Inspiring Leadership Speaking Topics for 2021!

Inspiring Leadership Speaking Topics for 2021!

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Ongoing leadership learning is critical to continued growth and lessons are everywhere. The year 2020 was tough for us all, therefore Professor Bennett has developed some entertaining and engaging speaking topics for 2021. Live events are being booked for post July 1st and virtual events all year. Read more about his speaking and schedule him at jbryanbennett.com/speaking.


Don’t Throw Away Your Shot!
Ten Leadership Lessons from the Hamilton Musical

The hit Broadway musical Hamilton tells the story of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton using hip-hop and songs. It has become one of the highest grossing Broadway musicals ever – and is still growing.

There are several leadership lessons from the musical about Alexander Hamilton and the other Founding Fathers as well as lessons in the creation of the musical.

In this session, we countdown these lessons “Ten Duel Commandments” style like the musical, only without the singing and dancing.


Be Water! Leadership Lessons from the Philosophy of Bruce Lee

Most people know that Bruce Lee was a great martial artist, martial arts instructor and actor, but most don’t know was also an accomplished actor, director and philosopher. He was the founder of Jeet Kune Do, a hybrid martial arts philosophy which draws from different combat disciplines and is often credited with paving the way for modern mixed martial arts (MMA).

His multi-disciplinary, flexible approach to martial arts is the same approach today’s leaders need to embrace. It’s no longer about mastering one leadership style or skill but utilizing several and knowing when to apply them.

In this session, the audience will learn how to utilize multiple leadership tools and adapt them to any leadership encounter.


How Leadership is Like Golf

Sports provides a powerful metaphor for leadership as they remind us that leadership can be applied in sports situations as well as in life. Of all the sports, golf is the one that compares most directly to leadership. It’s individually focused. Each course, like each leadership encounter is different. Improvement only occurs through practice and coaching.

In this session, participants will learn the similarities between leadership and golf, as well as how to apply golf improvement techniques to their everyday practice of leadership.


Lead Like a Champion! 5-Steps to Better Leadership

There’s a big difference between elite athletes who win championships and Olympic medals and others. These athletes are dedicated to a regular practice and improvement regimen that results in improving on their already exceptional abilities.

Leaders should take a similar approach to their leadership, which can only be improved with a practice and improvement regimen that includes regular review/reflection and coaching.

In this session, participants will learn how to incorporate a champion leadership mindset similar to the regimen elite athletes regularly follow.


Professor Bennett is an internationally recognized leadership researcher, author and presenter whose work has been recognized by Gartner and published in academic journals. He brings his innovative approach to leadership development in engaging and entertaining presentations that are suitable to aspiring, new and experienced leaders from all industries.


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