6 Takeaways from the 2015 Global Leadership Summit

We recently attended our fifth Global Leadership Summit in a row. They’ve all been great. This year was no exception!

Here are some of my key takeaways …

1. Develop grit!

As usual, the talk which impacted me most was the opening session by Bill Hybels, who talked about the intangibles of leadership, inspired by the book, The Intangibles of Leadership by Richard A. Davis.

All of the intangibles Hybels talked about resonated with me and challenged me, particularly the first one, grit. An example of grit is The Little Engine That Could: “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.” Real-life examples include, Abraham Lincoln, Nelson Mandela, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Hybels said, “Gritty people don’t quit!”

Thankfully, Hybels said …

Grit can be developed, but the arch enemy of grit is ease. Grit development demands difficulty.

This also has implications for parenting, as Hybels mentioned. When we try to make our kids’ lives easy, we prevent them from developing grit!

It also caught my attention when Hybels noted that “many top leaders push themselves physically.” This gives a whole new sense of motivation for things like exercise!

Hybels said, “When senior leaders demonstrate grittiness in their day to day leadership … the organization gets grittier.” He added, “Gritty organizations are unstoppable!”

Other intangibles of leadership include self-awareness, resourcefulness, self-sacrificing love, and a sense of meaning. All equally important!

2. Increase commitment!

Craig Groeschel focused on five areas …

  • Build your Confidence
  • Expand your Connections
  • Improve your Competence
  • Strengthen your Character
  • Increase your Commitment

I especially loved what he said about commitment. In fact, this statement is worth remembering …

There is more in you! Your brain does not understand what God is capable of doing through you.

Groeschel quoted Ephesians 3.20, and I’ve been thinking about it ever since …

Glory to God, who is able to do far beyond all that we could ask or imagine by his power at work within us. (CEB)

After telling the story about a board of ordained ministry rejecting his call to ministry (incidentally, it was a United Methodist board, though he didn’t name it in his talk), he said he sensed God speak to him …

You are not who others say you are. You are who God says you are!

3. Lead with courage!

Leadership requires grit, tenacity, and courage. I love what Brené Brown said this year, as well as last year …

As leaders, you can choose courage or you can choose comfort. You cannot choose both.

It’s a good reminder!

4. Lead with right motives!

Too often, leaders simply focus on gaining followers. Nigerian pastor, Sam Adeyemi, made two points …

  • “You will not find the definition of success for your ministry or organization until you help the
    people I sent to you to succeed.”
  • “The object of leadership for many leaders is their own success, but the object of Christ’s
    leadership was the success of His followers.”

Leaders must have a healthy, biblical view of success!

5. Be shaped by worship music!

As great as the talks were, and I enjoyed all of them, some of the most-impacting moments were the music. On the first day, Sharon Irving sang “Calling on Fire,” which was awesome. I love the line, “Come set our hearts ablaze!”

On the second day, Bill Hybels led a segment on leadership and music where he shared how music ministered to him at crucial times in his leadership. This segment, which was not a typical leadership conference segment, really resonated with me. I’ve written posts about the role of worship music in my life, including Songs for Leaders, Songs for the Valley, and Sing Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs!

Hybels said …

Music and leadership have an interesting juxtaposition. The leaders I know who face the greatest pressure, climbing the biggest hills, have the closest affinity to the power of music.

The segment was interspersed with songs. I was especially impacted by Sharon Irving’s rendition of “No Longer Slaves,” especially the line, “I’m no longer a slave to fear, I am a child of God!” Another important reminder!

After this segment, I posted on Facebook, “I listen to a lot of worship music. So do our kids (Sarah calls it ‘God music’). Pretty sure we’ll ramp it up a few notches after that session!”

6. Keep growing!
There were so many takeaways, it’s impossible to focus on all of them. In fact, Bill Hybels said his goal is for leaders to grow 5% each year. You can do that by focusing on a few key takeaways.

And, growing is so important. Hybels often says, “Everybody wins when a leader gets better!”

Favorite Quotes From the Global Leadership Summit

Our favorite leadership development event is the Willow Creek Association’s Global Leadership Summit. This year’s Summit was the 20th event, and our fourth in a row (see my posts on the 2011 and 2013 Summits).

Here are some of my favorite quotes/thoughts from this year’s Summit …

Bill Hybels
Hybels is the leader who challenges me most!

