Business Insights Series
About the Business Insights Series
The Business Insights Series (BIS) is presented by the School of Business. Speakers address topics of interest and concern to business leaders in the Southern California region. The distinguished speaker series is held quarterly showcasing experts in their fields. This program provides strategic insights for growing businesses and developing high-performing leaders, contributing to one’s professional and personal growth while contributing to the economic vitality of the region.
The BIS provides
- Timely insights from leading business and academic experts
- Best business practices
- Continuing education for professional development and your personal leadership capabilities
- Specifically designed for business owners, and senior executives and emerging leaders of growing enterprises
For more information regarding the Business Insights Series, to suggest speakers or topics or become a sponsor, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Stephen Christensen at 949-214-3488.
- Thursday, September 18, 2014
7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
Speaker and Book Launching: "Ego vs. EQ – How Top Leaders Beat 8 Ego Traps With Emotional Intelligence"
Emotional Intelligence Expert and Author Jen Shirkani Offers Insights from Her Book “Ego vs EQ,” nominated for a 2014 USA Best Book Award
The executive leadership failure rate is high: two in five CEOs fail in the first eighteen months on the job. Jen Shirkani’s presentation will teach you how to identify the most common reasons for leadership ineffectiveness, and provide you tools to raise your emotional intelligence (EQ), prevent leadership lapses, and avoid the cascading
consequences they can produce.
Join us to learn strategies for using EQ as a tool to avoid career derailment. Drawing on real-life anecdotes from the speaker’s twenty years of coaching and consulting, listen to stories of success and failure from the leaders of companies in energy, investment, and health care industries. Her talk about her book, Ego vs. EQ provides research and case study examples, practical applications and is ideal for anyone currently in an executive leadership role or aspiring to one, including business owners, and those wanting to become a dynamic leader in the future.
During this engaging and energizing talk, Jen will share:
- The most common reasons for leadership ineffectiveness
- Tools to raise your emotional intelligence
- How prevent leadership lapses
- Share case studies and real-life examples of effective leadership using EQ
Thursday, September 18, 2014
7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.
Speaker: 7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
Location: Concordia University Irvine campus: Grimm Hall 3rd floor Conference
(1530 Concordia West, Irvine, CA 92612)
Cost: $25 per person (includes breakfast)
Alumni & MBA Students: $15
Group of 4: $80
Table of 8: $175
Sponsorship VIP Table of 7 (speaker host): $400*
*(includes priority seating & free book for all sponsor's table guests)
Reservations required by Monday, September 15
Pre-order a copy of the speaker's book and pick it up at the breakfast, Ego vs. EQ – How Top Leaders Beat 8 Ego Traps With Emotional Intelligence, $20.
Books will be for sale at the breakfast with a book signing held after the event.
Questions: Emily.email@example.com or (949) 214-3488
Guest Speaker: Jen Shirkani
About the Author
Jen Shirkani is the author of Ego vs EQ, a leadership book based on her experience over 20 years as a learning and development specialist and executive coach. She takes the science of emotional intelligence (EQ) and presents it from a leadership perspective filled with practical strategies and immediately useable tips. She lives in New Hampshire with her two daughters where she oversees a national talent management firm. She has been a featured speaker at several national and state conferences, universities, and at dozens of organizations nationwide. She has also been featured in Businessweek/Bloomberg, Fast Company, Investors Daily and Upstart Business Journal. She has devoted herself to improving leadership effectiveness and on making common sense more common.
"What Great Brands Do, Seven Brand Building Principles That Separate the Best from the Rest"
Speaker: Denise Lee Yohn
Business leader and Author of What Great Brands Do, Seven Brand Building Principles That Separate the Best from the Rest
Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
"The Three E's of Entrepreneurship: Experience, Enthusiasm, & Excellence"
Speaker: Tracey Jones
President, Tremendous Life Books (Pennsylvania)
Thursday, September 12, 2013
"Fire Your Excuses and Perform at a Higher Level. It's Time!"
Speaker: Dr. Bill Dyment & Associates (Costa Mesa, CA)
Author, Fire Your Excuses
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
"Entrepreneurism: Insights on Increasing Corporate Value and Speeding Growth in Today's Global Economy"
Speaker: Dave Berkus, Berkus Technology Ventures, LLC
Author of Basic Berkonomics, Berkonomics,
& Advanced Berkonmonics
November 15, 2012
"Learn How To Make Your Ideas Fly"
Speaker: Charles Lee, CEO, Ideation
Author of Good Idea. Now What?
September 27, 2012
The presentation was to help individuals, companies, and organizations that are seeking to better implement their ideas.
"7 Practices of a Godly Business Leader"
Speaker: Rick Boxx, President and Founder of Integrity Resources Center
August 23, 2012
In the fast-paced, secular business world, many
Christians leave their faith at the door.
Businessman, author, radio personality, and
speaker, Rick Boxx, had some Biblical insights to
Special thanks to our sponsors
For more information contact Stephen Christensen at firstname.lastname@example.org or (949) 214-3198.