I attended the Global Leadership Conference this summer in Chicago, where emerging and experienced world-class leaders, such as John Maxwell, share their fresh perspectives on leadership and success.
Here are my top 4 takeaways from the event:
1 – The Abundance Mindset
How can I get a bigger picture? Seeing more was everything, always looking at the bigger picture. But today it is also about seeing that vision before others. I want more before and more more in the bigger picture mindset. We have to know that there is more more. Essentially think abundantly!
In order to think abundantly there are two things that help develop this mindset: Creativity and Flexibility.
Creativity thinking is where there is always an answer.
Flexibility is the acknowledgement that there is sometimes more than one answer.
There is more BEFORE in front of you and more BEYOND ahead of you.
2 – Finding a Process
It is important to dissect success. John Maxwell discusses this 5 step cycle of action to create such a process. Those 5 things are:
This autopsy of success allows you to have a mindset that he refers to as an advance attraction mentality.
3 – Intentionally grow every single day
The “how long will it take” mind frame for growth should change to “how far can I go” with my growth. When you grow and keep expanding your mind INTENTIONALLY every single day. Put yourself in places where people will inspire you. Intentionally put yourself in places where your mind expands.
4 – The Vision Gap
Always have a vision gap. Well what does that really mean? This vision gap refers to the space between what you ARE doing and what you COULD be doing. It is about seeing more than you are doing and seeing it before others see it, which will allow you to bring out the best in leading others. A key factor to this is having the right people in your circle.