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.
For more information regarding the Business Insights Series, to suggest speakers or topics or become a sponsor, please contact: [email protected] or call Stephen Christensen at 949-214-3488.
"The Leadership Challenge: How To Make Extraordinary Things Happen In Organizations
Featuring world-renowned leadership expert, speaker and author Dr. Barry Z. Posner , named as one of the nation’s top management and leadership educators.
Dr. Posner has also been recognized as:
- One of the Top 50 leadership coaches in America
- Among 10 most influential thinkers in the world by HR magazine
- Among the world’s top leadership experts by Inc. magazine
Dr. Posner co-authored this timeless classic book, The Leadership Challenge, considered one of the Top 10 Leadership Books of All Time. For more than 25 years, The Leadership Challenge book has been one of the most trusted sources on becoming a better leader, selling more than 2 million copies in over 20 languages. He has worked with companies such as: Alcoa, Apple, Applied Materials, Charles Schwab, Conference Board of Canada, Dow, Hewlett-Packard, IKEA, Kaiser Permanente Health Care, L.L. Bean, Levi Strauss, Merck, NetApp, Northrop Grumman, and Trader Joe's.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.
Speaker: 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
Location: Concordia University Irvine campus: Grimm Hall 3rd floor Conference
(1530 Concordia West, Irvine, CA 92612)
Come to breakfast and learn how you can improve your leadership.
- $50 per person (includes autographed book)
- $30 breakfeast only
- Group of 4: $100
- Alumni & MBA Students: $15
- Table of 8: $300 - Priority seating
- Sponsorship VIP Table of 7 (speaker host): $500*
- Breakfeast Sponsor: $1,000 (2 tables)*
*(includes priority seating & free book for all sponsor's table guests)
You can also purchase a copy of Professor Posner’s book (The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations) for $30 at the breakfast.
Reservations required, deadline: 5:00 p.m., Thursday, February 5, 2015
Questions: [email protected] or (949) 214-3488
Guest Speaker: Barry Posner
About the Speaker
Barry Posner is the Accolti Endowed Professor of Leadership at the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University (located in the heart of Silicon Valley), where he served for 12 years as Dean of the School. Barry received the Association for Talent Development’s highest award for Distinguished Contribution to Workplace Learning and Performance. He has been named as one of the nation’s top management and leadership educators by the International Management Council, recognized as one of the Top 50 leadership coaches in America, ranked among the Most Influential HR thinkers in the world by HR magazine, and listed among the Top 75 Leadership and Management Experts in the world by Inc. magazine.
Read more about the speaker: here.
“Startup Leadership: How Savvy Entrepreneurs Turn Their Ideas Into Successful Enterprises”
Speaker: Dr. Derek B. Lidow
Leadership expert, CEO, Entrepreneur, Princeton University Entrepreneurship Professor, and Start-up Coach, Dr. Derek B. Lidow, founder/CEO (iSuppli) and authority on the global electronics industry, will shared findings from his research and book, “Startup Leadership.”
Thursday, October 30, 2014
"Ego vs. EQ – How Top Leaders Beat 8 Ego Traps With Emotional Intelligence"
Speaker: Jen Shirkani
Emotional Intelligence Expert and Author Jen Shirkani Offers Insights from Her Book “Ego vs EQ,” nominated for a 2014 USA Best Book Award
Thursday, September 18, 2014
"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 [email protected] or (949) 214-3198.