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August 16, 2013

Global Leadership Summit draws attendees from post

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Gabrielle Kuholski
Staff Writer

Global Leadership Summit attendees watch retired U.S. Army Gen. Colin Powell, former U.S. secretary of state, give a speech on his leadership strategies. Powell also shared stories about his days in the Reagan Administration.

Members of the Fort Huachuca community seek the opportunity to attend the annual, Christian-based Global Leadership Summit, or GLS, to hone their skills as leaders by listening to high-level motivational speakers. This year’s summit was held off post at Thunder Mountain Community Church in Sierra Vista Aug. 8 – 9 with around 200 people in attendance.

Over the two-day period, attendees watched and listened to 13 speakers from different backgrounds, regions and ethnicities simulcast live at multiple locations worldwide. The presenters included former high-ranking government officials, pastors, college professors, business executives, a TV producer and a former lawyer.

“The fact that we’ve had folks from research, business and the church world talking about leadership from a research angle and from a biblical angle – that’s encouraging,” Fort Huachuca Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Samuel Godfrey said, as a GLS attendee. “That’s leadership information that anybody can use.”

Perhaps the most notable speaker of the event was retired U.S. Army Gen. Colin Powell, who was also a former U.S. secretary of state. Powell spoke about his leadership style as “embracing followership,” meaning the leader must invest in his or her personnel.

He said a leader cannot make achievements without the followers knowing they have a purpose. Relating this concept to military leadership, Powell explained to the audience that if you want to be a regarded as a great leader, you must take care of your troops.

Maj. Mike Navarro, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, enjoyed Powell’s speech, but also felt Soldiers could take away points from other speakers such as Liz Wiseman, former business executive and author of the book “Multipliers.” Wiseman defined a multiplier as a leader who amplifies the intelligence of others to deliver better performance within the organization.

“[The Army is] always looking for multipliers, in terms of getting Soldiers like myself to understand different approaches, thinking not necessarily outside of the box, but looking at perspectives that are not so germane to the Army. [Soldiers must understand] other ways to problem solve, to utilize our resources in ways that we may or may not have imagined but [use] them in a way that benefits the organization. But more so, it’s a greater benefit to the Soldiers, the individuals,” Navarro said.

Another leadership aspect Godfrey related to Soldiers came from Vijay Govindarajan, professor at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. His speech focused on conquering the hurdles of innovation.

“You would have to work within your system and yet try to think outside the box to be strategic and innovative. That can be a challenge, but it can be done,” Godfrey said.

For Paul Pipik, Fort Huachuca Museum director and GLS attendee, some of the topics applied to Family life as well. Several speakers used anecdotes of their own Families to talk about their leadership strategies and development.

The main summit was held at the Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago, but it is broadcasted simultaneously to over 350 cities nation-wide and to over 100 countries in 45 different languages. Bill Hybels, the mega church’s founder and senior pastor, hosted the first session and served as the main emcee both days.

The 2014 GLS takes place Aug. 14 – 15. For more information, visit willowcreek.com/summit.




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