Leadership series announces well-known speakers

Three experts on leadership will be presenting in Dayton as part of a series to help improve leadership.

It’s the second season of the University of Dayton Center for Leadership Speaker Series, presented by the university, Dayton Development Coalition and Victoria Theatre Association.

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“I feel the University of Dayton Center for Leadership has an important role in working with local partners to help foster business growth and innovation in the region. We feel this lineup can be a catalyst in that growth and innovation,” stated Eric Spina, University of Dayton president.

Cox Media Group Ohio is a sponsor of the event.

Tickets for the University of Dayton Center for Leadership Speaker Series go on sale 10 a.m. Monday and start at $39. Each speaker event takes place at the Victoria Theatre with a networking time beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the Victoria lobby and the event starting at 5:45 p.m.

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The three speakers are:

Nov. 13: Chester Elton, The Best Team Wins: The 5 Disciplines of Today's Most Effective Leaders

Chester Elton has spent two decades helping leaders engage their employees by sharing proven secrets behind high-performance cultures and teams. Supported by research with more than 850,000 working adults, Elton’s work has generated real solutions for leaders looking to manage change, drive innovation, and lead a multi-generational workforce. He has been called the “apostle of appreciation” by Canada’s Globe and Mail, “creative and refreshing‚” by the New York Times, and a “must read for modern managers” by CNN.

Feb. 26: Connie Dieken – Communication That Works: 3 Habits to Influence Others & Make Things Happen

Connie Dieken is one of the world’s leading thought leaders on influence and executive presence. A former Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist, Connie spent more than 20 years interviewing the most influential people in the public eye and learning how they influence others to action. Dieken’s knowledge, research and experience coaching high-powered leaders help transform even the best leaders into powerful, purposeful influencers with remarkable adaptability in changing times.

May 14: Marshall Goldsmith – What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Get Even Better

Marshall Goldsmith is the only two-time winner of the Thinkers 50 Award for #1 Leadership Thinker in the World. He has been ranked as the #1 Executive Coach in the World and a Top Ten Business Thinker for the past eight years. Goldsmith is the author or editor of 36 books, including three New York Times bestsellers, that have sold over 2.5 million copies and been listed bestseller in 12 countries. Goldsmith was also named as one of the 50 great thinkers and leaders who has influenced the field of management by The American Management Association.

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