Today I am being dispatched by Injoy Stewardship Solutions to attend Leadercast. In an effort to grow in my personal growth and better add value to pastors and church leaders, I will be live blogging throughout.
As a special gift to you, Injoy Stewardship Solutions also wants to invest in your leadership by offering our latest FREE ebook Breaking The Next Growth Barrier: 10 Things Pastors Can Do To Break Down Growth Barriers. Click HERE for your complimentary copy.
The day’s first speaker was the incomparable Andy Stanley. As a communicator, author, and pastor, Andy founded Atlanta-based North Point Ministries in 1995. Today, NPM is comprised of six churches in the Atlanta area and a network 30 churches around the globe, collectively serving nearly 70,000 people weekly. The following are 33 Leadership Quotes and Lessons from his amazing session on vision and clarity:
- We want integrity. We want honesty. We want somebody who will do what they say they will do.
- Integrity – that is not what we actually follow. We value integrity. But we follow clarity.
- The good news is you can have both.
- If you just have integrity, you will do OK.
- If you learn to harness clarity you will learn how to split the world in half.
- When you divorce clarity from integrity, clarity wins the day every single time.
- Clarity is magnetic.
- In all leadership environments there is uncertainty. But the person who steps into uncertainty with clarity becomes the leader.
- People forgive leaders who make mistakes who are clear.
- Revolutions don’t usually go very well.
- Trump’s campaign slogan has an element of emotion.
- Clarity is powerful. Clarity covers a multitude of sins.
- Elections are not honesty contests. Elections are not even promise competitions. We vote for the candidate who is the clearest about the things we hold dearest.
- Vision is a mental picture of a what… It is not a mental picture of a how.
- A compelling what-statement gathers the momentum you need to figure out the how.
- A vision is a mental picture of what could be fueled by conviction it should be.
- A vision is a picture of a preferred future.
- Clarity results in influence which is the essence of leadership.
- Vision – state it simply. Paragraphs and complex sentences do not stick.
- Memorable is portable.
- Incomplete and memorable is better than complete and forgettable.
- Keep it short. Vision is about what not how.
- Your product and division is a solution to a problem.
- We create churches unchurched people want to attend.
- Non-profits have an easier time connecting clarity with prosperity. The clearer you are the easier it is to raise money.
- When you hire someone, you hire their hands and part of their brain. You want to engage their heart. A paycheck doesn’t engage the heart. Vision engages the heart.
- You’ve got to state the problem. Offer a solution (vision). Explain why.
- “Why” is where you find your inspiration.
- Business moves at the speed of information and we speed up information.
- Present your vision as the solution to a problem that must be addressed mow.
- Vision leaks. Vision doesn’t stick. You have to make it simple. It must be conversational.
- What is rewarded is repeated.
- If you reward the wrong things, people will do the wrong things.
We are off to a great start. Up next is Kat Cole.
As previously mentioned, INJOY Stewardship Solutions would like to offer you the FREE resource Breaking The Next Growth Barrier: 10 Things Pastors Can Do To Break Down Growth Barriers. Click HERE or on the image to the left for your complimentary copy.