Local Leaders – Always Learning

More than four dozen leaders attended the most recent Live2Lead seminar, hosted by the Clarion University Small Business Development Center.

One might wonder why experienced leaders, including business owners and presidents, would take time to travel to Clarion (as several came from surrounding counties) and sit with others to watch presenters on a simulcast.  Those of us who attended would have a hard time denying that the day left us inspired and filled with ideas, that when implemented, will make us better leaders.

John Maxwell, in speaking of his newest book, spoke candidly about his constant growth and change, admitting that many of the things he wrote in his earlier books were now very outdated, not even worthy of revision but better to be completely replaced.

This mindset of openness to new ideas is what is most valuable to those attending Live2Lead. Each speaker left us with take-aways, but the consistent message shared by all is best summed up by: “Leaders touch a heart before they ask for a hand.” Each speaker shared the importance of building relationships. 

Just a few of our other favorites:

“Go first! Show up.” – Chris Hogan

“Have the courage to admit what you don’t know.” – Rachel Hollis

“If you are a pessimist PLEASE don’t lead!” – Marcus Buckingham

“I believe my nest days are ahead of me.” – John Maxwell

This article was published in the Venango Chamber’s November 2019 VenangoWorks! Newsletter.

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