  • What God treasures more than anything in this world is people … even more than visions!
  • Don’t make your people pay because you’re so fired up about the vision.
  • Your culture will only be as healthy as the senior leader wants it to be.
  • People join organizations. They leave managers.
  • Legacy leaders leave something beautiful behind them. Are you a hireling or an owner of the vision?
  • Leaders have a legacy mindset to build something of enduring value … not for personal ambition or personal gain.
  • Legacy leaders run on a higher-quality fuel source.
  • The grander the vision, the higher the price tag (e.g., God’s redemption plan and the sacrifice of Jesus).
  • Legacy leaders are the only ones wiling to pay the price to fix a broken culture.
  • Build in solitude breaks. It’s hard to hear God at Mach 2.

Jeff Immelt
I didn’t take a lot of notes during Hybels’ interview of Jeff Immelt (CEO of GE), but I could have listened to these two leaders talk ALL DAY! One note I made was a statement on career advice: “Be around a crisis at an early age (hopefully, you didn’t cause it) … We don’t know anything about you when the sun is up.”

Patrick Lencioni
Outside of Bill Hybels, Lencioni has spoken at more Summits than anyone else. This year was his third year in a row. I always enjoy listening to Lencioni, and this year’s talk was extremely valuable!

Lencioni talked about the three most dangerous mistakes leaders make …
1. Becoming a leader for the wrong reason.
2. Failure to embrace vulnerability.
3. Making leadership too important.

  • The common trait of these mistakes: PRIDE.
  • If we’re doing it for ourselves we’re going to leave a trail of tears behind.
  • I get tired of hearing about servant leadership … because there isn’t any other kind.

Joseph Grenny
This was Grenny’s second Summit in a row. He talks about “crucial conversations.”

  • Crucial conversations are marked by high stakes, opposing opinions, and strong emotions.
  • Myth: You have to choose between telling the truth and keeping a friend.
  • If you don’t talk it out, you will act it out.
  • Three crucial moments in churches: 1) Performance problems with volunteer staff; 2) Members who are struggling in sin or disconnecting from church; and 3) Concerns with pastors.
  • Crucial conversations are a pit or a path.
  • Two tasks in a crucial conversation: 1) let them know you care about their goals, 2) let them know you care about them.

Ivan Satyavrata
Satyavrata is an Assemblies of God pastor from India.

  • Leaders manage power.
  • Every leader has people power. How are you using it? To manipulate or to add value?
  • Lord, make us leaders who are courageously powerful and genuinely vulnerable, marked by fierce resolve and humility.

Tyler Perry
Perry was interviewed by Bill Hybels. It was a fascinating interview with a Christ-follower, who is a creative leader in the entertainment industry.

  • Remember who you were before you became who you are.
  • I use laughter as the anesthesia to get to the real, deep issues.
  • On critics: God has prepared a table before me in the presence of my enemies. So watch me eat!

Louie Giglio
I always love listening to Giglio!

  • We’re not going up any mountain unless we believe that life is brief.
  • Life is short. But God is big! Life is short. But God can do anything!
  • The only way to the top of the mountain is to take the next step!
  • You don’t have to know everything about the mountain in front of you to take the next step.
  • The stakes are too high for us to die with a small vision.
  • We rest because what we do depends on God, not on us!
  • Humility is what makes great leaders.
  • Humility is not a character trait we develop, it’s a byproduct of spending time with Jesus.

The two-day event was very impacting. These are just some of the thoughts that impacted me!

2014 Bishop’s Retreat

We just returned from the 2014 Bishop’s Retreat for Our Clergy Family, which was held in Lancaster, PA. The retreat is for pastors and their families from our conference.

Tracy Radosevic, this year’s presenter, is a storyteller, and she was excellent. Tracy spoke often about, and from the perspective of, the Network of Biblical Storytellers. She said their goal in storytelling is 75% word accuracy (with the biblical text) and 95% content accuracy (the gist of the story, maintaining the integrity of the text).

Tracy told several biblical stories and also presented tips on the process of preparing to tell stories. Tracy’s storytelling was nourishing and replenishing. And her teaching provided some helpful tools for storytelling and sermon preparation.

