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Sunday, 24 February 2013

A Life changing event

On Saturday 23 February 2013, I attended a life changing event. This event was held at the CTICC, (Cape Town International convention Center) and presented by World renowned author Robin Sharma. He is best known for authoring 12 magnificent books, titles that include 'The Monk who sold his Ferrari, 'The Greatness Guide' and 'The Leader Who had no Title'.
 He is also founder of Sharma Leadership International, a highly respected global leadership training & consultancy firm that help people create winning leadership to build great organisations. He has helped organisations like Coca Cola company, Microsoft, Nike, Starbucks improve results and create a bigger impact globally.
The event I had the privilege of attending was Robin Sharma 'Leading without a Title' - Winning leadership lessons to build a Great Organisation. It was a superb event and one of the best investments i ever made in my life. The event was 3 hours long but the amount of insight i recieved with regard to changing and developing the mindset of a leader was invaluable. I have learnt some awesome tactics and suggestions to incorporate in my daily personal and working life. Those short 3 hours has empowered me, enlightened me and educated me.
Some important leadership nuggets i received from the event was that ANYONE can show leadership because leadership is not about a position, but about a mindset and a way of being. 
Leadership is about 3 things:
1. Inspiration
2. Influence
3. Impact
To get stunning results all you have to do is small daily improvements in your life and do it consistently over time - as you lead your day, so you craft your life. Successful leaders love being leaders – not for the sake of power but for the meaningful and purposeful impact they can create.   When you have reached a senior level of leadership – it’s about your ability to serve others and this can’t be accomplished unless you genuinely enjoy what you do.
In the end, successful leaders are able to sustain their success because they serve as the enablers of talent, culture and results.
Here are some valuable leadership quotes and insights:
"Everyone can show leadership" - Oseola McCarty
"You don't want to be merely the best of the best. You want to be the ONLY ONE who does what you do" - Jerry Garcia
"Almost everyone who has had an idea that's somewhat revolutionary or wildly successful was first told they're insane" - Larry Page
"Being the richest man in the graveyard doesn't matter to me. Going to bed at night knowing we've done something wonderful matters to me" - Steve Jobs (co-founder of Apple Inc.)
"The goal isn't to live forever. The goal is to create something that will" - Chuck Palahniuk

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