Fill me up with inspiration

GLSHow do you keep your mind and spirit from becoming stale?

I revitalize my mind by soaking in inspiration from other leaders in settings like this week’s Global Leadership Summit. Two days of incredible speakers and presentations which are broadcast from Willow Creek Church by Bill Hybels and his team.

This year’s faculty includes Gen. Colin Powell, Patrick Lencioni, Dr. Henry Cloud, Dr. Brene Brown, Bob Goff and Mark Burnett (yes, the TV producer). Topics include leadership, faith, people management, teamwork. The Summit is unabashedly Christian and yet grounded in business principles as well.

Each year I arrive depleted, frustrated, spent, and wondering if it is worth the hassle to be away from the office for 2 days. Within minutes of the opening video, I feel more hopeful, energized and fired up to put the things I’m learning into practice.

So today I will scramble to wrap up my week in the office – get a fresh legal pad and new pen, and get ready to be stimulated and stirred to discover new ways to tackle old issues and look at challenges with new eyes.

How do you refresh your mind?