Friday, May 08, 2009

Catalyst West Review (part 4)...

I think Andy Stanley is the man. Not in the same way as Brad mind you. I dared him to try and get Andy to sign his chest while we were at Catalyst and I think he actually contemplated it!

Anyways...when Andy talks I tend to listen. He's one of the regulars that I listen to on my iPod because I find that he oozes wisdom. He almost always has something to say that can force you to rethink or reevaluate your life for the better.

His focus was on "Leading in Times of Uncertainty".
"The higher up you go in an organization, the more complexity and uncertainty there is."

"Uncertainty is why we need leaders."

"Uncertainty is not an indication of poor leadership."

"I will always be uncertain. I'm certain of it."

"As a leader it's ok to be uncertain, but it's not ok to be unclear."

"Pull back to that thing that God called you to do in the beginning. It will help bring clarity."

"When uncertain, get clear. Retreat to your vision."

"We tend to fall in love with our plans and we forget about our vision."

"Where's the vision conflicting with the plan? Sacrifice the plan for the vision."

What one quote would resonate or bother you the most?


Mike said...

His reminder to pull back to what God originally called me to was good for me. It's easy to get busy with the planning, camps, weekly activities, groups, small groups, picking music, writing lessons... you know the drill - so busy that we forget the vision God planted in us in the first place.

knotter said...

totally! i had one of those moments a month ago at a youth conference. that little reminder of what i was called to do and who i was called to serve. big stuff.