Keynote Speaker – Eric Chester
Eric Chester is America’s premier expert on the emerging workforce. As the author of the bestselling books “Employing Generation Why” and “Getting Them to Give a Damn”, Eric frequently appears on national media (i.e. Forbes, Fox News, Business Investor Daily, Fast Company, Entrepreneur.com, etc.) to provide insight and perspective to business leaders about the attitudes, values, and work habits of teens and the under-thirty-year-old demographic in their school-to-work-to career transition.
His latest book, “Reviving Work Ethic: A Leader’s Guide to Ending Entitlement and Restoring Pride in the Emerging Workforce”, is the first business book published on the topic of work ethic since 1904 and provides the solutions for the work ethic deficiency employers in every industry are facing.
In addition to his writings, Eric Chester is an award-winning keynote speaker who’s presented more than 2,000 paid speeches since 1987 for audiences all over the world. In 2011, Chester founded the Center for Work Ethic Development; an organization dedicated to helping, leading companies, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations improve the work ethic, productivity, performance, and service of today’s rapidly changing workforce.
The training curriculum and resources he has created through this Center are being used at hundreds of high schools, colleges, and workforce centers throughout the US and Canada and by a growing number of service sector businesses as their first step in new employee training.
Thank you to our Sponsor of the Keynote Speaker, Eric Chester, milwaukeejobs.com.
Keynote Speaker - Linal Harris, from US Cellular
Friday, October 11, 2013 – 8:30 -9:45 a.m.
“Why Inspirational Leadership Is Essential To Business Success In The 21st Century"
Bio: Linal Harris is an international business professional, Fortune 500 company executive, writer, speaker, entrepreneur, radio host, and life coach. Currently, Linal is the Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for U.S. Cellular. In this role, he develops and oversees diversity strategies, talent programs, and community outreach for the organization. Linal has played an integral role in helping U.S. Cellular receive various awards for continued support of diverse suppliers and work within diverse communities.
Linal himself has also been awarded numerous awards such as the Chicago Urban Roundtable’s 2012, 40 Game Changers under 40 award, and The Chicago Defender’s 2013, Men of Excellence award. Prior to working at U.S. Cellular, Linal worked in the call-center industry assisting in setting up call centers in India, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Jamaica. With over 15 years of leadership, business operations, and technology experience, along with working in various domestic and international positions, Linal has developed a unique perspective on diversity and the impacts of globalization on achieving superior business results.