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Management - Keynote Speakers

John Medina

DR. JOHN J. MEDINA, a developmental molecular biologist, has a lifelong fascination with how the mind reacts to and organizes information. He is the author of nine books including the New York Times bestseller "Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School" -- a provocative book that takes on the way our schools and work environments are designed. His latest book is a must-read for parents and early-childhood educators: "Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five." Dr. Medina has the rare gift of making science fun and accessible. He is an extraordinary speaker -- perhaps one of the most energetic and engaging speakers you will ever encounter. And he has a message that every leader needs to survive and thrive. In a keynote presentation or dynamic workshop, Medina guides you through his 12 Brain Rules, things you should know about how the brain works. With fascinating stories and his characteristic sense of humor, he'll explain: why multi-tasking is a myth—and what happens when you try to type an e-mail and talk on the phone at the same time; that every employee and every customers’ brain is wired differently; how exercise, sleep, and stress affect the brain; just what makes PowerPoint presentations so very boring that we have a Jennifer Aniston neuron. Really!

Paul Tieger

Paul D. Tieger is an internationally recognized expert on — and the author of five breakthrough books — about Personality Type. His credits include "The Art of SpeedReading People", "Nurture by Nature", "Just Your Type", "The Personality Type Tool Kit", and the 750,000 copy best-selling career guide "Do What You Are". The Founder and first director of The New England Type Institute, Paul has personally trained thousands of managers, team leaders, HR professionals, career consultants, psychologists, attorneys, and educators. He has developed innovative programs in such areas as team-building, management, sales training, career development, succession planning, conflict resolution, and communication enhancement. Paul has appeared on scores of radio and television programs, including Geraldo Live and CNN’s Business Unusual, and has been profiled in The New York Times. As a result of his jury consulting experiences, Paul wrote The Art of SpeedReading People – a system for helping all people quickly size others up and speak their language.

Robert Wendover

Robert Wendover is the Managing Director of the Center for Generational Studies. For over 20 years he has presented customized training and keynotes for industry, education and government. He specializes in assisting organizations with intergenerational relations and other management issues. Robert has authored the Center’s new training curriculum, Generations: Understanding Age Diversity in Today’s Workplace. His books include “On Cloud Nine: Weathering the Challenge of Many Generations in the Workplace”, "Smart Hiring”, “Two Minute Motivation”, "Handpicked: Finding and Hiring the Best Employees” and soon-to-be released “ Hey Dude! The Manager’s Short Course on the Emerging Generation”. Robert has also produced a short educational film entitled, “From Ricky & Lucy to Beavis & Butthead: Managing the New Work Force”.

Edie Weiner

Edie Weiner is president of Weiner, Edrich, Brown, Inc., a leading futurist consulting group in the United States. Formed in 1977, WEB has served over 300 clients (corporate, academic, government) in identifying opportunities in the areas of marketing, product development, strategic planning, investments, human resources, public affairs and advertising. Clients have ranged from the U.S. Congress to many of the Fortune 500. Ms. Weiner has been in the field of issues analysis and strategic planning for over 30 years. She was the youngest outside woman ever elected to the board of directors of a major financial institution when she joined the board of Union Mutual Life Insurance Company (now UNUM Provident Corporation) at the age of 29. She is acknowledged as one of the most influential practitioners of social, technological, political and economic intelligence-gathering. Ms. Weiner has been a guest lecturer at Wharton, Harvard, Brown and a number of other universities. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications, including The Harvard Business Review, The Futurist, and The Wall Street Journal. She has co-authored three books with her partner Arnold Brown: "Supermanaging", "Office Biology", and "Insider's Guide to the Future", and is currently working on a fourth.

Robert Tucker

Robert B. Tucker is president of The Innovation Resource (TIR), and an internationally recognized leader in the field of innovation. Formerly an adjunct professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, Tucker has been a consultant and keynote speaker since 1986. His pioneering research in interviewing over 50 leading innovators was published in the book “Winning the Innovation Game” in l986. Since then, he has continued to publish widely on the subject, including his international bestseller “Managing the Future: 10 Driving Forces of Change for the New Century,” which has been translated into 13 languages. And in his latest work, Innovation Is Everybody’s Business, Tucker interviewed 43 innovation-adept individuals from multiple industries and all levels of organizations, and teaches the personal skills necessary to become an innovator in this hyper-competitive world. Tucker is a much sought after keynote speaker at conventions, company management meetings, and industry conferences.