Tracy talked specifically about storytelling (i.e., telling the biblical story), her teaching can also be applied to general sermon preparation. She talked about “MULLing the text” (MULL is an acronym for Master the text, Understand the text, Live with the story, and Link personally with the story). She offered some practical tips for each area.

I will work on incorporating MULL into my 4 Ss of Sermon Preparation, which have some similarities. I should also be able to improve the way I mark up the text during sermon preparation (see my post, Sermon Prep With iAnnotate, for my current process). And, I am especially looking forward to getting better at “mastering the text” (which does NOT mean memorizing the text).

This was the sixth retreat that Joleen, Ethan (who’s 6), and I have attended, and it was Sarah’s fifth (she’s almost 5). This was also Joleen’s and my first full year on the planning committee for the retreat.

The retreat includes four sessions—Monday evening, Tuesday morning and evening, and Wednesday morning. We like to arrive a day early for extra downtime Sunday evening, Monday morning and afternoon, in addition to the built-in free time on Tuesday afternoon. The kids enjoy child care during the four sessions, but their favorite activity is the children’s indoor water playground during free time (see photos below).

Interestingly, Tuesday was a snow day, as a major snowstorm moved through the region. Below, you can see a photo of our car halfway through the storm, and one from my ill-advised drive around town late Tuesday afternoon (the worst part was driving on secondary roads that didn’t seem to be plowed)!

All in all, it was a great event and a good few days away for our family!

Catalyst One Day Returns to PA!

Yesterday, we attended Catalyst One Day in Central PA (Lancaster). Over the years, there have been (multiple-day) Catalyst events, but in the last few years, they’ve also been conducting Catalyst One Day events. This was the second year in PA (we attended last year, as well). Yesterday’s event was the most-attended One Day event ever!

Andy Stanley and Craig Groeschel each led three sessions. There was a strong emphasis on prioritizing family and things that matter most.

I enjoyed listening to Andy talk about the importance of family, a decade after his book, Choosing to Cheat, which I wrote about shortly after bringing Ethan home from Korea in 2008 (see one and two). The book was recently republished as When Work and Family Collide: Keeping Your Job from Cheating Your Family. I’ve included it as one of the Books That Have Shaped Me as a Leader.

It’s all too common for marriages to deteriorate over time. I love one of Andy and Sandra Stanley’s marriage goals: “When our kids are grown and gone, we still want to be in love with each other!” One thing you have to do is “prioritize your marriage on your calendar.”

At the heart of the matter, Andy says leaders have to “decide once and for all whose responsibility it is to build the church.” Jesus will build his church, and “he can do it with or without you.”

Andy said, “My only unique role in the world is father to my kids.” He said, “Don’t give up what is unique to you (i.e., your role in your family) for something someone else will do (i.e., your job).” Too many leaders sacrifice their families for their jobs!

Andy’s talk was certainly a good reminder for us. It was also good to hear Andy challenge us to “pray together at every stage,” not just when kids are young. As Andy noted, it’s easier to pray with kids when they’re young; they don’t have much of a choice! But, as they grow, it becomes more of a challenge and requires greater resolve and intentionality!

Craig continued with an emphasis on family in his talk on time management. He said, “If you want to raise Christ-centered children and lead a Christ-honoring organization you must learn to manage your time wisely.” Time is “a non-replenishable resource.”

I appreciated the talk because I’ve always wanted to be better at managing time. Craig said, “Wise time management doesn’t mean you do more, but you do more of what matters most.” This is such a growing edge for many leaders, including me. When we do too much of what’s not really of value, we become frustrated, and we’re less effective. A to-don’t-do list is at least as important as a to-do list!

Craig challenged leaders to “say no to many small things in order to say yes to a few big things,” noting that, “just because we could do something does not mean we should.”

Craig also encouraged leaders to “create artificial deadlines for increased effectiveness.” For example, set a deadline of Wednesday to have your sermon done. This is something I’ve been trying to develop. For one thing, it will allow more time for the message to simmer, and it will also reduce reliance on adrenaline (a stress hormone) on the weekend and allow me to focus on other important things.

One of my “light bulb moments” occurred when Craig was talking about focusing on what matters most. Applying the concept to sermon prep, he said it’s easy to get lost in the details of the text and lose what matters most. I’ve been feeling this frustration lately. Craig said it helps to focus on the big picture, the big concept. This is something that I’ve been trying to do lately, but haven’t been doing well. Going forward, my goal is to know toward the beginning of the week, what I want people to know and what I want people to do (the big picture), so that as I study the details of the text, I won’t be as likely to get lost.

