Mark Kielburger kicked off session 3 of the Willow Creek Leadership Summit with a talk titled “Against Apathy.”
Mark is the Co-Founder, Free The Children; and the Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Me to We.
He is the author Me to We: Finding Meaning in a Material World.
Here are some highlights I grabbed from his talk:
- Their organization began because as 12 year olds they wanted to change the world.
- The question that was the deciding factor for him was: What type of legacy do you want to leave?
- We sell hope and meaning.
- To lead well, we sell meaning, gratitude, legacy and hope.
- To have a healthy leadership team is to have communication and alignment.
What do you do for follow up to We Day?
- 79% of kids who are part of the program voted in the last election.
- Gift + issue = what young people can do to change the world.
- To help kids care more about the world is to take them out of their comfort zones.
What will this next generation of leaders have to navigate?
- 9 out of 10 young people (out of a billion on the world) live in developing nations.
- This session made me very excited to read his book The World Needs Your Child.
What was your biggest takeaway from this session?