Richard Whiteley

Richard’s extensive knowledge of current business challenges and dynamic presentation style have brought him acclaim as a powerful speaker. Mr. Whitely is a successful entrepreneur, former CEO, consultant and award-winning author. He is the Principal of The Whiteley Group, an international speaking and consulting firm. Mr. Whiteley's first book, “The Customer-Driven Company” , was recently cited by “Human Resource Executive Magazine” as one of the top ten books of the decade. He is all the author of “Customer-Centered Growth”, “Love the Work You’re With: How to Find The Job You Always Wanted Without Leaving the One You Have”, and “The Corporate Shaman, A Business Fable”. Mr. Whitely argues that sales forces across corporate America are in need of a new playbook. First and foremost Richard considers the audience members to be his primary customers and tailors each presentation to create high impact, take-home value for every participant. Topics include: Customer Centered Growth, Respiriting Work, How to Create the Branded Customer Experience, High Impact Leadership, and Selling through Service.

Mark Thompson

Mark is an expert on executive leadership, business strategy, and innovation who has spent over 25 years leading teams and building companies from the ground up. He delivers actionable, valuable and practical advice for leaders at all levels of an organization. He is also a New York Times bestselling author whose books include: ADMIRED: 21 Ways to Double Your Value; Now Build a Great Business; and Success Built to Last - Creating a Life that Matters. He brings insight from decades of experience with great leaders and research on the culture of companies and brands that achieve the highest levels of employee engagement, customer loyalty and continuous sales growth. He brings his messages of change and innovation to life with clarity, humor, passion, and energy.

Rory Vaden

Award-winning business leader Rory Vaden MBA is the Co-founder of Southwestern Consulting™, a multi-million dollar global consulting practice that helps clients in more than 14 countries drive educated decisions with relevant data. He’s also the Founder of The Center for the Study of Self-Discipline (CSSD) and as a "Self-Discipline Strategist", his book Take the Stairs is a #1 Wall St Journal, #1 USA Today, and #2 New York Times bestseller. Rory is the world’s thought-leader on modern day procrastination, called Priority Dilution™ - in fact, he coined the term. He speaks and consults on how to say no to the things that don’t matter, and yes to the things that do. His insights have recently been featured on/in: Fox News, CNN, Wall St Journal, Fast Company, Inc, Fortune, Wall St Journal and the New York Times; and his articles and insights average more than 1 million views every month. Additionally, he hosts The Rory Vaden Show which is the only nationally syndicated weekly radio show for “movers and shakers in the world of business™”

Pat Williams

Pat Williams is Senior Executive Vice President of the Orlando Magic and one of the most well known NBA GM's. His zany antics & endless imagination have inspired the Magic's phenomenal success. Twenty-three of his teams have gone to the NBA play-offs and five of them have made the NBA finals. In 1996, Pat was named as one of the 50 most influential people in NBA history by a national publication. While he enjoys a widespread reputation in the world of sports, he is considered one of this country's premier motivational and humorous speakers. He has authored seventeen motivational books including "The Magic of Teamwork" and his most renowned "Ahead of the Game: The Pat Williams Story", which chronicles his unbelievable life and provides unparalleled insight in the fast-paced world of professional basketball. His speeches encompass themes from each book. Pat's latest topic, Sam Walton's Ten Rules of Success, is based on the extraordinarily successful business philosophy of Sam Walton's Wal-Mart family.

