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Talent Bureau is proud to offer the best leadership speakers in North America. Our speakers are thoughtful, strategic, and influential leaders in major industries that will inspire leadership in your audience. These top speakers’ unique and diverse leadership styles will change the way you think about leadership. Ask us about motivational talks or highly customized leadership training workshops.
So much has been written on the distinction between a boss and a leader that it’s impossible to talk about without rehashing, so here’s a brief summary for those who have somehow never read the comparison: a boss leads from behind, sowing discord and obtaining power through petty politics, while a leader leads from ahead, like the scout in an expedition. They have seen the light, the path forward, and consumed by passion and vigor, they will lead the way, helping others follow in their footsteps. While a boss might be powerful, a leader is great: capable, inspiring.
Leaders seem to be cut from a different cloth then the rest; they embody their virtues, never asking of their employees what they don’t demand of themselves. They don’t hire subordinates, they build teams. They don’t ask others to work hard; they work hard themselves, and through sheer force of will and perspiration, inspire those around them to try to keep up. True leaders don’t try to hide their flaws; they acknowledge them, embrace them and try to grow from and through them. In this way, a great leader doesn’t truly have weaknesses; they are driven by their flaws, and use creativity and ingenuity to bolster their weak points and create strength. This constant striving to be better, to do better; to be honest and kind, creative and open; these are traits that anyone can appreciate.
As with any talent, there are those who think that leadership is an innate talent; it can seem this way to an uncritical eye. The skills to lead, though, are not as inborn as some would like you to believe; like any talent, they are the product of years of self-reflection, hard work and dedication. Anyone with the right tools and inspiration can become a leader themselves; they just need the confidence, moral compass, imagination and work ethic that create greatness.
Daymond John, CEO of FUBU who is perhaps most famous for his role in the hit TV show Shark Tank, will share with you his exact strategies for goal-setting and motivation, so every member of your organization can learn to achieve objective like one of the proven all-time great leaders. Frank O’Dea, founder of Canadian institution Second Cup, will talk about how hope and vision brought him from destitution to renown; how a panhandler ended up becoming a respected business leader, showing that truly, anyone can aspire to greatness and achieve. Self-actualization is the key to leadership; Michelle Ray, founder of Lead Yourself First, will show you how being your best self is the path to great leadership. General Rick Hillier, former Chief of Defense Staff for the Canadian Forces, understands the value of leadership in the most extreme circumstance: military combat. The lessons he’s learned reinforce the key concept of leadership: it’s not about exerting control, it’s about humility, respect and moral conviction.
Our speakers know how to lead from ahead; great leaders are inspiring at the worst of times, so with a tailored speech for your organization, they’re certain to lead you to greatness.
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