I just spent a wonderful weekend with 30 of the top Thought Leaders in the world. Every conversation was influential, informative and change-making. I learned a lot, was in awe of the influence the wisdom of my peers is having on the world, and, although I knew many of them, I made a number of new friendships.
And, to top it all off, I was honored as the 5th ranked Leadership Coach in the world, AND as the 13th ranked Leadership Expert in the world. For this, I thank all of you who support and encourage my work, and voted for me globally.
What did I learn? Here are a few things:
- Competition is fruitless—collaboration will change the world.
- Share your knowledge, experience and intellectual property freely and widely.
- We can learn from everyone—no matter what their background or expertise.
- Love is the most powerful glue between professionals—not their skills or knowledge.
- The world is in good hands if we listen carefully to those who have concrete ideas about how we can make the world better, safer and more inspiring.
- And I learned a lot of professional techniques and approaches that will help me to continue sharing my philosophy even more widely in the world.
When did you last hang out with a group of your peers, being the best version of themselves, from whom you learn and therefore grow?