Thursday, August 06, 2009


I'm headed to the Leadership Summit.  I always have mixed feelings about this conference.  It's sort of like going to a motivational's exciting, but then you look around and wonder - what's changed? 

I've been to a bunch of these and I always enjoy them...but looking around, there isn't much I could point to and say, "We started doing this once we learned about that at the Summit"  I'm sure there are subtle changes in how people do things, and that's probably the most you can expect from a conference.  Expecting radical life change, or great leaps in leadership over two days is a bit much to expect.

Leadership is a funny thing.  Often leaders are made because they've been around the longest, they have the ability to speak publicly, they've sold the most widgets or they started the company or organization.  I don't know that those are bad reasons, and I think anyone can grow into their leadership potential.  The question then becomes, who has the most leadership gifting or potential?  What if that person can't sell widgets or hasn't been around that long, but they're a leader?

I've heard there are "Laws of Leadership" "Rules of Leadership" and some of them are even irrefutable...I've heard.  I just wonder what the test of leadership is ultimately?  Maybe I'll learn today...

Bottom line:  A couple of hours before I get to see what Mr. Greg Ferguson is going to unleash upon the masses...


  1. i can't handle Ferguson. I now believe he's responsible for killing my pancreas.

  2. Oh man. I'm glad I'm not the only one.

    Back to your point, Sean: Ain't nothing wrong with a pep rally.