LITSers attend 2018 Leadercast leadership event

Jay Flanagan (right) at Leadercast 2018.

On May 4, 2018, 48 Emory team members from all across the Emory Community attended the 2018 Leadercast Leadership event at the Infinity Energy Arena in Duluth, Ga. Team members came from LITS, Oxford, Yerkes, SOM, Grady and Emory College. We enjoyed an array of great speakers including Michael Hyatt, Jen Bricker and Carey Lohrenz. The theme for this year’s event was self-leadership. A few of the ideas we learned:

From Carey Lohrenz

  • A great attitude doesn’t guarantee your success, but a negative attitude kills your ability to adapt.
  • The people who tell you that you can’t are usually the ones most afraid that you will.
  • Don’t be bold and courageous all the time. It’s exhausting.
  • A good leader makes decisions for the best interest of the team, not for their own best interest.

From Michael Hyatt

  • Make a commitment to taking good care of yourself.
  • Set hard boundaries around your workday and weekends to protect your margin.
  • Set a goal of sleeping eight hours a night

From Jen Bricker

  • We have to experience the everyday, ordinary moments of life to have big, explosive firework moments.
  • Everyone can motivate because everyone has someone who identifies with them.
  • Use what you’re good at and what you love to change someone else’s life.

Overall a very exciting and educational day. We even had time for some fun. Check out this video of Phil Shaw trying to catch a few nerf baseballs…

We are in the process of putting together a group of Emory Team Members to go next year. At this point we already have 37 going, but would love to go over 50 this coming year. If you are interested in attending, please contact Jay Flanagan at jflanag [at] emory [dot] edu. Cost is currently $600 for the one-day event.

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