Yesterday I attended an excellent full-day leadership training session in Salt Lake City sponsored by the Sutherland Institute and presented by Jim Ferrell of the Arbinger Institute. Several state legislators and prominent community leaders also attended the workshop. As I see it, the goal was to help people with different opinions to learn how to see each other (even their opponents) as people, not as objects, so that civil dialogue can take place and lasting solutions can be found.
The Deseret News reported on Michael Gerber's speech at UVSC. I attended this along with three CEOs of Infobase Ventures companies. It was outstanding. He has influenced me greatly along with hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs. I spoke with him for several minutes after the speech and thanked him for helping me grow my first two companies without any formal business training.