

Nurture great thoughts, for you will never go higher than your thoughts.
— Benjamin Disraeli

It's always good to get a second helping of the Global Leadership Summit. Here are few great thoughts on which to feast.

  1. Throughout my career there’s never been a job that’s beneath me. Jeffrey Immelt
  2. People to leader: We can’t tell anything about you when times are good, but we can tell a lot about you in a crisis. Jeff Immelt
  3. We live in a volatile time, we are not going to have the luxury of going backwards. Leaders have to take people forward. Jeff Immelt
  4. GE invests one billion dollars a year in leadership training. Jeff Immelt
  5. Jeffrey Immelt on the differentiator between the good & the best: A willingness to stand apart.
  6. We can’t guarantee outcomes, but we can guarantee process. Jeffrey Immelt
  7.  The most dangerous mistakes leaders make: Leading for themselves. Patrick Lencioni
  8. The second biggest mistake leaders make: Failing to embrace vulnerability. Lack of vulnerability destroys trust.  I don’t think you can be too vulnerable. Patrick Lencioni
  9.  The third most dangerous mistake leaders make: Making leadership too import. When this happens we confuse our essential identify.
  10.  If it’s not servant leadership, it’s just economics. Patrick Lencioni
  11.  The reason to lead: Because you want to sacrifice for the good of others even though you don’t know the ROI for yourself. Patrick Lencioni
  12. My success as a leader is being completely docile before God. Patrick Lencioni
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
— Philippians 4:8 ESV

You can click here for Part 1 of the Top Quotes Series for the 2014 Global Leadership Summit.