Douglas R. Conant, New York Times bestselling author and keynote speaker founded Conant Leadership, a growing community of people dedicated to improving the quality of leadership in the 21st century, in 2011. He is also honored to serve as Chairman of Avon Products as well as Chairman of the Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute (KELI) at Northwestern University. The newly formed KELI initiative is designed to help leaders of today enhance their ability to lead in the “here and now.” This … [Read more...]
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Steve Farber is the president of Extreme Leadership, Incorporated, and the founder of The Extreme Leadership Institute, organizations devoted to the cultivation and development of Extreme Leaders in the business community, non-profits and education. His third book, Greater Than Yourself: The Ultimate Lesson In Leadership, was a Wall Street Journal® and USA Today® bestseller. His second book, The Radical Edge: Stoke Your Business, Amp Your Life, and Change the World, was hailed as “a playbook for … [Read more...]
Polly LaBarre is a bestselling author, speaker, and entrepreneur who has worked for nearly 20 years to embolden and equip leaders in every realm of endeavor to make their organizations more resilient, innovative, inspiring, and accountable. She is an inspiring and provocative voice on the big ideas and important questions that will shape the future of organizations, work, and success. In her speeches Polly showcases her brilliant storytelling ability and takes audiences on an inspiring journey – … [Read more...]
Vikram Mansharamani is an experienced global equity investor and Lecturer at Yale University. He is the author of BOOMBUSTOLOGY: Spotting Financial Bubbles Before They Burst and is a regular commentator in the financial media, having contributed to Bloomberg, MarketWatch, CNBC, Forbes, Fortune, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Yale Global, The South China Morning Post, The Korea Times, and The Daily Beast, among others. Dr. Mansharamani has been an active participant in … [Read more...]
Michael Treacy helps business leaders raise their growth ambitions by providing a fresh look at competition, customers, employees and markets – especially the globalizing marketplace. “Companies that have the discipline to focus and the vision to lean into the future, even in unpredictable times, will gain scale, scope and power,” says Treacy, “Those who don’t are at risk.” The author of two bestselling books, The Discipline of Market Leaders and Double-Digit Growth, Treacy draws on a broad and … [Read more...]
Our always-on, Web-driven world has new rules for competing and growing business. Advance planning is out – agile is IN! Those who embrace new ways will be far more successful than those who stay stuck and afraid to change. No one knows more about using the new Real-Time tools and strategies to spread ideas, influence minds and build business than David Meerman Scott. It’s his specialty.David Meerman Scott is an internationally acclaimed strategist whose books and blog are must-reads for … [Read more...]
Geoff Colvin is one of the most respected voices in business journalism, read and listened to by millions for his insights into the major issues driving change in business and the 21st century economy. Through his regular column and cover stories in Fortune magazine as well his CBS Radio Network broadcasts, Colvin helps decision makers look ahead so that they can adapt to the changing business environment. … [Read more...]
Katty (pronounced CAT-TEE) Kay is the lead anchor for BBC World News America. Prior to taking over as lead anchor, Kay served as the Washington Correspondent for BBC since 2002. Kay's career with the BBC began in Zimbabwe in 1990 where she started filing radio reports for BBC World Service radio. From there she also covered the end of apartheid in South Africa. Kay then went on to work as a BBC correspondent in London, and later Tokyo, reporting on stories including the Kobe earthquake and the … [Read more...]
Mike Abrashoff was the officer at the Pacific Fleet when he took control of the ship. Twelve weeks later, the USS Benfold was the best ship in the entire Navy -- with the exact same crew. Leadership matters the story of that transformation has lessons for every organization -- and culture is everything. Mike's written three novels -- his first, It's Your Ship, has sold over 1 million copies. His Leadership Roadmap delivers battle-tested clear, and measures. Mike shows people at each level of the … [Read more...]
Tommy Spaulding is president of the Spaulding Companies Corporation, a national leadership development, speaking, training, consulting, and executive coaching organization. A world-renowned speaker on leadership, Spaulding has spoken to hundreds of organizations, associations, educational institutions, and corporations around the globe. His first book, It’s Not Just Who You Know (Transform Your Life and Your Organization by Turning Colleagues and Contacts into Lasting, Genuine Relationships), … [Read more...]