Thursday, November 20, 2008

Pat Williams - On Great Leaders

Here we are live at ProjectWorld and the World Congress of Business Analysts documenting the great presentations and speakers this morning. Earlier today we posted some information on just two of our keynote presenters who will be on hand during the conference.

This morning we kicked off the conference with Pat Williams, Author and Senior Vice President, Orlando Magic who spoke about the Magic of Teamwork and the crucial ingredients that makup the different aspects of teams as well as the important attributes of great leaders.

I had an opportunity to record a small portion of his presentation. Here he is talking about how crucial outstanding leadership is to a great team:

As an ingredient of great teams, he discussed seven qualities of great leaders:

  1. Vision
  2. Ability to Communicate Vision
  3. People Skills
  4. Character
  5. Competence
  6. Boldness
  7. A Serving Heart

From this he went on to discuss leaders and leadership qualities in greater detail including that they can be developed and are not necessarily born that way.

His final thought that he shared was that great leaders are natural, lifelong teachers, but in order to be lifelong teachers, they must also be lifelong students. A powerful thought for everyone who is on hand to continue learning and sharing. I have another post I will be uploading for tomorrow morning and give you an opportunity to meet more of our great speakers.

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