Top 10 Leadership Quotes From #Outcomes16 – CLA Conference 2016

Here are the top leadership quotes from Outcomes 2016 – this year’s Christian Leadership Alliance national conference (from the #Outcomes16 Twitter feed):

TOP 10 QUOTES FROM #OUTCOMES16

#10. People don’t resist change… they resist being changed. – @CLALeader

#9. Could it be that you can’t learn because you won’t UNlearn something? – @CLALeader

#8. 40 is a significant number throughout Scripture. Where is God leading your ministry in the next 40 years? – @CLALeader

#7. A lot of us are waiting on God, yet God is waiting on us. It’s time to move! – @drtonyevans

#6. If we don’t step out and obey we may miss our life’s work. – @TimElmore

#5. If the penalty for disclosure is the same as getting caught, your people will hide from you. – Bruce McNicol

#4. Every organization is telling a story. What story are you telling? – @CLALeader

#3. If you’re not building in to younger leaders you are cheating your legacy. – @UYWILarry

#2. Are you more focused on virtues that show up on your resume, or those that will be celebrated in your eulogy? – @peterkgreer

#1. No one gets better, stronger or faster alone.” – @UYWILarry

 

BONUS #OUTCOMES2016 QUOTES

Leaders must wait to hear from God before doing the work of God. – @ConniePadmore

We want to be following Jesus because there are people following us. – @ConniePadmore

Sometimes belief come before you pray, and sometimes it comes because you pray. – @ConniePradmore

God didn’t give the church a mission; God is using the church to accomplish HIS mission. – @ohfamily

Legacy is what you leave behind in the life of others. – @UYWILarry

I am calling you all out to jack yourself up and deal with your stuff so that we can finish well. – @UYWILarry

What determines the winner of 4×100 is the exchange. What would it look like if we smoothed out the exchange of leadership? – @CLALeader

If you’re not making disciples, you’re missing the assignment. – @UYWILarry

Does your competence for God mask itself for communion with God? – @TimElmore

Eschatology shouldn’t drive inertia.” – @drtonyevans

Stories make us lean in. Stories activate more of the brain than facts & figures. – Elizabeth West

What you do today, in obedience to God, will determine the extent He will empower you for future success. – @CLALeader

Change doesn’t happen because of more money. Change happens because of what happens in the heart. – @peterkgreer

When you are full of Grace you will do more than any job description. – @TimElmore

Your job enables you to be a consumer. But it is your work that enables you to contribute to something beyond you. – @TimElmore

Time & time again, God uses ordinary people for His extraordinary purpose. – @DougNuenke

People go to the web to solve a problem or answer a question. What questions are you answering? – @CLALeader

We are Christ’s ambassadors. – @RichStearns

Technology should follow corporate strategy – @CLALeader

God has called us not to build an institution, but create a revolution. – @RichStearns

God’s love does not change – on good days and bad days! – @ohfamily
We don’t ‘engage culture’, we are already in the culture. How do we shine light while we’re here? – @greg_thornbury
What is the best way to do mission? Don’t fall in love with what you do now. – @TimElmore

Leading well today means inviting chaos. – @TimElmore

Lord, help us to keep our eye on the hole, and not the drill bit. – @TimElmore

If I were to build a church, I would have desks, not pews. – @greg_thornbury

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Top 10 Leadership Quotes from H3 Leadership – Brad Lomenick’s New Book

Leadership quotes from Brad Lomenick’s H3 Leadership.

H3 LeadershipWhat are the three most important questions a leader should ask? According to leadership expert Brad Lomenick, they are:

Who am I? (Humble)

Where do I want to go? (Hungry)

How will I get there? (Hustle)

These are the three areas Brad explores in his new book H3 Leadership – Humble, Hungry, Hustle. H3 contains a lot of great leadership wisdom culled from Brad’s decade as president of Catalyst (an influential organization that provides leadership training for young adults).

Here are some of the top tips from H3 Leadership:

#10. The best ideas come out of the kiln of disagreement and discernment.

#9. One of the most difficult lessons for leaders to learn is how to let go.

#8. You can’t expect to pass on what you don’t have. Your team will mirror you. If there something you don’t like, you probably created it.

#7. Leaders are readers.

#6. You don’t always get to do what you love; sometimes you have to force yourself to love what you do.

#5. The best way to shore up your legacy is to effectively hand it off to your successors.

#4. It doesn’t matter how much of a race you run if you don’t cross the finish line. Similarly, unfinished projects might as well never of been started.

#3. The quality of work we do is not just about bragging rights. It’s about stewardship.

#2. Leaders who don’t communicate their vision are no better off than leaders who have no vision to communicate.

#1. People would rather follow a leader who is always real versus a leader who is always right.

BONUS LEADERSHIP QUOTES FROM H3

Leadership is more than hard work; it is habitual work.

When you rise in the morning, nearly half of your day will be determined by the patterns and we created for passively allowed.

The path to being a better leader is paved with the asphalt of habits.

The patterns we cultivate shape the person we become.

Life is about decisions. If you want to change, make a decision.

Your sense of identity will help determine your scale of influence. Ignore it at your own.

Self discovery is not a practice you complete, but a posture you cultivate.

Lone Ranger leaders are destined for trouble. Even the actual cowboy character had Tonto.

Relational depth often emerges from intentional dialogue.

The organization’s mission should always be more important than the individual’s personal ambition.

The best leaders protect and treasure their reputations, their consciences, and their values.

Lack of character is a fast acting venom for which there is often no antidote. Safeguard with deep convictions.

Many leaders assume they know what their most closely held convictions are, a false assumption that keeps them from naming them.

Faith is less like your arm and more like your heart. It is not supplementary to who we are but integral.

The more one succeeds, the busier one gets. And the busier one gets, the harder it is to nurture spiritual vitality.

Developing a healthy habitat of ambition  is one of the most important tasks of every leader.

As a leader’s career surges, his or her curiosity often sinks.

If you’re not learning, you’re not leading to your full potential.

The key to innovation is intentionality.

Innovation in part has nothing to do with you; rather, it is determined by those you have around you.

Creativity can be exhausting because it is not an act, but a process.

If you’re not investing in innovation, then it is not a priority.

People need to be motivated, and casting a vision that propels them forward is one of the first and central tasks of a leader.

When a vision statement is flexible it will be liberating instead of limiting.

Sometimes the best way to cure fear is to stare it squarely in the face.

Those who’ve failed much don’t fear failure like those who’ve only tasted success.

Unbending discipline is often lead to self-loathing, but flexible discipline will lead to self control.

Many leaders procrastinate before beginning, stall out once they’ve started, or give up before they are finished. (Execute.)

Some of us need to put down the megaphone and just grab a shovel. Little less talk, and a lot more action.

You’ll often realize that an idea should be killed while you’re still attempting to execute. When this becomes clear, murder it and move on.

When you prioritize your team, your team will prioritize you.

If you combine a positive work environment with regular delightful experiences, you’ll take a giant step towards raising up a dream team.

Think about the most revolutionary  items you interact with any given day. Chances are, everything at the top of your list was the product of partnerships.

The more margin in your life, the more room you have to let your rhythms run.

If you don’t control your cadence, your cadence will control you.

Generosity is more than how one spends money; it’s a holistic posture that should animate everything a leader does.

Most of your team wants to work for and with a serial giver rather than a serial taker.

You have no chance of being a generous leader if you’re in insulated leader.

Practice bringing calm to chaos, clarity to the unknown, and confidence to uncertain circumstances.

I appreciate Brad’s smarts and heart to grow young leaders. He is the reason I wholeheartedly recommend Catalyst as one of my favorite resources. H3 Leadership is a great way to absorb a lot of Catalyst wisdom in pithy and highly-readable book.

 

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Top Leadership Quotes From #OC15 – Orange Conference Atlanta

The top leadership quotes from #OC15, the Orange Conference Atlanta.

Orange Blog Rob CizekEvery April 6,000 leaders meet in Atlanta for the Orange Conference. Click here to see a brief video about the conference. The conference has tracks for senior church leadership, children’s ministry and student ministry. Here are the top quotes, gathered from the main sessions, breakouts and the senior leadership track:

TOP 10 QUOTES FROM FRIDAY

10. Stories get stuck unless leaders get brave. – @JonAcuff via @CCchanginglives

9. Show me a business that failed, I’ll show you a leader that was isolated. – @JonAcuff via @OrangeLeaders

8. The problem in the church is when we go from annointing to pedigree. – @perrynoble

7. The sooner you get students involved in ministry the stronger their faith becomes. – @perrynoble

6. The next generation is the greatest untapped missions field. – @perrynoble

5. We won’t reach the next gerenation. We will raise up the next generation to reach the next generation.- @perrynoble

4. It’s impossible to get stuck somewhere old if you keep learning the new. – @JonAcuff

3. Our teens don’t need our protection. They need our permission (to slay giants.) – @perrynoble

2. Leaders who can’t be questioned do questionable things. – @JonAcuff

1. Bravery is a choice, not a feeling. – @JonAcufff

 

TOP 10 LEADERSHIP QUOTES FROM THURSDAY

Jon Acuff at Orange Atlanta 2015.

Jon Acuff at Orange Atlanta 2015.

10. Leaders become ineffective when they fail to grow both their character & their competency. – @cnieuwhof

9. Don’t tell it like it is. Tell it like it could be. – @DougFields via @JoshShipp

8.  Irrelevance happens when the speed of change outside an organization is greater than inside an organization. – @RickWarren via @cnieuwhof

7. There is a huge difference between your target audience and your actual audience. – @ryanleak via @jcisonline

6. Honest evaluation will only come one way: by invitation only. – @ryanleak via @PlayMakersMin

5. Needy people will always demand and clamor for our attention. Healthy people have to be invited in. – @cnieuwhof via @PlayMakersMin

4. Bravery-being stubborn in the face of fear” @JonAcuff via @donnatdavis

3. Organizations that don’t change becomes museums to another era.  – @cnieuwhof

2. Extraordinary leadership is often not recognizable in the moment, but rather in hindsight. ~ @JenniCatron via @_TimParsons

1. Blame is simply a change avoidance strategy. -@AndyStanley via @PlayMakersMin

 

BONUS QUOTES FROM THURSDAY

Andy Stanley at Orange Atlanta 2015.

Andy Stanley at Orange Atlanta 2015.

Is the work of God you do destroying the work of God in you? – @drjimburns via @hughalan

Sometimes fear pretends to be humility when it’s really cowardice. – @JonAcuff via @bichaelmowman

If you focus on what you don’t have, it will diminish your influence. – @joshgagnon via @cnieuwhof

You have no idea of what or WHO hangs in the balance of your decision to embrace the burden God has put in your heart. – @AndyStanley via @252Basics

There’s an inexorable correlation between leadership and change. – @AndyStanley via @ReggieJoiner

Leaders fix things that are broken, but fixing things require change and change requires conflict. – @AndyStanley via @zachsteiger

The question every leader needs to ask. Who are you? What breaks your heart? – @AndyStanley via @cnieuwhof

The people who abandon you do not get to determine your future. – @reggiejoiner via @cnieuwhof

It’s powerful when people who’ve said no to your church realize your church has still said yes to them.  – @JeffHenderson via @_TimParsons_

Don’t pay the dumb tax. Learn from the experiences of others. via @Luke_Saunders

Doubt isn’t toxic to faith, silence is. – @KPowellFYI via @firstlookcurr

What causes most churches to implode?  Insider-thinking.  – @JeffHenderson via @darren_sullivan

Leaders who see the future are in a better position to seize the future. – @cnieuwhof

You project past failures onto new situations. – @cnieuwhof

The antidote to cynicism is curiosity. – @cnieuwhof

The antidote to self-medication is self-care. – @cnieuwhof

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When you’re young, the current cultural dialogue is your native tongue.  – @cnieuwhof

Culture never asks permission to change. It just changes.  – @cnieuwhof

The antidote to irrelevance is change. – @cnieuwhof

Churches become ineffective when, over a long period of time, leaders begin to love the method more than they love the mission. – @cnieuwhof

Reinvention & renewal are the antidoes to ineffectiveness. – @cnieuwhof

To future-proof, ask ‘What am I not seeing that I should be seeing?’ & ‘Who can help me see what I’m not seeing?’ – @cnieuwhof


TOP 10 LEADERSHIP QUOTES FROM WEDNESDAY

10. Play favorites. Spend 80% of your time with the people who give you 80% of your results. – @cnieuwhof

9. You don’t just manage your time, but your energy. – @JeffHenderson

Orange Conference8. If you are going to have great dreams you are going to have great uncertanty. – @JeffHenderson

7. Don’t compare your everyday self to everyone else’s highlight reel. – @joshgagnon

6. Would you volunteer for you?  – @cnieuwhof

5. Don’t be afraid to risk what is for what could be. – @cnieuwhof

4. If you want the impact of a supermarket, you can’t run things like a mom and pop store. – @cnieuwhof

3. The healthiiest parts of my workout are the parts I like the least. (A lot like life and work.) – @cnieuwhof

2. Authentic is more powerful than cool. – @cnieuwhof

1. You can’t follow fear. (Leaders, don’t lead out of fear.) – @cnieuwhof

BONUS LEADERSHIP QUOTES

Carey Nieuwhof at Orange Atlanta.

Carey Nieuwhof at Orange Atlanta.

