I recently spent a few days with thousands of powerful people at the Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit. I heard from high-capacity leaders running world-class ministries and businesses that are changing the planet. I even had the great privilege of rooming with one of them (the co-founder and president of TrueFaced).
God knows we need good leaders. Our health, happiness and very survival depend on the character and caliber of our leaders. Earlier in life I aspired to be one. But as I worked in various leadership roles, I learned this wasn’t my niche. I’m not wired for the political side of group dynamics.
Here’s what experience has taught me:
I am not a Leader. Most people aren’t, despite what the bestselling books want us to believe.
I am an Influencer. Everybody is. For better or worse our actions and words impact others.
I aim to be an Encourager. The world needs more of these.