Interesting, isn’t it, how great ideas seem to repeat themselves?
Your friendly neighborhood CPA Success bloggers have been talking about the future of leadership for a while now, but in pieces — a great idea here, an educated guess there, whitepapers and thought leaders and studies, oh my!
Then comes along someone who pulls all of those theories together into one brilliant, 90-minute oration and connects each to the other, like pieces of a puzzle.
That someone is Pat Williams. Co-founder and senior vice president of Orlando’s pro basketball team, the Magic, Williams is also a best-selling author who offered some pretty brilliant ideas about what modern-day leadership is all about at the 2014 Winning is Everything Conference in Las Vegas.
He boiled it all down to seven traits:
As I said, a lot of this stuff isn’t new. We’ve talked to Andrew Zolli about the importance of vision. We’ve spoken to Emmanuel Gobillot about the need to empower our employees. Tom Hood has spoken over and over about the importance of lifelong learning. Peter Sheahan emphasizes boldness and the need for action before clarity. Humanize authors Maddie Grant and Jamie Notter told us that those who succeed going forward will put people at the heart of everything they do.
We’ve written about all of this before, but until I heard Pat Williams speak, I had never heard one speaker tie it all together.
Seven keys to leadership in a changing and complex world. Did Williams miss anything?
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