Leaders who can’t be questioned end up doing questionable things. – @JonAcuff

To grow, we must develop, not just delegate. – @GeoffSurratt

Effective leaders have a bias for action. – @cnieuwhof

You are unwilling to change if the gap between what you say and what you actually do is too large. – @cnieuwhof

People may have great ideas. But if it does not meet the strategy, then it does not fit. – @DougFields

When we was the last time you experienced your program as an insider? – @SueMiller01

Churches stop growing because they bet too much on being cool. – @cnieuwhof

Churches stop growing because you are more in love with the method than you are with the mission.  – @cnieuwhof

Churches stop growing because your church’s passion for the past or present is more compelling than your vision for the future. – @cnieuwhof

(Leaders) what you model is what your staff repeats. – @JenniCatron

People with significant leadership gifting respond best to significant challenges. – @cnieuwhof

Strategy begins as divisive, but ultimately aligns an organization. – @cnieuwhof

Micromangement is a sign you don’t trust someone. – @cnieuwhof

Some people will put up with disorganization, but high capacity leaders will ultimately give up. Be organized. – @cnieuwhof

Your organization will drift to the level of accountability the team leader establishes. – @cnieuwhof

OC15-25Surround high capacity people with high capacity people. Like attracts like and like keeps like. – @cnieuwhof

Pay volunteers in non-financial currencies: Gratitude, Attention, Trust, Empowerment & Respect. – @cnieuwhof

People gravitate toward where they are valued most. – @cnieuwhof

Respect is an attitude as much as it is a behavior. – @cnieuwhof

 

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Top 10 Leadership Quotes From Catalyst West 2015

Leadership quotes from Catalyst West 2015,

#CatalystWest 2015 is the Catalyst West conference, a training experience for the next generation of leaders. It was held in Southern California during April. Here are my top 10 leadership quotes from the conference (taken from #CatalystWest on Twitter):

#10. Leaders are designed to be dissatisfied with status quo. That’s not a problem, it’s a calling. – @AndyStanley (via @hinscheman)

#9. Failure isn’t a person, it’s a event. It doesn’t define who you are. – @craiggroeschel (via @PaulLuna)

#8. To reach people no one is reaching, we must do things no one is doing. – @craiggroeschel (via @BigJHuanosto)

#7. Your greatest contribution may not be something you do. It may be someone you raise. –  AndyStanley (via @FlippenAwesome)

#6. The thinking that gets you into a problem never gets you out; You’ve got to change your thinking. – @KentonBeshore (via @PaulLuna)

#5. Leaders don’t get into trouble all at once. It happens one step at a time. – @CraigGroeschel

#4. Many years from now, what would you like people to thank you for? – @AndyStanley (via @BigJHuanosto)

#3. Leaders don’t blame. Blame is an effective change-avoidance strategy. – @AndyStanley (via @HaleyVeturis)

#2. Organize to your vision statement. – @AndyStanley

#1. We don’t want to copy other leaders. We want to think like they think. – @CraigGroeschel (via @misterlib)

BONUS QUOTES

If you aren’t failing every now and then, you’re playing it too safe. – Craig Groeschel (via @Cory_Huffman)

Failure is not an option, it’s a necessity. Faith takes risks. @craiggroeschel (via @HaleyVeturis)

“Do not be afraid to fail. Failure is the 1st step towards #SUCCESS.” #CraigGroeschel (via @EfrenPenaPR)

“We are all one yes away from changing everything.” – @shelenebryan (via @misterlib)

True love involves doing; it requires action. – @shelenebryan (via @PaulLuna)

I’d rather fail God by thinking too big rather than insult Him by thinking too small. – @CraigGroeschel (via @PaulLuna)

I can’t think of a single hero of the faith that lived a comfortable life. – @shelenebryan (via @suannagutierrez)

If you are innovative, you are going to offend some Pharisees. – @CraigGroeschel (via @drewruiz85)

Failure is not an option, it’s a necessity. Faith takes risks. @craiggroeschel (via @HaleyVeturis)

The fear of failure drives you to lead without faith. – @craiggroeschel (via @vikramloya)

God guides by what He provides AND by what He WITHHOLDS. – @craiggroeschel (via @BethanyWymore)

There’s an inexorable correlation between leadership & change. – Andy Stanley (via @randysherwood)

Memorable is portable (make your communication memorable so people will take it with them.) – @AndyStanley

Limited resources are not a hindrance to innovation, but a catalyst to innovation. – @CraigGroeschel (via @PaulLuna)

Failure isn’t a person, it’s a event, it doesn’t define who you are. – @craiggroeschel (via @PaulLuna)

 


 

 

Top 10 Leadership Quotes From Catalyst One Day 2014

Leadership quotes from the Catalyst One Day conference 2014.

Catalyst One Day is a leadership training event. Each year Andy Stanley and Craig Groeschel make several tour stops around the country. Here are the top 10 leadership quotes from this year’s Seattle tour stop:

#10. We give up some things we love for some things we love more. – @CraigGroeschel

#9. What you care about determines what you can be trusted with. – @CraigGroeschel

#8. You’re greatest contribution may not be what you do but someone you raise.  – @AndyStanley

#7. Never say “Our people don’t.” Say “We have not led our people to.” – @CraigGroeschel

#6. Wise time management doesn’t mean you do more, but you do more of what matters most.  – @CraigGroeschel

#5. The difference between the values you embrace & the life you live equals the frustration you experience.  – @CraigGroeschel

#4. General ideas do not move people to specific action. Specific communication results in specific action. – @CraigGroeschel

#3. If you like your organization’s culture, hire from within. If you don’t like your culture, hire from the outside. – @CraigGroeschel

#2. If you delegate tasks you build followers. If you delegate authority you build leaders. – @CraigGroeschel

#1. People would rather follow a leader who is always real rather than always right. – @CraigGroeschel

BONUS LEADERSHIP QUOTES

One of our top goals is to lead our staff and volunteers to think like owners rather than employees. – @CraigGroeschel

The result of poor time management is well-intentioned leaders who constantly allow the urgent to overwhelm the important. – @CraigGroeschel

Leaders don’t get into trouble all at once. It happens one step at a time. – @CraigGroeschel

The days are long. The years are short. – Sandra Stanley

Create a family that wants to be together even when it doesn’t have to be together.  – @AndyStanley

Prioritize your marriage on your calendar (not just in your heart). – @AndyStanley

I will never sacrifice my family on the alter of the church.  – @CraigGroeschel

You have one life to make a difference in this world. (Use your time wisely.) – @CraigGroeschel

The younger generation does not respond to cool. They respond to people who care. – @CraigGroeschel

Click here for more information on Catalyst One Day conferences. Click here for information about the annual Catalyst multi-day conferences in Atlanta, Dallas and Southern California.

Top 10 Quotes From The Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit

Here are the best leadership quotes from this year’s Global Leadership Summit, as they appeared in the #GLS14 Twitter feed.

TOP 10 LEADERSHIP QUOTES

#10. “Don’t get so addicted to vision that the people feel like equipment” – @BillHybels (via @wcagls)

#9. “Rather than focus on your critics, focus on the people who are impacted by your work.” – @tylerperry (via @wcagls)

# 8. “Conflict is the opportunity to strengthen a relationship” (via @ashleynchrist)

#7. “Leaders need to have a ruthless commitment to resolving relational conflict regardless of how bad it feels.” – @BillHybels (via @LeapsofJoy)

#6. “If you’re not interested in getting better, it’s time for you to stop leading.” – @PatrickLencioni (via @MJRueter57)

#5. “You can not let your budget dictate your faith.” – @PastorChoco (via RT @rhonda_dahlin)

#4. “Your peers determine how far you go. Be a giver. Be a friend.” – @JeffImmelt (via @VisionandGrowth)

#3. “The heart of trust is truth.” – Don Flow (via @wcagls)

#2. “When you don’t talk around the truth you have to talk through it. And truth accelerates trust.” – @josephgrenny (via @wcagls)

#1. “Leadership flows out of who we are, not just what we do.” – Don Flow (via @wcagls)

 

… AND A BONUS BAKER’S DOZEN LEADERSHIP QUOTES

“We like the final product, but we don’t like the process.” – @PastorChoco (via @wcagls)

“If you’re not going to do anything about the answer, then don’t ask.” – @PastorChoco (via @wcagls)

“I use the laughter as anesthesia to get to the stuff that really matters.” – @tylerperry (via @spagerealtor)

“Challenge without confidence creates fear; confidence without challenge creates complacency.” – Don Flow (via @wcagls)

“People won’t give their best unless their leader challenges them to do so.” – @BillHybels (via @wcagls)

“Candor is never the problem: People don’t get defensive over what you’re saying; they get defensive over why you’re saying it.” (via @mattvorhees)

“Prayer is good but it has to move us to do something.” – @PastorChoco (via @wcagls)

“The intent in crucial conversations is FAR greater than the content” – @josephgrenny (via @Chris_Mase)

“Every single decision you make as a leader has an effect on the spirit of those you lead ” – Bill Hybels (via @LetsGrowLeaders)

“Courage is an inner resolution to go forward despite obstacles.” – @PastorChoco (via @wcagls)

“Being an effective leader starts with how we negotiate with ourselves and get out of our own way.”  – @ericaarielfox (via @wcagls)

“The myth that we can’t tell the truth AND keep friends is at the heart of of our dysfunction.” -@JosephGrenny (via @ToddAdkins)

“People join organizations, they leave managers.” – @BillHybels (via @wcagls)

“The stakes are too high for us to die with a small vision.” – @LouieGiglio (via @wcagls)

 

WILLOW CREEK LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2014 NOTES

From @lkoturner: Session notes on @JeffImmelt – the highlight so far for me of #GLS14: http://t.co/FFCCfTnueZ

From @Leadershipfreak: Lencioni’s thoughts on the 3 Most Dangerous Mistakes Leaders Make: http://t.co/OKbBuCAuHC

From @wcagls: @BillHybels shared “Hard-Fought Leadership Lessons” to open #GLS14 today: http://t.co/HsFMdtT0S6

From @StephenBraunius: My notes from Session 7b: One-on-One, Tyler Perry http://t.co/CD3IApWErI

From @StephenBraunius: Notes from session 2B #GLS14 “Positioning Your Organization for the Future” http://t.co/7UfCFey565

From @bradbridges: 15 Transformational Quotes from @PatrickLencioni Global Leadership Summit Speech || http://t.co/VcpNjVVHWC

From @bradbridges: 15 Essential Quotes from @BillHybels Global Leadership Summit Speech || http://t.co/r5zBu4iEiv

From @BrianKDodd: 18 Leadership Quotes From @JosephGrenny – http://t.co/54AJ673shA

From @BrianKDodd: 23 Leadership Quotes From @PatrickLencioni at  #GLS14 http://t.co/4qv73M07CU

From @BrianKDodd: 59 Leadership Quotes From @BillHybels at #GLS14 http://t.co/IkjX3mHsKT

From @BrianKDodd: 44 Leadership Quotes From @CarlyFiorina at #GLS14 http://t.co/WIiI0hEv7k

From @BrianKDodd: 18 Leadership Quotes From Bryan Loritts at #GLS14 http://t.co/7xA8UgmvOW

What are your favorite leadership quotes? Share them in a comment below.


 

Top 10 Leadership Quotes From #OC14 Orange Conference

Each year 6,000 leaders gather in Atlanta for the national Orange Conference. There are tracks for senior church leadership, children’s ministry and student ministry. This year’s senior leadership track had over 300 in attendance. Here are the top quotes, gathered from the various sessions in the senior leadership track:

#10. Great leaders never have to demand loyalty. – Jeff Henderson

#9. (Senior leaders) how do you treat the janitor? – Derwin Gray

#8. Decide you are not going to try to please everyone. You either focus on ‘who you want to reach’ or ‘the people you want to keep’. – Carey Nieuwhof

#7. Change of pace, plus change of place, equals change of perspective. – Mark Batterson

#6. Leaders, ask yourself, “What is it like to be on the other side of me?” How are you to work for? – Jeff Henderson

#5. Every book you read is worth 2 years of life experience. – Mark Batterson

#4. The biggest leadership challenge I have is me. – Jeff Henderson

#3. We get so focused on the 10% of disgruntled people we forget about the 90% who aren’t. – Carey Nieuwhof

#2. Competency isn’t the issue. Character is. – Carey Nieuwhof

#1. You replace yourself by developing others, not by replicating yourself. – Jeff Henderson

BONUS LEADERSHIP QUOTES

Don’t let your budget determine your vision. Let your vision determine your budget. – Mark Batterson

We start every meeting by sharing wins. – Mark Batterson

The greatest enemy of your future success is your current success. – Carey Nieuwhof

If you really want to check your ego, get great leaders around you. – Carey Nieuwhof

My word for the year is “no.” I need to say “no” to more things. – Mark Batterson

Saying yes to one thing is saying no to another. – Mark Batterson

Leaders are readers. Everyone can read a book a month. Just put it in your bathroom. – Mark Batterson

Recruit amazing people and get out of their way. – Jeff Henderson

To develop leaders, ask questions of them… don’t tell them what to do. – Jeff Henderson

If you don’t change you will become irrelevant. – Carey Nieuwhof

Almost none of the disagreement in your church is over mission or vision… it’s over model. – Carey Nieuwhof

Recruit next generation leaders to help you. The most effective strategies to reach the next generation will likely not come from the current generation. – Carey Nieuwhof

This information was presented at the national Orange Conference #OC14. Click here for more information on Orange.

