The Global Leadership Summit is a dramatic jam packed two days of great ideas, thoughts, and challenges.
The way I’m approaching these two days is very much my style. I have had a message that has hit me over and over the the past few weeks, if not months/years:
– slow down; focus
I’ve been pushing to do more then I really have the power to do & I stress when I don’t achieve what I desire, thus if I am late to this event – that’s ok. If I miss parts, that’s ok.
Packing the Bag
I brought a bag of stuff that includes:
– cell phone (like a mini-laptop)
– blank paper
– graph paper
– composition notebook
– sharpies & pens
The idea for me is 2 days of getting away, taking in good content, meeting with some people, and creating great art (drawing and such).
I found me a little space off in a corner where I can see, hear, watch, and spread out. One thing I would change is if I could plug my laptop in.
Bill Hybels started off the first session, as a keynote & setting up the stage for the rest of the summit. He focused on three primary things:
– know why you are doing what you are doing
– be able to explain it simply – it’s easy for organizations to loose this ability
– as a leader, part of a job of a leader is to look problems in the eye & call them what they are.
Len Schlesinger spoke after Bill on entrepreneurship.
There was lots of good stuff, and I picked up a copy of his book, but this was the most powerful:
Most successful entrepreneurs don’t start with a big vision, they just get to work & develop skills over time.
He encouraged focusing not on what to achieve in the long term, but what to do next & looking at understanding that failing allows you to get more at bats.
I missed the next speaker.
My best friend was available for lunch & for some money I was able to purchase the a download of all the presentations.
This means that my focus really is the relaxation, drawing, meeting with people in between sessions, and as ideas hit me I can record & expand on them.