2014 L2: Learn-Lead Simulcast Recap

On October 10th, close to 40,000 people on-site and on-line in 28 different countries joined us for the high-energy half-day experience of the L2: Learn-Lead Simulcast.

Speakers included John C. Maxwell,  Linda Kaplan Thaler, and Tim Sanders.

Excerpt from John C. Maxwell on the John Maxwell Company blog:

Just two weeks ago, I had the privilege of participating in The John Maxwell Company’s first ever L2:Learn-Lead Simulcast. And it was a great experience! Of course, I enjoyed delivering my lesson on the ideas in my new book, Good Leaders Ask Great Questions. But I also took away some amazing insights listening to our two other speakers, Linda Kaplan Thaler and Tim Sanders.

Linda, the CEO of Publicis Kaplan Thaler, a very successful advertising agency in New York, shared about the importance of GRIT – Guts, Resilience, Initiative and Tenacity. She showed how they are essential to success as an individual. I especially loved her thoughts on mastering the little things. She used the illustration of the emphasis in the military on making your bed – because if you can learn to do something small almost perfectly, you can learn to succeed in the bigger areas of life.

Tim, whom you might know from his bestselling book a few years ago, Love Is the Killer App, motivated everyone with his energy and passion for people-centric tools for success. My favorite statement of his for the day was “Chicken Little must fry!” (on confronting the naysayers in your life).

In my session, I talked about how I capture key takeaways from events like this one using the acronym ACT. A is for Apply. I write it in the margin next to any notes that I plan to apply immediately to my life. C is for Change. What do I need to change? I write a C next to that item in my notes. And finally, T is for Teach. I write a T next to anything in my notes that I need or want to teach to someone else. Then I evaluate everything afterward and schedule the action steps that I want to take.