Orange Conference 2014


 

Top 10 Leadership Quotes From The #CLA14 Conference

This year’s Christian Leadership Alliance national conference was held in Dallas. Here are the top ten leadership quotes (from the #CLA14 Twitter feed):

#10: “Fear and courage are both incredibly contagious.” –  Dan Bolin  Via @nancyreece

#9: “There will be no harvest if you never planted and watered.” Via @liferesourcesnm

#8: “One of the greatest threats to a leader’s long term credibility is fruitfulness without purity.” – @ohfamily Via @larrydholland7

#7: “Metrics bring focus.”  -John Reynolds Via @chadw5q

#6: “The greatest threat to your ministry is you.” – Michael Oh Via @claleader

#5: “If you don’t have a clear sense of calling, it will be impossible to stay in the game when it gets tough.” – Laura Clancy Via @juilie_pierce

#4: “Build bridges of relationship that can bear the weight of truth.” – @TimElmore Via @stankeithhc

#3: “Leadership has less to do with position and more to do with disposition.” – @timelmore Via @amalphurs

#2: “Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone else’s inability to see your worth.” Via @Toddadkins

#1: “The more resources we have, the less resourceful we tend to become.” – @TimElmore Via @ToddAdkins

6 BONUS QUOTES

#6: “Does your program REALLY do X, or is that just the story you tell yourself?” – Beverly Upton Via @mbaxmif

#5: “Sabbath, solitude, silence are three important disciples to enhance your leadership.” – @JeddMedefind Via @chrisingr

#4: “Jesus didn’t say ‘Well done good and high performing servant’. He addressed character. Be faithful and finish strong.” -@Kenny_Luck Via @mbaxmif

#3: “God loves us just the way we are but loves us too much to leave us that way.” Via @liferesourcesnm

#2: “Sometimes we shrink from leadership because our pride makes us afraid of failure. That’s not humility.” – Francis Chan Via @kmhamilton

#1: “Connect before you correct.”  – @TimElmore Via @susielipps

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Top 10 Leadership Quotes From Catalyst West 2014

The Catalyst West conference is a training experience for the next generation of leaders. It was held in Southern California during the first week of April. Here are my top 10 leadership quotes from the conference (taken from #Catalyst on Twitter):

10. “Biggest obstacle to learning is thinking you already know.” – @mikeerre (via @RobJacobs_)

9. “Be the leader you wish you had.” – @simonsinek (via @dccowan)

8. “Innovation is the clarity to see a problem and the skill to design a solution to that problem.” – @charlestlee (via @pdaarnold)

7. “Anchor your story in hope — not hurt or hype — but HOPE.” ~ @MikeFoster (via @ansonsexton)

6. “To keep talented people engaged, focus discussions of culture and innovation, less on growth and values.” – Charles Lee (via @stustreeter)

5. “Create a safe environment for disagreement.” – @trippcrosby (via @hinscheman)

4. “You can be comfortable OR courageous, but you can’t be both.” – @MikeFoster (via @RobJacobs_)

3. “If everything is important, nothing is.” – @DrHenryCloud (via @chuck_franklin)

2. “Stop telling people how far they have left to go. Instead tell them how far they’ve come.” – @bobgoff (via @ToddAdkins)

1. “The only way to lead a symphony is to turn your back to the crowd and the critics.” – @annvoskamp (via @LindseyNobles)

PLUS 8 BONUS QUOTES

8. “Talking about your idea can trick you into thinking you are doing it.” – @charlestlee (via @toddadkins)

7. “Leadership is not about what you do or what you know, it’s leading out of who you are.” – @DailyFrancis (via @toddadkins)

6. “There’s no short cut to quality.” – @charlestlee (via @catbackstage)

5. “#1. Think big. #2. Start small. #3. Keep moving.” – @charlestlee (via @ksc)

4. “A gift can destroy a leader if their character has not yet developed before they were launched into the spotlight.” – @christinecaine (via haleyveturis)

3. “A poor leader yells. A leader tells. A good leader listens. A Servant Leader understands.” – #Catalyst (via @robjacobs)

2. “Many of us are missing what God already has in front of us because we are looking for the next big thing.” – @ChristineCaine (via @haleyveturis)

1, “Comparison is cancer to contentment.” – #Catalyst (via @joshshipp)

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Key Takeaways from “Lynchpin” by Seth Godin

Linchpin by Seth Godin Like a fast food restaurant, some books give you pithy leadership advice . . . quick and satisfying hits without much effort on your part.

Lynchpin isn’t one of those books.

In it, Seth Godin pulls out the white tablecloths and fine china. He serves a seven course meal of ideas to savor slowly.

I spent weeks carefully reading and processing this book. This is a good thing for leaders to do from time to time. Our best opportunities to develop happen when we allow ourselves the space to reflect and slowly ingest what ideas we take in.

Linchpin by Seth GodinHere are some key takeaways from Seth Godin’s Linchpin:

> Prior to the Industrial Revolution, gifted artisans made things. The more unique and individual the work, the more valuable it was.

> The Industrial Revolution made producing homogenous products faster and cheaper.

> Assembly lines and factories offered workers a deal: give up your unique skills and ideas in exchange for an adequate but steady paycheck. Schools and corporations championed the idea of fitting in over being unique. Homogenous people were needed as easily replaceable cogs in the factories where those homogenous products were made faster and cheaper.

> This worked well until a few years ago when we reached the peak of manufacturing efficiency. Chasing ever-cheaper means of product production no longer works. The premise behind “the deal” with workers collapsed.

> Now the economy must reinvent itself (and workers along with it). Going forward, successful people will be “linchpins” . . . those who stand out rather than fit in.

> No two people are the same, just as no two snowflakes are the same. Each of us has things we do extremely well. These things are our “art”.

> The best thing we can do with our art is to give it away. When we give gifts without expectation of reciprocity it creates human connection and relationships.

(Pretty deep stuff, huh? I told you it takes time to process!)

> Linchpins are people who not only excel at their unique art (maximize their unique strengths), but create connection between people. They initiate ideas, work hard and make themselves indispensable to their organizations or the independent businesses they own.

> There is a primitive part of our head that Godin calls The Lizard Brain. It keeps us alive through our survival instincts, primarily through fear. By necessity, The Lizard Brain takes priority over the more refined parts of our minds.

> We must learn to disregard the fear messages sent by our Lizard Brain in order to hear our artistic mind. This is what makes us valuable in our post-Industrial Revolution economy.

In short, Linchpin encourages us to stand out, not fit in. We are to use our strengths to be unique (because that which is unique is not easily replaced, even in tough economic times).

The next time you’re looking to challenge yourself as a leader and spend some time in thought, I highly encourage you to read Linchpin by Seth Godin. It’s a great experience and well worth the effort.

QUOTES FROM SETH GODIN’S LINCHPIN

Linchpin by Seth GodinIf you’re not indispensable (yet) it’s because you haven’t made that choice.

Revolutions are frightening because the new benefits sometimes lag behind the old pain.

The hard work isn’t lifting or shoving or sharpening. The hard work is being brave enough to make a difference.

The culture of gifts has a long history on this planet, and understanding how it brings people together is a critical step in becoming indispensable.

Indispensable Linchpins are not waiting for instructions, but instead, figuring out what to do next. If you have a job where someone tells you what to do next, you’ve just given up the chance to create value.

Your personality and attitude are more important than the actual work product you create, because indispensable work is work that is connected to others.

A genius looks at something that others are stuck on and gets the world unstuck.

All of us are geniuses sometimes. The tragedy is that our society keeps drumming the genius part out.

We trade our genius and artistry for apparent stability.

Stop asking what’s in it for you and start giving gifts that change people.

The educated, hard-working masses are still doing what they’re told, but they’re no longer getting what they deserve.

If you’re not doing as well as you hoped, perhaps it’s because the rules of the game were changed, and no one told you.

You weren’t born to be a cog in the giant industrial machine. You were trained to become a cog.

You are not one of the myriad of interchangeable pieces, but a unique human being, and if you’ve got something to say, say it, and think well of yourself while you’re learning to say it better. – David Marmet

We are surrounded by bureaucrats, note takers, literalists, manual readers, TGIF laborers, map followers, and fearful employees.

There is no longer a clear path to satisfaction in working for the man.

The type of low-risk, high stability jobs that three-quarters of us crave have turned into dead-end traps of dissatisfaction and unfair risk.

The cause of workplace suffering is the desire of organizations to turn employees into replaceable cogs in a vast machine.

The indispensable employee brings humanity and connection and art to her organization.

Like scared civilians eager do whatever a despot tells of them, we give up our freedoms and responsibilities in exchange for the certainty that comes from being told what to do.

People want to be told what to do because they are afraid of figuring it out for themselves.

If you make your business possible to replicate, you’re not going to be the one to replicate it. Others will.

The people you’re hoping will hire you, buy from you, support you, and interact with you have more choices and less time than ever before.

You can always succeed for awhile with the cheapest, but you earn your place in the market with humanity and leadership.

There are no longer any great jobs where someone else tells you precisely what to do.

Any project, if broken down into sufficiently small, predictable parts, can be accomplished for awfully close to free.

Mediocre is merely a failed attempt to be really good.

Corporations have no right to our attention.

The only way to get what you’re worth is to stand out, to exert emotional labor, to be seen as indispensable, and to produce interactions that organizations and people care deeply about.

Most schools don’t like great teachers. They’re organized to stamp them out, bore them, bureaucratize them, and make them average.

Why are you working so hard to bury your natural-born instincts?

I’ve never met someone who had no art in them, though it’s buried sometimes.

We need you to stand up and be remarkable. Be human. Contribute. Interact.

Take the risk that you might make someone upset with your initiative, innovation, and insight – it turns out that you’ll probably delight them instead.

Consumers say that all they want are cheap commodities. Given the choice, though, most of us, most of the time, seek out art.

If you want a job where it’s okay to follow the rules, don’t be surprised if you get a job where following the rules is all you get to do.

If you want a job where the people who work for you do exactly what they’re told, don’t be surprised if your boss expects precisely the same thing from you.

If you want a job where you get to do more than follow instructions, don’t be surprised if you get asked to do things they never taught you in school.

If you want a job where you take intellectual risks all day long, don’t be surprised if your insights get you promoted.

Your outlook is completely due to your worldview.

Of course you can do something that matters. I’m wondering if you want to.

If you can be human at work, not a machine, you’ll discover a passion for work you didn’t know you had.

We’ve been trained to believe that mediocre obedience is a genetic fact for most of the population, but it’s interesting to note that this trait doesn’t show up until after a few years of schooling.

‘Keeping up with the Joneses’ is not a genetic predisposition. It’s an invented need.

Very few of us set out to be average or to be typical.

The essential thing measured by school is whether or not you’re good at school.

Many successful people got that way despite schooling, not because of it.

Solve interesting problems.

Leading is a skill, not a gift. You’re not born with it, you learn how. And schools can teach leadership as easily as they figured out how to teach compliance.

Calming your boss’ anxiety is the first step in getting the organization to embrace the change you will be making.

It doesn’t matter if you are always right. It matters that you’re always moving.

A brilliant author or businesswoman or senator or software engineer is brilliant only in teeny bursts. The rest of the time, they’re doing work that most any trained person could do.

It is the art and the insight and the bravery of value creation that are rewarded.

Expertise gives you enough insight to reinvent what everybody else assumes is the truth.

You can spend your time on stage pleasing the heckler in the back, or you can be devoted to the audience that came to hear you perform.

Organizations that can bring humanity and flexibility to their interaction with other human beings will thrive.

We spend time and energy trying to perfect our craft, but we don’t focus on the skills and interactions that will allow us to stand out and become indispensable to our organization.

The Linchpin feels the fear, acknowledges it, then proceeds.

Innovative solutions to new problems don’t get old.

Art is never defect-free.

They understand that there is no map, no step-by-step plan, and no way to avoid blame now and then.

Things that are remarkable never make spec, because that would make them standardized, not worth talking about.

If it wasn’t a mystery, it would be easy. If it were easy, it wouldn’t be worth much.

Good art is useless and banal. No one crosses the street to buy good art, or becomes loyal to a good artist. (Do great art.)

We’ve been teaching, cajoling, and yes, forcing people to hide their empathy and their creativity and pretend that they are fast-moving automatons, machines designed to do the company’s bidding.

As our economy has matured and mechanized, seeking out and adhering to the norm has become unprofitable.

Projects are the new resumes.

You are not your resume. You are your work.

If the game is designed for you to lose, don’t play that game. Play a different one.

If you need to conceal your true nature to get in the door, understand that you’ll probably have to conceal your true nature to keep that job.

You can work for a company that wants indispensable people, or you can work for a company that works to avoid them.

Work is nothing but a platform for art and the emotional labor that goes with it.

The gift is to the giver, and comes back to him. – Walt Whitman

Most artists can’t draw. – Roy Simmons

Great art resonates with the viewer, not only with the creator.

An artist is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, and boldness to challenge the status quo.

Art is a personal gift that changes the recipient. The medium doesn’t matter. The intent does.

Art is a personal act of courage, something one human does that creates change in another.

Art is a personal gift that changes the recipient.

Art is the product of emotional labor. If it’s easy and risk-free, it’s unlikely that it’s art.

There’s always a gift intent on the part of the artist.

Art is unique, new, and challenging to the status quo. It is not decoration; it’s something that causes change.

The moment you are willing to sell your time for money is the moment you cease to be the artist you’re capable of being.

When you give something away, you benefit more than the recipient does.

When it is time for layoffs, the safest job belongs to the artist, the Linchpin, the one who can’t easily be outsourced or replaced.

Certain sorts of art make us cry without embarrassment.

If you don’t pinpoint your audience, you end up making your art for the loudest, crankiest critics.

The easier it is to quantify, the less it’s worth.

Passion is caring enough about your art that you will do almost anything to give it away, to make it a gift, to change people.

When an artist stops work before his art is received, his work is unfulfilled.

Everyone, every single person, has been a genius at least once. If you can do it once, you can do it again.

The economy is ruthlessly punishing the fearful, and increasing the benefits to the few who are brave enough to create art and generous enough to give it away.

Creativity is an instinct to produce. – Bruce Ario.

Artists think along the edges of the box, because that’s where things get done.

I’ve produced more than 100 books, but if I hadn’t, I never have the chance to write this one.

The only purpose of starting is just to finish, and while the projects we do are never really finished, they must ship.

Any project worth doing involves invention, inspiration, and at least a little bit of making stuff up.

Being productive at someone else’s task list is not the same as making your own map.

Successful people are successful for one simple reason: they think about failure differently.

You become a winner because you’re good at losing.

Discomfort brings engagement and change. Discomfort means you’re doing something that others were unlikely to do, because they’re busy hiding out in the comfortable zone.

The people who break through usually have nothing to lose and they almost never have a backup plan.

One way to become creative is to discipline yourself to generate bad ideas. The worse the better. Do it a lot and magically you’ll discover that some good ones slip through.

You’re as capable as the next guy of insight, invention, or connection that makes a difference.

The temptation to sabotage the new thing is huge, precisely because the new thing might work.

Becoming more average, more quick, and more cheap is not as productive as it used to be.

Fear of living without a map is the main reason people are so insistent that we tell them what to do.

The smell of fear is the best indicator we have not to trust the other side.

Don’t listen to the cynics.  They’re cynics for a reason.

Late is the first step to never.

Pretending you know what you’re doing is almost the same as knowing what you’re doing, so except that you know what you’re doing even if you don’t and do it.

The point of being done is not to finish but to get other things done.

Failure counts as done. So do mistakes.

Done is the engine of more.

Trivial art isn’t worth the trouble it takes to produce it.

The difference between a successful artist and a failed one happens after the idea is hatched. The difference is the race to completion. Did you finish?

Anxiety is needless and imaginary. It’s fear about fear, fear that means nothing.

Anxiety doesn’t protect you from danger, but from doing great things.

No rewards for worriers.

The very thing you are afraid of occurs, precisely because you’re afraid of it.

A gift always creates a surplus as it spreads.

The astonishing fact is that most successful people in the world are those who don’t do it for the money.

The most successful givers aren’t doing it because they’re being told to. They do it because doing it is fun. It gives them joy.

Great bosses hire motivated people, set high expectations, and give their people room to be remarkable.

Respect is the gift you can offer in return.

Abandoning your worldview in order to try on someone else’s is the first step in being able to see things as they are.

The ability to see the world as it is begins with an understanding that perhaps it’s not your job to change what can’t be changed.

When our responses turn into reactions and we set out to teach people a lesson, we lose.

