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Learning Outcomes - NHLC Conference

Personal Introduction:

Greetings everyone! My name is Shlok Panchal. I am a grade 10 student in Ontario, Canada. Today, I enjoyed attending the Illuminate National High School Leadership Conference, with over 170 students globally. Here is my blog, which highlights what I learned about executive thinking, collaboration and leadership.

"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."

- Steve Jobs, Apple Co-Founder

  1. What were my key takeaways from the opening keynote? What did I learn about the speaker's career, and what did I find interesting?

There were many key takeaways from the opening keynote.

  • The key takeaway was to work hard and always persist through failure.

  • Another key takeaway was to believe in yourself and see the potential in yourself.

  • The last key takeaway was to explore and find your interests.

Workshop #1: Concentra - The World of Finance

What were my key takeaways from the first workshop? What did I learn about the topic and myself?

Key Takeaways:

  • Stocks and Real Estate

  • Finance and Using Money Wisely

  • Investing and Managing Money

  • Risk and Return

  • Profit and Loss

"It is far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price (regarding stock)."

- Warren Buffet

Workshop #2: Consulting Leadership

What were my key takeaways from the first workshop? What did I learn about the topic and myself?

  • Consulting helps solve business problems and with outside help.

  • A structured approach to the job which is domain obstructive

  • Address the most important questions

  • Don’t tell them what to do; help optimize and user preferences.

  • Defining the market

Deloitte Keynote: The Deloitte Keynote inspired me to stay motivated and always work harder to achieve success. Entrepreneurship and Leadership Know No Boundaries. I consider myself an entrepreneur because I enjoy thinking outside of the box and viewing situations from multiple perspectives to optimize my final solutions and decisions. Closing Blog Content:

1. I am very passionate about business, and I will attend next year's NHLC conference.

2. One piece of leadership advice is that "Action creates opportunity."


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