Why did I put that bible verse in? Because I want people to think about what all this focus on being a leader and global stuff means. As you watch the videos notice the focus on human pride, a sample quote, "I will be empowered". Don't any of those folks remember what is in the Bible about being humble? The arrogancy speaks for itself. No mystery why a mountaintop is the logo....[also looks like a marker for a pyramid]. By the way what is a "Thought Leader?" [1:05 on the first video]. That sounds scary and ominous, the only one who should be leading our thoughts is God! Realize the success of this world, it's accolades and pursuits come first to these folks.
We have the "Global Leadership Summit"
This is event is shown worldwide, with at least 170 churches worldwide in America being involved as well 200 cities in 70+ countries via videocast: [source here]
Past speakers have included Bono, Ken Blanchard, NFL players, Colin Powell and Jimmy Carter. This year the speakers include Hybels himself, the CEO of Starbucks: Howard Schultz, Steven Furtick, Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, and many others. [See the above link for full list.]
Here is a video from 2008 [interesting hand sign shown at 1:10]
One aspect of human sin is the seeking of power and status and one sees it within these new world order religious "conferences" that prey on human pride, to seek more and more "leaders" within a false church, instead of followers of Jesus Christ. The speakers motivate the audience via a focus on self, and a false elevation. Notice Jesus is barely mentioned in the videos. The global scope of these false teachings and conferences is shocking as well as the connections to the most powerful.
This is Bill Hybels vehicle, I have not posted much on Bill Hybels but he is a big name preacher of one of the largest churches in nation, Willowcreek as well as the creator of the Global Leadership Summit. He is known as being seeker sensitive, and like Rick Warren has been involved with the politicians and powerful on both sides of the partisan fence:
Hybels has largely avoided association with specific political parties or movements, although in June, 2010 he introduced President Obama's address on immigration reform, and his wife, Lynne Hybels, blogs for God's Politics on Sojourners website. He did receive some criticism when at a leadership conference hosted by the WCA in 2000, he interviewed Rich DeVos (Amway co-founder) and carried out a 90-minute interview with President Bill Clinton in which he questioned the President on many key issues. When Karen Hughes (former advisor to President George W. Bush) in the following year spoke at the Summit, Hybels said to the attendees jokingly afterwards, "There, we are even." (Referring to bringing a counterbalance to Clinton's visit.)
These types of conferences are numerous, and this is about creating as many "change agents' as possible to move the churches into the Antichrist global spirituality "vision".
Berit Kjos has a chart on her website that compares biblical views to these globalist ones that is of interest. These are "leaders" being trained to shift things into the "new paradigms". Those new paradigms include globalist control and connections, collective-group thinking where the individual is put last, and rejecting biblical truths for those of the new social order.