Bestselling Author, Good to Great and How the Mighty Fall; co-author Great by Choice and Built to Last
Sunday Keynote Address
4:45 – 6:00 PM
Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck—Why Some Thrive Despite Them All
Jim Collins is a student and teacher of enduring great companies—how they grow, how they attain superior performance, and how good companies can become great companies. He has authored or co-authored six books that have sold in total more than ten million copies worldwide, including Built to Last, Good to Great, and How the Mighty Fall. This presentation, based on his most recent book, answers the question: Why do some organizations thrive in uncertainty, even chaos, and others do not? Collins focuses not just on performance, but also on the type of unstable environments faced by leaders today.
Hall of Fame Football Coach
Monday Keynote Address
8:00 – 9:30 AM
Perseverance, Teamwork, and Excellence
The former coach of the NFL’s Washington Redskins and the force behind many NASCAR triumphs, Joe Gibbs has led some of the world’s most successful teams. As a head coach, he took the once-failing Redskins to four Super Bowls and three world championships by improving team dynamics and persevering against the odds. As leader of the Joe Gibbs Racing team, he won the Daytona 500 in his second year of racing and subsequently won two Winston Cup Championships. Gibbs’ presentation will illustrate how to determine your leadership formula, select the right staff, establish team chemistry, thrive in troubled times, and believe in yourself.
Donald M. Berwick, MD
Former Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; founding CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Tuesday Keynote Address
8:00 – 9:30 AM
Transitioning to Value: Barriers, Solutions, and Opportunities
Donald M. Berwick, MD is a leading advocate for high-quality, value-driven health care who sees tremendous unrealized potential in American medicine. Berwick will present a vision of how, through continual improvement, innovation, strong leadership, and smart policy, America can transform our system into one that achieves better patient outcomes and addresses the need to provide high-quality care within our limited resources. He will identify the barriers that must be overcome to reform the delivery system, the outcomes of successful delivery models, and the signals of progress within provider organizations.
Bestselling Author, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
Wednesday Keynote Address
8:00 – 9:30 AM
Quiet: Harnessing the Strengths of Introverts to Change How We Work, Lead, and Innovate
Did you know that introverted leaders often deliver better results than extroverts? That the most innovative thinking happens alone, and not in teams? In this presentation, Susan Cain shows that introverts think and work in ways that are crucial to the survival of today’s organizations and how to structure organizations so that the best ideas dominate, rather than those of only the most vocal people. Drawing on her original research and the latest in neuroscience and psychology, Cain will change standard views of the best way to develop leaders, manage teams, make smart hires, and stimulate innovation.