John C. Maxwell, the #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 26 million books was identified as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association® and the world’s most influential leadership expert by Business Insider and Inc. magazines in 2014. In that year, John also received the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership from the Luminary Leadership Network. His organizations — The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, and EQUIP — have trained more than 6 million leaders in every nation.
Simon Sinek is an unshakable optimist. He teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. With a bold goal to help build a world in which the vast majority of people go home every day feeling fulfilled by their work, Simon is leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them. A trained ethnographer, he is the author of two books: the bestselling Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action and Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t. He is best known for popularizing the concept of Why and for the talk he gave on the subject on TED.com.
Liz Wiseman teaches leadership to executives and emerging leaders around the world. She is the President of The Wiseman Group, a leadership research, and development firm headquartered in Silicon Valley. She is the author of three bestselling books: Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work, Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter and The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools. A former executive at Oracle Corporation, she worked over the course of 17 years as the Vice President of Oracle University and as the global leader for Human Resource Development.
Dan Cathy has served since 2013 as Chairman, President, and CEO for Chick-fil-A, one of North America’s largest family-owned businesses. As head of the quick-service chicken restaurant, Dan has taken an unconventional, yet personally and professionally rewarding approach to Chick-fil-A leadership. Spending the majority of his time traveling to the Atlanta-based chain’s restaurants, he believes working in the field enables him to personally convey his servant spirit to the company’s 70,000-plus employees.