Last night we enjoyed a fantastic evening at the Boise Chamber of Commerce 130th Annual Gala. Business leaders, politicians and movers & shakers gather for this annual event. It was a spectacular night.
The highlight of the evening was Keynote Speaker Captain Richard Phillips. Captain Phillips shared his experience when he was taken prisoner by Somali Pirates in 2009. He spoke about lessons learned, duties of leadership and responding to challenging situations. Captain Phillips coupled humor, insight and wisdom for a very thought provoking and motivating evening.
Here are a few quotes from Captain Phillips:
- “At sea you can’t pass the buck.”
- “I had to be flexible and not give up.”
- “It’s amazing what happens when you vow to not quit”
- “The most important aspect of being a leader is remaining calm”.
- “You are far stronger than you know”
- “I never prayed for rescue. I prayed for strength and patience”.
- “All I knew, I was never going to give up”
- Speaking of the Navy Seals who rescued him – “A motivated, dedicated, well trained team can over come anything”
Thank you Boise Chamber for 130 years of stellar service to the Boise business community. Thank you Captain Phillips for sharing your experience. I can’t wait to see the movie.
Jody Sedrick, CEO
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