Three Ways To Demonstrate Courage – Live Blogging Catalyst West With Patrick Lencioni

Today, I’m live-blogging from the Catalyst West conference in Irvine, California. Throughout today and tomorrow, I will be sharing leadership insights from the best and the brightest in the church and business world.

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Patrick Lencioni is the founder and president of The Table Group. This firm is dedicated to providing organizations with ideas, products, and services that improve teamwork, clarity, and employee engagement. Lencioni is also the author of The Advantage.

Jesus wasn’t just spiritual. He was fully God and fully man. He suffered profusely for us and He didn’t have to.

The suffering Jesus went through was so profound so I decided I had to start my talk with the ending (Sorry, I’m not going to spoil it for you just yet).

Suffering is part of our lives. It is redemptive. This doesn’t mean you want to suffer.

Catalyst Atlanta Leadership Conference 2019 Recap

It’s hard to believe it’s been a week since the Catalyst Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia happened. This year was the 20th anniversary of the event and it did not disappoint.

If you followed along on my website, you saw me live-blog many of the sessions from the leadership conference. There was plenty of great wisdom dropped. There were also a few sessions I did not share from. During these, I took personal notes so I could reflect on those sessions.

Today, I want to recap the conference and remind you of what happened.

The Best Of Catalyst Atlanta Leadership Conference 2019

There were so many great speakers at Catalyst Atlanta this year it would be a shame to not have a recap of the event. My favorite speakers for the event had to be Horst Schulze and Earl McClellan. The MexiRican Bianca Juarez Olthoff comes in a close third. These speakers gave it their all and delivered a powerful experience.

Catalyst 2019 Live Blogging Of Horst Schulze

Catalyst Atlanta Live Blogging

Today, I’m live blogging from Catalyst Atlanta at North Point Church. These posts will be rough notes from the conference.

This session’s speaker is Horst Schulze. Horst is a legend in the hotel leadership world. He’s one of the founding members of the Ritz Carlton Hotel Company.

The subject of excellence is what Horst will be talking about today. It’s what his latest book is about and something he knows well.

We are all impacted by the people we meet.

Don’t come to work to work. Come here to create excellence in what you’re doind.

When you’re young, you don’t always get this concept. You think work is work. It is not. Your work is so much more.

Horst saw a matre ‘d work. His work helped him create the idea of “We are ladies and gentlemen serving ladies and gentlemen.”

Catalyst 2019 Live Blogging Of David Brooks

Catalyst Atlanta Live Blogging

Today, I’m live blogging from Catalyst Atlanta at North Point Church. These posts will be rough notes from the conference.

This session’s speaker is David Brooks. David is an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times. He’s also the Executive Director of the Aspen Institute.

David is going to tell us two stories. One is his external story. The second is his internal story.

He read Paddington Bear early in life. Decided he wanted to become a writer. Found his wife. Went to the University of Chicago. Became a conservative columnist at the New York Times. Then he also writes books.

The internal portion is a bit more complicated…

He wonders what kind of sad kid he was that Paddington Bear resonated with him so much.

List the four most beautiful experiences you’ve had. Draw a line through them and see if you can connect them in some way.

Catalyst 2019 Live Blogging Of Bianca Juarez Olthoff

Catalyst Atlanta Live Blogging

Today, I’m live blogging from Catalyst Atlanta at North Point Church. These posts will be rough notes from the conference.

This session’s speaker is Bianca Juarez Olthoff. She is a bible-teaching, word-slinging, MexiRican. She wants to see this generation rise up and serve Christ.

She walked into a Catalyst Atlanta 10 years ago. When she walked away that day, she left with a new feeling. She left with the knowledge that she was a leader.

These events, these conferences can change the way you think about yourself.

It is a process.

Any time we hear from God, we need to remember it will be a process. It won’t be a simple task. You will have to work through the process.

We love the promise but we don’t want to go through the process.

John 15:5, 10-11