May 9, 2014 Full-Day Event Explores Vital Leadership Concepts.- “Our jobs ask much of us. And so do our lives. Employees, families, our boss. We have every reason to focus on our own success. And yet, leadership calls us to more. Leadership is beyond the confines of our daily tasks. Beyond the borders of our roles and responsibilities. Leadership asks us to look beyond the everyday and consider the larger community around us – our employees, colleagues, neighbors, and cities. We are asked to look not only inward, but also outward. Beyond ourselves. Join us at Leadercast this year as we explore together what leadership looks like Beyond You.”
That statement from Leadercast defines the theme, Beyond You, of this year’s Leadercast event on May 9, 2014. This dynamic leadership experience will be simulcast live from Atlanta, Georgia, to metro areas worldwide.
Leadercast Quad-Cities is the simulcast location for the Quad-Cities and surrounding area. This day-long learning event will be held 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 9, 2014, at the i Wireless Center, 1201 River Dr., Moline, Illinois. Tickets are available for $110.00 per person.
“Attendees will be informed and empowered by talks from nine acclaimed leadership experts,” said Todd Ashby, Managing Partner of Results Marketing. For the past four years, Results Marketing and select sponsors have been bringing the Leadercast event to the Quad-Cities area. “You can expect to be challenged, inspired, and encouraged. Leadercast offers helpful guidance for community members who want to make a difference at work and in their personal lives.”
The nine speakers who will be giving presentations via simulcast at this year’s Leadercast Quad Cities will be Andy Stanley, Malcolm Gladwell, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Randall Wallace, Jack Welch, Laura Schroff, Dr. Henry Cloud, Simon Sinek, and Laura Bush.
“Whether you are leading a major corporation or just yourself, Leadercast Quad Cities can help you to create positive change in your life, your community and the world at large,” Ashby said.
To find out more or to register online, visit www.leadercast.com/location/quadcities/. To register by phone, call Les Flesher of Results Marketing at 563-322-2065. Feel free to keep in touch with Leadercast online at www.facebook.com/qcleadercast.
Leadercast 2014 to Feature Nine Outstanding Speakers
Nine acclaimed speakers will offer presentations via the Leadercast 2014 simulcast:
Andy Stanley is a sought-after leadership communicator, author, pastor, and the founder of North Point Ministries, Inc. (NPM). Stanley’s books include The Next Generation Leader, Visioneering, Enemies of the Heart, and The Principle of the Path.
Malcolm Gladwell has been a staff writer with The New Yorker magazine since 1996. His 1999 profile of Ron Popeil won a National Magazine Award, and in 2005 he was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. He is the author of The Tipping Point: How Little Things Make a Big Difference (2000), Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (2005), and Outliers: The Story of Success (2008), all of which were No. 1 New York Times bestsellers. His book What the Dog Saw (2009) is a compilation of stories published in The New Yorker and his new book, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants, will be published in October.
From 1987 to 1996, he was a Washington Post reporter covering business and science, and then served as the newspaper’s New York City bureau chief. He graduated from the University of Toronto, Trinity College, with a degree in history. He was born in England, grew up in rural Ontario, and now lives in New York City.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Archbishop Desmond Tutu is a world-renowned human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize recipient. Beginning with his opposition to apartheid in South Africa, he has worked tirelessly to spread peace, justice and democracy, and to end racial divisions throughout the world.
His faith in and commitment to the peaceful destiny of South Africa earned Archbishop Tutu the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize. He served as his country’s voice of conscience during its long struggle against apartheid. When that battle was won, Archbishop Tutu took the lead in ministering to the nation’s wounds. His findings as part of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission marked a significant step in South Africa’s healing process. He is also chairman of The Elders, a nonpartisan group of influential global statesmen.
In 2009, President Obama awarded Archbishop Tutu the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his contributions to the nation and the world. In 2013, he was awarded the Templeton Prize for his work in advancing spiritual principles. The Archbishop’s friend Nelson Mandela summed up his legacy: “Sometimes strident, often tender, never afraid, and seldom without humor.”
