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

Vice President- International, Global Leadership Network. Love Jesus, Nora, Adam & Robin, Amy, Dave, Willow, Olive & Charlie and John, Fiona, Will & Harvey. Lifelong learner.


  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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