Founder and Senior Pastor, Willow Creek Community Church – South Barrington, IL
▪ Founded The Global Leadership Summit, now in 200+ U.S. sites, 260+ cities worldwide, and 85 countries
▪ Committed to developing and mentoring leaders worldwide, including those in some of the most difficult, overlooked and under-resourced countries
▪ Best-selling author of more than 20 books including his most recent release, The Power of a Whisper
Leaders Must Sow Seeds:
Leaders, whether you like it or not your whole organization takes their seed sowing cues from you.
One of the fundamental requirements of a leader is to stay curious and to remain experimental. Entropy should not happen on our watch.
Everyone wins when a leader gets better.
Sow more seed.
You are the most difficult person you will ever lead.
Many leaders inaccurately assume that their most valuable asset is their time. Your most valuable asset is energy and ability to energize people, the values and the culture of the organization.
6 x 6 – Bill’s self-management plan: Create 6 key initiatives that you focus on for the next 6 weeks.
God didn’t make you a leader to respond to stuff all day. He made you a leader to move stuff ahead.
Those gifted to lead know that your worst day as leaders is still far better than your best day as a spectator.
Bill is like the Godfather of church leadership. The nuggets of wisdom that ooze from him challenge me every time. I admire his drive, his passion and his humility. I marvel that at the age of 60 he still gets emotional about the purpose of ministry and leadership. I admire his heart for developing other leaders and passing the torch to the next generation. He’s a gift to all of us!