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The Art Of Leadership Calgary 2015 speakers lineup

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DH Calgary Staff Sep 04, 2015 5:04 pm

On September 11, six experts on the professional world of leadership will come to Calgary. Representing a breadth of experience – from body language experts, sea captains, business analysts and best-selling authors – The Art of Leadership Calgary will be an unmissable opportunity to learn more about yourself, your employees, and what it takes to be a great leader.

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Tom Peters

One of the Most Influential Business Thinkers of All Time & International Bestselling Author

The Art of Leadership

The Art of Leadership

In 1982, Tom Peters and writing-partner Bob Waterman published “In Search of Excellence”, which aimed to help firms move away from strategies based on just numbers, and re-focused on the base components of all successful businesses: people, customers, corporate culture, action-execution, and the self-renewing entrepreneurial spirit.

In 1999, NPR called the book one of the “Top Three Business Books of the Century.” It was ranked as the “greatest business book of all time” in a poll by Britain’s Bloomsbury Publishing, and was the most widely held library book in the United States from 1989 to 2006. Peters has followed Search with well over a dozen additional international best sellers including “A Passion for Excellence”, “Thriving on Chaos”, “Liberation Management”, “Re-imagine: Business Excellence in a Disruptive Age”, and “The Little Big Things: 163 Ways to Pursue Excellence.”

What you’ll learn:

  • The ideas that helped make In Search of Excellence a watershed event in both business and publishing—and launched the now mammoth “management guru industry.”
  • Strategies and tactics for taking a fresh, radical relook at the “people (talent) dimension”—instilling an entrepreneurial attitude and penchant for excellence in every employee.
  • How to create perpetually adaptive enterprises—ready for anything, prepared to turn on a dime.
  • Cases and strategies on how to create an abiding “Culture of Innovation.”
  • Success strategies for vigorous leadership in times of uncertainty.

Captain Richard Phillips

Hero of the High Seas, Real Life Inspiration for the Movie Captain Phillips & New York Times Bestselling Author of A Captain’s Duty

The Art of Leadership

In April 2009, Captain Richard Phillips was at the centre of an international drama, when he was captured by Somali pirates who hijacked his ship. This event was the first hijacking of a U.S. ship in more than 200 years.

Captain Phillips is credited with offering himself as a hostage to the hijackers, putting his very life in danger to protect the 200 crew members under his command.

He’s the author of “A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates”, “Navy SEALs”, and “Dangerous Days at Sea”, about his experience and his remarkable rescue. This dramatic story was also transformed into an Academy-Award and Golden-Globe nominated film, Captain Phillips, which hit the big screens in fall of 2013.

What you’ll learn:

  • Finding your inner leader: Why you are stronger than you know and you can handle much more than you think.
  • The Importance of a positive attitude and perseverance: The only time it is over is when you say it is over.
  • The importance of a team: How a motivated, focused team of professionals can solve any problem.
  • Steering your ship through rough waters: How your organization can survive and thrive, even in times when hope and support are in short supply.

Gretchen Rubin

#1 New York Times Bestselling Author of The Happiness Project, Happier at Home & Better Than Before

The Art of Leadership

Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the #1 New York Times and international bestseller, The Happiness Project”, “Happier at Home, and “Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives, Rubin has delved deeply into the concept of happiness and fulfillment, exploring what it is that makes people happy, and how to live a happier, healthier life.

She’s been named one of the “100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness,” one of the Inc.’s Top 50 Leadership and Management Experts, and one of the “22 Brilliant Thinkers Everyone Should Follow on Twitter” by Business Insider.

What you’ll learn:

  • How understanding crucial differences in how people approach the world allows us to manage ourselves better, manage other people better, and reduce arguments about who is “right” and “wrong.”
  • The difference between Abstainers vs. Moderators (about how to fight temptation); Marathoners vs. Sprinters vs. Procrastinators (about the pace at which work should be completed-a real issue within teams); Finishers vs. Openers (about a person’s willingness to work toward completion or to start something new); and the “Four Tendencies” framework (about how a person responds to a request or an order).
  • How to get the most from your employees by helping them change their habits, make it possible for them to work and live together harmoniously and how to ultimately manage yourself better.

Marshall Goldsmith

New York Times Bestselling Author & World-Renowned Leadership Expert

The Art of Leadership

For the last four years, Dr. Marshall Goldsmith has been recognized as one of the “Top 10 Business Thinkers in the World”, and the top rated executive coach in the world by Thinkers50. His client list is a who’s who of America’s top CEOs and brands.

He is the author or editor of 35 books, which have sold more than two million copies, been translated into 30 languages, and become bestsellers in 12 countries. He has written two New York Times bestsellers, “MOJO” and “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There”. His newest book “Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts”, explores the environmental and psychological triggers that can derail us at work and in life, and he shares the 10 beliefs that sabotage our success and how we can overcome them and offers audiences a checklist of six active questions that they can use to achieve lasting change in their lives.

What you’ll learn:

  • Discover the behavioural triggers that shape us and how to master them.
  • How to identify the five key variables that impact engagement on the job.
  • How to implement a new process for employee engagement that teaches employees how to engage themselves.
  • Practical tools to increase personal effectiveness and improve overall performance.
  • How to avoid bad personal habits that get leaders into trouble and can stifle already successful careers.

Mark Bowden

Bestselling Author of Winning Body Language, World-Renowned Communication Expert & Performance Trainer

The Art of Leadership

The Art of Leadership

Mark Bowden has a well-earned reputation as one of the world’s expert performance trainers, and is highly sought after for his business-presentation acumen. He has spent years dedicated to the study and practice of body language, and the role it takes in interpersonal communication.

His list of clients is a mile long, and includes leading business people, teams, and politicians—from presidents and CEOs of Fortune 500 companies to prime ministers of G8 powers. He is also the author of “Winning Body Language”, which has been translated into five languages and sold in book stores around the world.

What you’ll learn:

  • Learn how to create trust, inspire action and eliminate what gets in the way to produce a communication style that is transparent, courageous, compelling, persuasive influential and conversational.
  • Learn the tools to confidently convey a powerful presence through world class communication skills that capitalize on instinctual processes of the brain, winning your listeners over to your message.
  • Understand how “It’s not often what you say- but how you say it that gets results!”
  • How perceptions can be completely altered by a simple gesture or action.

Dr. Seonaid Charlesworth

Vice President, Executive Assessment & Succession, Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge

The Art of Leadership

The Art of Leadership

Seonaid Charlesworth has made a career working with C-suite and executive successors to understand what they’re capable of and what could derail their success. She has assessed over 400 executives in Canada, US, UK and South America.

With a Ph.D. in Industrial / Organizational Psychology from the University of British Columbia and a B.A. with honors from Queen’s University, she combines her expertise in Industrial and Organizational Psychology with a deep breadth of experience in assessing leaders to help organizations make smarter decisions about people. As Vice President of Executive Assessment and Succession at Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge, she is sought out by Boards and CEOs at some of North America’s leading organizations.

What you’ll learn:

  • Discover the five most important decisions you will make about people, and how they will impact your success as a leader
  • Learn the hidden biases that blind leaders from seeing potential and risks in others
  • How to avoid the hidden traps that lead us to make the wrong call about people, and strengthen our talent management decisions
  • Strategies for making more accurate decisions about who to hire, whether to trust someone, and when it’s time to give up on someone

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