Our favorite social time of year is drawing near once again – I’m referring to The Big Social, our annual user group conference, of course. Set to return to the heart of downtown Dallas, September 23-25, The Big Social 2013 will be bigger, better and even more social.
For those of you who haven’t joined us for The Big Social before, it brings online community leaders from all over the world together for three days of incredible learning. And, what makes it so incredible is our customers – who design and deliver the majority of it. For example, last year’s conference included more than 30 guest speakers plus 24 breakout sessions, four training workshops and keynotes from distinguished business leaders.
Speaking of keynotes, I am happy to announce that Paul Spiegelman, Chief Culture Officer of Stericycle and founder and former CEO of BerylHealth, will be kicking things off this year. Paul is a highly sought-after speaker, author and expert on employee engagement, entrepreneurship, corporate culture and customer relationships. He has written several books on employee engagement including Why is Everyone Smiling? The Secret Behind Passion, Productivity and Profit , which takes a look at “Top Small Workplace” BerylHealth and shares how companies can implement similar techniques to make their company a top place to work as well, and also Patients Come Second: Leading Change by Changing the Way You Lead, which recently hit #5 on the New York Times bestseller list.
Paul also co-founded the Inc. Small Giants Community, a global membership organization focused on the promotion, implementation and advancement of “business mojo” (six characteristics defined in the book, Small Giants: Companies That Choose to be Great Instead of Big) as a primary philosophy for running a successful small business. The organization is made up of small business leaders around the world who define success by more than just their financial bottom lines; success is also defined by their contributions to their communities, a dedication to great customer service and the creation and preservation of workplaces cultures of excellence.
Paul’s keynote will center on the transformation that is happening in leadership today – from one focused on financial metrics, to one focused on purpose and meaning. He will share tools for living the mission statement, recruiting great talent, supporting high-potential employees, engaging stakeholders and measuring and monitoring success by discovering the Culture IQ for your organization.
Interested in learning your Culture IQ? Take the five minute Culture IQ test here. We will compile results and report them during Paul’s keynote at The Big Social.
I think that we are all in for a treat. Please join me in welcoming Paul Spiegelman to this year’s lineup of exceptional speakers for The Big Social 2013. Learn more about The Big Social here.
Paul Spiegelman Chief Culture Officer of Stericycle Founder of BerylHealth & The Beryl Institute New York Times Bestselling Author
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