Secrets to Success

World Leaders Conference 2014

In this 22-minute session from the 2014 World Leaders Conference, Jim Blanchard, retired chairman and CEO of Synovus Financial Corp, shares the secrets of his leadership success with telecommunications expert Mark Floyd. 

As you watch this session, take notes and write down thoughts about how it can impact your leadership.  

Which of Jim’s points did you find most impactful? Why?
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Did you gain a specific insight into your life, work, or leadership? What challenged you?
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How were you encouraged through this session? How can you use what you've learned to encourage someone else—in your personal life, at work, or at church—and equip them as a disciple of Christ?
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How, practically, can you implement what you heard from this session in your life and/or work today? What will you do differently this week because of what you've just heard?
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Jim encourages the selflessness, transparency, and integrity inherent in servant leadership. Consider ways you can make the way you lead more about helping people than promoting your own self or success.  

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