Gary Heil to Present Saturday’s Keynote

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March 23, 2018

“How do we help ordinary people routinely do extraordinary things?”

Gary HeilIt’s a question of vital importance for today’s organizations. It’s also an inquiry Gary Heil has pursued vigorously over his distinguished career as a consultant and thought leader in the realms of business, management, and innovation.

Business and leadership experts are hardly in short supply these days. Yet few can match Heil’s analytical rigor, keen insight, and diversity of experience. Heil works with some of the world’s leading corporations, helping them engage their employees and customers on a deeper level. He’s also a best-selling author, lawyer, corporate director, and evangelist for the power of people-centered leadership.

Heil’s insights into the human side of organizations are informed by his remarkably varied career. Along with his work in leadership and management, Heil has coached athletes, conducted pioneering research into the art and science of pitching a baseball — and navigated a polar icebreaker for good measure.

He has coauthored numerous best-selling books (including One Size Fits One, The Art & Science of Pitching, Maslow on Management, and Leadership and the Customer Revolution) and has served on a variety of public, private, and nonprofit boards.

In 1992, Gary co-founded the Center for Innovative Leadership, an organization that helps leaders create more innovative and sustainable organizations. He also co-founded the pioneering Leadership Lessons from the Fast Lane Webcast, and has served on the Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

Come hear Heil at the Opening Ceremony on Saturday from 1:30 to 3:15 in the Houston Ballroom on Level 2.

The opening ceremony will also feature convention updates by Robert Card, Convention Committee Chair, and a welcome and address from RCI President Michael Williams and RCI’s new Chief Executive Officer Lionel van der Walt.