Leadership Development Experts You Should Know About
Becoming an effective leader is no small feat. It calls for determination, self-confidence, and a unique set of skills to support your team and nurture internal talent. Fortunately, these eLearning trailblazers are on hand to offer guidance, insider tips, and niche expertise to leaders everywhere. In no particular order, here are the top Leadership Developers who help managers, mentors, and others who take the helm to achieve their full potential.
Chester Elton is a sought-after keynote speaker, coach, mentor, and published author with over 20 years of experience. He has supported countless organizations in transforming their corporate culture and driving change by engaging their employees. As co-founder of The Culture Works, a global leadership training company, Elton has won multiple awards and has even been awarded the 4th position among the world’s top leadership experts by the 2020 Global Gurus research organization.
Sally Helgesen is a leading expert on women’s leadership and a best-selling author whose books have helped thousands of ambitious women utilize their unique strengths to conquer their dream careers. For over 30 years, Helgesen has been delivering leadership programs in companies and universities worldwide, which has won her a position among the world’s top thought leaders. In addition, she has collaborated with the UN to promote inclusion and equality in Africa and Asia.
Dr. Marina Theodotou
Dr. Marina Theodotou is an agile organizational change leader with an experience of over three decades in problem-solving. She has collaborated with corporate, learning, and defense organizations in the US, EU, and MENA. She has a proven record of helping people drive change and hone their skills through leadership development. Theodotou shares her insights as a keynote speaker and author of educational and insightful articles.
Cindy Solomon‘s passion is to completely change the way we view and practice leadership to prioritize customer experience and drive performance. As the founder of The Courageous Leadership Institute, Solomon has worked with multiple Fortune 5000 companies to promote courage in leadership and help them thrive in a rapidly changing corporate world. Solomon perfectly encapsulates her long experience in engaging and provocative presentations, making her a sought-after keynote speaker.
Ken Blanchard is a renowned speaker, author, business consultant, and thought leader that’s passionate about servant leadership and who has affected the world of leadership like no one else. He is the co-founder and Chief Spiritual Leader of The Ken Blanchard Companies, a management training and consulting company, as well as a professor in the Executive Leadership Program at the University of San Diego. Blanchard’s engaging and honest presentations continue to inspire and influence professionals around the world.
Greg Bustin is a leadership speaker with over 20 years of experience helping large and small corporations boost their productivity through strategic planning and leadership training. He has delivered over 500 keynotes and workshops on five continents and chairs three Vistage groups for C-suite executives. Bustin has also authored five books on leadership, including Accountability: The Key to Driving a High-Performance Culture and How Leaders Decide: A Timeless Guide to Making Tough Choices.
Robin Sharma is a leadership missionary and has been rightfully named one of the World’s Top Leadership Gurus. Through Sharma Leadership International Inc., a training firm he founded over 20 years ago, Sharma shares his valuable insights with large companies and individuals to help them achieve maximum results. His best-selling books have spread his message all over the world and made him one of the most read leadership authors.
R. Michael Anderson
With a background in psychology and neuroscience, R. Michael Anderson has all the necessary tools to inspire and lead managers to become effective leaders with successful teams. During his career, Anderson has founded three software companies, one of which made the Inc. 5000 list and was also named No. 1 Best Place To Work. Now he spreads his message of Elevated Leadership through his books, his contribution on entrepreneur.com, and keynotes around the world.
John C. Maxwell
A true pillar in the field of leadership, John C. Maxwell has been named the No. 1 leader in business and the most influential leadership expert worldwide. Maxwell has founded four leadership development companies, through which he has trained over 10 million leaders. In fact, by 2015 he had officially trained people from every country in the world. Maxwell’s unique skills as a presenter and keynote speaker are sought after by Fortune 500 companies, top business leaders, and even heads of nations.
Dr. Jon Finn
Dr. Jon Finn is the founder of Tougher Minds, a training and coaching company that develops future-facing and resilient leaders. Finn has spent over 25,000 hours developing and delivering evidence-based training and coaching programs. His long experience makes him a change expert who knows exactly how to help you form better habits, boost your efficiency, and become an outstanding leader.
Herb Tieger is the founder and CEO of Clarity Consultants (formerly known as Pacific NetSoft, Inc.), a company that offers L&D solutions and quality consulting to organizations that want to engage their employees and prepare them for the future. Throughout his almost 30-year-old career, Tieger has been passionate about increasing and improving the services he offers his clients, making his expertise in leadership development, strategic planning, and so on valuable for multiple Fortune 1000 companies.
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