Andy Stanley: Random Thoughts on Leadership

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One of the highlights of Drive ’08 was Andy Stanley’s talk, Random Thoughts On Leadership. I’ve referenced it before and it is a great talk. Really one of those talks that the audio hangs in the consciousness for years. The basic gist was that Andy took 5 memorable quotes that had affected his thinking and riffed on how they were impacting his leadership and North Point’s front-of-mind decisions. I highly recommend that you purchase it and listen to it over and over. Great insights to be had.

In the 18 months after it was delivered Andy and the North Point crew took the talk and dealt it out in its 5 key ideas, the random thoughts, in 5 podcasts that were part of their Andy Stanley Leadership Podcast series. You can find out how to download the most current additions right here. Unfortunately, the podcasts aren’t archived permanently. Being a fan…I’ve archived them right here. Here are the quotes and the podcasts:

“To reach people no one else is reaching we must do things no one else is doing.” Craig Groeschel, Senior Pastor, You can listen to the podcast right here:  What no one else is doing.

“The next generation product almost never comes from the previous generation.” Al Ries, Focus: The Future of Your Company Depends on It. You can listen to the podcast right here: Become a Student

“What do I believe is impossible to do in my field but if it could be done would fundamentally change my business?” Joel Barker,  Paradigms: The Business of Discovering the Future. You can listen to the podcast right here: Breaking Paradigms

“If we got kicked out and the board brought in a new CEO, what would he do? Why shouldn’t we walk out, come back in and do it ourselves?” Andy Grove, Former CEO, INTEL. You can listen to the podcast right here: Assumptions

“When your memories exceed your dreams the end is near.” Chuck Bentley, President of Crown Ministries. You can listen to the podcast right here: When memories exceed your dreams

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