The guest for today’s Answers From Leadership podcast is Keith Wilmot.
Keith was the Global Vice President of Creativity & Insights at The Coca-Cola Company. In this capacity, he founded and launched IGNITOR, an internal creativity and innovation approach. His team was responsible for solving complex business challenges by translating insight into actionable, commercial ideas
Now, Keith is the President & CEO of Leadercast.
What do you want listeners to know about you?
He married his high school sweetheart
He and his wife have 4 kids
And he has a dog named Brady
What does leadership look like to you?
You can look at leaders worth following in two ways: Values-based approach and a behavioral based approach
Values can be buildable. Though they tend to be intrinsic
Things like: Being people first, compassionate, operating with empathy, or integrity
They have an approach to building leaders worth following
What difficulties have you faced in your leadership? And what did you learn from those challenges?
Some of the best leaders tend to operate best under duress
Leading Leadercast can be daunting. The event brings in 125,000 leaders.
Being calm is contagious
What is the Leadercast event?
Leadercast happens live in Atlanta at the Infinite Energy Center
It’s a single-day event that is simulcast across the world to host sites
Leadercast can best be summed up as a Cirque De Sole show, a rock concert, and a leadership gathering fused together
This year’s theme is Architects of Tomorrow and it’s about vision
Visionary leadership is the responsibility of every leader regardless of role
How is the vision of Leadercast different from other leadership conferences?
We do it differently
Everything is themed-based
Each leader is uniquely selected because of their perspective
It’s a blast and a lot of fun
There’s a specific story they’re starting with and ending with
What leaders will be at Leadercast Live 2016?
Andy Stanley – Their top-rated speaker
Steve Wozniak – Co-founder of Apple
Kat Cole – Dynamic leader, leading Focus Brands such as Auntie Anne’s pretzels, Cinna-Bon, Moe’s Southwest Grills
Rorke Denver – Commander in the US Navy Seals
James Brown – CBS Co-Host of NFL Today, part owner of The Nationals
Chris Barez-Brown – Creative thought leader
How can someone experience Leadercast?
Lots of ways
Website – Leadercast.com, your source of information about the event
You can attend live in Atlanta or, if you’re not in Atlanta, you can find a local host site
The event is designed with the host site in mind. This is because a majority of the audience will be watching instead of attending in Atlanta.
Don’t fret if you can’t make it to Atlanta. The simulcast is made for you!
What’s one thing you wish you would have known about leadership 10 years ago?
Leadership has always been a soft skill that people feel like it isn’t measurable. Yet it is measurable.
What’s one book you’d recommend to help a leader grow?
Where to find Keith Wilmot
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