Last week’s Global Leadership Summit challenged me to be a better leader.
This week I’m sharing some of the highlights. In case you missed yesterday’s post on the importance of focus, you can read it here.
One of the sessions I was challenged by was an interview with Melinda Gates. Besides being married to Microsoft founder, Bill, Melinda is responsible for running the Gates foundation. The organization believes and lives out the idea that all lives have equal value. In today’s culture, where lines are continually drawn between fractured groups, Melinda’s words were refreshing.
When asked why she wanted to be the face of a project to help women in crisis Melinda answered, “At the end of the day, I felt like all these women were calling out and I couldn’t turn away.”
As you think about your leadership, do you have a cause? Have you identified anyone who is calling out and needs your help? Anyone you can’t turn away? If not, let me encourage you to listen to the voices.
You don’t have to travel around the world to have impact. Today someone on your team is starving for encouragement … Perhaps a team member who needs clarity? … Maybe one of your own children who could use a listening ear from you?
You don’t have to run a foundation to create influence. Start by listening to the voices.
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Randy is an author, speaker, executive coach, and the CEO of InteGREAT Leadership. He invests his time encouraging leaders around the world.