Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Bono of U2 to speak at 2006 Willow Creek Leadership Summit

Bono, TIME Magazine's 2005 "Person of the Year" and charismatic lead singer for the multi-platinum U2, will join a host of other speakers at The Leadership Summit 2006, August 10-12. Bono, who has become an outspoken advocate for Africa's plight with AIDS and poverty, will be interviewed by Bill Hybels via a video-taped interview.

The Leadership Summit will originate from the South Barrington, Ill., campus of Willow Creek Community Church and will be beamed via satellite and videocast to 160 locations worldwide. More than 70,000 are expected to attend.

The rest of the Summit's confirmed 2006 speaker lineup consists of:

* Bill Hybels - Senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church and author of several books, including Courageous Leadership

* Andy Stanley - Senior pastor of Atlanta's North Point Community Church, Buckhead Church, and Browns Bridge Community Church. Each Sunday, more than 15,000 adults attend worship services at one of these NPM campuses

* James Meeks - Illinois state senator and senior pastor of Salem Baptist Church, a 20,000-member congregation on Chicago's south side

* Peg Neuhauser - Management and organizational consultant, specializing in the areas of conflict management, organizational culture and avoiding burnout

* Patrick Lencioni - Founder and president of The Table Group, Inc., a specialized management-consulting firm focused on executive team-building and organizational health. He has been described by The One-Minute Manager's Ken Blanchard as "fast defining the next generation of business thinkers"

* Wayne Cordeiro - Senior pastor of New Hope Christian Fellowship in Honolulu, Hawaii. Wayne is a church planter at heart and has helped to start 80 churches in the Pacific Rim and beyond including Hawaii, Montana, the Philippines, Japan, Myanmar, as well as Helsinki

* Ashnish Nanda - a member of the Negotiations, Organizations, and Markets faculty team at the Harvard Business School, teaches the executive education programs Leadership in Professional Service Firms and Changing the Game. For many years, he has been teaching the Willow Creek case study at Harvard with Bill Hybels

Don't miss this year's Leadership Summit, as it promises to be one of the best ever! Register your team today by clicking here. (I'll be attending at the Eaglebrook Church satellite location)

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