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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: Coach Mike Krzyzewski

Listening to Coach Krzyzewski the legendary basketball coach at Duke University (no matter what you think about Duke) talk about getting high performers work together as a team and get great result out of them was incredible!

  • In order to learn you’ve got to get out of your comfort zone
  • A leader is someone who puts their people in a position to succeed at a consistent level and they build a culture and environment of success
  • There’s no job that a leader should be too big to do

Simple Leadership practices that change everything if you do them:

  1. The most important thing about leadership is communication
  2. Always tell the truth (you can’t “wonder” about what other people on the team are doing or saying)
  3. Expect to hear the truth
  4. Take immediate action (deal with what’s going on instead of trying to figure out what’s going on)
  5. Trust (the most important part of leadership). If you don’t trust and if you don’t have trust 2 is not better than 1.

Getting high performing leaders play together:

  • Don’t leave your ego at the door (be you)…but develop a collective ego as a team
  • Establish permission to play standards
  • Rules don’t lead and rules often times are not owned by the people being ruled. But standards are how we do things all the time.
  • Standards are internally owned while rules are externally enforced

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