Bruce Weinstein

Bruce Weinstein is the author, TV personality, and national speaker known as The Ethics Guy. He is a contributor to the Huffington Post and Bloomberg Businessweek’s Management Blog, and his latest book, Ethical Intelligence: Five Principles for Untangling Your Toughest Problems at Work and Beyond, was awarded a Silver Medal Book of the Year Award by ForeWord Magazine. He is also the author of the acclaimed book on ethics for young adults, Is It Still Cheating If I Don’t Get Caught. He has appeared numerous times on such national television programs as The Today Show, Good Morning America, Anderson Cooper 360, The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, The O’Reilly Factor, Fox & Friends, and many others. He lives in New York City.

Bruce Tulgan

Bruce Tulgan is internationally recognized as the leading expert on young people in the workplace and one of the leading experts on leadership and management. Bruce is a best-selling author, an adviser to business leaders all over the world, and a sought-after keynote speaker and management trainer. Bruce’s most recently published book is Bridging the Soft Skills Gap: How to Teach the Missing Basics to Today’s Young Talent. Bruce lectures at the Yale Graduate School of Management and his writing appears regularly in human resources, staffing, and management journals, including a regular column in TRAINING Magazine called “Sticky Notes” and a regular column in the Huffington Post. Bruce is a dynamic speaker who consistently leaves audiences appreciative and inspired.

Bonita Thompson

Bonita Thompson, human resources executive, has been a leading innovator in HR for over 25 years for several major international corporations including: Bank of America, Genentech, Levi Strauss, Pacific Telesis, Varian and Catellus. She is a New York Times bestselling author of ADMIRED: 21 Ways to Double Your Value, and a member of the Board of Governors of the Hesselbein Institute (formerly the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management). She lectures globally and has taught leadership and management courses at John F. Kennedy University. Her American Management Association webinar, Double Your Value, is featured as an article in Dr. Marshall Goldsmith’s book Coaching for Leadership, which was described as “the single best collection of writings and writers on executive coaching” according to Professor Warren Bennis at USC/Harvard. She was Director of Research for Stanford Professor Jerry Porras (and co-authors Thompson and Emery) on the bestselling book Success Built to Last, the sequel to Porras’ and Collins’ classic Built to Last. From this research, she developed a game that people can play that helps them get clearer about their personal definition of success which has provided great insights regarding core values.

Hendrie Weisinger

Dr. Hendrie (Hank) Weisinger is a world renowned psychologist, pioneer in the field of pressure management, and a New York Times bestselling author. His informative and interactive presentations address various topics, including giving and taking criticism, managing emotions, motivating oneself and others, and resolving conflict. He is a leading authority in the application of emotional intelligence, an expert in anger management, and the originator of the highly regarded techniques of criticism training. Dr. Weisinger has spent three decades helping individuals and organizations enhance their personal and work effectiveness through innovative applications of clinical, social, organizational, and evolutionary psychology. He has taught at Wharton, UCLA, NYU, Cornell, Penn State and MIT. Dr. Weisinger’s experience and expertise provides the tools for your organization to achieve excellence.

Kaplan Mobray

Your chance has finally come to hire an acclaimed author, thought leader, career coach and motivational speaker whose presentations change the lives of every audience he is in front of. Kaplan Mobray brings insight and wisdom that inspire new ways of personal branding, leadership, networking, public speaking and success. For more than fifteen years he has led corporate marketing, advertising, and brand development initiatives for Fortune 500 companies. Kaplan speaks to a variety of audiences, including professional organizations, colleges and universities, sales forces, and corporations. He will bring strategies to connect your personal brand and life outcome so that you can achieve real success.

Greg Winston

More than a motivational speaker, Greg Winston is a performance artist and storyteller of education. Winston has been called "the first how to" speaker vs. the thousands of "what to do" speakers. His belief is that audiences come to be entertained and to learn. It’s not enough to remind attendees of what they already know. Using images, video and technology to bring his words to life, Greg involves the total audience. Flat stages can't contain him ... he causes audiences to go past hearing to actually feeling the speech. His speech separates him from the masses as he not only explains what we should do but, goes on to explain the missing "how" we should do it. Touring the United States his speeches take audience on a "roller coaster ride through their eye-popping self-discovery. " A nationally known motivational speaker, Greg leads with content, delivers with contagious enthusiasm, and leaves his audiences wanting more and committed to taking action. His use of real life anecdotes and his ability to say what most people "just think" leaves a leadership message that stays with audiences for years.

