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“People matter,” says leadership speaker Bill Strickland in a recent keynote. “People are assets, not liabilities…[and] it is all in the way that you treat people that drives performance and drives behavior.”
You know when someone else has profoundly changed your life—but they might not even realize it? That’s what Drew Dudley is talking about in his keynote, Everyday Leadership. The short talk went live at TED.com a few days ago & is already at 145,000 views.
Yvonne Camus may be the best—and certainly the most motivational—speaker you’ve never heard of. Here she is talking about teamwork, “heated arguments,” and why arguing takes a tremendous amount of physical energy—so why do it?
If you’re intimidated by the idea of leadership, you’re not alone. You’re also not doomed. Drew Dudley, an expert in leadership, says the arrogant version of leadership prevalent today isn’t working. He reformulates leadership in a way that we can accept and employ. The good news is he’ll be sharing how at Maxwell House’s new free Toronto coffee shop, Optimism Café, as part of their “Brew Some Good” campaign.
We asked Drew about his talk. Here’s what he wrote:
I’ll talk about redefining leadership and creating organizations that foster “leaders without titles” at every level. The focus on Sunday is on individuals—how we can all feel more like leaders and take more out of life by focusing on two simple words “adding value”, what “adding value” means, and six simple questions that can help us do it every day.
The free talk begins at 3:00pm, July 10, at 1948 Queen Street East.
Arkadi Kuhlmann started ING Direct from scratch and, in just over a decade, built it into the most groundbreaking, influential, and successful online bank in America. He shared his secrets behind ING’s success in his previous book, The Orange Code. Now, Kuhlmann—a rebel CEO with a fondness for straight talk, leather jackets and Harley Davidsons—returns with his highly-anticipated new book, Rock then Roll: The Secrets of Culture-Driven Leadership. You can pre-order the book here.
The world has changed. Leadership is not top-down. Not anymore. Today we live in a seamlessly integrated world where technology, business, entertainment and life overlap and merge. Positives can go negative in an instant; making the right decisions means creating and sustaining the right culture. The new reality in this culture-driven environment? We all need to be leaders.
Rock then Roll: The Secrets of Culture-Driven Leadership is a roadmap to this new culture-driven world from one of North America’s most respected CEOs. Culture-based leadership is essential to adopt innovative business strategies and exploit the creative power of disruptive ideas. Rock then roll!