chic-fil-a leadercast marcus buckingham

Here are my notes and take aways from Marcus Buckingham’s presentation at this year’s Chic-fil-A Leadercast! Enjoy!

  • Authenticity is your most valuable commodity as a leader
  • Before you deliver content to people you have to know people (Custom marketing and content i.e. Facebook, Netflix, and The New York Times)
  • Most leadership development programs are formulaic as opposed to algorithmic. They operate on the premise that there is a perfect leader out there and we’re all supposed to look like that.
  • Leadership by it’s very nature is idiosyncratic all great leaders are not the same
  • You can teach concepts and transfer principles to all leaders in your organization
  • Catch excellence and reflect it back…many people miss the concept or principle and instead adopt the practice…practice without principle is dangerous
  • The techniques of one leader are not easily transferred from one leader to the next because it often comes off as inauthentic

Stand Out Tool: 9 Areas of Strengths

  1. Advisor: What is the best thing to do?
  2. Connector: Joining the best in other people together.
  3. Creators: what do I understand? They need quite, time, and process.
  4. Equalizer: What is the right thing to do? Not just relationship but responsibility. You want to make it right. You do what you say you’re going to do.
  5. Influencer: Every conversation is a sale. Try to move others towards your agenda.
  6. Pioneer: What’s new, what’s next?
  7. Provider: No person gets left behind. Are you okay, care about others, shepherd.
  8. Stimulators: Raise the energy in the room
  9. Teacher: How can I learn, I can they learn, no one is ever finished
  • There is no perfect leadership profile only perfect practices that fit you profile
  • Your challenge as a leader is to take what is unique about yourself and make it useful to others

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2 Responses to “chic-fil-a leadercast marcus buckingham”

  1. Dan Black May 8, 2012 at 2:18 pm #

    These are some great notes. Thank you for sharing them.

  2. Paul Alexander May 8, 2012 at 2:29 pm #

    Glad they’re helpful Dan! I’ll have all of them posted by the end of the week.

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