How can I sum up two days of seminars by world class speakers and leaders?

How can approximately 16 hours be distilled into a blog post?

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It’s not really possible, but over the next couple weeks we’re gonna give it a try.

If I had to pick three words to describe the theme of the Global Leadership Summit, I’d pick:





Of course leadership is in there, since the overarching purpose of these conferences is leadership development.

But the other themes focused on the courage that leadership requires, particularly when innovating.

It takes courage to look at things from a new perspective. It takes courage to do things differently from how they’ve been done. It takes courage to invite others to know us on a personal level rather than keeping things “all business” all the time. And it is connection that keeps people engaged.

The Summit had so many great speakers with so many insights that it continues to reveal itself even after it concluded. So I hope you’ll allow me to percolate on the experience and share those things that rise to the surface after some time has passed. I anticipate picking about four posts to follow, but not all in a row.

For today, I’d like to leave you with a quote from Liz Wiseman. This applies to businesses and organizations (as much of the Summit is intended to) but it can be even bigger than that and apply to interactions with almost anyone you encounter. You can find a link to her book below. Also, if you want to find out more about the Global Leadership Summit, here is a link to their page: But I wrap things up today, consider what would change in your day is you approached the world with this underlying belief. I think it has significant implications on many levels.

Multipliers believe that people around them are smart and will figure it out.