Sunday, June 14, 2009

Notes from Leadership Seminar

Well, I am packing up and I've got quite a few papers I want to throw away -- but a few things that I would like to remember.... so I'll be transcribing a few things into here.

Below are some notes I took at a leadership seminer put on by Zig Ziglar and others in the Fall of 2007.

Spearker: Peter Lowe
  • Using words alone, he improved our performance. To change your future, change the words you use
  • Believe what you say has happened
  • To practice, envision where you want to be -- Simulate it! (pratice before you go out and do)
  • Had a lady break a board with her hand -- lesson was that it is easiest to break a board in the center (don't pussy foot around the edges)
  • If you think you can't breakt the board, simulate it
  • "All things are possible to those who believe" (.... Walt Disney? :) )
  • Waht you believe is more important tahn how much. A winning belief system is knowing you've won even when down @ half time (some sort of football analogy (Canadian Football no-less))
  • See the whole background, not just what you're focused on.
  • "Quickest way to change your life is to change your relationship w/ God" (... he was preachy, but I think there is logic in this)

Speaker: Rudy Giuliani

Leaders are Made

  1. you have to know what you believe in
    Leadership about ideas. You have to have them! Knowing public opinions and following it is not leadership!
  2. To be a leader, you have to be an optomist
    Got to be thinking success in order to obtain it (on a side note, congrats to the Pittsburgh Penguins! wininning two nights ago)
  3. Courageous People can manage Fear.
    They also reduce risk
    Eon't let intimidators break your spirit
  4. Relentless Preperation -- Practice & Rehearse
    If you prepare for everything you can think of, in that prepration you'll take care of what you can't (said in reference to 9/11 and how nobody saw that coming, but handled it pretty well)
  5. Teamwork -- you can't accomplish on just your own. E.o. accountable... even you.
  6. You have to love people. More important to be there for people when they are more wrong thatn right.

Speaker: Tom Hopkins

  • Need ot change your attitude toware the word "no" (it's now so bad to hear it)
  • Think of failure as a learning experience or change to change
    * develop humor
    * practice
    * gam to play to win
  • when someone quits, they eventually become a negative person -- want to be a positive comittied achiever!
  • -- In sales, ask questions requiring a "yes" (isn't it?, don't you agree?, doesn't it?)
  • Alternate force -- 2 options for agreement
  • Procupine response tactic
  • You're not judged by how often you fail, but how often you succeed (& they are directly proportional)

Speaker: Dr. Robert Schuller (some minister)

  • When you have an unsolvable problem, you just need to talk to more people
  • 5 ways to turn good inda into a Dynamie Achievement
    1 - Nesting
    2 - Testing
    3 - Investing
    4 - Arresting
    5 - Resting
    ..................... yeah, I have no idea what this is talking about
  • ......... I'm done with this guy... my notes aren't making sense.

Speaker: John Stockton

He and Rudy were my 2 favorite speakers at this. He was pretty funny

  • Competition is a school
    you learn from everybody
    you learn what not to do
  • Let kids take their bumps... don't protect the whole way
  • Outcome is secondary to the effort to change that outcome
  • Put whole heart & sould into everything you do and you will be a success
  • Talks about how success takes a whole lot of repetition
  • To be a good teammate:
    Enjoy your teammates' success
    Be on the same page as teammates
    Know the rules
  • It's amazing whatt you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the credit
  • Be energetic, don't be a drag

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