Leadercast: Join Lead Dallas on May 9th

Authentic Leadership Dallas is excited to be a host site for Leadercast in the north Dallas area on May 9, 2014! Specifically, our host location is in Plano, Texas, at Chase Oaks. Let’s begin with the details and then take a broader look at what Leadercast is all about.

Leadercast Lead DallasThe Leadercast Details for Lead Dallas

Date:  May 9, 2014, 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

Location:  Chase Oaks, 281 Legacy Drive, Plano, TX 75023

Registration cost:  $67 per person (If register before March 9). $77 per person (if register after March 9). Processing fees will be added.

Other Logistics:  Light breakfast and lunch are included. Sessions will be live streamed into our host site.

Registration Resources and More:

  • Explore the Leadercast site to learn more about the speakers, organization, and our host site. Registration links are included.
  • If you want to skip straight to registration, our Eventbrite page has all the registration details. Pricing information is here, along with an early registration discount.
  • To learn more about Authentic Leadership Dallas, please explore our website here and visit our Meetup group.

If you have any questions or wish to sponsor our site, please contact us. We have a few, select sponsorship opportunities available.

Who will be speaking at Leadercast 2014?

The speakers are:

Laura Bush:  First Lady of the United States (2001-2009)

One of the most beloved and admired American First Ladies. Who championed key issues in the fields of education, health care, and human rights. She authored the bestselling memoir, Spoken From the Heart.

Malcolm Gladwell:  Award-winning journalist and best-selling Author

Staff writer of the New Yorker magazine. In 2005 he was named one of Time Magazine‘s 100 Most Influential People. He is the author of The Tipping Point: How Little Things Make a Big Difference, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, Outliers: The Story of Success, What the Dog Saw, and his latest David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants.

Laura Schroff:  Former Time executive

New York Times best selling author, An Invisible Thread . Laura is a former advertising executive who helped launch three of the most successful start-ups in Time Inc. history: InStyle, Teen PEOPLE, and PEOPLE StyleWatch.

Bill McDermott:  CEO of SAP

Well-known as an active community leader and advocate for corporate social responsibility. McDermott has a “Beyond You” leadership style of investing in people and building great teams, which no doubt drives SAP’s success.

Andy Stanley:  Leadership Author and Communicator

A sought-after leadership communicator, author, pastor, and the founder of North Point Ministries, Inc. (NPM). Stanley’s books include The Next Generation Leader, Visioneering, Enemies of the Heart, and The Principle of the Path.

Dr. Henry Cloud:  Clinical Psychologist and Business Consultant

A leadership consultant and coach who brings a unique perspective to his speaking and writing. He specializes in coaching leaders, building teams, and developing organizational cultures. Author of over twenty books, including Necessary Endings, Integrity, and 9 Things A Leader Must Do.

Simon Sinek:  Author and Speaker

Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Sinek teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. His books include: Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, and Leaders Eat Last.

Randall Wallace:  Director, Producer, and Screenwriter

The Oscar-nominated creative force behind the epic storytelling box-office hits: Braveheart, We Were Soldiers, Pearl Harbor, and Secretariat. In addition to his work as a filmmaker, Wallace is the founder of Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity.

Desmond Tutu:  Nobel Laureate & Human Rights Activist

Archbishop Tutu is a world-renowned human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize recipient. Beginning with his opposition to apartheid in South Africa, he has worked tirelessly to spread peace, justice, and democracy and to end racial divisions throughout the world. (broadcast)

Leadercast is a day filled with speakers who will put a spark in your leadership practices and thoughts and refresh you for the rest of the year ahead! 

Who is Leadercast?

When you go to the Leadercast site to explore, you will find what they believe. The statement is simply powerful:

“The world is missing out. We could all be learning more. Living out our purpose. Leading and being led by people who inspire and enlighten us, give us strength and allow us to grow. Leadercast was built on a belief that the world needs better leaders—leaders worth following.”

I hope you agree. The world needs better leaders and this begins with us.

Join us on May 9 and let’s learn and grow as leaders.


Reading Behind to Lead Ahead: Week of October 21, 2013

Leadership takes on many different essential elements, and this past week highlights several key ones, including: Inspiration, Communication, Vision, Values, and Change. Many great insights from Dallas-area leadership writers, along with key insights from the Lead Change team. Enjoy the insights. Join in the conversation!

The Most Important Phase of Inspirational Leadership by Krista Kotrla. Key quote: “It is because of the struggle that you will fly to higher heights. So thrash away and develop really, really strong wings. Because your inspirational leadership example is desperately needed and flying low is not an option.”

How Great Leaders Communicate and Connect by Tal Shnall. Key quote: “Great leaders never call themselves experts or gurus. They are not here to impress. Great leaders are not self-absorbed. They want to communicate as a WE and not as a ME.”

Which Comes First: Organizational Values or Personal Values? by Jon Mertz for Lead Change. Key quote: “Don’t take your intuitive feeling as your personal values. Take the time to write the answers and think about them. Refine them. Write them again. Live them. Lead by them.”

Frontline Festival – Vision and Values by Mike Henry for Lead Change. This post provides access to a solid roundup of thoughts and insights on vision and values.

The Impact of Millennials: Big and Bold by Jon Mertz. Key quote: “This is a big, bold, and innovative generation, and we need to foster their leadership. It is about leading from the middle. It is about creating a culture to encourage the innovative spirit of Millennials. For older generations, we need to answer the call by ensuring our organizational cultures encourage innovation and provide an opportunity to try, fail, learn, succeed, and repeat.”

Lead well in the week ahead!