Well, I need to spend more time processing the day. I plan to listen to the talks again after they become available.

If you attended the event, what are some of your takeaways?

Processing the 2013 Global Leadership Summit

The words awesome, incredible, amazing, and even life-changing can often be over-used to describe events or experiences. But I wouldn’t have a problem using these words to describe the 2013 Global Leadership Summit that took place in the last two days!

The event was attended by more than 80,000 leaders across the US at more than 230 satellite locations (it will be translated into 45 languages and taken to nearly 100 countries in the coming months where more than 100,000 international leaders will experience the event, as well).

What I enjoyed most about the Summit was NOT just the content, but the IMPACT, spiritually and emotionally. This was our third Summit, and every year I describe it as leadership formation by firehose! It’s always intense, and this year was as intense as ever!

The Summit is highly impacting because of the great communicators, of course, but it’s more than that. It’s great because of the diversity, which gives it so much contrast. One moment, we’re listening to a pastor, the next we’re listening to a business leader, an educator, or someone fighting for justice in a dark part of the world. Other times are filled by creative artists and musicians. There’s also a variety of personalities and communication styles. That diversity provides a great deal of contrast.

You can read detailed notes from some of the sessions at the WCA Blog. Others, like Scott Cochrane, have posted their favorite quotes (day 1 and day 2). Auxano posted some statistical details, including the fact that the #wcagls hashtag was the #1 trending topic on Twitter on Thursday and Friday, generating 50 million tweets.

Courage was the major theme of the Summit. Bill Hybels, who’s written about courage (see my post on his book, Courageous Leadership), kicked off the event with a talk centering around God’s word to Joshua to be strong and courageous. But there were other major themes, as well, such as emotional and spiritual health, and failure is a necessary, and painful, part of leadership.

At the heart of the Summit is the belief, as expressed by Bill Hybels, “Everybody wins when a leader gets better!” Hybels also noted that “Leaders are incurable learners!” That’s why so many people participate in the two-day event. I especially love the fact that over the last few years, even more leaders outside the US experience the event than inside the US!

Heading into the Summit, I didn’t know who all of the speakers were. I was most excited about Bill Hybels (no one inspires and challenges me more) and Andy Stanley (another leader and communicator who challenges me), as well as Patrick Lencioni, whose book on organizational health, The Advantage is making an impact here in Clearfield (both of our church councils are studying it as well as one or more organizations in the community). I also wanted to hear Brené Brown after having watched her popular TED Talk. But it was also good to hear speakers I wasn’t familiar with (there were no bad sessions)!

Here are some of my favorite quotes …

“God made you a leader to move people from here to there … we cannot stay here! (Bill Hybels)

“It doesn’t take a lot of guts to stand before people and say, ‘I long for the day…’ It takes courage to say ‘This is that day!'” (Bill Hybels)

“Some of the best rewards in a leader’s marathon are reserved for late in the race.” (Bill Hybels)

“Love God. Love People. Do stuff.” (Bob Goff)

“Don’t just teach principles. Connect to values. … You want to change the world? Learn how to change behavior!” (Joseph Grenny)

“Love is cultivated between two people only when there is self-love present in both. … It’s very difficult to love people more than we love ourselves. (Brené Brown)

“We can’t give people what we don’t have.” (Brené Brown)

“If you haven’t given a sermon and wanted to leave town afterward, you aren’t trying hard enough!” (Brené Brown)

“Without failure there can be no innovation.” (Brené Brown)

“The size of your harvest depends on how many leaders you have. The more harvesters you have the larger your harvest will be.” (Oscar Muriu)

“Identify the budding leaders around you and take them to God in prayer.” (Oscar Muriu on what he calls his “hit list”)

“Lead where you are. You only have between this day and your final day to make a play for God.” (Bill Hybels)

Well, there’s a lot to process. Joleen and I want to follow-up by reading some books by some of the speakers, including Joseph Grenny and Henry Cloud, in particular. The process didn’t end when the Summit concluded yesterday. In many ways, the journey is just beginning!

