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October 21, 2010

News & Opinion: The Leadership and Influence Summit - A FREE Online Event

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 6:29 PM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy

We've talked a lot in these offices about how the high cost of author events and business conferences makes it difficult for burgeoning leaders, business owners and bootsrappers—those that could really benefit from the ideas, information and insights that are exchanged there—to attend. And, though we've tried, we haven't figured out how to crack that problem.

But Daniel Decker and the good folks putting on The Leadership and Influence Summit have, and we are excited to support them in their gargantuan efforts. So, what is The Leadership and Influence Summit?

It’s a free online event taking place on November 3rd & 4th, featuring video messages from up to 30 leading authorities on how to maximize leadership and influence effectiveness. Each presenters video will be between 6-20 minute in length and will equip you with knowledge and insight that you can use to become a better leader and influencer. If you can’t make the main 2 day event, sign up anyways and we’ll send you a link to watch the replay!
And, to boot, they’ll provide you with free leadership resources as downloadable tools to help you apply what you’ve learned.

The presenters list is impressive, bordering on the completely insane: Robert Cialdini, Keith Ferrazzi, Jon Gordon, Mark Sanborn, Tim Sanders, Adrian Gostick, Bob Sutton, Jim Kouzes, Susan Scott, Kevin Carroll, Nancy Duarte, Charlene Li, Marshall Goldsmith, Scott Klososky, Chris Brogan, Erwin McManus, Steve Farber, David McNally, Jeremie Kubicek, Tom Ziglar (son of Zig Ziglar), Dr. Tim Irwin, Tony Alessandra, Dr. Tim Elmore, Stan Slap, Scott Eblin, Joe Tye, Kevin Eikenberry and more.

And, just to reiterate... this is free. Quite a few of the presenters are authors of one of The 100 Best Business Books of All Time, and many of them have published on ChangeThis. I've gathered some of those resources below to get you started, but nothing can compare to seeing this concentration of intelligence live, so sign up for The Leadership and Influence Summit today.

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➻ ChangeThis Issue 58.04 | Who’s Got Your Back: Why You Need the “Lifeline Relationships” that Create Success and Won’t Let You Fail by Keith Ferrazzi | May 2009 ➻ ChangeThis Issue 52.02 | The Positive Business Manifesto by Jon Gordon | November 2008 ➻ ChangeThis Issue 71.03 | The Four-Letter Word That Makes You and Your Work Irresistible by Mark Sanborn | June 2010 ➻ ChangeThis Issue 57.05 | The Recognition Microscope: Fuel for Human Acceleration by Adrian Gostick & Chester Elton | April 2009 ➻ ChangeThis Issue 23.03 | Management Advice: Which 90% is Crap? by Bob Sutton | May 2006 ➻ ChangeThis Issue 32.01 | The Upside of Assholes: Is there Virtue in Bad Workplace Behavior? by Bob Sutton | March 2007 ➻ ChangeThis Issue 63.06 | Fierce Leadership: A Bold Alternative to the Worst “Best” Practices of Business Today by Susan Scott | October 2009 ➻ ChangeThis Issue 70.05 | Being Open Without Giving Away the Store: The Secret Is a Sandbox Covenant by Charlene Li | May 2010 ➻ ChangeThis Issue 44.04 | Trust Economies: Investigation into the New ROI of the Web by Julien Smith and Chris Brogan | March 2008 ➻ ChangeThis Issue 74.01 | Bury My Heart at Conference Room B: Emotional Commitment at Work by Stan Slap | September 2010 ➻ ChangeThis Issue 21 | True Team Building: More than a Recreational Retreat by Kevin Eikenberry | March 2006


About Dylan Schleicher


Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.