One of my favorite things in the world is learning new things. New concepts that change the way I look at things. New ways to do things better, or more effectively. Of course, most of it is simply new to me, but that’s what makes it exciting! There’s so much wisdom, knowledge and insight out there that I have yet to uncover. That’s both challenging—and thrilling!
Along with my never-satisfied appetite for learning is a desire to help the people around me improve their lives. After all, what good is it to learn new things and get my life going in a great direction, if it doesn’t help anyone else? And doesn’t bringing other people along only increase the level of encouragement, motivation and accountability for everyone involved?
If, like me, drinking from a firehose of wisdom and insight makes you come alive, get ready—the Global Leadership Summit starts today. This year’s speakers include General Colin Powell, Mark Burnett, Liz Wiseman, Patrick Lencioni and Bill Hybels. This thing is non-stop practical learning from people on the ground, leading in all sorts of contexts. For the next 48 hours I’ll be tweeting some of my favorite soundbites, and I may even blog my notes from a couple of the speakers. Feel free to follow me on Twitter or follow along with all the live-tweeting under the hashtag #wcagls.
Sell everything and buy Wisdom! Forage for Understanding!Don’t forget one word! Don’t deviate an inch!Never walk away from Wisdom—she guards your life;love her—she keeps her eye on you.Above all and before all, do this: Get Wisdom!Write this at the top of your list: Get Understanding!~Proverbs 4:3-9 (The Message paraphrase)