Hear Acclaimed Leaders Speak at Cunningham Center Simulcast

COLUMBUS, Ga. — Area business executives can access the knowledge of 10 internationally acclaimed leaders May 8 by tuning into a simulcast, hosted for the second consecutive year by Columbus State University’s Cunningham Center.

The Maximum Impact Simulcast is a one-day leadership training event broadcast live from Atlanta to about 500 sites nationwide. Speakers include: former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus, Harvard business professor Bill George, Walt Disney parks and resorts president Al Weiss, advertising agency CEO Linda Kaplan Thaler, Inside the NBA host and sports announcer Ernie Johnson, and best-selling authors Kevin Carroll (Rules of the Red Rubber Ball), Mark Sanborn (The Fred Factor), Liz Murray (Homeless to Harvard) and John C. Maxell (The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, Developing the Leader Within You and The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader).

Video highlights of 2008 simulcast“The Maximum Impact Simulcast provides extremely valuable leadership insights from world class communicators,” said David Hoyt, Maximum Impact vice president. “It's a rare opportunity to hear these experts within your own community and simultaneously develop business relationships with other local leaders. It's a must-attend event for people in all stages of their leadership journey.'

Maxwell, a well-known motivational speaker, conceived the simulcast more than nine years ago to combine his voice with that of others. What started out as a half day, classroom-format event with Maxwell teaching has since become a full day, experiential conference featuring authors, leadership experts and executives.

Speakers will focus on such topics as leading in difficult times, converging people and purpose, building strong teams by understanding and embracing change, overcoming personal and professional adversity, utilizing the power of passion and creativity, and balancing the needs of customers, employees and company shareholders.

“The Maximum Impact Simulcast is a rich source of ideas, insights, and strategies for truly effective leadership,” said Ed Emma, Jockey International president. “The event serves to translate the most complex leadership dilemmas into basic principles and memorable lessons that we can apply in our daily work.”

Tickets are $99, which includes lunch. Parking is free. For more information or to register, visit http://ccld.colstate.edu or call 706-568-5101.