Colin Powell, Jimmy Carter Among Speaker Lineup for Leadership Summit 2007

A former Secretary of State and former U.S. president will be among the speakers at The Leadership Summit 2007. Colin Powell and Jimmy Carter will join Bill Hybels and a host of other leadership experts for the two-and-a-half-day event, August 9-11.

The Leadership Summit, now in its twelfth year, will be experienced live in more than 100 locations across North America and via videocast and in an additional 50+ cities around the world.

This year’s speakers are:

Bill Hybels

Senior Pastor, Willow Creek Community Church and Founder of The Leadership Summit

Senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois, and Chairman of the Board for the Willow Creek Association. Hybels is known worldwide for his work equipping and training church leaders and is the author of Courageous Leadership and Holy Discontent, releasing June 2007.

General Colin Powell

Former U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

U.S. Secretary of State from 2001 to 2005 under President George W. Bush and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1989 to 1993, Powell is the founder of America’s Promise — The Alliance for Youth. He is also the author of a best-selling memoir, My American Journey.

Jimmy Carter

39th President of the United States and 2002 Nobel Peace Prize Recipient

Carter is founder of the Carter Center in Atlanta that promotes health, democracy, and human rights across the globe. Carter is well known for his work on behalf of Habitat for Humanity, and his many books include 2005’s Our Endangered Values: America’s Moral Crisis.

John Ortberg

Best-selling author and teaching pastor of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in California

Teaching pastor of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in California and best-selling author, Ortberg is a sought-after speaker on the subject of spiritual formation. His books include If You Want to Walk On Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat and the upcoming release, When the Game is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box.

Carly Fiorina

Former President and Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett-Packard Company

President and chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard Company from 1999 to 2005, Fiorina lead the innovative technology firm in a rapidly changing business climate. She is familiar with the challenges of taking risks and making courageous decisions during organizational change and details her experiences in the 2006 memoir, Tough Choices.

Hon. Rev. Floyd Flake

Senior Pastor and Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York and President of Wilberforce University

Senior pastor of the 23,000-member Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York in Queens and president of Wilberforce University in Ohio. He served as a U.S. Congressman for 11 years and is the author of Nine Action Steps for Achieving Your Dreams: The Way of the Bootstrapper.

Warren Bennis

Author, Professor, Consultant, and Pioneer in the Study of Leadership

Once named the “Dean of Leadership Gurus” by FORBES magazine, Bennis is one of the world’s foremost authorities on leadership. He is a pioneer in the study of leadership, the Distinguished Professor of Business Administration at the University of Southern California, and chairman of the advisory board at Harvard University’s Center for Public Leadership.

Michael Porter

Professor at Harvard Business School and International Authority on Competitive Strategy

Bishop William Lawrence University Professor at Harvard Business School and author of 17 books. An international authority on competitive strategy, Porter is creator and chair of The New CEO Workshop at Harvard which focuses on the challenges of assuming leadership, setting agendas, and addressing major communication issues.

Richard Curtis

Oscar-nominated Screenwriter and Founder of the Make Poverty History Campaign

Best known as the Oscar-nominated screenwriter for Four Weddings and a Funeral, Curtis’ most recent film, The Girl in the Café, asked hard questions about third-world debt and poverty in Africa. Curtis founded or co-founded the Make Poverty History campaign, Live 8 concerts, as well as Comic Relief, to raise money for victims of famine in Ethiopia.

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