Spur Leadership Conference – Mind Dump


That was an awesome conference. This is a dump of what I learned today:

Leadership is helping others be everything they were meant to be. The work of leadership is helping people be better.

You have to love the people you lead.

You have to serve the people you lead.

You have to know the people you lead.

Are you competent to lead and do you care about others? You have to have love AND good deeds. That equates to COMMUNITY and ACCOUNTABILITY. The church gets community but struggles with accountability. The business world gets accountability naturally but doesn’t always get community. We have to have both. As a church leader, I need to bring back or introduce accountability to the people I lead.

It is mind blowing to me how business principles of leadership intersect with Biblical truths. To hear one business leader after another tell me that I need to love people and help them be all they can be was very profound.

All of the talks were awesome. I think Janet and Rocky Mountain hit me the hardest. What they have done in their lives in the area of leadership is amazing.

Spur Leadership Conference – Ed Young Jr

Session 6 – Questions – Ed Young – Pastor of Fellowship Church in Grapevine, TX

Great leaders always ask questions! It’s about a quest, a journey, always seeking knowledge. But so few people ever ask questions.

Ask the right people the right questions to get the right answers.

What keeps us from asking questions:

Pride – it’s all about me… The ride of pride. I’m not going to lower myself to ask that question.

Are you asking questions? There are thousands of questions in the Bible. Where are you? Who do people say I am?

Who are the right people to ask?
1) God – what about my Master? My mate? My mission? Bow your knee to Jesus. He can answer more for you than anyone. Are you doing what you are called to do?

2) Others – who is your ‘they?’ We have to have the right ‘they’ to ask?

T- tough
H- honesty
E- encouraging – people who are around you should be happy about life
Y- yielded to God and with you

3 kinds of people:
People who are with you
People who are for you
People who will betray you

HNL – Hole nutha level – bring a hole nutha devil

You got to have the right people around you

3) Yourself – ask yourself questions. Why am I making this decision? Thinking about the past, present, and future is this the best call for me?

What are the right questions?

1) Can I get confirmation of something I think maybe I should do?

2) Is there something I can copy, then make better?

3) What do I need to cancel?

4) What do I need to create?

Great talk!