Leadership Secrets of America's Best Business Leaders
May 17, 2010: 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
What do America’s top business leaders know that you don’t? From two decades working with leading CEOs, Al Ritter has found that many of the important lessons in business and life are counter-intuitive. He will explain how these behaviors can be learned and effectively implemented, resulting in breakthrough results for the leader and his or her organization.
Northern Illinois University - Naperville Campus
First Floor Lobby & Auditorium
1120 East Diehl Road
Driving Directions:From I-88, take Naperville Road exit which will take you to a "T" at Freedom Drive. Turn south onto Freedom Drive (that is a left turn if coming from the East on I-88). Take Freedom Drive to a "T" at Diehl Road. Turn right onto Diehl Road. Go 2-3 blocks. NIU will be on left, across from the Hampton Inn. Turn left onto driveway at west end of NIU property to park. From parking lot, enter center door of building.
$25.00 for public
$20.00 for Chicago Booth alumni/faculty/students
Additional $5discount if register by May 12th!
Register by May 12th for additional $5 discount.
6:30 PM-7:15 PM: Networking & Hors d'oeuvres
7:15 PM-8:45 PM: Program with speaker
Bill Wentz, Class of 1988
What do America’s top business leaders know that you don’t? From two decades working with leading CEO’s, Al Ritter has found that many of the important lessons in business and life are counter-intuitive. He will explain how these behaviors can be learned and effectively implemented, resulting in breakthrough results for the leader and his or her organization.
Through his interactive presentation, Al will show you practical ways that you too can makes these practices part of your business and personal life. You will leave the session with a commitment to new actions that will immediately help you achieve a new level of success and satisfaction.
Al is a leadership coach who works with leaders and teams committed to achieving breakthrough results in their own and their organization’s performance. Before starting his own firm, Al worked for Accenture, where he was recognized as that firm’s resident expert in leadership, team development, culture and large scale change. Earlier, he had a noteworthy corporate career, including senior vice president for Citigroup, chief financial officer for Swift & Company, and marketing and operations positions with PepsiCo.
Al is the author of the book Life is a Paradox, which demonstrates that the most important lessons in life, work and sports are often counter-intuitive—that is, they are not readily apparent and often conflict with our expectations. Al’s second book, The 100/0 Principle, was just published a few weeks ago.
Al holds an MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Dartmouth College, and played basketball and baseball for The University of Connecticut. He currently participates in triathlons.