Gleanings from the Global Leadership Summit 2022

Gleanings from the Global Leadership Summit 2022

Gleanings from the Global Leadership Summit 2022

You probably know this is true – everyone wins when a leader gets better!

In our final newsletter in 2021, I asked these questions:

“What if you and I actually trained ourselves more intentionally next year? What if we made it our aim to pursue the prize and went into strict training to achieve it? Do you have a goal to train yourself to be the leader God has called you to be in 2022?”

You have the capacity to influence and impact others! I hope you are leveling up your leadership to serve others and live out your calling. Last Thursday and Friday, I focused on growing myself as a leader at the Global Leadership Summit. I was challenged personally and professionally to embrace a growth mindset. I want to keep getting better! I hope you do too.

If you joined #GLS22 this year – I’d love to hear how you were encouraged and what action steps you are taking as a leader (email me here). If you missed it – I hope you will join us next year! Why don’t you get these dates on your calendar now – August 3-4, 2023?

For more than 20 years, The Global Leadership Summit has inspired and transformed a growing community of established and aspiring leaders worldwide. Each year, participants receive fresh, actionable and inspirational content and leave with a renewed commitment to excellence in leadership. You can bring people together to ignite transformation. Consider offering a micro-site at your church or business next year to train your team, staff, congregation, community or city in leadership development through The Global Leadership Summit.

Here are a few of my takeaways from this year’s summit:

  • Are you praying more publicly than privately?
  • It’s not weakness to get help, it’s wisdom.
  • The essence of great leadership is choosing what not to do.
  • Think of “no” as a badge of honor.
  • Our choices have impact.
  • Great leaders don’t love power, they love people.
  • You only lead to the level you live, not the level you look.
  • Don’t assume all your thoughts are true.
  • You only get to fix mistakes you own.
  • Leaders that cannot be questioned end up doing questionable things.
  • Care about what the people you care about care about.
  • Read less minds. Ask more questions.
  • Everyone you serve wants to know two things:
    • Do you see me?
    • Do I matter?
  • See people for who they are, not who you’ve been programmed to think they are.
  • It’s almost impossible to lead someone you don’t love and understand.
  • You can make a statement or make a difference.
  • Actions speak louder than words, but reactions speak louder than both.
  • We look more like Christian leaders when we are defending someone else’s rights rather than our own.

I love this simple truth from Jon Acuff – You are a leader.

Here’s a cool visual of Jon Acuff’s talk:

I’m working hard to become a better leader. I hope you are too.

Let’s live, love and lead together like Jesus because of Jesus.

Dave DeVries
Executive Director
Contact Me

This blog post is from the August 9, 2022 Vinia Newsletter. 

If you would like to sign up to receive the Vinia Newsletter, you can do so here.