Category Archive: Leadership

Aug 12

Bill Hybels: The Importance of Decision Making for Leaders

Author and pastor Bill Hybels (bio & books) spoke about decision making during his keynote address to the Willow Creek Leadership Summit on August 7. Good decision making is critical to being a leader because so much of leadership is about making decisions. In addition, many decisions we make as leaders have “high stakes,” affecting …

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Aug 11

Go Put Your Strengths to Work

Marcus Buckingham has challenged the common concept that one should “build around your strengths and manage around your weaknesses.” In his presentation to the 2007 Willow Creek Leadership Summit, Buckingham expanded on the concept of developing an individual’s strengths that has been the focus of his recent books. While most people believe one will be …

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Jun 21

Willow Creek Leadership Summit Coming to a Location Near You August 9 – 11, 2007

My wife and I finally signed up for Willow Creek Leadership Summit August 9 – 11, 2007 so we could take advantage of the early bird discount. We’ve attended for the last two years and have really enjoyed the event. Since it’s simulcast to 130 locations across North America, and there’s a site in our …

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May 07

Book Review: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni (Patrick Lencioni Web Site) Amazon Link Audiobook on iTunes Five Dysfunctions “Field Guide” (Tools, Exercises, Assessments) Other Books by Pat Lencioni Many books on “teams” are just so much rah, rah, rah, blah, blah, blah. Patrick Lencioni’s Five Dysfunctions of a Team is different for several reasons. First, Lencioni uses a fictional narrative to …

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Aug 13

Overcoming Silos and Focusing on Strategic Goals in Your Organization

Patrick Lencioni spoke on the topic his new book, Silos, Politics & Turf Wars, at Willow Creek’s Leadership Summit yesterday. I haven’t read this book, but a friend highly recommended his earlier book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, which is on my reading list as soon as I find an audio version.Lencioni proposed that …

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