Dr. Christopher Meade is a professional speaker and author on the topic of Servant Leadership. He is an inspirational, sometimes humorous, engaging speaker who brings a fresh and timely talk that inspires audiences with vision and passion to pursue excellence in their endeavors. Chris speaks at conferences, conventions, and training events on the topic of servant leadership. He motivates and energizes managers, leaders, teams, and organizations to higher performance and better relationships.
Servant Leadership Keynote Talks
Developing Trusted Servant Leaders: A New Kind of Leader For a New Kind of World
This engaging servant leadership keynote takes timeless principles of leadership and presents them in a compelling and inspiring format to encourage positive change in your organization and workplace. This presentation provides immediate and practical techniques for applying the revolutionary principles of servant leadership to the lives of each participant. This talk will immediately improve your leadership effectiveness by helping you learn how to use influence instead of title, status, or power to inspire others, build a culture of trust and achieve your organization’s goals.
Leadership Alive: Changing Leadership Practices in the 21st Century Global World
We are now living in the most demanding and perplexing times that leaders have ever faced. Because contemporary culture is changing, new leadership practices are needed to better inspire, educate, and train the emerging Millennials and Generation-Z leaders of the 21st century. This keynote presentation is grounded upon the research findings of 20 national leaders from the East Coast to the Pacific Rim. All agreed on the ONE, single, most-important, catalytic, domino-like-effect leadership attribute that effective leaders need to employ…and when they do, this ONE thing changes everything. This keynote speech inspires and fires up audiences to help be a difference-maker where they live and work.
Strengths-Based Leadership: Great Leaders, Teams, and Why People Follow
In this insightful keynote, talk participants discover the four keys to being a more effective leader: (1) knowing your strengths and (2) investing in others’ strengths, (3) getting people with the right strengths on your team, and (4) understanding and meeting the four basic needs of those who look to you for leadership. Based on Gallup’s compelling research findings, this talk explores HOW to do this in a work-team and organization in a way that is authentic and genuine to each unique leader.
The Caring Capitalist: A New ETHIC For a New World
We live in a TGIF world (Twitter, Google, iPhone, and Facebook world). It’s a place in a constant state of flux and fluidity. It’s a world filled with promise and peril, prosperity and poverty, opportunity and challenge, generosity and greed, justice and inequity. In this new global economy, we need more than ever, strong values and ethics to guide us successfully (like guard-rails on the highway) into the future of the unknown. Ethics needs to connect to profits. Gordon Gekko was wrong! Greed is not good. Ethics still matters, because of people matter. If leaders are to stay relevant, grounded and trustworthy, they must possess both “competence AND character,” rather than just “connections and credentials.” This inspirational keynote speech proposes a new ETHIC for a new world (Example, Tolerance, Hope, Integrity, and Character). And this new ETHIC will not disappoint the next generation of emerging leaders.
Speaking to a leadership team at Nike, Inc. in Portland Oregon.
Speaking at the Idaho Adjutant General’s Leadership Day.
Leadership Speaker. Author. Professor. Leader-Builder.
Dr. Christopher Meade brings nearly 25 years of entrepreneurship, business ownership, management, and leadership experience his role as President at Leadership Alive, Inc.®. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Idaho in Adult & Organizational Learning with a concentration in Leadership. A former university business dean, award-winning MBA professor, author and leadership coach, Christopher have been speaking publicly for more than 25 years and has keynoted close to 100 events in the United States as well as spoken in 15 cities throughout China. He is the recipient of the CEO Today Management Consulting Award.
Described as an engaging, insightful and energetic speaker, Chris has worked with over 500+ teams and organizations, many are top-tier firms such as: Apple, Nike, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, eBay, Instagram, NFL Detroit Lions, eBay, Starbucks, Johnson & Johnson, Home Depot, Abbott Laboratories, Sony PlayStation, Salesforce, HP, Comcast NBC, United Healthcare, U.S. Department of Treasury, Commerce, Defense, Veterans, Justice, State of California, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Citibank, US Olympic Committee, USAA Insurance, Cisco, Federal Reserve Bank, Hitachi, Emory University, Ohio University, University of California Berkeley, Code.org and Children For The Nations. Christopher devotes his time to speaking, training, teaching and writing.
Chris accelerates growth in leaders, galvanizes work teams together, and trains and inspires managers and leaders how to boost employee engagement within their organizations in order to maximize performance, increase customer engagement, and improve business outcomes. He speaks at conferences, conventions, and training events throughout the United States on the topic of servant leadership. Chris is the author of Leadership Alive: Changing Leadership Practices in the Emerging 21st Century Culture. He serves as a leadership coach to a wide range of executives, leaders, teams, and organizations.