5 Challenges From Preach Better Sermons

Yesterday’s free, 4-hour online preaching conference, Preach Better Sermons, was great. It will take some time to process it all, but here are five things that resonated with me …

1. Find your own voice and be who are.
It was great to see different styles among the presenters. At least two communicators (Mark Batterson and Pete Wilson) said they use manuscripts, a practice which doesn’t seem common (or recommended) anymore. More than one speaker cautioned against trying to preach like someone else, encouraging preachers to find their own unique voice and to be who God intends them to be.

2. Make the most of your prayer time just before preaching.
Prayer is a critical part of the sermon prep process, of course, but I loved the prayer routine Steven Furtick goes through just before he preaches. It was pretty intense. And somewhat quirky. His ritual involves scented anointing oil (I love Prayer Idiosyncrasies). I try to be intentional about my own prayer routine right before preaching (see my Desperate Preacher’s Prayer Guide), but after listening to Furtick, I will continue to do some work on my routine!

3. Show up every day.
Asked how he deals with writer’s block, Donald Miller talked about the daily discipline of writing. You never know when inspiration will come, and it’s more likely to come if you show up every day. Similarly, preachers must also develop the daily discipline of preparing. It reminds me that Elijah’s prayer during the showdown on Mount Carmel and Peter’s vision regarding Cornelius both took place during an “hour of prayer.” There’s something about showing up every day!

4. Check your motives.
Crawford Loritts said, “Don’t shoot to be the best preacher, but shoot to be a great preacher.” That’s a critical distinction, and an important reminder. One is competitive with others; the other seeks to honor God. Our goal cannot be to be the best, but to be the best we can be!

5. Focus on intimacy with God.
Crawford Loritts said, “You’ll never preach better than who you are.” Preaching isn’t just about developing and perfecting the right skills. The skills simply help us communicate what’s in our heart in the best way possible. The real power of preaching flows from a heart close to God!

These are five things that challenged me. Earlier this week, I wrote Preaching Requires Investment. This event was a great (and free) way to invest in your preaching!

Check out Preaching Rocket to learn more!

Meeting Bishop & Mrs. Park

willisesandparks

One of the highlights of the Bishop’s Retreat, which ended yesterday in Lancaster, PA, was the kids getting to meet Bishop Jeremiah Park, and his wife, Lisa, who are both from Korea.

We took a photo with the Parks after the closing communion service. Unfortunately, we had to crop the right side of the picture due to flash glare. We took another shot to correct the glare, but Sarah, who was tired by this point, refused to face forward. For one of the shots, Bishop Park attempted to sit in the chair, but Ethan took it from him. Only a five-year-old would kick the bishop out of his chair!

When we met the bishop and his wife a few months ago, we showed them photos of Ethan and Sarah. We also thanked them for their involvement in our journey.

Before Bishop Jeremiah Park became our bishop last September, he was the bishop of the New York Annual Conference. When we went to Korea to get Ethan in 2008, our bishop, Bishop Jane Allen Middleton, referred us to Bishop Park. Bishop Park put us in contact with a friend of his, the pastor of Holy Flames Methodist Church, near Seoul, Korea (we mentioned Bishop Park in our first cross-cultural experience post five years ago).

Our contact with the Holy Flames Methodist Church, and particularly, the small group we attended our first evening with Ethan, was an experience we’ll always treasure (see Our Amazing Korean Church Family)!

We are grateful to God for our connectional church!

Returning From Retreat With Hope

On Monday evening at the Bishop’s Retreat, Randy led a time of prayer and reflection, looking at 1 Kings 19.1-9a. He asked “What are you running from?” and “What are you running to?”

On Tuesday evening, I concluded our look at Elijah with 1 Kings 19.9b-15a, which begins with Elijah in a cave where he has spent the night.

The Lord’s word came to him and said, “Why are you here, Elijah?”

10 Elijah replied, “I’ve been very passionate for the Lord God of heavenly forces because the Israelites have abandoned your covenant. They have torn down your altars, and they have murdered your prophets with the sword. I’m the only one left, and now they want to take my life too!”

11 The Lord said, “Go out and stand at the mountain before the Lord. The Lord is passing by.” A very strong wind tore through the mountains and broke apart the stones before the Lord. But the Lord wasn’t in the wind. After the wind, there was an earthquake. But the Lord wasn’t in the earthquake. 12 After the earthquake, there was a fire. But the Lord wasn’t in the fire. After the fire, there was a sound. Thin. Quiet. 13 When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his coat. He went out and stood at the cave’s entrance. A voice came to him and said, “Why are you here, Elijah?”

