Muscat: Interviewing Drew Dudley, who will be the TED guest speaker at B2B Oman on February 9, is like walking through a tornado.
The man is passionate, an enthusiast, he has a million thoughts and ideas on how we can all be leaders and our misconception of what leadership means.
Dudley said when asked, most of us would not say we are leaders; it's not how we envisage ourselves. We see Steve Jobs as a leader or people who changed the world, not us in our everyday lives.
Yet, leadership comes from striving everyday to be the best we can be, changing one person’s understanding of leadership.
Not everyone can be Steve Jobs, but by asking yourself, who do you want to be on a daily basis and acting on it, one can become a leader, inspire people around you and that makes one a leader.
Dudley has a book out next year, entitled “This is Day One, reset your life.” Be sure to put it on your reading list when it's released, the concept that you can reset your life anytime you choose is fascinating.
He is also excited about visiting Oman and speaking at B2B. Having visited Qatar and Jordan in this part of the world, he has heard wonderful things about Oman from friends, who have visited, and he is looking forward to seeing as much as he can of this gorgeous country.
On a personal note, Dudley recently took up running, and when I told him that the beach outside The Grand Hyatt Muscat was the perfect place for a run and that our winter weather is perfect, he was thrilled.
Dudley also spoke about his collection of stuffed penguins, the only thing he collects other than great ideas.
Don't miss seeing Dudley in person and hearing his inspiring talk on leadership, on February 9 at the Grand Hyatt Muscat.
Tickets are still available at the Grand Hyatt Muscat, OMR25 for early birds until February 3, OMR30 at the door, which includes listening to Dudley, networking with the senior most executives in Oman and dinner with beverages.