‘#GLS16’ Ranks as a Top Trend on Twitter

Gold medals from the Rio Olympics and international news dominated headlines and Twitter on Thursday, Aug. 11. But #GLS16 – the hashtag for Global Leadership Summit 2016 – emerged as one of the most popular trends on Twitter. South Florida leaders and local employees joined the global conversation.

GLS16“Attending the Global Leadership Summit allows us to fine-tune our leadership skills and learn from the very best,” says Brian E. Keeley, president/CEO of Baptist Health. He’s pictured left with Rev. Dr. William W. White, chairman of the Baptist Health South Florida Board and senior pastor at Christ Journey Church.

The annual event, held Thursday, Aug. 11, and Friday, Aug. 12, is organized by the Willow Creek Community Church. The summit is broadcast from Illinois to different regional and global hubs, including several locations in South Florida: Christ Journey Church in Coral Gables, Christ Journey Church in Kendall and Island Community Church in Islamorada. Those South Florida locations attracted more than 600 participants, according to Rev. Guillermo Escalona, director of Pastoral Education at Baptist Health.

“Besides sharing great wisdom and skills, GLS speakers emphasized the importance of core identity, life change and character. The key message: Truly effective and impactful leadership is a result of who we are and how we relate to others,” says Rev. Renato Santos, corporate director of Chaplaincy Services for Baptist Health.

Trending on Twitter

Philanthropy, general health and employee motivation were just a few of the topics addressed. Here is a sample of the #GLS16 conversations shared on Twitter:

• “I want you to intentionally, every day, add value to people” – John Maxwell, New York Times bestselling author.
• “If you want to make a difference you have to let your heart break.” – Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
• “Leadership is moving from I to We … and from Me to Service.” – Alan Mulally, former president and CEO of the Ford Motor Company.
• “We need to be challenged every day. If you’re not doing something that feels scary, you have outgrown yourself.” – Bishop T.D. Jakes, founder of The Potter’s House and author of New York Times bestseller, Destiny: Step into Your Purpose.

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