Day 0 (Welcome Reception)
Day 1 (Your World)
Day 2 (Your life)
Day 3 (Your Org)
To conclude this series of posts, I wanted to write a few words to summarize my overall impression of the Hive Global Leaders Program. As you can tell from my previous posts, I had a great time at Hive and took away some very useful information. Unlike some participants, I did not learn too much more about myself through the "Design Your Life" exercise during Day 2, but the process did help me re-affirm my vision and my plans that I came to Hive with. The biggest benefit for me was gaining a community of leaders who care about living a meaningful life and creating an impact in the world. Hive and its community gave me such an energy boost that I could still feel my renewed positive, can-do attitude a month after the program ended. We currently have an active Facebook group, a number of local reunion events and continuing collaborations on projects and initiatives between Hivers. I am confident that this community will stay connected and support each other for a very long time.
A few words about the logistics and the people behind the program. I mentioned that I had reservations before experiencing the program in my introduction post. It turned out that Ryan and his team were incredibly humble individuals that worked tirelessly to make this a great experience for the participants. As a management consultant with a critical eye for operational improvement, I was deeply impressed by how seamlessly Hive was run and how few mishaps happened.
I believe that in some small ways, Hive did change my life. I highly recommend this program to anyone who is willing to take a step forwards towards leading a life with purpose and making one's positive impact, big or small, in this world.