Sam Silverstein

Sam Silverstein shows organizations how to innovate their culture, live their core values and inspire accountability across all department levels. His interactive keynotes and workshops transform organizational cultures while driving increased engagement and productivity. He has written numerous books including Making Accountable Decisions, No More Excuses, and most recently, Non-Negotiable. He is the founder of The Accountability Movement™, which is focused on building powerful communities filled with people and organizations, that know their values, live their values and keep their commitments. Sam Silverstein is dedicated to empowering people to live accountable lives, transform the way they do business and create a more accountable world.

Betsy Myers

A sought-after speaker, Betsy Myers is a leadership expert who served as Chief Operating Officer of Barack Obama’s Presidential campaign, President Clinton’s White House Senior Adviser for Women’s Issues and as Executive Director of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government Center for Public Leadership. Betsy has a unique background in politics and academia and is committed to personal and interpersonal leadership development. Speaking on various topics such as leadership, career development, teamwork, women’s issues, and diversity, Betsy has inspired hundreds of audiences ranging in size from groups of 10 to over 750 people. The presentations she delivers range from themes such as “Authentic Leadership” and how “Leadership Creates a Feeling” as well as topics about work-life balance. Betsy Myers is currently speaking and leading workshops around the world on the changing nature of leadership. She is the best selling author of Take the Lead: Motivate, Inspire, and Bring Out the Best in Yourself and Everyone Around You, which was released September 2011.

Geoff Smart

Geoff Smart is a CEO, bestselling author, and social entrepreneur whose mission is to create, communicate, and put into practice useful ideas about leadership.
Geoff is co-author, with his colleague Randy Street, of the New York Times bestselling book Who: The A Method for Hiring. Who is one of the most-acclaimed books in the world on the topic of hiring leaders, which The Wall Street Journal calls "the most important aspect of business." Geoff is also author of Leadocracy: Hiring More Great Leaders (Like You) into Government. Geoff earned a B.A. in Economics with Honors from Northwestern University, an M.A., and a Ph.D. in Psychology with emphasis in Leadership from Claremont Graduate University, where he was mentored by Professor Peter F. Drucker. Geoff was elected to Sigma Xi, the honorary society for holders of doctoral degrees, and is a member of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).

Polly LaBarre

For two decades Polly LaBarre has used her writing and speaking to help make organizations more resilient, innovative and inspiring – and to embolden and equip leaders at every level to make a meaningful impact. Polly began her career at Fast Company magazine and is also co-author of the bestselling book, Mavericks at Work. She also has a widely syndicated blog, Fresh MIX, which delivers agenda-setting ideas about 21st-century organizations. She has field-tested insight on the crucial question facing every leader and organization today: How do we change the way we change? She reveals the most practical and high-impact ways to innovate, adapt and succeed -- redefining how leadership, change, innovation, collaboration, employee engagement, organizational culture, accountability, and disruptive strategy are done. Polly provides an action plan to help leaders make their organizations fit for the future.

Terry Paulson

Dr. Terry Paulson is a PhD psychologist and a leading authority on leveraging optimism to make change work. He’s an award-winning professional speaker with over 30 years experience in inspiring audiences including organizations such as IBM, 3M, HBO, Kaiser Permanente, SONY, Starbucks, Wal-Mart, and hundreds of hospitals, universities, government agencies, and associations. He’s past president of both the National Speakers Association and the Global Speakers Federation and has been inducted into NSA’s CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame. He’s author of 10 books including The Optimism Advantage, Leadership Truths One Story at a Time, Favorite Family Lectures, and They Shoot Managers Don’t They? Get ready to learn and laugh! Terry’s tasteful humor and down-to-earth style have earned him a deserved reputation as one of the nation's best and funniest keynote speakers. His presentations help organizations, leaders, and teams make change work! He has a number of topics designed to reinforce your strategic goals for your event. Rest assured that you’ll have audience members thank you for bringing them the man Business Digest called "the Will Rogers of management consultants".

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