On Sunday I will be flying from Cape Town the London (via Dubai) to speak at the Alpha Leadership Week and have a number of meetings. In particular I shall be focussing on spending time with the Alpha Africa team, our EXPOSED team in London and signatories and friends of Unashamedly Ethical while I am there.
Of course I will also get to spend some time with friends and family and quite a number of friends from Cape Town and Somerset West and Cape Town who will also be at the Leadership Week at the Royal Albert Hall.
I am so excited! It is a magnificent opportunity and I am praying for some deep and significant friendships and partnerships to form for the transformation of our precious continent!
The talk I was asked to give was on leadership. When I considered the topic I realised that a lot of Leadership talks focus on leadership as if it is something that one does from the 'top' or the 'front' of an organisation. The reality is, however, that most us don't have the responsibility of privilege of leading from that position. Most of us are called to lead from the 'middle' of groups or organisations. That can be quite a challenging task that requires a special measure of courage and grace.
So, I will be talking around the topic of 'From a lone nut to a leader' (based in part on an idea from Derek Sivers' great talk at TED a few years ago). Here is the little video they recorded as a promo at the Alpha offices in Kensington when I was there in December last year.
If you're in the area, or plan to be at the Leadership week please do hook up with me. The easiest is probably to send me a tweet on @digitaldion
Please can I ask for your prayers for Megan, Courtney and Liam while I am away? Liam is a little sick just at the moment. However, we trust the Lord that he will be restored to full health very quickly! I arrive back in South Africa on the 18th of May (the day before my darling wife Megan's birthday, and of course the Saturday before Pentecost and the Global Day of Prayer).