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Notes About Introducing Dr. Lance Secretan

It is my pleasure to introduce Dr. Lance Secretan:

He is one of the world’s foremost thinkers about leadership and a renowned pioneer in innovative methods of inspiring people and organizations.

He has several degrees including a Masters in International Relations from the University of Southern California (magna cum laude) and a Ph. D. from the London School of Economics (He interviewed Menachim Begin and Anwar Sadat while researching conflict in the Middle East).

He was CEO of Manpower Limited, and over 14 years, built it from scratch to an organization employing 72,000 people.

He has been an award-winning professor at two universities.

He consults and mentors with leaders – 30 of Fortune’s Most Admired Companies, and 12 of Fortune’s Best Companies to Work for in America, are his clients.

He is the international best-selling author of fifteen books on leadership, as well as a personal memoir (A Love Story) and has been an award-winning columnist for several publications.

He is ranked 16th in the world by Leadership Gurus, and Speakers in America ranks him among the Top Five Leadership speakers. His firm, The Secretan Center, Inc., is ranked #1 in the world as an international Leadership Consulting firm by Leadership Excellence.

He was the Chairman of the Advisory Board of the 1997 Special Olympics World Winter Games and former Ambassador to the United Nations Environment Program.

His work has been recognized by many institutions, including the prestigious International Caring Award (often referred to as the US equivalent of the Nobel Prize), whose other recipients include Mother Teresa and Jane Goodall.

He is an expert skier, and divides his time between homes in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, and Ontario, Canada overlooking a 700-acre wilderness reserve.

Please join me in giving a warm welcome to Dr. Lance Secretan.