This past Friday May 4th Tammy and I attended the Chick-Fil A Leadercast at LifeWay Church. It featured some very well know speakers including Tim Tebow, Urban Meyer, Marcus Buckingham among others. Though we couldn’t stay for the whole event due to prior commitments we were very impressed by the the speakers we were able to see.
We listened to Urban Meyer, Tim Tebow, Marcus Buckingham and Angela Ahrents. We were very impressed by Tim Tebow and his commitment to the game as well as to his faith. Urban Meyer was an interesting speaker and was a pleasure to listen to. Marcus Buckingham and Angela Ahrents were also good speakers and both offered excellent tips and insight into leadership and running a business.
Over all the speakers were great and the Leadercast was well presented.
Why Was I Disappointed?
As I looked around the room I noticed the attendance was very small probably a couple of dozen people or so. Most from what I could tell had taken the day off just to come to this event. What struck me was the poor showing and involvement by some of the town’s largest employers in our town. Only a handful of employees from local businesses were present. When you consider just how many large employers are in our town you would think they would have had a bigger presence. The lessons taught in this Leadercast would have applied to everyone from executive level down to administrative.
In my opinion the Chick-Fil-A Leadercast is a great opportunity for an employer to motivate and inspire their staff and to teach them the value of being a leaders. Hopefully next year we’ll see a bigger turnout.
Lifeway Church thank you for hosting this event and I look forward to next year.