Randall Wallace is an American screenwriter, director, producer, and songwriter, who came to prominence by writing the screenplay for the 1995 film Braveheart. His work on the film earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay and a Writers Guild of America award for Best Screenplay Adapted Directly for the Screen. His other films include The Man in the Iron Mask, Pearl Harbor, We Were Soldiers and Secretariat. Randall wrote the lyrics to the song Mansions of the Lord, which is featured in the movie We Were Soldiers and was sung at Ronald Reagan’s funeral.
Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric, is the author of Winning, a No. 1 Wall Street Journal and international bestseller. In 2001, he wrote his No. 1 New York Times and also international best-selling autobiography, Jack: Straight from the Gut. Since 2005, Jack and his wife Suzy have written business columns for Business Week, Fortune, the New York Times syndicate and more. The Welches have launched the Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University, an online MBA and certificate program aimed at giving students worldwide the tools to transform their lives and the organizations of the future.
Born in Salem, Massachusetts, Jack received his undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts and an MS and PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois. He began his career with General Electric in 1960, and in 1981 became their eighth Chairman and CEO. During his 20-plus year tenure as CEO, GE’s market capitalization rose from $13 billion to $400 billion. In 2000, he was named “Manager of the Century” by Fortune.
Laura Schroff’s book, An Invisible Thread, brings to life the inspiring true story of an 11-year-old panhandler, a busy sales executive, and their unlikely meeting with destiny in 1986. Since its launch in November 2011, An Invisible Thread has been on the New York Times bestseller list for a total of 36 weeks and is the recipient of many awards, including a Christopher Award, DreamCatcher Award, and the Local Hometown Hero Award.
Born and raised on Long Island, Laura is a former advertising executive who has worked with several major media companies, including Time Inc. and Condé Nast. She was part of the advertising team that made USA Today a success. Before helping launch three of the most successful start-ups in Time Inc. history – InStyle, Teen PEOPLE, and PEOPLE StyleWatch – she was the New York Division Manager at PEOPLE magazine. Also, she has been the New York Ad Manager at Ms. magazine and Associate Publisher at Brides. She lives in New York City with her poodles, Coco and Emma.
Dr. Henry Cloud
Dr. Henry Cloud is a leadership consultant and coach, and his background as a clinical psychologist and business consultant bridges the gap between what a business needs and what leaders have to do to get results. He has extensive experience as a CEO and Executive Team coach, as well as an organizational consultant in a wide range of companies from Fortune 500 to family-held firms and many boards. He specializes in coaching leaders, building teams, and developing organizational cultures.
In addition to consulting, he built a health care company, which operated treatment centers in forty markets in the Western U.S. and directed it for ten years. This perspective of having created and led a company, as well as consulting with many businesses, gives his message a practical flavor. The author of over twenty books, including Necessary Endings, Integrity, and 9 Things A Leader Must Do, he has been featured and reviewed in many publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, and The Boston Globe.
Simon Sinek believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together. A trained ethnographer and author of Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, he has held a life-long curiosity for why people and organizations do the things they do. Fascinated by the leaders and companies making the greatest impact in the world, he has discovered patterns in how they think, act and communicate. He has devoted his life to sharing his thinking to help other leaders and organizations inspire action.
Sinek speaks around the globe and has commented for local and national press, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Houston Chronicle, FastCompany, CMO Magazine, NPR and BusinessWeek. He contributes to The Huffington Post, writes a blog at simonsinek.com, and makes guest appearances on MSNBC’s Your Business, among others. He is an adjunct staff member of the RAND Corporation and is active in the arts and not-for-profit world. Sinek lives in New York and teaches graduate level strategic communications at Columbia University.
One of the most beloved and admired American First Ladies, for decades Laura Bush has championed key issues in the fields of education, health care, and human rights. She has traveled to more than seventy-six countries and has launched groundbreaking education and healthcare programs in the U.S. and abroad. The author of the bestselling memoir, Spoken From the Heart, Mrs. Bush also founded both the Texas Book Festival and the National Book Festival in Washington D.C.
Born in Midland, Texas, Laura Bush holds a degree in education and a master’s degree in library science. She taught in public schools in Dallas, Houston, and Austin, and has worked as a public school librarian. Today, as the Chair of the Woman’s Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute, she continues her work on global healthcare innovations, empowering women in emerging democracies, education reform, and supporting the men and women who have served in America’s military.