Top 50 Quotes From Global Leadership Summit 2019

Gabi Faria

“The can comes after the will. The ability comes after the availability.”

Aja Brown

“There’s a huge difference between being busy and being fruitful.”

“To be who you say you are, to do what you say you’re going to do, that’s the biggest witness you’re going to have.”

Jia Jiang

“Rejection is a numbers game. If you go through enough nos, you’re going to get a yes.”

“Rejection says more about the person than me. It’s not all about me.”

Todd Henry

“Trust is the currency of creative teams. Without trust you can’t do wild, imaginative, world-changing work.”

“Brilliance is forged in the cauldron of creative conflict.”

“As a leader, your job is not to do the work; your job is to lead the work.”

“A bad leader’s influence dies with them. A great leader’s influence echoes for generations.”

“Your greatest potential to create the most damage in your team is tied to your insecurity.”

(Read more about the tips on leading creatives Todd Henry shared here.)

Krish Kandiah

“You know the difference between a visionary and a visionary leader? A visionary sees things differently, but a leader helps other people see things differently.”

“The opposite of prejudice is hospitality…Prejudice sees problems. Hospitality sees people.”

“We show people what grace and hospitality really look like.”

“There is treasure in children that other people see as trouble.”

Jo Saxton

“Who were you before anyone told you who you were supposed to be? And is that perception still shaping how you see yourself and limiting your leadership?”

“We don’t lead beyond what we believe to be true about ourselves.”

“You have one body, and your leadership lives in it.”

“No matter what causes your loneliness, nothing prepares you for its impact on your life, the way it debilitates your leadership.”

“They say it takes a village to raise a child. It takes a village to raise and sustain a leader.”

“The way you think about yourself is already affecting your leadership.”

Bear Grylls

“There’s no shortcut to your goals that avoids failures. It doesn’t exist.”

“Failures have made me and built resilience, quietly over time.”

”Know the power of resilience. Because it really is the storms of life that make us strong.”


For more content on the 2019 Global Leadership Summit, please see:

If You Haven’t Heard Bear Grylls Give a Pep Talk, You Need To
Hostage Negotiator Chris Voss on the Skills Every Leader Needs
Danielle Strickland: This Is What Influential Leaders Know About Transformational Change
Separating Myth From Truth in the Generations
Craig Groeschel: How to Let Your Constraints Drive Innovation
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Megan Briggs is a writer and editor for ChurchLeaders.com. Her experience in ministry, an extensive amount of which was garnered overseas, gives her a unique perspective on the global church. She has the longsuffering and altruistic nature of foreign friends and missionaries to humbly thank for this experience. Megan is passionate about seeking and proclaiming the truth. When she’s not writing, Megan likes to explore God’s magnificent creation.