Bill Hybels at the Leadership Summit 2010

Just a couple thoughts out of many from the excellent Bill Hybels talk this morning. (He is such a gift to the church. Thanks God!)

Leaders move people from HERE to THERE. Turn up the heat on the vision. Don’t start by describing how wonderful THERE is. Describe how awful it would be to stay HERE. Build the case why we can not stay HERE. Then move on to… if we move to THERE… just imagine…

It takes Fantastic People! Add “culture” to the 3 Cs of Character, Competence and Chemistry

Celebrate! Mark progress (“mile-markers”) People forget where they came from and where they are going in the middle of the journey. Remind them. Re-fill their vision bucket, cheer them on. Experts say there is a 40% differential (in effectiveness) between an inspired member and an uninspired one.

Listen for God’s whisper… A leader be an incurable reader of the Bible. It helps EVERYTHING as a person and as a leader. And God still speaks today. Listen in prayer!

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6 thoughts on “Bill Hybels at the Leadership Summit 2010

  1. Julie Holm says:

    OK, what do you mean a 40% difference between an inspired member and an uninspired member. 40% difference in what???? Please clarify! Careful with that God still speaks today – dangerously close to the UCCs “God is still speaking.”

  2. Julie Holm says:

    Effectiveness? Again effectiveness at what? I’m always skeptical of studies designed to measure spirituality. More persuasive to me (though far less usable in “objective” measures) is the experience of watching and witnessing a person grow and develop in their faith, discover more depths in themselves, their relationship to their God and their mission in this world. I’m willing to believe that inspired people are more likely to be transformed in this way than uninspired people.

  3. Karl McD. says:

    His reference to 40% was place on the difference in “fantastic” leaders and “good” leaders. Say for simple math sake, a fantastic leader = 100%… a good leader would be at 60%. In general we look at good leaders and find “good” qualities. But fantastic people contribute so much more. They focus on making other people better no just doing a great job. Thus where experts are measuring 40% over that of a “good” leader.

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