This year’s Global Leadership Summit is scheduled for August 14 & 15th and One Life Henderson is one of 300 host sites. We highly encourage you to attend. Register here.
Being able to participate in the Global Leadership Summit every year is one of the highlights of my year. It’s one of the best conferences I’ve ever been able to attend. It more than fills my cup for the next run as a leader. (And I get to sleep in my own bed in the night between day one and day two. That’s an added bonus!)
But, what’s the benefit of you attending? Allow me to share what I think makes being a part of the upcoming Global Leadership Summit a no-brainer.
1. You will be surrounded by others who desire to grow as a leader.
John Maxwell defines leadership as “influence—nothing more, nothing less.” It’s not often that one has an opportunity to be among a group of individuals that both are influential and desire to grow in their ability to become more influential. This will be my fifth consecutive year of attending the GLS. Each year I’m amazed at the opportunity to be in the same room with high caliber individuals and learn from their successes and failures. Whether they are church leaders, small business owners, CEOs, or leaders of teams, the opportunity to know them and learn from them is there.
2. It’s an opportunity to sharpen yourself as you continue to lead the charge.
There’s a general consensus that people of influence, leaders, have it all together and know the next right decision to make for the team(s) that they are leading. The fact of the matter is…we do not. But, the opportunity provided by the Summit to absorb effective leadership teachings from world-renown leaders has benefitted me more than I could imagine. Whether it’s learning from from Patrick Lencioni on dysfunctional teams, Bill Hybels commenting on team health, or grabbing worthy advice from Dr. Henry Cloud, the “gold nuggets” to grab and use seem endless. It prepares you for what’s on the horizon for you as a leader.
3. You will leave with a desire to take action and blaze a new trail.
The use of these “nuggets” has positively impacted my ability to be influential in the areas of my life that I’ve been given responsibility to lead (work, church, and at home). It’s one thing to leave a conference and check off that you attended; it’s another thing to put into practice what you’ve learned. Being a part of the GLS prepared me to make an impact through the planting of the One Life Network. It also benefitted me as a business leader and allowed me to invest in a business for the purpose of not only making it profitable, but also healthy. And finally, it helped me in my leadership at home, as both a husband and a father, as I took what I learned and applied it to my home life. The GLS helps you take action and leave a lasting and positive mark on those you have been called to lead.
“But I’m not a leader. This conference isn’t for me.”
Think again. If you’re breathing, you have the opportunity to be a person of influence. As a matter of fact, if you are breathing, you are influencing others, be that in a good way or bad. You are a leader. And I can think of no better way to prepare you for what’s next for you as leader than to suggest that you sign up for the Global Leadership Summit 2013.
Post by Heath Farmer. Heath serves as the Campus Pastor for One Life Church- Henderson. Follow Heath on Twitter.
This year’s Global Leadership Summit is scheduled for August 14 & 15th. One Life Henderson will be serving as a premier host site again this year. We highly encourage you to attend. Register here.