If you deliberately try to create a future that feels safe, you will willfully ignore the future that is likely.

Opportunities come after inspiration. We are not inspired by opportunities.

If your agenda is set by someone else and it doesn’t lead you where you want to go, why is it your agenda?

You can either fit in or stand out. Not both.

Being slightly remarkable is a losing strategy. Stand out.

How we respond to the opportunities and challenges of the outside world now determines how much the outside world values us.

Real change rarely comes from the front of the line.

Conventional wisdom is that you should find a job that matches your passion. I think this is backwards.

Transferring your passion to your job is far easier than finding a job that happens to match your passion.

When your people do what they do because they love it, it works. Even if they’re not as technically adept as the competition.

If you can do it brilliantly once, just once, then of course you can do it again.

If you burn out along the way, you’re not doing anyone a favor.

Dignity is more important than wealth.

After people have “enough” what they crave is dignity.

The individual who collects, connects, and nurtures relationships is indispensable.

Leadership starts with the gift you give, not with the manipulation you attempt.

Understanding that your job is to make something happen changes what you do all day.

Mentoring is rarely about the facts, but instead is a transfer of emotion and confidence.

Be bolder and think bigger. Nothing is stopping you.

Humility is our antidote to what is inevitably not going to go according to plan.

Humility permits us to approach a problem with kindness and not arrogance.

Trying and failing is better than merely failing, because trying makes you an artist and gives you the right to try again.

If you work for an organization that insists you be mediocre, that enforces conformity in all its employees, why stay?

You don’t start with the confidence of the company; you earn it.

You’re gifted, but you might not be gifted at what you’re doing right now.

Everybody has their own private Mount Everest they were put on this earth to climb.

The best way to get approval is not to need it.

Don’t try to stand out from the crowd; avoid crowds altogether.

Savor obscurity while it lasts.

You are responsible for your own experience.

Power is never given. Power is taken.

Beware of turning hobbies into jobs.

Merit can be bought. Passion can’t.

When your dreams become reality, they are no longer your dreams.

Dying young is overrated.

Don’t worry about finding inspiration. It comes eventually.

If your business plan depends on you suddenly being discovered by some big shot, your plan will probably fail.

Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten.

Companies that squelch creativity can no longer compete with companies that champion creativity.

The hardest part of being creative is getting used to it.

Selling out is harder than it looks.

Avoid the watercooler gang.

Put the hours in.

The more talented somebody is, the less they need the props.

So, what’s smart? Living life without regret.

The certain thing is that you can change everything. If you choose to.

We can’t profitably get more average.

We’ve gone against our true nature and corporatized, anonymized, and dehumanized as many of our systems as we possibly can.

Which of Seth Godin’s ideas from Linchpin resonate with you? Leave a comment below.


 

Top Quotes From Catalyst East 2013

The Catalyst East leadership conference was 10/2-10/4 in Atlanta. Here are some of the top quotes from the #Catalyst Twitter feed:

CATALYST NOTES DAY 2 – FRIDAY

@aaronmora07: Ready for day two at #Catalyst! Yesterday was pretty incredible. Ready for God to speak today. #needcoffee

@TeachingSteph: “Inheritance is what you leave someone. Legacy is what you leave in someone.” – @reggiejoiner

@balderdan: Put a suitcase in the nursery. Let it remind you they’ll be gone before you know it, & take with them what you help them pack.

@hailleywhite: “The greatest gift you can give someone is time. Until a person is known, they won’t know what it is to be loved.” @reggiejoiner

@CatalystLeader: “Churches that don’t have fun have a spiritual issue.” – @reggiejoiner

@umcpastorj: The best gift you can give someone is your time. Choose who you give to very carefully. – @reggiejoiner

@carlnichols: “Until someone is known it is impossible for them to feel loved.” @reggiejoiner

@ToddLowans: ‘Fame lived for applause, legacy lives to give applause.’ – Reggie Joiner

@timberlakeranch: “As soon as a daughter is born, you start learning how to let go.” @reggiejoiner

@CatalystLeader: “Leaving a legacy has less to do with being magnificent and has more to do with being ordinary.” @ReggieJoiner

@jesseland324: When u see how much time u have left, u tend to get serious about the time u have now. #catalyst

@cwinton81: “Legacy has more to do with lifting a child up than making a name for yourself.” @reggiejoiner

@DivaDThatsMe: Jesus didn’t say “change your neighbor as yourself”…. – Reggie Joiner #catalyst #Icantchangepeople #buticanloveafew

@lindyjroberts: I cannot change anyone, but I can love a few. – @reggiejoiner

@CatalystLeader: “You will only be remembered by the people who know you now.” – @ReggieJoiner

@CatalystLeader: “Legacy is about doing things consistently over time for the people who are around you.” – @ReggieJoiner

@jdcastellente: “Make what matters, matter more.” -@reggiejoiner

@JakeRainwater: Time is a platform of Gods love. Time➗Love=Worth

@GoAMPStudents: “Focus on the things that you can do and accomplish” @reggiejoiner

@GoAMPStudents: Would you rather be reliable or remarkable? What makes a bigger difference to others? @ReggieJoiner

@joshuaklane: “The best way to know someone is to love them” – Reggie Joiner

@jdcastellente: “Love over time, gives people worth.” -@reggiejoiner

RT @CatalystLeader: “The greatest gift you can give someone is your time.” – @ReggieJoiner #Catalyst

RT @CatalystLeader: “The moment you have is now with the people you are with now.” – @reggiejoiner #Catalyst

@BrianKDodd: 26 Leadership Quotes and Lessons from @ReggieJoiner from #Catalyst ’13 http://t.co/vJGQNPUzps. @TheRocketCo is live blogging from the event

@CatalystLeader: “God miraculously positioned you in this generation for a purpose.” – @PriscillaShirer

@CatalystLeader: “Everything you need God already is.” – @PriscillaShirer

@jdcastellente: “We complain when God places us where we don’t want to be not knowing it’s there he gives us what we’re needing” @PriscillaShirer

@RonEdmondson: “If you want to change the world you have to be crazy enough to believe you can.”

@CatalystLeader: “Since the beginning of time, there has been a war for your soul.” – @PriscillaShirer

@CatalystLeader: “Everything you need God already is.” – @PriscillaShirer

@spulliam: Adoptive mom @SenLandrieu, Democratic senator, is making a big push for adoption here at #Catalyst. “Parents raise children.”

@CatalystHipster: @DaveRamsey is on at #catalyst. Everyone just hid their iPhone 5S. #Stewardship

@ShaneBengry: Skipping out on @DaveRamsey at #Catalyst to enjoy his free coffee at the pastors lounge #GoodStewardship

@Mrcreft: You will die sooner than you think… #Catalyst

@WhitneyHughes4: I have now seen not one, but TWO guys wearing my button up denim shirt within the past day. #catalyst #toomanywannabehipsters

@CatalystLeader: “I don’t own anything. I’m only managing the resources that God has blessed me with.” @DaveRamsey @RachelCruze #Catalyst

@dphilli4: Ticket to #Braves game tonight – $46 Ticket to #Catalyst – $179
Ride from Gwinnett Center to Turner Field – PRICELESS. Help!! #notacreeper

@CatalystLeader: “The battle rages but the war is won!” – @JOHNNYSWIM #Catalyst

@BrettEDurham: We’ve got to Love these peeps working concessions at #Catalyst. Cool people who need to see the love of Jesus!

@CatalystLeader: You don’t own anything. God owns it all. @DaveRamsey #catalyst

@CatalystLeader: “When it comes to raising kids, more is caught then taught.” @daveramsey @RachelCruze #catalyst

@CatalystLeader: “Who you are speaks so loudly I can’t hear what you say.” – @CoryBooker #Catalyst

@IJM: Talent is important but values are more important. @CoryBooker #Catalyst

@IJM: Fear is the opposite of love. It’s what makes us small. Love makes us large. -@CoryBooker #Catalyst

@CatalystLeader: “Purpose is more important than position.” – @CoryBooker #Catalyst

@CatalystLeader: “You can’t have great discoveries without getting lost.” – @CoryBooker #Catalyst

@CatalystLeader: “The world you see outside of you is a reflection of the world inside of you. How do you see the world?” – @CoryBooker #Catalyst

@CatalystLeader: “Your emotions are choices. You have the power to choose your response.” – @CoryBooker #Catalyst

@CatalystLeader: “Authenticity is one of the great challenges of life. Stay true to yourself and your calling.” – @CoryBooker #Catalyst

@CatalystLeader: “We weren’t born to fit in, we were born to stand out.” – @CoryBooker #Catalyst

@CatalystLeader: “Being loyal to your purpose is more important than your position.” – @CoryBooker #Catalyst

@CatalystLeader: “If you’re passionate and stay true to your purpose, you’ll end up in places you could have never imagined.” – @CoryBooker #Catalyst

@CatalystLeader: “Expressing gratitude is one of the most healing things you can do.” – @CoryBooker #Catalyst

@CatalystLeader: “I don’t own anything. I’m only managing the resources that God has blessed me with.” @DaveRamsey @RachelCruze #Catalyst

@spulliam: Newark mayor Cory Booker, Dem Senate candidate, at #catalyst: “We’re all created in the image of God. There’s no one we can’t learn from.”

@ChristinaGard: “Love the calling you have and not the one you wish you had.” @judwilhite #catalyst

@CatalystLeader: “If you love God, you have to love what God loves. And God loves His Church.” – @JudWilhite #Catalyst

@CatalystLeader: “If you don’t love the Church, you forfeit the right to critique it and make it better.” – @JudWilhite #Catalyst

@CatalystLeader: “Everybody loves you ’til you lead.” – @JudWilhite #Catalyst

@JBDewell: “Social media is a billboard, not a diary.” @JudWilhite #Catalyst

@CatalystLeader: “Stop comparing your church to others.” – @JudWilhite #Catalyst

@CatalystLeader: We can’t make people fall in love with Jesus, but we can set up dates. @AndyStanley #Catalyst

@CatalystLeader: If you could only do what only you could do, what would that be? @AndyStanley #Catalyst

@CatalystLeader: Most decisions are pre-decided when the mission is crystal clear. @AndyStanley #Catalyst

@CatalystLeader: Always have an answer to these 3 questions: What are we doing? Why are we doing it? Where do I fit in? via @AndyStanley #Catalyst

@MoniqueSummers: “Look here, God is going to take @DuckDynastyAE where He wants it, and to whoever He wants to take it to.” – Uncle Si #Catalyst

@Xelaju4: The creator gave me orders to kill it and grill it. #Catalyst #DuckDynasty

@bivopastor: This group just offered 2 free downloads to pastors. free offering talks. http://t.co/YZ0f3up73X

@CatalystLeader: The string artist who was in the #known video and created all the beautiful art for this year is @aaronleeharris, check out his work!

@Wildcat456: So, none of my tweets made it on the #bigscreen, I didn’t find a cool Christian hipster husband but the church stuff was awesome. #Catalyst

@MsGustama: I said it before and I’ll say it again … #catalyst is by far the BEST conference I’ve ever attended. I am a @CatalystLeader

@timrpeters: Download a free eBook with notes and quotes from #Catalyst http://t.co/U88FdBs5OD

@CatalystLeader: Do not leave without your #Catalyst Atlanta 2013 Experience Kit. If you aren’t attending, buy yours online! http://t.co/Gvx40fQxhL #fb

@CatalystLeader: That’s a wrap folks! May you be wrecked by the love of Jesus. via @jeannestevens #Catalyst

CATALYST QUOTES DAY ONE – THURSDAY

@CatalystLeader: “Our prayer for these next few days isn’t that you would be in the know, but that you would be #known.” – @PastorChrisSeay

@CatalystLeader: “Too often we focus on what it means to know, but we want to focus on what it means to be known.” @PastorChrisSeay

@CatalystLeader: “Our greatest opportunity in life is to be known and be fully loved.” @PastorChrisSeay

@CatalystLeader: “All of us have an appetite to be known.” – @AndyStanley

@CatalystLeader: “There is no amount of known that will statisfy your appetite to be known.” – @AndyStanley

@CatalystLeader: “To lead you must be known.” @AndyStanley

@CatalystLeader: “There is no amount of applause that will ever be satisfying.” – @AndyStanley

@CatalystLeader: “Those most applauded for feel most entitled to.” – @AndyStanley

@CatalystLeader: “Applause is addictive. Once we get it we start looking for it and we start manufacturing it.” – @AndyStanley

@CatalystLeader: “What’s applauaded as exceptional the first time will be expected the next time.” – @AndyStanley

RT @CatalystLeader: “I am known to make Him known.” – @AndyStanley

@CatalystLeader: “What you’ve got is a gift from the One who knows you best.” – @AndyStanley

@zachsteiger: There’s a little lady gaga in all of us. @AndyStanley

@mattperman: My notes from Andy Stanley’s message “Surviving Your Appetite for Being Known.” http://t.co/XiZT3oX3wI

@J_rod4theglory: Oh the irony of tweets about making Him known instead of ourselves in order to make the big screen at #Catalyst

@ToddAdkinsHair: I come to #Catalyst to check out the hair trends. #futurehairstyles

@mandisaofficial: There’s no place I’d rather be than worshipping w/ 13,000 of my brothers & sisters in Christ! #Catalyst http://t.co/o64g7MJwzp

@joshuaklane: “Giants are not always what they seem” – Malcolm Gladwell

@CDavidDaniels: Our obstacles and our weaknesses are our opportunities of greatest learning.” @Gladwell

@AnnVoskamp: Giving thanks is how to sharpen the dull edge of your life in the midst of the battle.

@stressedmoms: Wow. RT @justinlathrop: What if we stopped holding people accountable & started holding people closely. @bobgoff

@evangelistmatt: We cannot allow our ability to produce to define us.

@_tonytorres: Watched a crazy movie preview of Noah. Coming March 2014. Wow, well done!

@desiringgod: Piper: “Any theology that isn’t humble simply cannot be true.”

@BWeden: “Saul’s armor didn’t work for David. Be creative and innovative when you lead, the same things won’t always work.” @Gladwell

@billpavelich: Not ” ready-set-go”…it’s “Go Set Ready’!! – Mark Batterson #catalyst what r u waiting for???

@tyhagan: No where are @trippandtyler’s comments about the 50+ crowd wearing cell phones on their belts more truer than in the Pastors tent!

