COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- If leadership makes a difference, then strategic leadership is the difference – the difference between accomplishing organizational goals or not; the difference between thriving or failing through a global economic crisis; the difference between high-performing teams and stagnant ones. On September 25 -26, 2013, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, the ARVoices Strategic Leadership Summit is bringing together 300 global strategic leaders to share and learn the most innovative techniques designed to tackle the challenges in today's markets and organizations. Featured keynote speaker and #1 New York Times bestselling author Peter Guber and opening keynote speaker and international author Marilyn Tam inform on value contributions that distinguish strategic leaders.
Research indicates a need for more strategic leaders as we move to invigorate our teams, recover from downsizing, develop strategies and tactics to overcome challenges of mergers and acquisitions, and apply standards for service, communication and ethics. Their focus extends beyond having and communicating a vision to fully understanding, thinking about, planning, and executing the necessary strategy to realize it. ARVoices was established by ARVis Institute, a strategy and management consulting firm of six years based in Columbus, Ohio, as a platform for leaders to explore, decipher, and interpret the best concepts for achieving organizational excellence, anticipating and responding to change, and aligning organizational systems, processes, and people with enhanced services and profits.
A lineup of highly accomplished executives and decision makers from North America has been selected to speak during the event. The theme for 2013 is "Own Your Power." According to Terina Allen, chair of ARVoices Strategic Leadership Network and president & CEO of ARVis Institute, "Attendees will experience learning, sharing and networking at the deepest levels and leave with an understanding that they have the power, influence and ability to shape highly effective teams, create the organizational cultures they want, and improve organizational efficacy regarding service, profits, values, and outcomes." Members of the press are invited to attend the event.Peter Guber, featured keynote speaker, states, "You can't win alone. The difference-maker in today's uncertain and lightning-fast world is the strategic leader, who by owning her own power, incites and excites her team to perform to their highest potential contributing sustained competitive advantage to their organization." In addition to leading Mandalay Entertainment Group, Guber is co-owner of the NBA's Golden State Warriors; owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers; chairman of Dick Clark Productions; an entertainment and media analyst for Fox Business News; a professor at UCLA Anderson's School of Management and the School of Theater, Film, Television and Digital Media; and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Tell to Win - Connect, Persuade, and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story. Opening keynote speaker Marilyn Tam says, "In today's globally connected social and economic environment, we have to integrate and empower all available talent and wisdom to thrive and prosper. This is only possible when the leaders are strategic enough to listen and incorporate the input into their organizational plans to inspire and lead." Tam is recognized as one of the top 30 female entrepreneurs by Fempreneur Magazine; Jack Canfield detailed her work in his book "The Success Principles," Brand Channel calls her one of the four most prominent names in ethical business. Tam, an international selling author, recently released her latest book The Happiness Choice. She is the founder and executive director of Us Foundation, a contributor to Huffington Post, and a weekly radio show host. Former roles include serving as CEO of Aveda Corp., president of Reebok Apparel and Retail Group and vice president of Nike, Inc. For more information and to review the full multimedia press release, go here http://www.arvoices.com or contact Terina Allen, Chair, at (800) 901-1680. Registration is now open via the website. Attendees who register by May 26 will save $100. Contact: