Yesterday while attending the annual “Pink” conference in Las Vegas my son Jake and I were able to hear a wonderful keynote presentation by Captain Sullenberger… WOW! His main message (at least to me) wasn’t communicated with any words that he spoke, rather is was communicated by his very being. His unspoken and radiant message was about integrity, excellence and pursuing it, honesty and character. He stood before me seeming to be absolutely rooted in these values and other truths that amplified every word that he spoke. I could live off that feeling for a month.
Just a couple actual quotes from him follow…
“Real Innovation to me is, changing before you are forced to.”
“Never stop growing or investing in yourself”
“Don’t make your values hard for others to detect”
“It’s up to you to know how to save your life.”
“I never knew on what 208 seconds my entire career would be judged.”
I practiced calm so when I needed it I was able to force it into this extrordinary event.”
“Our reputations are built one action at a time”
Thank you Captain…you really landed that keynote yesterday and perhaps didn’t save lives - but you offered people a way to improve them.