5 Personal highlights from Day 1 of the Conference
Author’s engaged inspiration. It was great to hear the authors from Vital Smarts speak. David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, Joseph Grenny, Kerry Patterson, and Al Switzler are bright, articulate, funny, inspired, and focused. What was more amazing was their fully engaged participation. They did not make an appearance, they ENGAGED! A model for any leader who wants to foster engagement from people they lead.
Research. Vital Smarts leverages research for design, delivery, and results. I appreciate their deliberate and careful orientation towards claims blended with action by starting with pathfinder projects.
Albert Bandura. It was a pleasure to meet Dr. Bandura and to see the respect and appreciation Vital Smarts expresses for his terrific contributions to the science of influence and changing behavior. Dr. Bandura demonstrates a fully engaged yet humble presence that is inspiring at 85 years of age. As he said about work, it is not how long you have worked it is how much tread is left on the tire. He claims he still has a lot of tread and it shows. Dr. Bandura is a fantastic model of engagement at 85 years of age and he leads me to believe I have at least 30 more good years of work left.
Fantastic participants. Most people at the conference teach 1 or more of the Vital Smarts 3 courses. The participants are so engaged and helpful. Conversations and help between participants pervaded the day.
Content learning. Yes, I did learn content. My style of learning involves a few days of mulling it over to see what will take hold and help me to help others get fuller levels of employee engagement.
On to day 2 tomorrow!
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