- KEEP THE VISION CLEAR -- When the vision is unclear, shoulders sag, people start infighting and many just get lethargic and stop caring. Great leaders prepare for vision talks like a prize-fighter prepares for a title bout.
- GET THE PEOPLE INVOLVED -- Nehemiah 4:6 ["So we rebuilt the wall till all of it reached half its height, for the people worked with all their heart."] Great leaders understand the power of ownership. "The only kind of leaders that people want to follow are the kind that have a fire burning inside them."
- MAKE YOUR GATHERINGS MEMORABLE -- create great church services. Work so hard to make your gatherings so valuable that people kick themselves when they miss them.
- PACE YOURSELF FOR THE LONG HAUL -- 1 cor. 9:25 -- check out this book that Bill is talking about -- it's about a guy who runs extreme marathons. Can you take a time out to reflect on how you got yourself so worn out?
This is a good talk...similar to last year's final talk.
Well, that's it! Hope to see you next year at Leadership Summit 2006.