Global Leadership Summit 2011 – Session 3

Seth Godin

Seth is a man with a lot of ideas and he reaches millions of people around the world. This session was perhaps one of the higher-paced of this year’s GLS, and maybe even of all time.  In it, we were urged to enter into the new world reality, where people are increasingly doing what they are doing, not because their boss told them to, but because they want to do something worthwhile.  The old style he likens to a factory, in which the pursuit is of average products, at a lower cost and slightly better features, all done by people who are easily replaced.  The new world order is characterised by people creating new things, because they want to make a difference and they want to leverage what only they can do.

Ultimately he called us to do work that matters.  Is that true of what you and I are doing?  If it is, are we living like it is true, or is just a job?

Seth Godin’s blog can be found here:

http://www.sethgodin.com

And here is a selection of his books:

Poke the Box Tribes Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? How to Drive Your Career and Create a Remarkable Future

James Lawrence

This session was a first for the GLS in that it was specific to the UK and was recorded here.  In the interview James Lawrence talks about younger leaders and begins to tease out the issues surrounding why there are not more such leaders in our churches.  In his answers he is speaking both to older leaders about how they can encourage and nurture younger leaders and to younger leaders themselves about how they might express their God-given leadership gifting.

More information about the courses and materials that James Lawrence has develpoed can be found on the CPAS website:

http://www.cpas.org.uk/

And here is a link to his unmissiable book on leadership:

Growing Leaders: Reflections on Leadership, Life and Jesus

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