IA/IL QUAD-CITIES - "Leaders are fascinated by future. You are a leader if and only if, you are restless for change, impatient for progress and deeply dissatisfied with status quo. Because in your head, you can see a better future. The friction between 'what is' and 'what could be' burns you, stirs you up, propels you. This is leadership."
That compelling quote on the nature of leadership comes from Marcus Buckingham, a British-American New York Times bestselling author, motivational speaker, and business consultant. Buckingham was a speaker at the national leadership event, Leadercast 2012, and a video of his presentation will be shown at the next 2013 Chick-fil-A Leadercast Recap Lunch & Learn event, sponsored by Results Marketing and St. Ambrose University.
"The speakers chosen to present at Leadercast each year are acclaimed leadership experts with amazing insights to share," said Todd Ashby, Managing Partner of Results Marketing. For the past three years, Results Marketing and select sponsors have been bringing simulcasts of the Chick-fil-A Leadercast to the Quad-Cities area. Each year, Leadercast is broadcast live from Atlanta, Georgia, to audiences in metro areas worldwide.
"At our Lunch & Learn events, attendees can watch these enlightening videos and discuss their content with other area professionals," Ashby said. The first Lunch & Learn event of 2013, featuring renowned author and speaker John Maxwell, was held in January. Each session is facilitated by a St. Ambrose faculty member.
Only 65 seats are available at each Recap Lunch & Learn event, so be sure to register early. The next Lunch & Learn event, featuring Marcus Buckingham, will be held noon to 1 p.m. on February 1. Two additional Lunch & Learn events will be held March 1 and April 5. All three will be held at the St. Ambrose University Downtown Education Center, located in the New Ventures Center at 331 W. 3rd St., Davenport, IA 52801. Cost to attend is $15 per session and includes lunch from Chick-fil-A.
While the Lunch & Learn speakers are all experts on leadership, Ashby observed, they approach the concept of leadership from different angles. "Marcus Buckingham promotes the concept that people will get the best results by making the most of their strengths, rather than by putting too much emphasis on their weaknesses," he said. "Many attendees of our Lunch & Learn events have mentioned that they enjoy the different viewpoints on leadership. It gives them a lot to think about."
An acclaimed author, Marcus Buckingham's books include First, Break All the Rules; Now, Discover Your Strengths; The One Thing You Need to Know; Go Put Your Strengths to Work; The Truth About You; and Find Your Strongest Life. His latest project, StandOut, is a book and strengths assessment combination, which uses a new research methodology to reveal the reader's top two "Strength Roles." StandOut gives people practical innovations that fit their strengths, and provides managers with quick insights on how to get the best from each member of their team.
In addition to the Marcus Buckingham event on February 1, the following speakers will be featured at upcoming Leadercast Recap Lunch & Learn events:
March 1, 2013
Andy Stanley is an acclaimed leadership communicator, author, pastor, and the founder of North Point Ministries, Inc. Every month, well over a million people from nearly every country in the world choose to tune in, download, or stream Stanley's teaching content via TV, radio, podcasts, and live streaming. Stanley's books include The Next Generation Leader, Visioneering, Enemies of the Heart, and The Principle of the Path.
April 5, 2013
Patrick Lencioni is a best-selling author and founder/president of The Table Group, Inc., a specialized management-consulting firm focused on organizational health. Lencioni's nine best-selling books have sold nearly 3 million copies, and his work has been featured in such publications such as BusinessWeek, Fast Company, INC Magazine, USA Today, Fortune, Drucker Foundation's Leader to Leader, and Harvard Business Review. Lencioni's books include The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, The Three Signs of a Miserable Job, and Getting Naked.
"We will be hosting a new day-long QC Leadercast event in May 2013," Ashby said, "so anyone thinking of attending the Spring 2013 event should attend these Lunch & Learn sessions beforehand, to get a feel for the topics to be discussed. Each year, Leadercast has a different theme, so there's always something new to be learned."
To register for Leadercast Recap Lunch & Learn events or to find out more, call Marcia Brandt of Results Marketing at 563-322-2065 or email Marcia@resultsimc.com. Feel free to befriend Leadercast Quad Cities on Facebook at www.facebook.com/qcleadercast.