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The 4 Faces Of Leadership: External Leadership

Experts on External Leadership

Leadership takes many forms:

Which kind of leadership insights are you looking for at your next meeting or event? Leading Authorities represents experts in all four fields.

Below is a list of external leadership keynote speakers, who are either dominating an Industry or selling a product.

CEO's

Michael Duke, Former CEO of Walmart

Michael Duke grew the retailer’s net income 27% in his first year despite the recession. From expanding internationally to leading a restructuring that prioritized e-commerce, technology, and innovation, he shares stories about growing a company while maintaining its values. He not only offers lessons learned from his time at the retailer but also helps audiences understand how to apply his takeaways to their own organizations.

Peter Guber, Owner of the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors & the LA Dodgers, Owner of Dick Clark Productions, CEO & CHAIRMAN of Mandalay Entertainment, FORMER CHAIRMAN OF Sony Pictures, & NEW YORK TIMES Best-Selling Author

Peter Guber’s career has been fueled by curiosity and personal reinvention. A successful executive and entrepreneur in various industries, Peter has deep strategic and operational experience with universal application. Peter is the chairman and CEO of the multimedia Mandalay Entertainment Group. Prior to Mandalay, Guber was the chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment, the chairman and CEO of Polygram Entertainment, the co-founder of Casablanca Record & Filmworks, and the president of Columbia Pictures. He produced or executive produced (personally or through his companies) films that garnered five Best Picture Academy Award nominations (winning for Rain Man) and box office hits that include The Color Purple, Midnight Express, Batman, Flashdance, The Kids Are All Right, and Soul Surfer. He is also the co-owner and co-executive chairman of the 2015 NBA Champions, the Golden State Warriors, an Owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and an owner and executive chairman of Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC). He is an owner of Dick Clark Productions, a leading independent producer of television programming including such perennial hits as the American Music AwardsGolden Globe Awards, and So You Think You Can Dance. He is chairman of Mandalay Sports Media and a full professor at UCLA. His upbeat and energetic presentations leave audiences inspired and motivated and he empowers leaders to tap into their innate story telling ability and to use this skill to persuade others to act toward common goals. Many leaders avoid story. Yet, it’s the emotional power that counts. He shares his methodology of how to use story to overcome the three challenges facing leaders: fear, uncertainty, and change.

Lee Scott, Former President & CEO of Walmart and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors at Walmart

Lee Scott served as Walmart’s president and CEO from 2000 to 2009, the company’s third, following Sam Walton and David Glass. He is widely credited with reinvigorating Walmart’s mission and transforming it into a respected corporate leader on many of the major issues facing today’s increasingly complex world. During his tenure, the company emerged as the world’s largest retailer with more than 2.1 million associates and 7,390 retail operations in 16 markets around the world. Lee shares insight into his leadership of Walmart and illustrates how businesses will need to adapt to the future. He focuses on leadership, corporate culture, global business, innovation, supply chain management, sustainability, and social responsibility, and allows for an extensive Q&A session with the audience. His presentations are particularly engaging in an interview format.

Business Authors & Thought Leaders

Jonah Berger, Best-Selling Author & Expert on Why Things Catch On

Jonah is a best-selling author, Wharton professor, and expert on decision making, consumer behavior, word of mouth, and how products and ideas become popular. He looks at the science behind leading effective change. He offers audiences practical strategies for communicating in a way that encourages buy-in and drives results. He shares how to overcome reticence to change, how to avoid the “curse of knowledge,” how to craft messages and ideas that people will share.

Gary Hamel, Authority on Strategic and International Management

Gary is a Thinkers50 thought leader on strategic management, the author of the book, What Matters Now; and the most reprinted author in Harvard Business Review history. He speaks frequently at the world’s most celebrated management conferences, and is a regular contributor to CNBC, CNN, and other major media outlets. He has also advised government leaders on matters of innovation policy, entrepreneurship and industrial competitiveness. Hamel is leading an effort to build the world’s open innovation platform for reinventing management. The Management Innovation Exchange has been designed to radically accelerate the evolution of management knowledge and practice. He looks at leading and thriving during uncertain times, which is the key of which is constant innovation. He explores where new business concepts come from and shares how to harness the imagination of every employee, develop new financial measures, and create vibrant internal markets for ideas, capital, and talent.

David Nour, CEO of The Nour Group, Inc., Senior Management Advisor, International Speaker, & Best-Selling Author

David Nour is a best-selling author and the thought leader on relationship economics: The quantifiable value of business relationships. He pioneered the idea that relationships are the greatest off balance sheet asset any organization possesses. He shares a systematic process to identify, build, nurture, and leverage personal, functional, and strategic relationships with a goal of helping audiences lead and fuel enterprise growth. As a global speaker on relationship economics, he combines art and science to help audiences quantify and foster lasting relationships. In his talks, David shares actionable insights on turning business connections into assets that directly improve your bottom line.

Ken Schmidt, Legendary Former Director of Communications Strategy at Harley-Davidson Motor Company

Ken Schmidt is the legendary former director of communications strategy at Harley-Davidson. He played an active role in one of the most celebrated turnarounds in corporate history. He shares how to create loyalists through storytelling that resonates emotionally and by humanizing the brand and what it stands for. He shows how to create meaningfully permanent relationships with customers, a passionate corporate culture, and leaders who inspire and motivate.

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