@ToddLowans: “Suffering ceases to be suffering when you have a redemptive perspective.” -@donaldmiller

@bradlomenick: Identity is unchanging. Being comes before doing. WHO you are determines WHAT you do. #Catalyst week

@Luther_Rice: My notes from @Gladwell msg at #Catalyst in ATL https://t.co/94mJAWAjP7

@Luther_Rice: My notes from @andystanley msg at #Catalyst in ATL https://t.co/oEgC2R1iSJ

@JuliePMac: What has God taught me today at #Catalyst? Don’t let what you DON’T have keep you from taking hold of what God has released to BE YOURS!!!

@AlexMurashko: More Than 13,000 Church Leaders Gather in Atlanta for Catalyst Conference http://t.co/ET5MvcUAVV

@twomblesaurusrx: if the dream of the 90’s is alive in Portland, than the dream of the 80’s is truly alive in Atlanta.

@David_C_Cook: “We aren’t going to win the battles of this world until we know our position in Christ.” -@AnnVoskamp

@chloehamlin: We always see Goliath as greater than he actually was. David was never the underdog. @Gladwell

@Giana_Hall: @CatalystLeader amazing to see what God is up to apart from us silly, pretentious plaid-clad Christians. He’s bigger than we hope.

@timayates: That Andy Stanly will have a bright future.

@CatalystLeader: “The only way to truth and freedom is through vulnerability. – @JasonRussell // truth!!

@CatalystLeader: “We are all global citizens in this world and we need to take better care of one another.” – @JasonRussell

@followsomebody: The work will always be louder than your family. You must set boundaries and stick to them no matter how loud the noise gets.

@CatalystLeader: “We are supposed to redeem culture, not run from it.” – @lecrae

@bwitt722: You know you’re at #CATALYST when you’re standing in line for a food truck and 2 people are reading their Bibles.

@CatalystLeader: “Are we perpetuating religion or a relationship?” – @lecrae

@mandisaofficial: “When we are most satisfied in Christ, He is most glorified in us.”-@JohnPiper

@kalimillerr: All the millennials at #catalyst are currently sitting by outlets, attached to their social media. #wearewhoweare #GenY

@keithgiles: Jesus never called us to lead. He called us to follow and to teach others to follow.

@CalebMason: Part of knowing who you are is knowing who you aren’t.

@erinmuhree: Use every reason you can to celebrate. – @angelaahrendts

@AngelaAhrendts “If you loved to be loved, why wouldn’t your people appreciate the same?” 

@CatalystLeader: “Christianity isn’t just religious truth, it’s TOTAL truth.” – @lecrae

@CatalystLeader: “I hope the culture we’ve created will be our greatest legacy and long outlive us.”- @AngelaAhrendts, CEO of @Burberry

@CatalystLeader: “A great leader’s job is to be honest and tell people where you are going.”- @AngelaAhrendts, CEO of @Burberry

@CatalystLeader: “The best news in the whole world is that our greatest possible joy and God’s glory are one thing.” – @JohnPiper

@mattperman: My notes on Malcolm Gladwell’s excellent #catalyst message on David and Goliath, and why you are not an underdog: http://t.co/hTdI943dOl

@CatalystLeader: “Our human nature was designed to reveal God’s nature.” – @JohnPiper

@CatalystLeader: “Unlikely people come to know God in unlikely ways.” – @JudahSmith

@CatalystLeader: We’re sons and daughters by birth, not by worth.” – @JudahSmith

@mattperman: My notes on Malcolm Gladwell’s excellent #catalyst message on David and Goliath, and why you are not an underdog: http://t.co/hTdI943dOl

@JustinWise: My notes from #Catalyst: Session Three with John Piper – http://t.co/bNG5iXWUxb

@BrianKDodd: Click http://t.co/X6UuOKV7KM for 21 Leadership Quotes And Lessons From Andy Stanley Opening Session At #Catalyst 2013

CATALYST NOTES FROM LAB DAY – WEDNESDAY

@CatalystLeader: A special edition of the #Catalyst Podcast featuring need-to-knows, event information, and fun road-trip games. http://t.co/gbhbXGMhaU

@BillintheBlank: Check out http://t.co/htAZ6hUb34 for extras and special live broadcasts from #Catalyst

@wvanderbloemen: There are WAY more bow ties, vests, and cuffed jeans in the ATL airport than normal. #Catalyst must be coming…

@KPowellFYI: “If u want to keep your church growing and relevant, invest in children and teenagers.” @reggiejoiner

@jburno: Things are constantly changing, so we should have an entrepreneurial mindset no matter where we work. – @alli

@HaleyVeturis: “I love Twitter because it allows me to build trust with people on a whole new level–I can be human here.” via @alli

@jimmirocketship: Couldn’t make it to #Catalyst like me? Then follow @JosephLalonde! He’s live blogging the event!

@KyleJMusser: Only way to find out what you are good at is to get into the game @DrHenryCloud

@KyleJMusser: If everything is important, then nothing is important. – Dr. Henry Cloud

@revjenwilliams: Church leadership conferences – never a line at the women’s restroom. Good for me, sad for the church.

@davidmac1024: the worst thing we can do is die with potential

@Jobbinv: There’s a big difference between being invited and being welcomed. – @bobgoff

@AnnVoskamp: Gratitude is the Christian faith’s most powerful forgotten weapon.

@markhcox: “It is nearly impossible to offend a humble person; humble people don’t hold onto rights.” – @bcloritts

@mattperman: Jim Collins: “People are not risk averse, they’re ambiguity averse.” Brilliant. Just brilliant.

@donbrawley: Leader, you are the keeper of your culture~Brian Loritts

@donbrawley: Leader, you are the keeper of your culture~Brian Loritts

@AnnVoskamp: The unconventional way to win your battles — is to give thanks in your battles.

@SydniChambers: Give yourself permission to fail but fail TRYING. Don’t fail watching. – #Catalyst

@justinlathrop: 5 Things You Should Know About Networking At a Conference like #catalyst [blog post] ›› http://t.co/v9YzOBd1We”

@benjimast: “Fail. But fail at the right things.” – Bob Goff

@bobwhittet: “You are ultimately responsible to who Called you, not who hired you” – @MarkBatterson

@RonEdmondson: “Keep your character several steps ahead of your talent” – @JeffHenderson

@RonEdmondson: “At what point did we begin to think excellence is offensive to God?” – @JeffHenderson

@BillintheBlank: My recap of the dangers of doing good with @peterkgreer @bethanyhoang and @2FP at #Catalyst Labs http://t.co/wH8CIlbIgv

@DawnSeverdia: We want God to go first because that doesn’t require any faith. @MarkBatterson

@chrisdotarnold: Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a #known God.

@lizzydriscoll: Pride is stealing what rightfully belongs to God and ascribing it to me. @bcloritts

@DawnSeverdia: You don’t need more time, you need to say “no” more often. @alli

@DawnSeverdia: See the need. Be the remedy. @blakecanterbury

@_JakeBrown: “What if we stop calling it ministry and just call it Tuesday?” – Bob Goff

@Breiland959: Bob Goff – Are we bouncers that determine who gets to Jesus OR ushers that lead people to Jesus?/ That one hit home”

@aucye: “All idols eventually demand the sacrifice of our children.” – @ahc

@BeSunnyBass: “For what we do is always determined by who we are. Lead from who you are.”

@josh_phillips: A phrase from today that I can’t get out of my head: Your church will only be as consecrated as you are. Holy Spirit left hook.

@RonEdmondson: “If we are not careful we can spiritualize laziness” – @JeffHenderson

@erinmuhree: tell people what you see in them. – @bobgoff

@KendallLeetweet: You don’t have to blow out someone else’s candle to make yours shine brighter.

@pjohnst2: The problem is non-profits think like non-profits @JeffHenderson

@sturnerlee: “When opportunity comes, it is too late to prepare.” – John Wooden, former UCLA Coach; quoted at #catalyst

@DianaWeiFang: “Don’t confuse success with comfort” @prophiphop

@Pal_Rune: Dr Henry Cloud-path to identity:1) attend to what is relevant 2)positive emotional climate 3)connect 4)control yourself 5)believe

@ChadAlanGraves: The enemy only has two battle plans. To blind you from who God is and blind to who you are in Him. @annvoskamp

@ThatCarolJones: Offer value. Not service or resources or products. Offer value. @LysaTerKeurst

@DawnSeverdia: When we make it about us, it never takes off. @peterkgreer

@RelationalEQ: “You have to be committed to being an expert in that which you are passionate about.” – @EugeneCho

@onechurchstl: God doesn’t see failing as a fault; he sees it as identity formation.

@mccall_d: One of my favorite quotes of the day, “Google is my MBA!” Loved meeting you at #Catalyst today @alli.

@BenLangevin: http://t.co/EmJMmyZaN3 just posted a blog about my experience so far at #catalyst. It’s been so great so far!

@BrianKDodd: The Top 30 Leadership Quotes From The #Catalyst Labs http://t.co/iJUVkNKOFk

Quotes From The Chick-fil-A Leadercast

The Chick-fil-A Leadercast is a leadership conference held in Atlanta. It also is simulcast live to hundreds of sites worldwide. Here is a summary of quotes form the #CFALeadercast Twitter feed (tweet author is named before the quote):

Willow Leitungskongress 2012 - Tag 2ANDY STANLEY QUOTES FROM THE CHICK-FIL-A LEADERCAST

@Dagen4Life: “Complexity is the enemy of clarity” @AndyStanley

@adammcchesney: “Growth creates complexity, which requires simplicity.” – @AndyStanley

@CFALeadercast: “What is your one-sentence job description?” -@AndyStanley

@TechRees: “If you’re the only hot dog stand in town, you’re hot dogs don’t have to be good.” – @AndyStanley

@CFALeadercast: “What are we doing? Why are we doing it? Where do I fit in?” – @andystanley

@tyancey_i3: “@CFALeadercast: “Dirty little secret of leadership: Leaders don’t always have all the answers.” – @andystanley

@markrallen: Poor delivery trumps content, if your a terrible speaker, doesn’t matter what you are saying.

@ryancvet: “The only way out is through!

@bradbatt: Leaders know they are never the smartest person in the room! — @AndyStanley

@KristaKotrla: When you know WHY you’re doing what you’re doing, it’s more than a job… It’s a mission. @AndyStanley

@DougRasku: The less you do, the more you accomplish. The less you do, the more you enable others to accomplish. @AndyStanley

@WV_Churches: The mist in your mind will eventually become a fog in your organization. Andy Stanley

@gordonbaines: Every leader needs an escape hatch, a place to retreat and refocus @AndyStanley

@BrianKDodd: 27 #Leadership Quotes and Lessons From @AndyStanley – Live Notes From Chick-Fil-A Leadercast http://t.co/NQOoqa9mz9

 

DAVID ALLEN QUOTES FROM THE CHICK-FIL-A LEADERCAST

@jeno630: David Allen-  “Life is really not that hard, you just can’t ignore it.”
@lerkent: You can only feel good about what you’re not doing when you know what it is you’re not doing. -David Allen

@PFIDisplays: Gold nugget of perspective:  “Einstein had 24 hours a day, so did DaVinci; so do you.”  Do you really need “more time”?

@starvingmysin: We need space. Space to be creative, make mistakes, and explore. This is where productivity comes from.

@Joseph_Greget: Getting Things Done is not really about getting things done, but being appropriately engaged.

@dakruhm: Leaders, give your managers enough freedom as well as direction.

@AHappySlappyinc: You are most productive when you have the room to make a mess.

@hortoncain: You’re the most productive when you have the freedom (and the room) to make a mess.

@brianbrodrick: David Allen: Chaos is not in the world it is in your head.

@bryan_schieck: How much time do you need to get a good #idea? NONE You need room in your head.

@HybrydStudioz: “You are most productive/creative when you start clean and have the room to make a mess.” #DavidAllen

@DreamGirl914: “Nature does not hurry yet everything is accomplished @gtdguy

@elle_wenaas: Mind like water. Water doesn’t get mad at you because you disturbed its calm. David Allen

@stevenwichern: Simply Lead “If you do not know what you are doing, you are going to have a hard time doing it.”

@OritSklar: David Allen (@gtdguy): Inverse relationship between “on your mind” and “getting it done”

@anthonystauffer: “I know Bach didn’t have email but he had 20 kids. Take your pick “ – @gtdguy

@teresakr: “You are not your work but your work will run you if you let it.” David Allen

@RobJacobs_: Pay attention to what has your attention -@gtdguy

@DavinBenavides: “Key #1 Capture your thinking…Take time to clear your mind by getting ideas out of your mind and on paper.” – David Allen

@ErikJFisher: Common ‘Getting Things Done’ obstacles & how to overcome them – w/ @GTDGuy David Allen http://t.co/ikr63U68iz

@k_adelsberger: If you don’t give appropriate attention to what needs your attention.it will.end up taking much more of your time.

@maeganhamner: “Pay attention to what has your attention.” – @gtdguy

@ErikJFisher: This David allen talk is his @TEDTalk found here: http://t.co/mMwLSavYYK

 

SANYA RICHARDS-ROSS QUOTES FROM THE CHICK-FIL-A LEADERCAST

@TRC_Staffing: Sonya Richards-Ross!! 4 time Olympic gold medalist!

@nweakly: Chills reliving @SanyaRichiRoss win Olympic gold. Inspiring hearing her strength in shoving aside the inner critic to focus.

@Jhoodmartin: @SanyaRichiRoss wants to compete in another Olympic game & will not let injury keep her from making the team. Training is key

@dawnzimmerman: When self doubt comes, say no and push through. That’s how gold is won.

@fsucurran: Proper preparation allows you to focus on execution during the actual event. -Sonya Richards-Ross

@tmblogos: The way to execution in chaos is to live it in your mind with focus first. Sanya Richards-Ross

@CFALeadercast: “There will always be distractions. Focus on your goals until you reach them.” -@SanyaRichiRoss

@mikesipplejr: In a moment of self-doubt change your focus. Do not give in to fears and past memories @SanyaRichiRoss

@karenswhite717: I’m not giving in to fears or past memories–good advice Santa Richards-Ross.

@get_hope: Set BIG goals. Recognize there will always be noise but find your center. @SanyaRichiRoss

@WilliamAttaway: “Focus on the victory instead of on everything that could go wrong.” –Sanya Richards-Ross

@CoachKecia: You may not be an Olympic athlete but you are a corporate athlete

 

HENRY CLOUD QUOTES FROM THE CHICK-FIL-A LEADERCAST

@CULeaders: Sometimes the season has passed and you need to take the hard step and pull the plug. @DrHenryCloud

@summerjoy: Sometimes as leaders we get so attached to processess/products/ideas that we can’t see when it’s time to let them go.

