Michael Gelb is the author of the new book The Art of Connection: 7 Relationship-Building Skills Every Leader Needs Now. He has pioneered the fields of creative thinking, accelerated learning, and innovative leadership. He leads seminars for organizations such as DuPont, Merck, Microsoft, Nike, Raytheon, and the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. He is the coauthor of Brain Power and author of How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci and several other bestsellers.
Do you envision a better version of humanity? You’re not alone. Despite media “evidence” to the contrary, we humans are evolving more rapidly than ever–from the inside out! A global shift is underway and the collective patterns are finally becoming clearly discernible. What we’re experiencing on the individual level is happening to people everywhere. Robin Rice is a visionary leader, author, teacher, and mentor to some of the top minds in the world today. She has spearheaded numerous impactful social change projects around the globe, serving as an instigator, communicator, and trailblazer in both nonprofit and for-profit sectors. Her 100 Visionaries Tour will be in Portland, OR on May 20, 2017.
Susan Butler speaks about her book, Become the CEO of You, Inc. Susan is one of America’s top experts on the subject of women’s leadership development. She was the first woman partner of Accenture, retiring as the Managing Partner of Accenture’s Office of the CEO. Susan now serves as founder and CEO of the Susan Bulkeley Butler Institute for the Development of Women Leaders.
Jean Lipman-Blumen discusses The Allure of Toxic Leaders: Why We Follow Destructive Bosses and Corrupt Politicians – and How We Can Survive Them. It was cited by FastCompany magazine, as well as by ManyWorlds, Inc., as one of the top business books of 2004. Jean is the author of six books, three monographs, and more than 70 journal articles and chapters in other authors’ volumes. She is an organizational sociologist/social psychologist, who received her Ph.D. from Harvard University and both A.B. and A.M. degrees from Wellesley College.