May 1, 2017
On the last weekend of April in 2017 I attended Tony Robbins Unleash the Power Within event for the second time, not as an attendee but at a crew member.
During a very charged high- energy four days, it is the crew who help run the event.
They are made up of a group of volunteers like me except this year, I had the honour of being Usher captain.
To be an Usher Captain is a leadership role. It is responsible for supporting a group of volunteers whose job it is to ensure that participants have the best experience possible.
There are so many people at these events and for the crew, being there for over 10,000 people is both challenging and life changing for many many reasons.
All the crew, new and experienced stepped up to this task, under trying and demanding conditions. They gave their all to ensure all thousands of people had the experience of their lifetime.
The most important element of the Usher role is that you are there to serve. You do so with zero expectations, but you maintain standards so that everyone can see what is expected of them.
Leadership comes in many forms and this was Servant Leadership.
Servant Leadership is something that I feel comfortable with. My definition of Servant Leadership is to lead without ego, and with the focus on serving your fellow human beings, helping them to become the best leaders they can be.
Here is what I learnt...