Danessa Knaupp Explains How to “Get Naked at Work”

Danessa Knaupp is an executive coach, CEO, and keynote speaker shifting the global conversation on leadership. She has coached hundreds of executives across every major industry and has developed a reputation as a candid, compassionate, and courageous leadership partner. She is the author of the leadership manual, Naked at Work: A Leader’s Guide to Fearless Authenticity , and regularly addresses …

Leading From the Crest of a Cultural Wave: Lee Trink, CEO of FaZe Clan

Lee Trink is an entrepreneur in the entertainment and media industries focused on the convergence of gaming and entertainment as both a cultural movement and an explosive business. As the CEO and co-owner of FaZe Clan, the largest, most followed esports and gaming organization in the world, Trink is creating a brand that extends beyond esports to mainstream entertainment through …

Mastering Moral Courage…Or, Why Leadership Is So Hard

Leaders overcome moral challenges by exercising moral courage. Moral courage is the mastery of the fear of social consequences such as being perceived as disloyal, alienation, ridicule, punishment, job loss, or loss of social status. In some cases, the right choice is crystal clear. In other cases, the correct course of action is not so clear. In the end, leaders …

Embracing an Infinite Mindset with Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek is an unshakable optimist. He believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together. Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Simon has devoted his professional life to help advance a vision of the world that does not yet exist; a world in which the vast majority of people wake up every single …

Creating a Clear & Compelling Vision with Michael Hyatt

Michael Hyatt is the founder and CEO of Michael Hyatt & Company, a leadership development firm helping successful, but overwhelmed leaders focus so they win at work and succeed at life. In his first business, Michael felt the pain of not having a clear vision. Because he and his business partner were unprepared for the future, a series of strategic …

Inspire Trust, Actively Listen, & Challenge Paradigms with Scott Miller

Scott Jeffrey Miller serves as FranklinCovey’s executive vice president of thought leadership. He is the host of On Leadership with Scott Miller, a weekly leadership webcast, podcast, and newsletter that features interviews with renowned business titans, authors, and experts. Scott also authors a weekly leadership column for Inc.com and is a regular contributor to Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global and the …

The Power of Surrounding Yourself With Like-Minded Leaders (Equity Bank Series)

Jon Holzmeister has been in sales leadership for the majority of his career. At age 24, Jon was Unitog’s youngest sales manager managing the Southeast Region, which included Atlanta and Charlotte. After his success at Unitog Jon moved to AngioDynamics, a pre-IPO medical device company where he achieved a growth rate that exceeded 20% annually. In 1999, Jon returned to Kansas City where he became the Vice President …

Whitney Kroenke On Following Your Creative Calling

Whitney Kroenke is the Co-Founder and Board President of the Playing for Change Foundation (PFCF), a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting the world through music by providing resources to musicians and their communities around the world. The Playing for Change Foundation is dedicated to the fundamental idea that peace and change are possible through the universal language of music. PFCF …

Overcoming Adversity & Seizing Opportunity with Super-Agent Nez Balelo

Nice guys finish first. Nez Balelo is a Major League Baseball super-agent, representing such players as Japanese phenom Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels, Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers, Arizona D-Back’ Adam Jones and many more. Balelo also stands out as an anomaly. Raised in San Diego Ca, first-generation Portuguese descent where his family migrated from the Madeira …

Creating a Fearless Organization With Amy Edmondson

Amy C. Edmondson is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School, a chair established to support the study of human interactions that lead to the creation of successful enterprises that contribute to the betterment of society. Edmondson has been recognized by the biannual Thinkers50 global ranking of management thinkers since 2011, and most recently was ranked …

Leaders Must Always Fight For The Big Picture

It’s so easy to get sucked into the minutia of everyday business, to fail in our leadership obligation and become a micro-manager. Professional aviation demands that pilots stay situationally aware at all times and fight for the big picture. There are numerous mishaps throughout aviation history where the flight crew got hyperfocused on a certain task or abnormal situation, leading …