Highlights from day one of The Global Leadership Summit:
- The leaders most valuable asset isn’t time its energy and the ability to energize others. Leaders manage energy.
- Arrange your schedule around six priorities that you’re shooting to accomplish in six weeks. (6X6)
- You’re not a leader to respond to stuff. You’re a leader to move stuff ahead.
- Create dissatisfaction first. Don’t paint a picture of “there” until you’ve made the case for why we can’t stay “here.” (My personal favorite.)
- Fanatic discipline is consistent, consecutive, performance. Don’t save your best efforts for the best conditions. Reach your goal everyday regardless of conditions. “The 20 mile march.”
- “The signature of mediocrity is chronic inconsistency.”
- Fire bullets to calibrate a line of sight and then fire cannonballs.
- Creativity is natural discipline is not.
- Greatest danger is not failure it is being successful without knowing why.
- Ask yourself, “What is the best way to leverage the unexpected.”
- Bad events are defining moments.
- “Greatness is not a matter of circumstances.”
- Determine your real purpose by asking, “Who would miss us if we were gone and why.”
- Organizations are not truly great if they can’t be great without you.
- Optimism is the essential leadership quality.
- “No one wants to follow a sour puss.”
- Things that once seemed impossible become inevitable in retrospect.
Marc Keilburger: (Co-CEO, Me to We)
- Most senior leaders under-communicate mission and vision by a factor of ten.
- Impact in the world is the result of aligning your gift/ability/talent with an issue.
- Look for young people who have empathy.
- Show don’t tell.
- Embrace shameless idealism.
- Take people out of their comfort zone.
Which ideas get traction in your thinking? Why?
Freak alert: I’m at the The Global Leadership Summit. It’s likely I’ll be posting once or twice more today.