I've been out of circulation for a while, but now back. It seemed like everything came crashing down and I couldn't see the top of the heap! I'm pretty well dug out now.
Anyway, I just got back from Willow Creek's Leadership Summit. It was simul-cast to 150 sites accross North America. The teaching faculty was just tremendous. There were as follows:
Session One -- Bill Hybels, Sr. Pastor Willow Creek Church, "Vision to Die For"
Session Two -- Carly Fiorina, Former HP CEO, "Tough Choices"
Session Three -- Floyd Flake, Sr. Pastor of Greater Allen A.M.E. Catherdral of New York in Queens and Presicent of Wilberforce University, "The Heat of Responsibility"
Session Four -- Marcus Buckingham, "Go Put Your Strengths to Work"
Session Five -- Michael Porter, Harvard Business Professor, "Leadership Strategy"
Session Six -- Colin Powell, "Leading at the Highest Level"
Session Seven -- John Ortberg, Sr. Pastor Menlo Park Prebyterian Church, "A Leader's Greatest Fear"
Session Eight -- Richard Curtis, International Filmmaker, "Living for the Greater Good"
Sessoin Nine -- Pres. Jimmy Carter, "Building Humanity"
Session Ten -- Bill Hybels, "Whatever You Do, Inspire Me!"
It was a great Summit. It will be broadcast around the world in cities like Singapore, Moscow, Cape Town, Kiev, Rio, Manila in the coming months. Eighty-four in all.
Outside of our own Manager Tools Conference I can't think of a better leadership conference to attend. Did any of the rest of you attend or know of people that did? Although this has conference has a religious tone to it, anyone could learn about leadership from each of the sessions.