The Global Leadership Summit Is This Week!

  1. Have you registered?
  2. Have you declared “in person or online”?
  3. Have you downloaded or printed your ticket or saved it to your phone?
The Global Leadership Summit is a world-class leadership development event simulcast around the U.S. on the first Thursday and Friday of August and then around the world the rest of the year.

This is the twelfth year we have hosted the Global Leadership Summit. Prior to that, we attended the Summit in Phoenix for two years. This will be my 15th Summit.

I believe the Global Leadership Summit is the leader in values-based leadership development!

It is a Christ-centered event but it is not a "preaching conference" because not all of the speakers have a Christ-centered worldview.


What Time Should I Arrive?
Doors open at 7:30am for check-in and the event starts promptly at 8:30am.
What to Bring?
  1. Come with the attitude that “I can learn from anybody!”
  2. Bring some means to take notes. (I take notes on my iPad using a wireless keyboard.)
What to Do?
  1. Pray for God to give you a sensitivity to His leading.
  2. If you interact with the simulcast like they are in the room with us, it will feel that way (laugh, clap, etc).
What Else?
  1. I always make a Starbuck run that morning and bring my own snacks but there will be plenty of coffee and snacks available.
  2. Buy at least one book. (Each Summit provides my reading material for years to come.)
How to Do It?
  1. Write down things to do (in both the short and long term).
  2. Listen to the stories of other people.
  3. Share what God is doing in your life and through your church.
We are ALL busy but GLS is a non-negotiable for Kim and myself, and our staff and elders. We know that when you are busy, it’s very easy to forgo an unknown blessing BUT DON’T DO IT! If at all possible, come, and come prepared!

I hope to see you at the Summit!

Can you find the speaker who invented Flamin' Hot Cheetos?


Someone asked me about one of my slides on Sunday saying, “My bible doesn’t have 12 chapters in 2 Corinthians.” To which my answer was, “Neither does mine.”

Almost all slides are created by pasting over a slide with something else on it. The slide I was pasting had a passage from 2 Corinthians and I was attempting to copy “1 Corinthians 12:24b-26” over it but somehow I missed replacing the 2 with a 1. The text of the verse was from 1 Corinthians but my slide read 2 Corinthians. I’m sorry for the confusion!

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