On Friday our entire organization had the privilege of attending Leadercast, a leadership conference that attracts over 100k people across the world. If you haven’t been you’re missing out. This year’s theme, ‘Beyond You,’ emphasized the power and effectiveness of leading through giving, empathy and selflessness. We heard from some great speakers like Malcolm Gladwell, Dr. Henry Cloud, Andy Stanley and Laura Bush to name a few.
A few highlights from the Leader team:
“‘Beyond You’ Leaders refuse to make decisions others can make, work for their team and empty their cups.” – Andy Stanley
“You have influence when people who work for you understand you understand them.” – Dr. Henry Cloud
“Calm is contagious.” – Laura Bush
To say this year’s Leadercast event was a different experience when compared to last year’s event for the Leader team is definitely an understatement. In 2013, Leader had the pleasure of developing the first mobile application for Leadercast, which included a live event experience that was powered by the mobile app.
Even though the app experience was thoroughly tested throughout the development process, it’s a different story when the moment comes and seven thousand people in an arena (and another 120k across the country) are all focused on what you’ve created – anticipating something great. A tense, exciting moment!
If you weren’t there, the app experience couldn’t have gone better and definitely created the ‘wow’ moment we were going for. The host of Leadercast, Tripp Crosby, asked the crowd to open the mobile app, turn their phone off silent, and as a video played on the three jumbotrons, each individual’s mobile screen lit up to reflect each person’s ability to lead.
This year it was great to be able to sit back and simply enjoy a great event. If you’re interested in attending next year’s Leadercast event, tickets are already on sale. You don’t want to miss it!