50 Powerful Leadership Lessons from Authentic Leaders

I recently attended the 2017 Global Leadership Summit put on by Bill Hybels and his Willow Creek organization. It was an amazing leadership training event that was attended by over 400,000 people through a global simulcast!

The speakers were amazing and the entertainment between speakers was world class.

What follows are the top one-line lessons from the two day event.

50 Leadership Lessons From the 2017 GLS

Bill Hybels

How to Build a Culture That Drives Financial Success

Employees, Shareholders & Customers

Companies that have a culture that focuses equally on employees, shareholders, and customers outperform their competitors by 756%!

These results were published in John Kotter’s book, Corporate Culture and Performancewhere he reported on the results of his research on over 200 companies for more than 10 years.

Companies that focused equally on employees, shareholders, and customers outperformed those companies that positioned one of these over another. The performing companies didn’t just marginally outperform these unbalanced companies . . . they reported income growth of 756% compared to 1% growth over the same period (page 11 of Corporate Culture and Performance)!

Corporate Culture in Action

I know this seems like an outlandish claim but I have seen this strategy work!

The Ultramind Solution

Fix Your Broken Brain by Healing Your Body First

This week’s book review is The Ultramind Solution by Dr. Mark Hyman.

Hyman explains how the food we eat impacts our physical and mental health. He explains how conditions like ADHD, Alzheimer’s, bipolar disorders, OCD, Parkinson’s, etc., can be caused by, or significantly impacted by our diet. Everything he discusses in this book is clearly supported by published, scientific research studies.

6 D’s to Exponential Growth

Peter Diamandis knows about exponential growth and business success. He is a pioneer in the fields of innovation, commercial spaceflights, and incentive competitions. He is also the founder of the XPRIZE Foundation and Abundance 360!

So, when Diamandis speaks about business, innovation, or exponential growth, everyone should take note!

Recently, Diamandis published a brief newsletter outlining the “6-D’s” to exponential growth. These 6-Ds are the six main phases that an idea, product, or technology pass through on their way to making a massive culture impact.

For example, the following 6D technologies have had a huge impact on society:

70% of Today’s Occupations Will Be Obsolete in 80 Years

Did you know that 70% of occupations in today’s marketplace will be automated or obsolete by the end of this century!

This is a stunning prediction that is hard to believe but it is happening before our eyes.

For those of you who find this hard to comprehend, this sort of job displacement has happened numerous times in the past . . . even in the last century. For example:

  • In the last 60 years, agriculture’s share of workers has seen an 80% drop!
  • Also, in the same period, manufacturing has lost 60% of its market share of workers

As technology, society, and our economies advance, the workplace has seen, is seeing, and will continue to see massive changes and upheavals.

Occupations That Will Be Obsolete or Highly Automated