Jim Collins is a student and teacher of leadership and what makes great companies tick. He has authored or co-authored six books that have sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. In the best-seller Good to Great, he examines why some companies and leaders make the leap to superior results. His enduring classic Built to Last explores how some leaders build companies that remain visionary for generations. How the Mighty Fall delves into how once-great companies can self-destruct. His most recent book, Great by Choice, looks at the notion of thriving in chaos and the leadership behaviors needed in a world beset by turbulence, disruption, uncertainty, and dramatic change. Collins will reflect on and explore those ideas and more in his talk, “What Makes Great Companies Tick—And the Young Leaders We Need to Build Them.”
Mike Rayburn is an award-winning speaker, entertainer, and guitar virtuoso. His “‘What If…?’ Experience” keynote combines hilarious comedy and amazing guitar as he creatively illustrates three tools to turn your team into an army of innovators with the peak performance skills to transcend the status quo and lead by creating change. Drawing from his success as an entrepreneur as well as a Carnegie Hall headliner, Rayburn is a master at increasing profitability and impact by inspiring teams to become possibility thinkers and virtuoso performers. Just don’t blame us if your sides hurt from laughing too hard!
Rishi Manchanda, physician and public health innovator, believes in finding the root causes of illness, or looking “upstream,” rather than simply treating the symptoms. His forward-looking approach to health care considers the social and environmental sources of our health problems—the places we live, work, eat, and play. In his eye-opening keynote presentation “The ‘Upstream Effect’: What Makes Us Get Sick?” Manchanda discusses the tools and considerations necessary for health care practitioners and organizations to effectively develop “upstreamist” mindsets, inspiring audiences to deliver more effective, comprehensive health care.
Industry innovator, Navy SEAL commander, and author Alden Mills is pioneering a new category of leadership and challenging conventional management principles. He has a proven track record of turning individuals into teammates and teammates into unstoppable teams. With lessons that might surprise you, Mills shares his four pillars to building and leading unstoppable teams and why his leadership mantra, “To lead is to serve and to serve is to care,” is the foundation of his Real Leaders C.A.R.E. methodology.