Ruts and Horizons: The Demand for Change – Gary Hamel at the Summit

How fast is your organization changing? And are they willing to change fast enough and dramatically enough to keep up with a world that is changing with exponential speed? "Are you changing as fast as the world is changing?" - Gary Hamel This was the essential question Gary Hamel (one of the most influential business …

The Irreducible Core – Tony Blair at the Summit

One of my next projects involves some intensive research on the character of Robert E. Lee, General of the Confederate Army during the Civil War.  Yesterday, as I was reading about Lee's character and personality, of his sense of strength, duty, and personal belief, I was reminded of how Tony Blair had challenged us at …

Bono at the Summit

Friday was fantastic, easily the best day of a Willow Creek Leadership Summit that I've experienced.   The morning began with an effervescent Dave Gibbons describing "3rd Culture" leadership, ran through a re-imagining of Africa's story let by Andrew Rugasira, continued with Compassion International CEO Wess Stafford's emotionally powerful plea on behalf of the children of …

Margins, Fringes, and Outsiders

Yesterday was overload. Failure is the resonance that allows connection. - Dave Gibbons My heart is so full today, so challenged, so humbled.  Leadership is profound.  To answer the call of God, to step out into an unknown reality, to accept the uncertainty because of faith in Him.  Yesterday was a parade of men who …