NSCA Announces 2016 Business & Leadership Conference Keynotes

October 20, 2015

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, Oct. 20, 2015 – NSCA is excited to announce that Morten T. Hansen, researcher and best-selling author, will keynote the 2016 Business & Leadership Conference (BLC).

Why do some companies thrive in uncertainty and chaos while others don’t? That’s the question Hansen and co-author Jim Collins set out to answer when they wrote their book, Great by Choice.

Based on nine years of research, and strengthened by rigorous analysis and engaging stories, Hansen analyzes the principles of building truly great enterprises in unpredictable, tumultuous, and fast-moving times. After studying companies that rose to greatness and beat industry indexes by a minimum of 10 times over 15 years, Hansen will share what he learned about their characteristics compared to similar companies that failed to achieve greatness in similar environments.

“Morten Hansen will be an outstanding addition to BLC 2016,” says Chuck Wilson, NSCA’s executive director. “His study results were full of surprises, which we’re excited for him to unveil at BLC. The research he completed with his team indicates that greatness happens by choice, not chance. Hansen is going to tell us how to make greatness happen in our own organizations.”

Hansen’s keynote will describe the traits demonstrated by leaders within successful organizations. He’ll also offer specific examples of why it’s important to scale innovation and blend creativity with discipline – and why fast decisions aren’t always the best decisions. This keynote is sponsored by Harman and Synnex.

Other BLC 2016 keynotes include:

  • Seth Mattison, who offers a fresh (and young) perspective on dismantling the rigid fixed structures that hold organizations back from thriving in the new world of work, and building lasting relationships between different workplace generations.
  • Nicholas Webb, author of Leading by Destruction in the Innovation-Driven Economy, says there are ways organizations can prevent destruction and keep up with emerging start-ups by making the changes necessary to succeed in the innovation-driven marketplace.
  • Jim Morris served as inspiration for Disney’s The Rookie by becoming the oldest rookie in major league history. Morris will explain how he transformed himself from a man who was struggling into an incredible success.

Sponsors of BLC 2016 include Almo, AMX, Atlas Sound, Biamp, Bosch, BTX, Chief, Community, Cooper Notification, Digital Projection, FSR, Gepco, Harman, Herman, Kramer, Liberty AV Solutions, LG, Middle Atlantic Products, NEC, Peerless AV, Rauland, Sharp, Shure, Solutions360, SurgeX, Synnex, and West Penn Wire. NSCA’s Business & Leadership Conference will be held on Feb. 25-27, 2016, at Four Seasons Resort in Dallas, TX. Register today to take advantage of early-bird pricing for just $1,099 (NSCA members) or $1,399 (non-members). Registration will increase to $1,499 (NSCA members) and $1,799 (non-members) on Jan. 5, 2016. Gold and Platinum NSCA members will receive a 10% registration discount. For more information, or to register, visit www.nsca.org/blc.

About NSCA
The National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) is the leading not-for-profit association representing the commercial low-voltage electronic systems industry. NSCA is a powerful advocate for all who work within the low-voltage industry, including systems contractors/integrators, product manufacturers, consultants, sales representatives, architects, specifying engineers, and other allied professionals. NSCA is dedicated to serving its contractor members and all channel stakeholders through advocacy, education, member services, and networking designed to improve business performance. For more information, visit www.nsca.org.

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