@ValeriePlis: Sometimes you have to say no to the good to make room for the GREAT!!

@coachpride: As a leader, the 1st boundary you need to create simplicity is necessary endings! Dr. Henry Cloud

@hodgiemyson: We are obsessed about finding the right plan when we really need to find the right people. Henry Cloud

@r_l_stewart: “A co-dependent is someone who, right before he dies, someone else’s life flashes before his eyes” #DrHenryCloud

@americaleads: Bring necessary endings to wrong decisions.  Dr. Henry Cloud

@MoJoCMO: @DrHenryCloud – Theres a horder pattern in business / leaders think they need to be the “source” of everything – let go.

@dhovismb: Takes courage to clip & prune, but its necessary in order to bloom @DrHenryCloud

@TJCARITHERSJR: If you are on the wrong road, you cannot hope it becomes the right one. @DrHenryCloud

@philiprood: “Creating the plan is the easy work.  Getting people to effectively work the plan is the real work.” – @DrHenryCloud

@citydentalcc: “@mattboone: Opportunities become threats when there are no boundaries @DrHenryCloud

@wildpoet: “Yesterday is gone, lets have a little funeral, move on and do something new.” Henry Cloud

@Leadershipfreak: Leaders help attend to what’s relevant and ignore what isn’t. via @drhenrycloud

@ChickfilA: If everything is important, then nothing is important. via @DrHenryCloud

@BrianKDodd: 25 Leadership Quotes From Henry Cloud – Live Notes From Chick-Fil-A Leadercast http://t.co/5XThmQ66So

 

JOHN MAXWELL QUOTES FROM THE CHICK-FIL-A LEADERCAST

@GreatDayFarms: It doesn’t start with simple, it starts with simplicity. – John Maxwell

@Schipped: Geniuses take the complicated and reduce it to the simple. Subtraction can be more effective than addition.

@HSVchicsquad: Shallow + Fast, Deep + Slow, or Deep and Fast? Pick one @JohnCMaxwell

@HSVchicsquad: Deep and Fast is what you want in your leadership, your business, your relationship @JohnCMaxwell

@M_Mangan: “Are leaders born?” Of course they are! I’ve never met an unborn leader! I don’t want to! – @JohnCMaxwell

@CFALeadercast: “Leadership is influence. Nothing more. Nothing less.” – @JohnCMaxwell

@jamieandcheryl: Experience is not the best teacher. We all know people that are getting older, but they’re not getting better. @JohnCMaxwell

@FranciscoM75: “Business schools reward complex behavior but it’s the simple behavior that makes you successful in life” – @JohnCMaxwell

@pastor2pastors: Connectors do the difficult work of keeping it simple.  Don’t confuse simple with simplistic! @JohnCMaxwell

@bjengland: An educator takes something simple and makes it complex, A communicator takes something complex and makes simple J. Maxwell

@joshuapotter: Just because you’re in a position of leadership doesn’t mean you’re a good leader. – @JohnCMaxwell

@CFALeadercast: “Leadership is simple: Add value to people everyday.” – @JohnCMaxwell

@rockpointcc: RT @FTFChatt: You do not have influence in your weaknesses. You have influence in your strengths. @JohnCMaxwell

@EMAshley: I can’t make everyone happy. I’m a leader, not a clown. @JohnCMaxwell

@summerjoy: “A communicator takes what is complex and makes it simple.” @JohnCMaxwell

@ajl3photo: @JohnCMaxwell “An educator takes something simple and makes it complex.” Could you come talk to my professors?

@SarahRWard: John Maxwell should do movie trailer voice overs!!!

@ChickfilA: Notes from @JohnCMaxwell’s session @CFALeadercast. #cfaleadercast #simplylead http://t.co/vMCrMNg9zA

 

JACK WELCH QUOTES FROM THE CHICK-FIL-A LEADERCAST

@jAdamRobertson: When your boss asks you to do something, OVER-deliver! @jack_welch

@Ryan_Eller: Find your mouthwash, something you are passionate about, and run with it. – Jack Welch

@DentalButterfly: “The team that fields the best players wins!“~Jack Welch

@JonPlotner: Rules don’t lead; standards do. Rules define our behavior. Standards are beliefs that we own.

@OritSklar: Welch calls b-schools “Fat, lazy institutions that charge too much money.

@FranciscoM75: “Every great leader has a generosity gene.” – @jack_welch

@i2ileadership: “Make your boss smarter than they are and you will become indispensable.” – Jack Welch

@ElvisMoyaTTU: Re: Work Atmosphere –> “You ought to love to be here, but be ready to leave” – Jack Welch

@DetStartupLaw: Have healthy skepticism and fear BUT go for it!! – Jack Welch

@lanica_williams: Jack Welch’s keys to success: 1) Love what you’re doing, or you’re never going to win. 2) ALWAYS OVER-DELIVER

@AHappySlappyinc: This level of passion from @jack_welch is giving me life and a new perspective on work and performance.

@hartlife: Wow! Jack Welch is 77 and filled with passion and looking forward to the future. And, still innovating! Awesome!

@summerjoy: Self-confidence, simplicity and speed. Three great qualities in leadership. @jack_welch

@jaystephany: Too many leaders are DOING when they need to be TEACHING.-Jack Welch

@CHS_Mr_F: Jack Welch GE CEO says free online education will revolutionize education. Esp. Those schools who charge 2 much for 2 little

@SCFireRecruiter: “Work all the time to bring new insights to the job” @jack_welch

@nvyoung: To become a great leader, love what you do and over deliver on what you do. That is how to succeed – Jack Welch

@WichitaLeads: “Create a whole new education for your boss.  Make him smarter than he was before he met you.”  Jack Welsh.

@Jason_Moore: You have no right to call yourself a manager if your employees don’t know where they stand. –Jack welch

@ladywriterib: A good personnel move is worth a thousand speeches. @jack_welch

@jimcarlson: High performing jerks destroy companies. Jack Welch

@SkinCareTLH: You’ve got to love what you’re doing or you’re never going to win. @jack_welch

@mztrsinbad: As a leader you’re never as good and never as bad as the people paint you. #jackwelch

@jaystephany: “What is a budget review? A personal review with numbers” -Jack Welch

@OritSklar: Jack Welch: Spent 70% of time teaching leaders; the team that fields the best players wins.

@blairsteve: Lack of transparency is the cruelest form of management.  -Jack Welch

@TcaccTri: Be deeply interested in your people.  The generosity gene is in every leader…promote, develop your team. – Jack Welch

@adammcchesney: “If you have self confident leaders, they will hire self confident players. Then the whole Team gets upgraded!” – Jack Welch

@jpurpero: “If you don’t like people…this job stinks.” @jack_welch

@marksastre: Jack Welch, GE CEO: “if you weren’t currently in your business, would you get into your business today?” Know where you stand

 

MIKE KRZYZEWSKI QUOTES FROM THE CHICK-FIL-A LEADERCAST

@saggy311: Rules are externally applied but standards are internally owned – Coach K

@cdowsley: Don’t focus on winning, develop a culture of success – Coach K

@nateboettcher: Being an outstanding leader is an everyday thing. Coach K

@JonPlotner: A good leader puts his people in a position to be successful all the time. – Coach K

@georgepowell: Leaders create an environment that is conducive to success #Coach

@tobyross04: A good leader recognizes that no job is too low for him; every job/role is important. @dukebasketball

@jacquiepco: In order to learn you have to get out if your comfort zone. ~Coach K

@JedidiahAJ: The most important thing about leadership is : communication
Mike Krzyzewski

@timage: Two is better than one when two perform as one. -Coach K

@CFALeadercast: “Never delegate. Always empower.” – Mike Krzyzewski

@RandyYoungblood: “Every job in our organization is a job you should be willing to do“.  @MikeKrzyzewski

@k_adelsberger: When you say something is important you back it up with a personal move

@JedidiahAJ: Rules don’t lead, standards are the way to make your team own it!
Mike Krzyzewski

@ericndavis: “Develop standards not rules in your team.” – Coach K

@LeadersNW: “Follow your courage.” – Mike Krzyzewski

@tararumler: @NowGen: “You have to teach resilience to the younger generation now more than ever.” – Coach K

@CFALeadercast: “As a leader you can get sidetracked but you have to complete your mission” -Mike Krzyzewski

 

VARIOUS QUOTES AND RESOURCES QUOTES FROM THE CHICK-FIL-A LEADERCAST

@pchapman17_9: “You don’t have to make anything new, just cultivate what’s already been done.” @markhhcc

@dadfpem: Getting things done-er with Tripp &Tyler: use CD spool as bagel transporter

@BENKOLARCIK: #Leadership sets the tone. It doesn’t echo it.

@jtdeyton: “@ATLmission: “Humility is aspiring to surround yourself with people smarter than you.”
@CDavidDaniels: Getting things done is not really about getting things done. Appropriate engagement is.

@ECCU: Advanced Budgeting resources – http://t.co/gtE6RB9oWA @withmarkljones

@mikesipplejr: Do your employees have your back? Well – do you have theirs?

@mikew3352: Hire for culture not just competency – Thompson

@tylerkepiro: When we have too much control but not enough perspective we become a micromanager.

@wlamb88: Chaos is being driven by latest and loudest. Leaders identify calm in chaos.

@daveraley: #CLA2013 if you missed my #MOBILE strategy session, I just blogged an excerpt here: http://t.co/GI1PwxmtPJ

@417gary: Instead of Chick Fila looks like today’s Leadercast is sponsored by Maybelline. Makeup on the speakers is over the top.

@JenniferEinolf: Perspective and control are the two elements of self management David Allen

@dhoernsch: Worst thing: Drinking coffee, water, then diet coke but not wanting to miss a minute of #CFALeadercast to use the bathroom.

@OffTheWallSM: RT: The awkward moment at a simulcast when you’re not sure if you should clap for the speaker or not… HA!

@caleb_santos: Why do I have a strong urge to eat @ChickfilA for lunch?

@ElvisMoyaTTU: “Everyone has a tactical reserve to improve that little bit. You have one more inch.” @RorkeDenver

@FTFChatt: As leaders, people at a minimum will mimic your behavior.- @RorkeDenver So how are you leading in your family?

@summerjoy: “Calm is contagious. Panic is contagious. Stupid is contagious.” @RorkeDenver

@mistywgilbert: Being a good communicator is being a good teacher. You have to explain the logic step by step. #Condoleezza Rice

@Leadershipfreak: Schedule your relaxation time. via Condoleezza Rice

@CFALeadercast: Incredible story of Caine’s Arcade shared by Nirvan Mullick (@nirvan) http://t.co/2yHJo9YoTd

@BeLegendary1: Watch this for the best 10 minutes of your day… http://t.co/mfS1qsxP9N Caines Arcade

 


 

 

UofM Feb02-2011-06

 

 

Quotes From The Catalyst Dallas Leadership Conference 2013

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The Catalyst Dallas leadership conference was held at Bent Tree Bible Fellowship this year. Here are some great quotes and resources from the conference’s Twitter feed:

DAY THREE

@ryneisaac: “What is the future you’re creating right now?” -Erwin McManus

@PastorGad: “A model is a small imitation of the real thing” @erwinmcmanus.  Are you looking 4 a model to follow, or the real thing?

@Heath_Lewis: “Those who create the future are friends of failure.” Erwin McManus

@raquelrussell: Creators understand that their greatest gift is their imagination @erwinmcmanus

@fwatsondesigns: Whoa. “We are the materialization of that which God imagined, the “seen” which was created out of the unseen.” @erwinmcmanus

@dkrichards: RT @sl_richards: We were imagined by imagination and imagination is the playground of God. @erwinmcmanus

@kevin_bryant: A future based on what you know will look like the past. A future based on what you don’t know will change history. @erwinmcmanus

@CatalystLeader: God created us in His image to MAKE the invisible, visible. via @erwinmcmanus

@CatalystLeader: If God imagined you at birth, what makes you think He’s stopped imagining you now. via @erwinmcmanus

@dustin_mclean: Materialize the invisible @erwinmcmanus

@philipjoh: “You are the material of God’s imagination.” @erwinmcmanus #MindBlown

@KellyJoArtist: It is time we stop protecting what God did and start creating what God is doing. @erwinmcmanus

@MiamiAsh: What is wrong with us when we want to do the past better than the future @erwinmcmanus

@letsgocubs1908: “You are more than a maker of fire; You usher eternity into time” @erwinmcmanus

@christina_hite: “Lions do what lions do. Gazelles do what gazelles do. But humans do what they can imagine.” @erwinmcmanus

@kevin_bryant: We are stewards of the future. @erwinmcmanus #makehistory

@sl_richards: God is always doing a new thing. All God DOES is make the NEW. @erwinmcmanus

@ErichRobinson: “Someone imagined it and that is why we have it!” @erwinmcmanus

@kevin_bryant: Those who create the future are the friends of failures and imperfections. @erwinmcmanus

@fwatsondesigns: A life of faithfulness is not a life of faith. There’s a heroic narrative that calls us to step out in faith. @erwinmcmanus

@AdamJBennett1: I AM MADE TO MAKE!  – @erwinmcmanus

@AlexanderMcMath: @erwinmcmanus “I’m so happy at 54 that all my brain can do is dream

@julie_pierce: @CatalystLeader  3 questions for debriefing your conference experience: http://t.co/CsWhCHWLVS

@blainec24: For some reason I love that Driscoll is speaking right after a talk on vulnerability. #snarky

@BertAlcorn: Pumped to be watching @PastorMark at #catalyst Dallas. Can’t wait for him to yell at me.

@PastorMark: Ready to take the stage. Kicking it off with a skinny jeans joke.

@stevebullard: I’ve seen some of you guys with your top button buttoned. How is that? Enjoyable? -Mark Driscoll

@WBD_1023: “Why does this photo make me look fat? Uhh, cause it’s a good camera.” @PastorMark

@alanmarmstrong: “Trucks. Guns. Heterosexuality.  This ain’t Seattle.” – @PastorMark #catalyst dude is on a roll talking about our IDENTITY!

