On September 30th The Art of Leadership sponsored by Microsoft returned to Vancouver at The Centre. This year’s conference featured the following five world-renowned bestselling authors and thought leaders: Rudy Giuliani, Hayley Wickenheiser, Charles Duhugg, Dan Roam and Dr. Vince Molinaro. The conference was well received by all attendees who left with great leadership skills and insights.
Doors opened to the conference at 8:00 AM. Vancouver poured through the doors and waited in anticipation for the opening remarks so the full day of inspiration could begin, entirely hosted by Ron Tite.
Super excited for my first #TheArtOf Conference today :) pic.twitter.com/8ufK7WEGQf
The room's filling up quickly. Ready to be inspired today. #TheArtOf #leadership pic.twitter.com/uJFatAfokf
The first speaker to take the stage was Dan Roam, Bestselling Author of The Back of The Napkin . Dan sparked creativity in the room and pointed out the simplicity of solving problems through being visual:
Actively exploring the visual mind with Dan Roam, author of The Back of the Napkin #theartof #leadership pic.twitter.com/uJr9xeS2wp
Driving collaboration is the most important thing you can do as a leader. #TheArtOf #leadership
Next to take the stage was Dr. Vince Molinaro of Knightsbridge. Vince drew the audience in with his facts on leaders and brought forth actions to change and improve leadership styles. He was well-received by all:
Are you all in as a leader? What hard work are you wimping out on? @VinceMolinaro #TheArtOf
Wow really analyzing the type of leaders I’ve had in my life with @vincemolinaro at #theartof leadership.
Love this!! ONLY 7% of employees have trust & confidence in their senior leaders #TheArtOf
Following Dr. Vince Molinaro was 4x Olympic Canadian Gold Medalist, Hayley Wickenheiser! Hayley immediately received a roaring applause and did nothing but contribute to the inspiration in the room through her Olympic stories and personal life which all drew back on being an effective leader:
"Be an energy giver not an energy taker" Hayley Wickenheiser #TheArtOf #inspirational #leadership
Blossom where you are planted. Lead from the front, mentor from behind. @wick_22 #TheArtOf
Are you an energy giver or an energy taker? I say run hard and fast from the takers. @wick_22 #TheArtOf
Following Hayley was a fantastic lunch break featuring quality networking, cheesecake and LinkedIn headshots!
So much great info at #TheArtOf I've been too busy taking notes to tweet!
Lunch in #Vancouver is superb! Thanks #TheArtOf pic.twitter.com/DtyZqKVj57
“I have too many good pictures of myself” (said no one ever). #TheArtOf attendees - stop by @SmartSavvy booth for free #LinkedIn headshot
After Lunch, Bestselling Author of The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg took the stage to discuss The Power of a Crisis: Teaching Organizational Habits Through Accident & Design. Chalres sparked multiple questions and thoughts regarding habits of all kinds and how you should use them or change them to your advantage:
Are your rewards actually rewarding? Are they enough to set new habits? Do you know your staff well enough to set the rewards? #TheArtOf
The most powerful rewards contain emotions! How true #TheArtOf
If you eat chocolate right after working out, you are 36% more likely to get beck to the gym. Don't believe me? Ask Charles Duhigg #TheArtOf
Last to take the stage was our keynote of The Art of Leadership and former Mayor of New York City, Rudy Giuliani. Rudy spoke through personal experiences of change and crisis to educate the audience on his leadership insights:
Surround yourself with people that balance your weaknesses with their strengths. Rudy Giuliani #TheArtOf
"Relentless preparation is key to removing risk and acting with confidence. It is key to leadership." - Rudy Giuliani #TheArtOf
Be an optimist, but not a fool. - Rudy Giuliani #TheArtOf #leadership
Everyone left The Art of Leadership conference in high spirits, fully motivated and inspired to become better leaders. Hayley Wickenheiser even had a few words to say:
Rarely do I ever leave yvr feeling uninspired and refreshed. Just a magical city with fun,smart peeps. Thx to you all for today #TheArtOf
Overall the day was a huge success, many thanks to our Title Sponsor, Microsoft and all of our amazing sponsors and partners who contributed to the day’s success. The day would not have been the success it was without all of the incredible minds in the room. See you next time Vancouver!
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