Top Titans of Business to Headline this Year’s World LEADERS Conference March 4 - 5

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Ken Blanchard, Ben Carson, Claire Shipman, Drew Brees, Wayne Huizenga and more to share experiences of Servant Leadership at Palm Beach County Convention Center

The 2015 World LEADERS Conference is bringing some of the most esteemed leadership experts and best-selling authors in the world together on March 4 and 5 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. This year’s conference also includes live streaming to multiple universities, with nearly 200 students from area colleges attending for free through the World LEADERS scholarship program.

Entering its fourth year, the two-day conference will focus on the critical issues and trends that are shaping businesses today. It is hosted by the World Leaders Group, an organization dedicated to changing hearts and engaging minds to equip servant leaders worldwide. The event provides attendees with unique opportunities for interacting with world-renowned experts like Ken Blanchard, author of The One Minute Manger; Ben Carson, a history-making neurosurgeon, author and syndicated columnist, Claire Shipman, a senior national correspondent for ABC News, Drew Brees, the Superbowl-winning quarterback of the New Orleans Saints and more than a dozen others.

“The unique aspect of this conference is that it focuses on servant leadership and explores who you are and why you do what you do,”said James Davis, co-founder of the World LEADERS Conference. “Traditional leadership generally involves the accumulation and exercise of power by one at the ‘top of the pyramid.’ By comparison, a servant leader shares power, putting the needs of others first and helping others to develop and perform as highly as possible.”

New this year, attendees will have the opportunity to reserve a seat at one of several intimate speaker luncheons limited to only 40 people per luncheon for personal access to speakers. There will be networking breakfasts each morning and a Beyond the Conference Expo, featuring 23 exhibitor booths and two bookstores.

Additional speakers at the 2015 conference include national attendees:
James Blanchard, former chairman of Total System Services, and widely recognized for his advocacy of servant leadership. Blanchard focuses on fostering a healthy workplace culture.
Henry Cloud, a psychologist and best-selling author who provides leadership expertise drawn from his practice as a clinical psychologist.

Mark Floyd, chairman of Cyan, Inc. and NetSocket, Inc., who formerly served as CEO of SafeNet, Inc., a global leader in information security-protecting communications, digital identities, and intellectual properties.

Jon Gordon, a leadership consultant who has impacted numerous NFL, NBA, and college coaches, Fortune 500 companies, hospitals and non-profits with his leadership talks and techniques.

Bill Hybels, the senior pastor who founded Willow Creek Community Church in Barrington, Illinois, and is a best-selling author of 20 books.

Erwin Rapheal McManus, the artist and entrepreneur who founded MOSAIC, a community of faith in Los Angeles, and who is known as a cultural pioneer for his integration of creativity and spirituality.

Matthew Kelly, an author and consultant who founded Floyd Consulting, a firm based on the belief that an organization can only become the best version of itself if the people in it strive to be the best version of themselves.

Jim Loehr, the co-founder of the Human Performance Institute who is a pioneer in training business leaders to expand and manager their energy to achieve high performance in the face of stress, competition and change.

Nido Qubein, president of High Point University who, having come to the U.S. as a boy with only $50, also now serves as a business leader on several boards including BB&T, La-Z-Boy Corporation and Dots Stores.

Mark Sanborn, a leadership consultant who is president of Sanborn and Associates and an authority on leadership, team building, customer service and change.

Bonnie St. John, the Paralympics athlete who won medals in ski racing at the 1984 Paralympics, graduated from Harvard, and is a business owner and leadership consultant recognized by three U.S. presidents for her achievements.

Suzy Welch, a business journalist and author who writes about balancing work and life, and presents an innovative idea for making transformative decisions.

Local business leaders attending include:

H. Wayne Huizenga, Jr., president of Huizenga Holdings, Inc., and business and philanthropy leader who has served in leadership roles in dozens of businesses, non-profits and community organizations.

Paul Leone, president of The Breakers of Palm Beach whose leadership efforts have led to dramatic improvements in team member satisfaction, customer service and profitability.

The World LEADERS Conference (WLC) is organized and presented by the World LEADERS Group, a nonprofit organization that originated in Texas in 2010. The 2015 Conference will be held in West Palm Beach, Florida, at the Palm Beach County Convention Center March 4 and 5. Designed to provide participants with a uniquely personal experience in an intimate setting, the WLC brings together top executives in business and ministry with prominent leadership experts from around the world. The two-day conference provides opportunities for interacting and networking with other businesses and focuses on the critical issues and trends that are shaping business today. For more information call 888-718-LEAD (5323) or visit online at

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