Chick-fil-A Leadercast 2012

Posted: April 26, 2012 in Uncategorized


One of my favorite leadership events of the year is the Chick-fil-A Leadercast put on by GiANT Impact. It is always an awesome time of learning from some of the world’s top leaders. It is inspirational, motivational, encouraging and mentally stimulating to sit and learn from those who have taken leadership to the highest levels.

The event will be broadcast at hundreds of sites around the world. Find a location near you by going here: Chick-fil-A Leadercast

History of Event

Here is a brief history of the event taken from the event web site:

The Chick-fil-A Leadercast began like most great ideas do: with an innovative leader and a simple vision.

That leader is John C. Maxwell, and his vision was to create a different kind of leadership conference. One that was affordable and open to leaders from every background. One that gave individuals and organizations the chance to gather in their own communities, build relationships with each other and grow as leaders.

It wasn’t long before that vision became a reality, and in 2000, the Maximum Impact Simulcast was born. The first Maximum Impact Simulcast was a simple half-day, classroom style event with John Maxwell as the sole presenter. It has since grown into a full-day experiential conference with a number of world-class leaders speaking about the leadership principles that matter most.

In 2007, GiANT Impact acquired Maximum Impact, John Maxwell’s company that produced the Maximum Impact Simulcast. Like Maximum Impact, GiANT Impact’s focus is on developing leaders at all levels, and its values and philosophies align with those of John Maxwell. GiANT Impact began producing the Maximum Impact Simulcast upon acquiring the company.

In 2009, GiANT Impact began partnering with Chick-fil-A to develop leaders. Yes, Chick-fil-A is a quick-service chicken restaurant chain, and most customers are more familiar with their great food and customer service than they are with the company’s leadership legacy. What many don’t know is that Chick-fil-A credits its success to its core values and its focus on developing leaders. Chick-fil-A is passionate about supporting organizations’ and individuals’ efforts to grow their leadership potential.

The milestone partnership with Chick-fil-A prompted GiANT Impact to look to the future with even bigger dreams and a few other exciting changes, which included the name Leadercast.

Leadercast represents the growth of this leadership event and communicates GiANT’s responsibility to help you cast a vision of leadership in your organization and your community. Leadercast also supports John Maxwell’s original vision of developing leaders by partnering with fellow leadership organizations, host locations and attendees. Chick-fil-A is now one of the key organizations helping GiANT Impact live out John’s vision.

In 2010, GiANT Impact celebrated the tenth anniversary of what is now known as Chick-fil-A Leadercast and what has grown into the premier leadership development event for leadership growth at all levels.

The Chick-fil-A Leadercast 2012 features a lineup of world-renowned leaders, speaking straight to your community, team or organization. Click the links below to learn more about each leader:

Soledad O’Brien

Anchor and Special Correspondent for CNN

Tim Tebow

NFL quarterback, Heisman Trophy winner & best-selling author

Patrick Lencioni

Best-selling author & president of The Table Group

Marcus Buckingham

Strength strategist, best-selling author and researcher

John Maxwell

Leadership expert & best-selling author of The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

Angela Ahrendts

Chief Executive Officer, Burberry

Roland Fryer

Professor of economics at Harvard & CEO of the Education Innovation Laboratory

Urban Meyer

Head football coach for Ohio State University Buckeyes

Andy Stanley

Best-selling leadership author & communicator

Sheena Iyengar

Author of The Art of Choosing & world-renowned expert on choice


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