Confessions Of a Not-So-Accidental Leader

Chris Hartjes (08.Feb.2019 at 09:00, 1 hr )
Keynote at SunshinePHP 2019 (English - US)

Rating: 5 of 5

During a lunch break at a job in 2003 a co-worker looked me straight in the eye and told me "I think you should take a leadership course because I see something in you. Stop laughing! I'm serious!" I told that person they had the wrong impression of me. But ultimately they were right. 16 years later I can look back at a successful series of events and organizations (both inside and outside of programming) that I have been a part of.

In this talk am I going to share my journey from frustrated developer to confident organizer, navigating my way through and around obstacles to help create the groups I wanted to be part of doing the things I wanted to do.

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Rating: 5 of 5

08.Feb.2019 at 10:33 by Dana Luther (50 comments) via Joind.in iPhone app

Excellent - so many true and insightful thoughts on recognizing leadership potential and actively embracing it.

Rating: 5 of 5

08.Feb.2019 at 10:38 by Ivan Stanisavljevic (7 comments) via Web2 LIVE

You’re old man. But still not letting the world to the youngsters, ain’t giving the ball to them that easy, you want them to earn it first. Respect.

Rating: 5 of 5

08.Feb.2019 at 11:13 by Eric Morris (24 comments) via Web2 LIVE

I think Chris's most important take-away is that many of us who have been around awhile may have been leaders in small ways. Recognizing that fact and acknowledging you may have under-utilized skills are the first steps to taking control of your career and becoming a purposefull leader in other ways

Rating: 5 of 5

08.Feb.2019 at 11:26 by Glenn Kimble (5 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Great talk! Interesting point that a lot of people display leadership skills and don't really realize it / focus in on it. Oh, and I agree, Canada > US. :-P

Rating: 5 of 5

08.Feb.2019 at 11:28 by Robb Erickson (3 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Inspirational anecdotes from a fellow coder in the trenches. Encouraging us all to find motivation through a common shared need.

Rating: 5 of 5

08.Feb.2019 at 11:29 by James LaChance (13 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Really good talk at reframing what leadership might mean to you and how you might possess leadership qualities without realizing it.

Rating: 5 of 5

08.Feb.2019 at 13:53 by Derek Honeycutt (11 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Made me interested in taking a leadership session or course. Plus you are pretty funny.

Rating: 5 of 5

08.Feb.2019 at 13:56 by Sonny Savage (44 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Chris convinced me to start intentionally developing my leadership skills.

Rating: 5 of 5

09.Feb.2019 at 08:21 by Christopher Wilson (11 comments) via Web2 LIVE

It's always interesting to learn from a voice of wisdom that comes from age and experience.

Rating: 5 of 5

09.Feb.2019 at 10:10 by Adrian Burden (39 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Great presentation and very relatable to what I have been through. Thanks Chris!

Rating: 5 of 5

09.Feb.2019 at 10:32 by Cal Evans (80 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Chris knocked it out of the park once again.

Rating: 5 of 5

09.Feb.2019 at 14:54 by Bill Condo (39 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Good message and delivery.

Rating: 5 of 5

10.Feb.2019 at 16:24 by Brian Johnson (22 comments) via Web2 LIVE

An entertaining and easily digestable talk. Easy to walk away w/ the message of recognizing the ways in which you may already be a leader.

Rating: 5 of 5

10.Feb.2019 at 19:58 by Peter Fisher (50 comments) via Web2 LIVE

I liked how you woven the message of leadership throughout your story. The delivery was great.

Rating: 5 of 5

10.Feb.2019 at 22:15 by ROBERT A GADON (10 comments) via Web2 LIVE

A fun speaker to listen to. Thank you Chris for sharing your journey and your thoughts on serving as a leader in both the community and at work. This was entertaining and inspiring way to start off the conference.

Rating: 5 of 5

11.Feb.2019 at 09:40 by Miro Svrtan (213 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Another great keynote from Chris...

I have only a small suggestion: try to remove some ego from it. I know it's not always easy or possible to remove 'yourself' from a talk about 'yourself' but at the start it felt there was to much 'me,me,me' (which later did disappear)...

Rating: 5 of 5

13.Feb.2019 at 22:10 by Jonathan W (4 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Loved the stories and his talk!

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