@schmidt_zak: I know who made the environment and one day he is coming back to burn it down & make it new anyways. That’s why I drive my truck

@MaryDeMuth: And then you have children and you’re identity is gone. @PastorMark #tongueincheek

@robgreene: “It makes a guy a miniMANto drive a miniVAN” a little standup from @PastorMark at #catalyst

@wwwdotPearl: Who I think I am determines what I do. @PastorMark

@nancyneves: Who you think you are is what compels you to do what you do!  #markdriscoll

@jeffreydaguilar: Who you are determines what you do. Not the other way around. @PastorMark

@martyburroughs: Things may explain who you are but they don’t define you @PastorMark

@pchedgecock: Our identity is not achieved its received (Jesus) @PastorMark

@MaryDeMuth: Don’t let your ministry become idolatry. @PastorMark

@jeffreydaguilar: Humility means “know your place.” @PastorMark

@jeffreydaguilar: If you know your identity you’ll know what to do. @PastorMark

@jeffreydaguilar: You are not what you do. You are what Christ has done for you. @PastorMark

@DigitalMolly: I don’t need to be perfect because Jesus is my perfection. @PastorMark

@jlgerhardt: Mark Driscoll is yelling at me RIGHT NOW. #notsurprised

@jeffreydaguilar: Working for yourself instead of from yourself you will destroy yourself. @PastorMark

@robgreene: “Only faithful followers make fruitful leaders.” @PastorMark

@SGeoThomas: “We need to think biblically before we act practically; thinking biblically gives us the wisdom to act practically” (@PastorMark)

@brianvbradford: When people fail u, remember that Jesus never will. @PastorMark

@stefanieybrown: “We’re not just leaders. We’re also followers.” @pastormark

@etgarland: Mark Driscoll at #catalyst… Love him or hate him… He is a game changer.

@CampMullican: When we armor up against vulnerability we armor up against connection.  Dr. Brene Brown

@yp_caleb: Vulnerability is scary. But it is not as scary as getting to the end of your life and never haven’t shown up. @BreneBrown

@raquelrussell: As a leader, you’re going to get your a$$ kicked. It’s just going to happen. You’re gonna get hurt. @BreneBrown

@staciezellmer: @brenebrown “if you’re not in the arena every once in a while getting your ass kicked, I’m not interested in your feedback.” LEAD

@wwwdotPearl: Folks who judge what I do from an anonymous or non-engaged position are sitting in cheap seats and are irrelevant.

@CatalystLeader: Leadership – vulnerability = disengagement via @BreneBrown

@JLee1611: “Leadership who just motivates & manages actually manipulates. Leadership is about inspiring people.” – @brenebrown

@jdvoss: Your vulnerability is the first thing I look for and mine is the last thing I want you to see. @BreneBrown

@KellyJoArtist: In the absence of love and belonging is always suffering @brenebrown

@blainec24: “Vulnerability is going on a first date after a divorce.” @BreneBrown Thankful my wife was vulnerable!

@MiamiAsh: If you are going to be brave you are going to get hurt. @brenebrown

@CatalystLeader: Vulnerability is the birthplace of faith. via @BreneBrown

@CatalystLeader: As a leader you can chose comfort or you can chose courage, but you can’t have both. via @BreneBrown

@212_Pastor: “I refuse to believe girls only like the guys who are running the other direction.” – A random dude talking to Brene Brown at #catalyst

@MarshallSimpson: This is one of the greatest moments in my life as a Dallas Cowboys fan. Emmitt Smith is at #Catalyst!!! #childhooddreams

@CatalystLeader: RT @pastoradam: You may be talented, but you better work on your talent or it could leave you. @EmmittSmith22

@MindyColvin: Paraphrasing Emmitt Smith: If you’re not interested in growing as a person, you’re not going to be a valuable part of any team.

@bjasonb: You may be talented, gifted, etc. but if you don’t work at it you won’t be as great as you can be. Emmitt Smith

@MiamiAsh: Never become satisfied with anything. You always have room to grow. Keep living! @emmittsmith

@JustinTheViking: “What I did yesterday was yesterday’s news, I need to make some new news today… Stay humble and stay focused
-Emmit Smith

@rustygreer01: It was not my skill that made me a great running back, it was my heart and passion for the game. Emmitt Smith

@rafmnk: Know your play book, understand your assignment become better -emmit smith

@pammajors: ” Be open to learn more. You can always be better at whatever it is you do.” Emmitt Smith

@blainec24: “My wedding ring is my super bowl ring of life” @emmittsmith

@j3hooper: Offense sell tickets… Defense wins championships – that’s for the Cowboys and for me. Loving @EmmittSmith22

@rustygreer01: I learned more from my failures than. from my successes. Emmitt Smith

@markleenerts: Your attitude determines your aptitude! – Emmitt Smith

@AllysonLFoster: “@CatalystLeader: Health is a tremendous attribute for pursuing your dreams. via @EmmittSmith22

@carriebourne: Never become satisfied. The day you become satisfied is the day you stop growing. #emmittsmith

@chavis_t: If you’re in it, be in it to win it. via Emmit Smith

@Brian_Galbraith: The key to winning is evaluation. We all tend to evaluate when we lose, but winners evaluate everything. @emmittsmith

@_JenniferB_: “To whom much is given, much is required.” -EmmittSmith22

@aw_b: Those things you let slide will catch up to you at an inopportune moment. @EmmittSmith22

@Brian_tumc_ym: Emit Smith was just asked, ‘Who hit you the hardest?’ his answer ‘You wouldn’t know her. It was my mom. I deserved it’ Ha

@danitowner: “As God unfolds the possibilities and opportunities sitting at our fingertips, may we not just lead now, but lead well.”

@myhealthychurch: RT @philipjoh: “You can’t take someone where you haven’t been. You can’t give someone something you don’t have.” @scottwilson7

@pastoradam: No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he only had good intentions. -Margaret Thatcher via @DaveRamsey

@tapkenchris: Critical question most can’t answer: what have you DONE in your life

@joshuaconner: “Broke people can’t feed people.” @DaveRamsey

@pchedgecock: Handle God’s money for God’s Kingdom in God’s way! @DaveRamsey

@e_sayi: Three spirits surrounding wealth: Martha (pride), Judas (it comes from the devil), and Mary (gratitude). ~ @DaveRamsey

@leonm78207: Just because you can tweet, doesn’t mean your opinion is valid.

@SalazarTim: The more grateful I am, the more excellent I will be at managing God’s money @DaveRamsey

@tidoramon: “David left over $21 billion dollars to Solomon to build God’s kingdom, by our standards.” @DaveRamsey

@BTylerEllis: “Wealth comes FROM hard work but not BECAUSE of hard work. Wealth comes because of God. Everything is His” @DaveRamsey

@blainec24: “You don’t have to be the poorest in the neighborhood to prove that you are a Christian.” @DaveRamsey

@blainec24: “A lot of us are conservative politically and not biblically correct enough.” @DaveRamsey

@leonm78207: Just because you can tweet, doesn’t mean your opinion is valid.

@hlanderson: “Wimpified culture we live in where everyone is self-important” @DaveRamsey

@coachgoodenough: “Just because you can get on the Internet does not mean that your opinion is valid.” Dave Ramsey

@MaryDeMuth: No farmer ever grew the corn and took credit for the sun that grew it. @DaveRamsey

@RockinRandy: @DaveRamsey at #Catalyst said, “It’s not when u were born & die that matters on ur tombstone. It’s what you do with the “-” in the middle

@jeff_r_ward: @DaveRamsey danger is that folks think if I can afford it & pay cash for it, I’m good to buy it. That’s not a stewardship mindset.

@jeffreydaguilar: Money is not a pleasure, it is a responsibility. @DaveRamsey

@CatalystLeader: Money is a tool to be used for the kingdom. via @DaveRamsey

@MaryDeMuth: Wealth comes from God, and God still owns it all. @DaveRamsey

@CatalystLeader: You are not an owner. You are a manager. via @DaveRamsey

@ACUSeth: Wow! @DaveRamsey just made many people at #catalyst angry, and it was awesome! Wealth isn’t evil if we know its God’s money. #spoketruth

@TheJakeTurner: In a world full a famous speakers, there are few I could listen to all day. @DaveRamsey is one of the few.

@jacobfam4: Just saw a fake proposal at Catalyst. What people will do for an iPod! I so would have, too!

@jlgerhardt: Don’t just listen to other people’s stories. Look for God and you’ll find your own.

@joeybcook: Leaders: You’re message starts in the parking lot, not the pulpit. @AndyStanley

@josueMacK: You set a goal… You celebrate a win. There is a difference. – @AndyStanley

@ryanleak: It is much easier to educate a Doer than to activate a Thinker. -@AndyStanley

@Stuart_Large: “Clarify the win. Who we are, what we’re doing, and how we do it here.”

@MaryDeMuth: Performance oriented people like to win. Define the win. @AndyStanley

@Stuart_Large: “Performance-oriented people are too busy doing to complain.” -Andy Stanley

@christophobu: if there is no interdependency within a church or team there is no way for them to produce high performance results @AndyStanley

@fwatsondesigns: Put your best doers on your best opportunity. Don’t put a lid on your ministry because you’re afraid of hurting some feelings.

@jeffreydaguilar: High performance teams require high performance people. @AndyStanley

@paulcrowson: if you spend all your time trying to teach a fish to climb a tree it will spend it’s whole life thinking it’s stupid! @AndyStanley

@LukeAPerkins: “Paul wasn’t a guy who sat around and thought about it, he got on a boat and got things done.” -@AndyStanley

@TableforOneMin: Paul was a doer and a single adult!  Singles can be our best doers!

@geoffmclarty: Rent thinkers, hire do-ers!

@Kalebmoore: If you don’t know how something works when it’s working, you won’t know how to fix it when it breaks. – @AndyStanley

@jeremypeterson: We are great at evaluating problems and not so good at evaluating excellence – @AndyStanley

@CatalystLeader: The greatest agent of change in your organization is a crystal clear vision. via @AndyStanley

@jeremypeterson: If there is no interdependency within a church there is no way for them to produce high performance results – via @AndyStanley

@aw_b: Put your best people in the best places for them. The org chart is not your friend. @AndyStanley

@ErichRobinson: Leaders on a team can’t stand sideways energy. @AndyStanley

@willmancini: Church Unique Snapshot: How Andy Stanley Uses Five Faith Catalysts as Mission Measures  http://t.co/KvNGgQmib0

@clarkfrailey: If you put a lid on your organization because you’re trying to be nice, you’re a bad leader. -Andy Stanley

@FastChurch: When you clarify the win (@andystanley) beware of 3 kinds of weak vision #catalyst http://t.co/o5rbH4mdee

@sjcolquitt: “I am not the artist; I am the canvas.” @prophiphop

@mattmikalatos: Great interview with #Catalyst leader @Bradlomenick! http://t.co/3E6YxyvxpJ

@BienRyan: “Some of you grown ups make being grown up look sad.” Funny stuff from Kid President!

@cRoD9583: “Insert very profound quote I heard at catalyst here

@calebjobe: There are two Christian men styles… Bald with beard, or comb-over with glasses…

@Buster_86: Not sure I own enough skinny jeans to be in church leadership.

DAY TWO

@chavis_t: Sometimes God does not provide the details because he knows we can’t handle the details. via @CraigGroeschel

@brandonbrister: Spend more time being interested than trying to be interesting.  @AndyStanley

@joshdhall: “Healthy people & healthy organizations are far more open to change than unhealthy people & unhealthy orgs are!”  @AndyStanley

@joshdhall: “Healthy people & healthy cultures have their backs to one another & their eyes focused outwardly on others.” @AndyStanley

@chavis_t: Our reactions determine our reach. If we are going to have better relationships, we must have better reactions. ~ @LysaTerKeurst

@Heath_Lewis: “Jesus does not ask us to care for the less fortunate. He demands it.” @katieinuganda

@CampMullican: The intersection of our greatest strength and passion is our sweet spot.

@lucas_avail: If you don’t know your purpose you might feel worthless.- Propoganda

@preacherrich: You can never feel forgiven except by one who knows what you did. -Reggie Joiner

@sl_richards: You will only be remembered by the people who know you now. @reggiejoiner

@sl_richards: Parents: what you do with your kids over time MATTERS. @reggiejoiner

@CatalystLeader: If you are not investing in a kid, teenager or college student you should be! @ReggieJoiner

@CatalystLeader: There’s a difference between legacy and fame. We’re not called to be famous, we’re called to leave a legacy. @reggiejoiner

@wwwdotPearl: I need to intentionally make what matters, matter more.

@russellpage: “The Bible does not say ‘CHANGE your neighbor as yourself’; it says ‘LOVE your neighbor as yourself’.” @reggiejoiner

@raquelrussell: When all else fails generosity wins. Generosity always wins. @DaveRamsey

@jeffreydaguilar: You won’t ever lose by being generous. @DaveRamsey

@CatalystLeader: Your reactions will impact the reach of your influence. via @LysaTerKeurst

@Vyrso: 8 Essentials for Becoming a Change Maker: an interview with @bradlomenick http://t.co/6unFu5YXe0

@shelleygiglio: your responsibilities might increase but your purpose never will be any bigger than to serve @louiegiglio

@BTylerEllis: “We’re not here to make a name. We’re here to make a difference” @craiggroeschel

@blainec24: “Don’t build your ministry on what you are against, build it on what you are FOR” @craiggroeschel

@jlmdad: If you knew how it was going to get done, then God wouldn’t get the glory when it gets done. @craiggroeschel

@SirJacobWhite: Making a spiritual leader: spiritual prompting, certain uncertainty, predictable resistance, uncommon clarity. -@craiggroeschel

@wwwdotPearl: To step towards my destiny, I have to step away from my security. @craiggroeschel

@Heath_Lewis: “Don’t worry when you face resistance. Worry when you don’t.” @craiggroeschel

@yp_caleb: If people don’t occasionally think your a cult, it means your not doing squat. @craiggroeschel

@BTylerEllis: “If you blame yourself for the declines, you’ll take credit for the increases” @craiggroeschel

@tjwardNC: RT @CatalystLeader: If you aren’t willing to face opposition, you aren’t ready or willing to be used by God. @craiggroeschel

@jeff_r_ward: In failure, God will use it to do something IN you to prepare to do something THROUGH you. @craiggroeschel

@SGeoThomas: “Here’s the truth: God will never be handcuffed by your failures or unleashed by your successes.” (@jonacuff)

@franknichols: You will never be ready for that moment when you can change the world, but that’s okay because we serve a God who is! – @JonAcuff t

@KyleRoseberry: “Today is the only day we have. Today is fact, tomorrow is fiction” Jon Acuff

@Msnellings: Fear is schizophrenic, it argues both sides of the coin. – Acuff

@jeremypeterson: God’s not dependent on your platform, your platform is dependent on God – via @JonAcuff

@wwwdotPearl: Fear will give me every excuse that I will ever need to never be what I was created to become.

