Chick-fil-A Leadercast – Ready Set Grow!

This years Chick-fil-A Leadercast is quickly approaching and it is very important that we encourage all leaders across the world to prepare for this great event! Hopefully you can be amongst the thousands who will attend but if not there are also ways you can learn and develop from this year’s event. Read on….

1. You must register yourself and your team – all leaders welcome! Find a location near you!

Where will the team @CentennialInc be attending? We are proud to be the Voice of Influence sponsor in Greater Cincinnati, OH! If you reside in the KY, OH, IN region we encourage you to visit this great host site! The Cincinnati, OH site is being hosted by Sagestone Partners & University of Cincinnati’s College of Nursing.

2. Second you need to know the details around this years theme Voice of Change!

Every leader has a unique voice. One offers direction, while another inspires. Some voices impact lives without uttering a single word.

Do you know your leadership voice? These are some of the leadership voices characterized by Voices of Change and embraced by Chick-fil-A Leadercast. Each speaker at Chick-fil-A Leadercast 2011 will incorporate one of these voices:

Voice of Influence – A voice of influence can alter opinions and sway perspectives. They’re looked to by others for guidance, and they recognize their ability to make a significant impact among individuals and organizations. Rather than relying on their power, they are humbled by their responsibilities and intentionally use their gifts to empower and develop fellow leaders.

Seth Godin Entrepreneur, Marketing Expert, & Best-Selling Author of 12 Books Including “Linchpin”

John Maxwell Leadership Expert & Best-Selling Author of The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

Centennial, Inc. is representing the Voice of Influence at the Greater Cincinnati, OH host site. We have been honored to serve as trusted advisors to both leaders and organizations in the most influential way!

Through the power of people for over three decades…

Voice of Hope – A voice of hope believes that a better outcome is always within reach. They are the ultimate inspirers, and their light shines brightest during the darkest of hours. Their capacity to be realistic while remaining optimistic encourages those around them to not just wish for, but plan for and expect an outcome better than anyone could have imagined.

Erin Gruwell Founder & President of Freedom Writers Foundation

Alison Levine Mountain Climber and adjunct professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point

Voice of Service – A voice of service seeks to lift the human spirit through gifts of time and talent. They gladly focus on others first as they quietly plug away behind the scenes. Though their work gains notice and motivates others to follow, they desire little recognition for their efforts. The simple satisfaction of serving and their private knowledge of the results feed their ever-growing passion for servant leadership.


Muhtar Kent Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of The Coca-Cola Company


Dan Cathy President & COO of Chick-fil-A, Inc.


Dave Ramsey Personal money-management expert, national radio personality, and best-selling author of The Total Money Makeover

Voice of Purpose – A voice of purpose isn’t easily distracted from the intended path. Their drive and determination fuel their ambitions, not for themselves, but for those they lead. Their ability to remain focused on the big picture allows them to serve as a beacon, steadily and confidently directing others toward the envisioned destination.

Mack Brown Head Coach of the Texas Longhorns, 2009 Big 12 Coach of the Year


Suzy Welch Best-selling author, television commentator, and noted business journalist

Voice of Innovation – A voice of innovation is never quite satisfied with the status quo. They are pioneers, always planning for the future and gently nudging those around them to do the same. They’re excited by change, and their fresh perspectives and contagious enthusiasm for discovering new and better ways to seize opportunities and tackle challenges allows them to help others realize their dreams.

Frans Johansson Best-selling author of The Medici Effect

Sir Ken Robinson Best-Selling Author & Leader in the Development of Creativity, Innovation & Human Resources

3. OK, now that you see the quality of leaders who will be speaking to you have you registered? I always tell my clients and relationships that if you and your team are going to attend one leadership event a year – the Chick-fil-A Leadercast should be the one!

4. Next be prepared to participate!

Join Chick-fil-A Leadercast on Facebook

Follow & Join the Conversation on Twitter – @CFALeadercast

Not able to attend the live event but active on twitter? Join in the conversation & participate by following the #CFALeadercast & #CincyLeadercast hashtags! While your their also follow @CentennialInc and all of our friends who are participants, hosts, sponsors and influencers!

5. Now how will you apply your learnings during the best leadership event of the year?

As the great @JohnCMaxwell says – “The value of any conference is not what you hear but how you put it into action tomorrow.”

During the event, while you take notes by pen – iPad – mobile device, be sure to follow John Maxwell’s steps to application:

  • Place an (A) next to what you want to apply to your life.
  • Place a (C) next to what you need to change based on what you learn.
  • Place a (T) next to the key learnings you want to teach others.

This process allows you to categorize your notes, you will take pages I am sure, prioritize them and each month act on one from each category! By doing this you will have a personal development plan and a team development plan. DID YOU KNOW – from this great event you would also obtain a great leadership development plan for you and your organization?

I believe at last year’s event I took ~8 pages of notes and I am still acting and developing from the items that resonated with me!

6. Ready – Set – Grow!!!

OK, if your still not fully registered – both for you and your entire team, what are you waiting for? I commit to you that if you clear your mind and join us on 05.06.11 you will not regret it! We look forward to seeing you on the 6th of May – let’s all grow together!

7. Lastly I leave you with this encouraging video by Erin Schreyer

NOW we will see you at the @CFALeadercast!

  • What are you looking forward to the most at this year’s Chick-fil-A Leadercast?
  • What else are you doing to prepare to make this the best leadership & development event of year?

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~Mike Sipple Jr, Vice President – Executive Recruiter / Talent Aquisition Expert / Business Advisor

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