Craig Groeschel at the Global Leadership Summit

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Craig Groeschel is the Senior Pastor at in Oklahoma City.  He is an incredible leader and visionary that I have followed for many years and always look forward to hearing him speak.  Here are my notes from his session at this year's Global Leadership Summit:

Bridging the Generation Gap Older Generation- don't resent, fear, judge the next generation, believe in them God values maturity... if you're not dead, you're not done Invest your maturity in those who come behind you You do not just delegate tasks to the next generation, because that creates followers Delegate authority because that creates leaders Embrace the season that you are in, be yourself Know that for the younger generation authenticity trumps cool Psalm 71:18 For those in the Younger Generation- you need those in the older generation more than you know 1 word that describes 20 somethings in workplace- Entitled Because you feel entitled you overestimate what you can do in the short run, but underestimate what you can do in a lifetime of faithfulness Mark 6:4-6 Somehow because of the lack of honor and faith it limited what Jesus could do Honor values others, dishonor devalues them. Respect is earned, but honor is given. For the generations to work together, it must be intentional.  It does not happen by accident. How? 1)    create ongoing feedback loops (ex. reviews message with younger and older) 2)    create specific mentoring moments- don't try to copy what they do, learn how they think 3)    create opportunities for significant leadership development

Here are links to my Notes from the other speakers at the 2012 Summit:


Bill Hybels


Jim Collins


Condoleeza Rice