@rickmeistergolf: “Enough” is a toxic word @johnacuff

@Zech846: When God launched the rescue mission called Jesus, He didn’t do it so we could be ordinary. @JonAcuff

@hughbreland: “It’s not about when you were born, it’s about when you decide to live” @JonAcuff

@jdvoss: RT @blainec24: “What do you do when all the excuses to chase your dreams are gone?” @JonAcuff

@georgecarballo: “You don’t have to be READY, because we have a READY God!! You’ll never out-dream or out-make God!!” @JonAcuff

@sl_richards: You can’t out-dream God. @jonacuff

@CatalystLeader: The only line you can control is the starting line, you can’t control the finish line. @JonAcuff

@ksraines: In today’s culture, hope is boss. ~ Jon Acuff

@Rijken: “Retirement is dead.” – @JonAcuff

@ncostello88: Life moves quickly. Don’t let it pass you by. @JonAcuff

@BTylerEllis: “To have the thumbprint of God means you’re not average” @JonAcuff

@ncostello88: If you start investing when you’re a fetus, you could be a millionaire by 32. @JonAcuf

@ryneisaac: The Internet is not done swallowing industries. @JonAcuff

@joshkimbrell: Forgot to pack my skinny jeans, plaid shirt, and non prescription black rimmed glasses. #unhip

@blainec24: I’ve seen just as many hipsters as I have cowboys at the Dallas #catalyst. What is this the PacNW!?

@LilMamaRed: Men are actually standing guard in front of the EMPTY women’s restroom so men can use it! Long line for the men’s!

@mikedmurray: God may choose to make you through an unexpected opportunity you feel totally unprepared for. @AndyStanley

@Mr_Silvertooth: It’s not the opportunity that God gives you that will mark you. It’s your response to that opportunity! – @AndyStanley

@chuckandcindy: Actions don’t only speak louder than words sometimes they echo over into the next generation. @AndyStanley

@loreferguson: “Pay attention to the tension.” Andy Stanley

@ZachWLambert: “It’s better to make a difference than to make a point.” Andy Stanley

@wwwdotPearl: There is a distinct difference between position and influence. @AndyStanley

@RobelOGmike: Burdens birth vision -Andy Stanley

@livinglocurto: Leaders seize the opportunities that others are afraid to do. Via @AndyStanley

@TraciTakesTea: We must be doers, not hearers only! @MaryDeMuth: Information and insight alone do not a leader make. @AndyStanley

@MaryDeMuth: We learn almost nothing when we win. @AndyStanley

@joeybcook: Leaders are made one response at a time.

@CameronWhaley: God gets more done in the desperate times than in the wrinkle free days – @AndyStanley

@sjcolquitt: Obey God and trust Him with the consequences. – Andy Stanley

@ncostello88: The leader is not always the first to see an opportunity, they are the first to seize it. @AndyStanley

@Msnellings: “Insight & information do not a leader make.” Andy Stanley

@tobannion: “Don’t spend your ministry lobbing truth grenades into culture.” –  Andy Stanley

@lucas_avail: God isn’t in the process of making us (future tense) but in the process of making us now!!! – Andy Stanley

@Msnellings: “God has a plan for your life & you don’t want to miss it.” Charles Stanley

@Kelly__Clark: God created us to #MAKE,  culture convinces us to consume. Who do you listen to?

@swedishbaldguy: “The most important thing you do for the kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise” – Andy Stanley

@blainec24: Your current response to unexpected opportunity, unavoidable adversity, & unquestionable calling is making you currently. -Stanley

@wwwdotPearl: Do I pray out of discipline or our of desperation?

@Kelly__Clark: God created us to #MAKE,  culture convinces us to consume. Who do you listen to?

DJ Opdiggy

DJ Opdiggy warms up the crowd.

@DustinSlaton: Really glad the white people at #Catalyst stayed in their seats during @opdiggy’s awesome DJ set. It could have got ugly real quick

@josiahjehu: I like cats. I just can’t eat a whole one by myself though. @craiggroeschel

@BertAlcorn: Do you live in the Texas? Did your hipster go missing? Come and find them at #catalyst Dallas

DAY ONE – LABS

@IamRobbyGordon: As a missional leader you should help your people love their savior first and their mission second via Matt Carter

@brockstamps: 18-34yr olds want to START something. This is a “6 lane freeway” opportunity for the Church. @davidkinnaman

@SimmonsEvan: “This generation is looking for a bigger story … than the norm of our culture of consumption.” @davidkinnaman

@Msnellings: “Daniel had two types of courage. The courage to be pure & proximate.” David Kinnaman

@lairdgirl: RT Stasi Eldredge: “God is the only one who can tell u who u are.” #catalyst

@lbjloren: “Know Christ, make Him know…the vehicle doesn’t matter.” @prophiphop #catalyst

@CatalystLeader: It is in our weakness and in our trembling that God will be great. via @JennieAllen

@Mabry2Ashley: Take away the spiritual aspect of worship songs and it is just minor chords. Hahahahahaha sooooo true

@IamRobbyGordon: As a missional leader you are a person who leads your people to understand the urgency of the mission @_Matt_Carter

@BTylerEllis: “The purpose of creativity is to bring people closer to the face of Jesus Christ” @loswhit

@LiveInFreedom: “Many believers r more influenced by conserv talk radio than by the Bible. We don’t know how 2 live n Babylon.” @davidkinnaman

@IamRobbyGordon: Is your church against the city, in the city, with the city or FOR the city? @_Matt_Carter

@staciezellmer: @davidkinnaman we’re at an interesting time in history, where all the greatest inventions of history are available in our pocket.

@Criesto: Creativity is natural. Discipline is not. But you need discipline to amplify creativity. -Jim Collins

@ljallen20: “Just show up each day and bring your little bit of willingness and let God take it” Lysa TerKeurst

@SimmonsEvan: “God meets us at our point of impossibility. God just wants us to show up.” @lysaterkeurst

@ksraines: Facing a wall of impossibility? Show up and bring your little bit of willingness. God will meet you there. Lysa Terkhurst

@LiveInFreedom: “If we’re going to be people of faith, then we have to be willing to live a life that requires faith.” @LysaTerKeurst

@Charleski: Will I allow God’s extraordinary presence to invade my ordinary life – to do whatever HE wants in the impossible! @LysaTerKeurst

@Heath_Lewis: “If all other blessings of this life were stripped away, would my Jesus still be enough?” @LysaTerKeurst

@johnpaine: “Visionaries manage stories” @charlestlee

@darvelmckinney: @herbertcooper People can’t distinguish between the God factor and the human factor

@Msnellings: “Vision creates culture.” Charles Lee

@brockstamps: Think BIG. Start small. Keep moving. @charlestlee

@LesleyHemphill: “You have to BE the community you wish you had.” @JonAcuff

@abfchurch: The God that we serve is bigger than any Giant that we face.

@tommycavalier: “Small doors open the BIG things.” @herbertcooper

@russknight: Discipleship = information + imitation + innovation.

@ksraines: Missional living needs to be small enough to care, big enough to dare.~Jo Saxton

@brockstamps: Over promising and under delivering will chip away at your credibility. FOLLOW THROUGH. @charlestlee

@michaelcriner: “You can’t teach missional living if you aren’t living on mission.” @josaxton

@blainec24: “This is the 1st generation that doesn’t need adults for information. They need them for interpretation.” -Tim Elmore

@blainec24: “Parents need to stop treating their children like their trophies. Living out their lives through their children.” -Tim Elmore

@blainec24: “The average teen is only ‘disconnected’ from technology for 1 hour a day!” – Tim Elmore

@blainec24: Generation of Paradox…1. They are sheltered…yet pressured. -Tim Elmores

@blainec24: Generation of Paradox…2. They are self-absorbed…yet generous. -Tim Elmore

@blainec24: @blainec24: Generation of Paradox…3. They are social…yet isolated by technology. -Tim Elmore

@blainec24: @blainec24: Generation of Paradox…4. They are adventuresome…yet protected. -Tim Elmore

@blainec24: @blainec24: Generation of Paradox…5. They are team oriented…yet diverse. -Tim Elmore

@blainec24: Generation of Paradox…6. They are visionary…yet vacillating. -Tim Elmore #catalyst #labs

@blainec24: Generation of Paradox…7. Orientation is high achievement…yet high maintenance. -Tim Elmore

@blainec24: Generation of Paradox…8. They are growing up too fast…and too slow at the same time. -Tim Elmore

@Brian_tumc_ym: 26 is the new 18 @timelmore Culture asking youth to grow up too quickly & too slowly at the same time.

@CatalystLeader: People are looking at Jesus and our lives and wondering if its really true. via @bobgoff

@JohannaInwood: The smallest act of love answers the question of if we really love the way we say we will. @bobgoff

@SimmonsEvan: “Surround yourself with prompts that remind you of Christ.” @bobgoff

@IamRobbyGordon: “We don’t own the gospel, we’re just the caretakers of it.” Love does @bobgoff

@CatalystLeader: Love God. Love people. Do stuff! via @bobgoff

@petebriscoe: “I give myself two epic fails a year“. @bobgoff #benotafraid

@MaryDeMuth: There’s a big difference between being invited versus being welcomed. @bobgoff

@IamRobbyGordon: When you start loving like Jesus does, it gets on you. But it’t ok because it looks good on you @bobgoff

@brockstamps: Jesus didn’t go around holding everyone accountable…he held them close. @bobgoff

@bre53: Biggest takeaway from @bobgoff: “Be picky about what you say.” Also, don’t just agree w/the Gospel, DO IT.

@raquelrussell: Christ was a leader who always had time for a ‘tug on his robe’ and the children. Leaders r humble. @JonAcuff

@staciezellmer: @stacey_spenser “Get” the importance of excellence in customer exp at church. Churches have customers? Yes. Members have options!

@DanielWindsor: “Failure is apart of the journey. Let them learn, let them fail.” -Tim Elmore

@tylerrudek: “Promoting your gift makes you look like an expert. Practicing your gift makes you an expert.” @JonAcuff

@MattFerg03: “Practicing, not promoting, will make you an expert in your craft.” – @JonAcuff

@PROMISETANGEMAN: “You have to be FIRST! You have to BE the community you wish you had” -@JonAcuff

@ljallen20: “Uncertainty is the reason leaders have a job”. Don’t let problems discourage u!

@michaelcriner: “Celebrity is the worst drug in Christianity.” @JonAcuff

@MeghanGatewood: Take time to create and design to create @shinabarger

@raquelrussell: Keys to leading: help others win, speak their language, extend grace @JonAcuff

@petebriscoe: “Scarcity demands innovation.” So true! @bradlomenick

Catalyst Stage

The main stage at Catalyst Dallas just prior to the opening session.

@motmob: What’s your end goal? See it and live so you reach it. @herbertcooper

@Stacie_Hubb: There are a lot if things you “can” do but only a few things you were “made” to do.

@BTylerEllis: “Once you realize all you have is a gift from God, it’s easier to be humble” @RachelCruze

Catalyst offers resources for leaders and several conferences for leaders throughout the year. More information: http://catalystconference.com/. Photos courtesy Blaine Christenson.

 


 

Top 10 Quotes From The Exponential Church Planting & Discipleship Conference

This year’s Exponential Conference was the largest yet. It sold out 5,300 seats at First Baptist Orlando. Another 40,000 people from 90 countries watched the live stream and commented in the #Exponential Twitter stream. These are the top quotes from that stream (tweet author is noted before each quote):

Jim Putman's new book "Discipleshift" debuted at the Exponential Conference. Discipleshift was also the Exponential Conference theme.

Jim Putman’s new book “Discipleshift” debuted at the Exponential Conference. Discipleshift was also the Exponential Conference theme.

10. @ThomasPauk: One who learns from the master is a student, one who’s wanting to live like the master is a disciple. – C. Kalinowski

9. @mosaicpastor: “State your vision. Stage your vision. Staff your vision.” @PastorRay

8. @mosaicpastor: “Jesus didn’t say your church wins or my church wins. He said that his church wins.” – Jim Putnam

7. @justinbowers2: “Teachers hate large classrooms.  Why is it that every pastor wants what every teacher hates?”

6. @churchplanting: Jesus’ mission is not to make converts; it never has been. His mission is to make disciples. – Jim Putman

5. @craigbrown65: If you don’t think you have issues, that’s your issue. – Chris Hodges

4. @churchplanting: We make the church like a theater and are then surprised when people respond like theater goers. – Ed Stetzer

3. @robcizek: Jesus is the greatest disciple-maker in history. How many disciples did he have? – Jim Putman

2. @keruxsm: We teach what we know, we reproduce what we are.

1. @momentumcc: “Your greatest contribution to the kingdom maybe those u r tucking in at night.” Wes Stafford (Your kids are your most important disciples.)

More great quotes:

@RonEdmonson: “Public charisma without private character will ruin you as a leader.” @waynecordeiro

@danieljfick: From leadership perspective, it shouldn’t be “we can do it & you can help,” but “you can do it & we can help.

@johncremeans: People don’t need a perfect example, they need a living example. – @Mike_Breen

@churchplanting: Technology can inspire, encourage, and teach. Technology can’t reproduce. – @waynecordeiro

@mosaicpastor: When we work, we work. When we pray, God works. – @jsorvik

@RobJacobs_: Leaders are creators and curators of culture. You are not just planting a church you are planting a culture.

@SisJessMarquez: “You can’t separate the teachings of Jesus from the methods of Jesus and expect the results of Jesus.”

@MikeCelebrating: Jesus only mentions church a few times in the gospels but mentions disciples 260 times.

@NewThingNetwork: “Live your life as a missions trip.” – Reggie McNeal

@ericbryant: “Never delegate to someone who wants a title. Delegate to someone who wants to do the work.” – @SledgeHS

My notes from Larry Osborne’s breakout session “Discipleship in the Real World” #Exponential13 – http://t.co/53MuZwiNrL @ChurchPlanting

@cnieuwhof: For your team at #exponential: how to avoid 5 conference traps almost every team falls into: http://t.co/ooHBfPyo86

The Exponential Conference is held annually. Exponential.org has great discipleship and church planting resources, including several free ebooks.