14 He said, “I’ve been very passionate for the Lord God of heavenly forces because the Israelites have abandoned your covenant. They have torn down your altars, and they have murdered your prophets with the sword. I’m the only one left, and now they want to take my life too.”

15 The Lord said to him, “Go back … (Common English Bible)

Two times, God asks Elijah, “Why are you here?”

Both times, Elijah answers by telling God what he is running from.

Finally, God simply says, “Go back …”

We are at a retreat. The military definition of retreat is to withdraw. I knew this part of the definition. This retreat is a time to withdraw—from the things you are running from.

But I never realized that the military definition goes on to say that one withdraws to find a more favorable position.

We, too, have come to retreat so that we can “go back” having gained a more favorable position, having gained sure footing, having regained perspective, vision, and renewed hope.

We concluded the evening in small groups, reflecting on, discussing, and praying for one another, around the question, “How has God prepared you to ‘go back’?”

What has God given you to “go back” to your ministry?

Finding Hope in God

Last night, at the end of the first session of our Bishop’s Retreat, I led our clergy family in a time of prayer and reflection. Here’s the gist of what I said.

Leadership and ministry often involves a lot of running. Unfortunately, too much running makes it hard to have a healthy soul!

And, a having a healthy soul is crucial.

I’m reading Replenish by Lance Witt. Witt argues …

We have neglected the fact that a pastor’s greatest leadership tool is a healthy soul.

The prophet Elijah once ran. He needed a rebirth of hope! Listen to what transpires after Elijah’s victory over the prophets of Baal …

Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, how he had killed all Baal’s prophets with the sword. 2 Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah with this message: “May the gods do whatever they want to me if by this time tomorrow I haven’t made your life like the life of one of them.” 3 Elijah was terrified. He got up and ran for his life. He arrived at Beer-sheba in Judah and left his assistant there. 4 He himself went farther on into the desert a day’s journey. He finally sat down under a solitary broom bush. He longed for his own death: “It’s more than enough, Lord! Take my life because I’m no better than my ancestors.” 5 He lay down and slept under the solitary broom bush. Then suddenly a messenger tapped him and said to him, “Get up! Eat something!” 6 Elijah opened his eyes and saw flatbread baked on glowing coals and a jar of water right by his head. He ate and drank, and then went back to sleep. 7 The Lord’s messenger returned a second time and tapped him. “Get up!” the messenger said. “Eat something, because you have a difficult road ahead of you.” 8 Elijah got up, ate and drank, and went refreshed by that food for forty days and nights until he arrived at Horeb, God’s mountain. 9 There he went into a cave and spent the night. (1 Kings 19.1-9a, Common English Bible)

Elijah ran. There were things he ran from (trouble, fear, desperation). In a sense, there were also things he ran toward (prayer, solitude, replenishment).

Take a moment to reflect on what you may be running from. Then, look for things you might run toward, in order to regain hope and strength.

I love these words spoken by Jesus …

Come to me, all you who are struggling hard and carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11.28, Common English Bible)

And also these words from the Psalms …

Oh, I must find rest in God only, because my hope comes from him! (Psalm 62.5, Common English Bible)

Amen.

Bishop William Willimon To Speak at Bishop’s Retreat!

Bishop William Willimon is coming to the Susquehanna Conference next week as a guest speaker at the Bishop’s Retreat for our clergy family.

Bishop Willimon recently retired from serving as bishop of the North Alabama Conference. He has since returned to Duke, where he taught for twenty years before being elected bishop in 2004. He is also a blogger.

I have read some of Bishop Willimon’s books, and maybe even listened to a sermon or two online, but I have never heard him in person. I love his books and have always been challenged by him. I’m really looking forward to hearing him, and being challenged by him, at the Bishop’s Retreat!

In the past, I’ve written posts on stuff written by Bishop Willimon, including …

Bishop Willimon will speak at the retreat Monday evening and Tuesday morning. During the event, I will post my favorite quotes live on Twitter. And, I hope to write something for the blog, as well (during or after the event). I invite you to follow along!