Top 12 Leadership Quotes I heard at Day 1 of the Global Leadership Summit

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Day 1 of the Global Leadership Summit was filled with incredible moments, inspiring talks and motivating challenges.

Along the way I captured 12 leadership quotes that particularly resonated with me.

Perhaps some of these will quicken your leadership pulse too.

1. “People join organizations. They leave managers”- Bill Hybels

2. “Staff cultures will only ever be as healthy as the senior pastor or CEO wants it to be”- Bill Hybels

3. “Leadership is getting more out of people than the science of management says you can”- Colin Powell

4. “Successful leaders infect people with their optimism”- Colin Powell

5. “Leaders promote people based on their potential, not their performance”-Colin Powell

6. “I can’t imagine being a Christ-like leader who doesn’t know and care about your people”- Patrick Lencioni

7. “Never get caught up in the great things of leadership & lose sight of the God things of leadership” Chris Brown

8. “It doesn’t matter who teaches the message. What matters is that the message gets taught.”- Chris Brown

9. “Our calling has to trump our culture”- Chris Brown

10. “Don’t ask, ‘How can I be the best leader I can be?’ Ask ‘How can I be the best Jesus I can be?'”- Chris Brown

11. “Leaders see people for who they are becoming, not who they were”- Bob Goff

12. “NO means ‘Next Opportunity'”- Mark Burnett

I can’t wait to see what Day 2 brings.

the author

Scott Cochrane

Lifelong learner, practitioner and coach of leadership, across more than 50 countries. Follower of Jesus, husband of Nora, grateful parent and grandparent.


  1. Val, there was so much great content this year wasn’t there! It was hard to pick only a few quotes to highlight. Interesting that you and I tracked with the same ones!

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