Last month, our team had the pleasure of attending Chick-fil-A Leadercast. This is a great event for anyone looking to take their leadership to the next level. Although it is important for everyone to hear these powerful lessons, it was great for our office to all attend together. Since we all have the information, now we can hold one another accountable.

There were SO many amazing speakers. Today, I am going to talk about a few of our favorites. And Friday, we will wrap up with the rest of the highlights.

John Maxwell spoke about the 5 levels of leadership. He broke down each level and encouraged us to think about what level we are on with different people we lead. At IDR we all want to be level 5 leaders.

Seth Godin is someone who I have respected for a long time. His books and talks are always engaging and really push me to the next level. Something he said during his talk that really stood out to me was, “Stand out to do what matters.”

Here is a  video from Chick-fil-A with Seth:

http://vimeo.com/20290657

Legendary football coach Mack Brown, like many of the other speakers, was not afraid to make us think. He spoke about recruiting and your team. He told everyone to reinvent yourself every year. He also encouraged everyone to “go at it with the same enthusiasm that you did at day one.”

Check back Friday for part 2!