Bill Hybels’ opening of the Global Leadership Summit is always a good one. He did about 4 different mini-talks in 2017, but they were mostly all good. Here are my notes from one of them.
One of the best quotes was this one:
The world is still wondering if there are still leaders that put others’ needs above their own.
-Bill Hybels, GLS 2017 Opening Talk
It’s true, isn’t it? The whole part of his talk was about inspiring others to do great things. It reminds me of the Paul quoting Jesus:
[35] In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”
Even in leading things, you get more joy out of giving that leadership over to others than you did when you were doing it yourself. If that isn’t true, then you’re doing it wrong and you’re back to just leading to please yourself. I’ve worked with people before that lead by receiving from others. It’s awful because they suck the life out of everyone that works for them. Considering that there really isn’t a line between our spiritual life and our work life, this shouldn’t be any surprise. Giving is better than receiving in terms of gifts, money, time, care, etc. no matter what realm it is in.

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