On Leadership

Ok first things first.  Last time I wrote on time management and then didn’t post anything next week…and no one called me out on it.  Are you all even reading? 😉

Ok now that we have that out way I’ve spent the last two days learning about leadership.  It’s been amazing learning from all these experts.  There was everything from talks about how to be vulnerable to talks about how to be innovative.  I’m still processing all of this.  I’d like to share some of the big things that stuck out with me. The first speaker that caught my attention was Patrick Lencioci.  His brain works very similarly to my own.  Very “SQUIRREL!” mentality.  He was amazing on telling us why people leave organizations, what makes people hate their jobs. People need to feel needed, feel worth something.  Liz Wiseman was another excellent speaker teaching us how to be leadership multipliers and not diminishers.  Also that a leader does not have to be the one who jumps to the rescue or the one who has to set the pace and assumes that their team will follow.  It was eye opening to think that what I think is helping my team may be setting us back.

Chris Brown (the pastor not the recording artist) spoke about having room in our “chariot” for those leaders who are up and coming.  He was really compelling and entertaining but on top of everything else he said something that really stuck with me.  He said that we are God’s plan A.  I never really thought of it in those terms before.  Sure I’ve done my share of hard work but feel like I’ve kind of just gotten to where I am by a series of accidents.  Looking back they weren’t accidents at all but part of a bigger plan.  It’s something I’m still working through in my head.  The thought that God has planned all of this for me since before I was born.

All of that happened on the first day!  I’m still going through my notes from today and I’ll post more about that next week. It’s been so much information and an amazing experience.  I can’t wait to start implementing some of these changes in my team and really can’t wait for next year already!

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One response to “On Leadership”

  1. Dave Shirley says :

    It is amazing Right, that A Loving God, all Powerful, not only knew your name, but hand crafted your Destiny before your were born. One thing that is hard to accept by some, is that God is in Total Control, he always has been, and will continue to be! Your very life is in his Mighty hand, regardless if you believe or not! He is our Sole Provider! In His Love and Grace. Dave

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