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Chick-fil-A Leadercast 2013

If you missed the 2013 Chick-fil-A Leadercast, then you missed some great content, great speakers, and incredible ideas that have the potential to shift your thinking when it comes to leadership. But no worries! Now you’ve got all the notes to every session right here at your fingertips for free! Hope you enjoy!

1. Leadership Made Simple

Andy Stanley, Author and Lead Pastor at North Point Community Church walked through the fact that growth creates complexity which requires simplicity and taught 3 key questions that need to be answered to simplify leadership.

2. The Power of Focus

David Allen was named Forbes’ Top 5 Executive Coach and author of “Getting Things Done.” Crisis evokes focus on a very specific outcome which charts your course of action.

3. Necessary Endings

Dr. Henry Cloud, best selling author and leadership consultant tackles the psychology behind the work we do and what keeps us from simplifying things in the workplace.

4. The Difference between Simple and Simplistic

John Maxwell, best selling author and leadership expert walks through the differences between being simple and simplistic.

5. Getting High Performing Leaders to Work Together

Duke University and Olympic Basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski talked about getting high performers to work together on a team to get great results.

6. An Interview with Leadership Giant Jack Welch

Any time you get to learn first hand from a leader like Jack Welch it’s gold…and this interview was no exception. Here are some of my notes from  Fortune Magazine’s Manager of the Century, Jack Welch.


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Chick-fil-A Leadercast: David Allen

David Allen was named Forbes’ Top 5 Executive Coach and author of “Getting Things Done.” Here are some thoughts from his talk:

  • Crisis evokes focus on a very specific outcome which charts your course of action
  • You can only feel good about what you’re not doing when you know what you’re not doing
  • How do you know if you’re appropriately engaged in something? Answer: It’s on your mind
  • Without crisis we end up saying “We need more time.” Because everything gets our attention and takes space when we’re not focused. You say you need more time when everything seems to be taking up equal space.
  • How much time does it take to have a good idea, or make a good decision? Zero…if you have no room/space.
  • You are most productive when you have the room to make a mess
  • Lesson 1: Flexibility not perfection: you want things to be directionally correct and be able to make mid-course corrections
  • Lesson 2: Shift in and out: focused attention – pay attention to what has your attention
  • Key 1: anything on your mind get it off your mind (make a list)
  • Key 2: make decisions about your list / what does “done” look like?
  • Key 3: step back and map it out (calendar etc.)
  • If you don’t get it out you’ll be driven by the latest and loudest item

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