Chick-fil-A Leadercast is a one-day leader development event broadcast LIVE from Atlanta, Ga. to hundreds of sites throughout the nation, including Naples and Marco Island. Speakers for this year’s event include:
- Soledad O’Brien, Anchor and special correspondent for CNN
- Tim Tebow, NFL quarterback, Heisman Trophy winner and best-selling author
- Patrick Lencioni, Best-selling author and president of The Table Group
- John Maxwell, Leadership expert & best-selling author of “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership”
- Angela Ahrendts, CEO, Burberry
- Roland Fryer, Professor of economics at Harvard University and CEO of the Education Innovation Laboratory
- Urban Meyer, ESPN analyst and former head football coach for the University of Florida
- Andy Stanley, Best-selling leadership author and communicator
- Sheena Iyengar, Author of “The Art of Choosing“ and world-renowned expert of choice
Last year, 85,000 leaders from 17 countries attended Chick-fil-A Leadercast. In its 12th year, this full day, experiential conference is predicted to reach its largest audience to date.
“It is one of the single most consolidated sources of leadership that I know of,” said Paul Urbanowki, senior manager at AT&T. “But it goes beyond that. I think this conference, although very focused on leadership, transcends the topic and really shows you how to lead in life.”
This year’s program will focus on the power of choice. The diverse group of internationally-acclaimed authors, leadership experts and practitioners will share insights to help leaders empower and equip others at work, at home and in the community through his or her choices.
“We’re really good at getting messages aimed at very specific, targeted audiences. But we aren’t always very good at reaching out across the culture,” said Malcolm Gladwell best-selling author of “Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking” and “Outliers: The Story of Success.” “I think this is one of the few organizations that does that…that really appeals to me.”
Chick-fil-A Leadercast Curriculum
Event Date: May 4, 2012
**Speaking times tentative
Soledad O’Brien – 20 min
Anchor and Special Correspondent for CNN
Education: Bachelor’s degree in English and American literature, Harvard University
Professional Qualifications: Covers breaking news from around the globe and has produced several award-winning, record-breaking and critically acclaimed documentaries on the most important stories facing the world today. Awards include a 2011 Emmy for Crisis in Haiti (Anderson Cooper 360) in the category of Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story – Long Form. The National Association of Black Journalists named O’Brien the Journalist of the Year and Edward R Murrow Awards lauded her with the RTDNA/UNITY award for Latino in America in 2010. Received Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Sienna College and Honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Mercy College.
Topic to be Presented: Learning from the choices of historic leaders
Tim Tebow – 20 min
NFL quarterback, Heisman Trophy winner & best-selling author
Education: Bachelor’s degree in family, youth and community sciences, University of Florida
Professional Qualifications: A two-time winner of the NCAA National Football Championship with the University of Florida. First-ever sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy. Two-time winner of the Maxwell Award for the nation’s top football player. Recipient of the Davey O’Brien Award for the nation’s best college quarterback, as well as the James E. Sullivan Award for the most outstanding amateur athlete in any sport. Founder of the Tim Tebow Foundation.
Topic to be Presented: Choosing to lead your team to success
Patrick Lencioni – 35 min
Best-selling author and President of The Table Group
Education: Bachelor’s degree in economics and Spanish, Claremont-McKenna College
Professional Qualifications: Founder and president of The Table Group, Inc., a specialized management-consulting firm focused on organizational health. Author of nine best-selling books with nearly 3 million copies sold. The Wall Street Journal has named Lencioni one of the most in-demand business speakers. Work featured in numerous publications such as BusinessWeek, Fast Company, INC Magazine, USA Today, Fortune, Drucker Foundation’s Leader to Leader, and Harvard Business Review.
Topic to be Presented: How to make choices that positively impact your family
Marcus Buckingham – 30min
Strengths strategist, best-selling author and researcher
Education: Master’s Degree in Social and Political Science, Cambridge University
Professional Qualifications: Founder of The Marcus Buckingham Company, producing tools and training to help managers and organizations access the untapped potential of their people’s strengths. Author of four best-selling books. Recently released latest project, StandOut, a book and strengths assessment combination that uses a new research methodology to reveal your top two “strength roles” — your areas of comparative advantage.
Topic to be Presented: Being intentional with your strengths and using them in the context of your team
John Maxwell – 35 min
Leadership Expert & Best-Selling Author of ‘The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership’
Education: Master’s degree in divinity at Azusa Pacific University; Ph.D. in ministry at Fuller Seminary
Professional Qualifications: Extensive consultation experience in many large organizations and has developed and published leadership development plans and methods for increasing influence as an individual.
Topic to be Presented: Choosing to lead today
Angela Ahrendts – 20 min
Chief Executive Officer, Burberry
Education: Bachelor’s degree in merchandising and marketing, Ball State University
Professional Qualifications: Led the development of a pure brand strategy that has driven the Burberry’s global growth. Member of the UK Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group, and is featured in Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women in the World, Fortune’s Businesspeople of the Year and the Financial Times’ Top 50 Women in World Business. Helped establish the Burberry Foundation, dedicated to helping young people realize their dreams and the power of their creativity through financial, mentoring and product support. Received Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Ball State University.
Topic to be Presented: Leading an innovative company
Roland Fryer – 25 min
Professor of economics at Harvard & CEO of the Education Innovation Laboratory
Education: Bachelor’s degree, University of Texas; Ph.D. in economics from Penn State University; post-doctoral work at the University of Chicago, and three-year fellowship with the Harvard Society of Fellows
Professional Qualifications: Founder and CEO of The Education Innovation Laboratory at Harvard. Awarded the Mac Arthur Foundation Genius Award. Named one of Fortune Magazine’s “40 under 40 Most Influential People in Business” and “one of the 100 most influential people in the world” by TIME Magazine. A collaborator on the bestselling book Freakonomics. Recently begun work on the Opportunity NYC Project, which will study how students in low-performing schools respond to financial incentives.
Topic to be Presented: Choosing to do something greater than yourself
Urban Meyer – 20 min
Head Football Coach, Ohio State University
Education: Bachelor’s degree in psychology, University of Cincinnati; Master’s in sports administration, Ohio State University
Professional Qualifications: Named Sporting News and Sports Illustrated “Coach of the Decade” in December of 2009. First coach ever to win two BCS National Championships and one of only two coaches in the history of the SEC to win two outright National Titles.
Topic to be Presented: Choosing to evaluate your priorities
Andy Stanley – 30 min
Best-selling leadership author and communicator
Education: Bachelor’s degree in journalism, Georgia State University; Master’s degree in theology, Dallas Theological Seminary
Professional Qualifications: Founder of North Point Ministries, Inc. (NPM). Every month, well over a million people from nearly every country in the world tune in, download, and stream Stanley’s teaching content via TV, radio, podcasts, and live streaming. Author of several books, including Next Generation Leader, Visioneering and The Principle of the Path.
Topic to be Presented: How to make wise choices
Sheena Iyengar – 20 min
Author of ‘The Art of Choosing’ and S.T. Lee Professor of Business in the Management Division of the Columbia Business School
Education: Bachelor’s degrees in economics and in psychology with a minor in English, University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D. in social psychology, Stanford University
Professional Qualifications: Taught on a wide variety of topics at Columbia University for MBA and Executive MBA students, including leadership, decision making, creativity, and globalization, earning an Innovation in the Teaching Curriculum award along the way. Selected by Columbia University’s President’s Office to teach at the Global Leadership Fellows Program at the World Economics Forum in Geneva, Switzerland. Innovative research on choice has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the National Security Education Program.
Topics to be Presented: The psychology of how and why we make choices