At Chicago Booth, Zonis taught courses on Business Leadership, Geo-Politics, and eBusiness. He was the first professor at the Business School to teach a course on the effects of digital technologies on global business. He also consults to corporations and professional asset management firms throughout the world, helping them to identify, assess, and manage their political risks in the changing global environment.
John Gretton “Jocko” Willink is an American podcaster, author, and retired United States Navy SEAL. He received the Silver Star and Bronze Star for his service in the Iraq War.
Libby Gill is the Founder and CEO of Libby Gill & Company, an executive coaching and leadership consulting firm. Prior to starting her company, Libby served in senior leadership roles in communications at media giants Universal, Sony and Turner Broadcasting. She was also the branding and PR brain behind the launch of the Dr. Phil Show.
Byron Reese is the CEO and publisher of Gigaom, an industry-leading technology research company. In addition, he is an award-winning author and speaker, as well as futurist with a strong conviction that technology will help bring about a new golden age of humanity.
Dr. Peter H. Diamandis is an international pioneer in the fields of innovation, incentive competitions and commercial space. In the field of Innovation, Diamandis is chairman and ceo of the X PRIZE Foundation, best known for its $10 million Ansari X PRIZE for private spaceflight. Today the X PRIZE leads the world in designing and operating large-scale global competitions to solve market failures.
Significant leadership involves a focus on the journey and acknowledging the efforts made by your team. A significant leader doesn’t coach results, but coaches behavior through attitude, expectations and practice until they become brilliant at the basics.
Here are four conversations that every leader should be having on a routine basis. Have these talks, and you’ll certainly have better action.
British adventurer, holder of several endurance records, first person to visit both North and South Poles by surface means and the first to cross Antarctica on foot. In May 2009, aged 65, he summitted Everest.
A vintage tunic from a Paris flea market. Interior designer David Hicks’ graphic style. American sportswear. A television commercial encouraging you to be bold and follow your dreams. The Tory Burch story could begin at any number of starting points.
Ross Shafer is one of the most sought after keynote speakers and seminar leaders on the subjects of Customer Empathy, Personal Motivation, and Business Relevance. He speaks extensively about transforming leadership, customer experience, and is a leading professional public speaker.
Ron Kaufman is the world’s leading educator and motivator for uplifting customer service and building service cultures. Rated one of the “Top 25 Who’s Hot” speakers by Speaker Magazine, Ron presents powerful insights and global best practices from working with clients on every continent for more than twenty years. His energetic keynote speeches and workshops have inspired millions.
Bob Parsons is an American entrepreneur. He is the founder of the Go Daddy group of companies, including domain name registrar GoDaddy.com, reseller registrar Wild West Domains and Blue Razor Domains. Other affiliated companies include Domains by Proxy, a domain privacy company, and Starfield Technologies, the business’s technology development arm. As of September 2013, he has an estimated worth of $1.9 billion. Parsons is also the CEO and founder of YAM Worldwide, which is home to his entrepreneurial ventures in the fields of powersports, golf, real estate and marketing.
Dr. Nido Qubein came to the United States as a teenager with little knowledge of English and only $50 in his pocket. His journey has been an amazing success story. The Biography Channel and CNBC aired his life story titled “A Life of Success and Significance.”
The current President of the Miami HEAT, Pat Riley is a seven- time National Basketball Association World Champion, as well as the only Head Coach in NBA history to capture Coach of the Year honors with three different teams: the Los Angeles Lakers, the New York Knicks, and the Miami HEAT. Coach Riley reached the 1,000 victory plateau faster than any other Coach or Manager in the 4 major North American professional sports leagues.
Gordon Ramsey is a television star both in the UK and internationally, with UK shows such as GORDON BEHIND BARS, ULTIMATE COOKERY COURSE, GORDON’S GREAT ESCAPES and GORDON RAMSAY: SHARK BAIT, as well as four top-rated FOX shows that air in more than 200 countries worldwide: KITCHEN NIGHTMARES, HELL’S KITCHEN, MASTERCHEF US and HOTEL HELL. He is also a published author of a number of books, many of which have become bestsellers around the world, most notably his autobiography, Roasting in Hell’s Kitchen.
Dr. Kevin Freiberg is the president of San Diego Consulting Group, Inc., a professional speaking and consulting firm dedicated to equipping leaders for a world of change. For over 25 years, Kevin has been profiling revolutionary business leaders in some of the world’s most innovative companies. He has successfully turned those profiles into roadmaps that help clients create their own revolutionary strategies for growth.
Lencioni’s passion for organizations and teams is reflected in his writing, speaking and executive consulting. Lencioni is the author of ten best-selling books with over three million copies sold. After ten years in print, his book The Five Dysfunctions of a Team continues to be a fixture on national best seller lists. His latest book, The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business, was released in March and became an immediate national best seller.
John Foley logged thousands of hours in the cockpit of F/18s and other jets when he was an aircraft carrier pilot, a Naval instructor pilot for the Marines and a member of the Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron. He’s logged thousands more hours traveling the world as a much-in-demand keynote speaker.
In 1995, Mark Cuban and long-time friend Todd Wagner came up with an internet based solution to not being able to listen to Hoosiers Basketball games out in Texas. That solution was Broadcast.com – streaming audio over the internet. In just four short years, Broadcast.com (then Audionet) would be sold to Yahoo for $5.6 billion dollars.
Nierenberg has created the unique experiential learning event called “The Music Paradigm,” in which an orchestra is used as a metaphor for any dynamic organization. With executives seated among musicians, Nierenberg leads a series of exercises, carefully crafted to address the sponsoring organization’s specific issues. It provides a creative framework for rethinking leadership style, philosophies, and effectiveness.