David Burkus is an associate professor of leadership and innovation at Oral Roberts University. He’s a keynote speaker and his TEDx Talk has been viewed over 1.8 million times. He’s the bestselling author of several books, and his new book is called Friend of a Friend: Understanding the Hidden Networks That Can Transform Your Life and Your Career.
G. Riley Mills is a best-selling author, executive coach, and the cofounder and COO of Pinnacle Performance Company. He’s coached some of the world’s top executives on their communication skills. His new book is The Bullseye Principle: Mastering Intention-Based Communication to Collaborate, Execute, and Succeed.
Dr. Doug McKenna brings a rich background to the challenge of coaching senior executives. After earning his PhD in differential psychology in 1979 at the University of Minnesota, he plunged into a career of teaching, researching, consulting. In 1993, he left tenure and joined the Microsoft Corporation as general manager corporate HR. From 1993 to 2001, he was the architect of Microsoft’s executive and leadership development efforts. During that time, he had the opportunity to coach many of the companies most senior leaders and fast rising stars. His leadership course, designed to resonate with the pace and pressure of Microsoft’s culture, has been delivered to Microsoft leaders around the world. Currently, he is president of the Oceanside Institute.