This is a subject I have been thinking about for a long time. It’s the reason I’ve been such a success. And the truth is, there is no reason to do anything other than act like a media company in today’s digital age.
Here are four conversations that every leader should be having on a routine basis. Have these talks, and you’ll certainly have better action.
David Stillman has been called on by business executives, politicians and the media to share his expertise on how best to bridge generational gaps for over twenty years. David has appeared on CNN, CNBC, and the TODAY Show as well as NPR and in Fast Company, The New York Times, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal.
Howard Putnam is the former CEO of the highly successful Southwest Airlines whose foundation and culture places people first. Later, when recruited to be the CEO of failing Braniff International, he was the 1st CEO to successfully restructure a major airline into, through, and out of Chapter 11.
Garrison Wynn started his career as a salesperson and marketer in the branch office of a Fortune 500 company. His insight into human behavior and his ability to build powerful relationships eventually made him a highly-sought after speaker, with clients including AMEX, UPS & Shell Oil.
John C. Bogle, 83, is Founder of The Vanguard Group, Inc., and President of the Bogle Financial Markets Research Center. He created Vanguard in 1974 and served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until 1996 and Senior Chairman until 2000. He had been associated with a predecessor company since 1951, immediately following his graduation from Princeton University, magna cum laude in Economics. He is a graduate of Blair Academy, Class of 1947.
Nicholas J. Webb is a world-renowned business, healthcare futurist and innovation thought leader. Webb is the author of The Innovation Playbook and The Digital Innovation Playbook. He is also a successful inventor with a wide range of patented technologies ranging from one of the world’s smallest medical implants to consumer and industrial products.
Josh Linkner is one of the most successful tech entrepreneurs out there. But now he’s given himself a new mission: help businesses discover their creative mojo.
Bobby is a different type of dealmaker – with over 20 years’ experience in the consumer sector across three key aspects – as an entrepreneur who has built a leisure business from scratch into a well-known national brand, as an investor partner in an established private equity investment fund, and as an advisor in a major US investment bank.
Called the “Apostle of appreciation” by the Globe and Mail, Canada’s largest newspaper, and “creative and refreshing‚” by the New York Times, Chester Elton is co-author of several successful leadership books. All In, The Carrot Principle and The Orange Revolution by Simon & Schuster have been New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestsellers. His work has been called a “must read for modern managers,” by Larry King of CNN.
Jason Jennings is one of the most prolific business and leadership authors in the world, and his greatest thrill is helping lead individuals and companies to their full economic potential. He has studied over 100,000 corporations, and founded Jennings-McGlothlin & Company, a consulting firm that became the world’s largest media consultancy. His legendary programming and sales strategies are credited with revolutionizing many parts of the broadcasting industry.
Marc Benioff is chairman and CEO of salesforce.com. He founded the company in 1999 with a vision to create an on-demand information management service that would replace traditional enterprise software technology. Benioff is now regarded as one of the pioneers of cloud computing and has been instrumental in driving businesses to transform into customer companies by embracing social and mobile cloud technologies to connect with customers, partners, employees and even products in new ways.
Sir Terry Leahy is the man behind one of the most successful turn-arounds in retail history – bringing Tescos back from the dead. He wrote the recently published “Management in 10 Words.” Sir Terry Leahy encourages quality leadership throughout all ranks of an organization — and fills you in on how to get there.
Fraud expert, Harvard MBA and bestselling author of “Liespotting,” Pamela Meyer reveals the deception epidemic plaguing our society. Meyer believes you should know everything a CIA operative knows about deception. She trains corporate executives on facial micro-expression reading, advanced interrogation techniques, body language analysis, and behavior elicitation techniques.
Ryan Estis is a Business Performance Expert and Keynote Speaker helping companies, leaders and sellers more effectively connect to their two most important audiences: employees and customers. Regarded as one of The Top 100 Keynote Speakers in America the Ryan Estis experience blends interaction, energy and actionable content designed to elevate business outcomes.
Professor Clayton received his B.A. in economics, summa cum laude, from Brigham Young University and an M.Phil. in applied econometrics from Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. He subsequently received an MBA with High Distinction from the Harvard Business School in 1979, graduating as a George F. Baker Scholar.
Michael Bergdahl was employed at Wal-Mart’s world headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas as the Director of “People,” working side-by-side with one of America’s most iconic business tycoons; Wal-Mart’s Founder and CEO, Sam Walton.
This intriguing man is nothing less than a business soothsayer in the world of professional speakers. Jason is the author of eight books, all of them bestsellers. I’d booked him, but had never met him. The grapevine in this business is small and well-trimmed. Four different clients had told me this man is the best business speaker in America.
Tim Sanders is one of the most prolific keynote speakers today. A rare hybrid of business leadership speaker, motivational speaker, and people skills guru, his research, passion, and ability to move audiences to action sets him apart as the people-centric business expert.