Thursday, May 25, 2006

St. Gallen Symposium

Some very interesting and inspiring speeches from this year's St. Gallen Symposium with the Theme "Inspiring Europe". 600 invited top leaders and 200 invited top students from all over the world gathering together for three days in May 2006, thinking about the role and future of Europe in a globalized world.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

"We concluded that all great organizations have in common a caring, serving, humanistic purpose and that their leaders not only take care of their direct followers or related contituents, but that they want to leave the world a better place. We concluded that average leaders are "numbers driven", and de facto take care only of themselves. We stated that good leaders are "vision driven" and take care not only of themselves but also others. Our most important conclusion was that great leaders are "mission driven" and not only take care of themselves and others but also want to leave this world a little better.
UBF Asia's journey to greatness

"Why communities? What life have you if you have not life together? There is not life that is not in community."

"To realize one's destiny is a person's only real obligation."

"Being successful is not about more money, it's about taking care of others and leaving the world a better place."

„Kirche ist nur dann Kirche, wenn sie für andere da ist.“
Dietrich Bonhoefer

“Ein Mensch, der nicht über die engen Grenzen seiner eigenen Existenz hinaus wächst zu den größeren Anliegen der gesamten Menschheit, hat nicht wirklich gelebt.”
Martin Luther King