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Leadership expert and author Dr. John C. Maxwell will keynote a session titled, “Learn How to Connect, Not Just Communicate,” at the second annual FMI-GMA Supply Chain Conference.
The session, which is sponsored by Fuquay-Varina, N.C.-based Freight Handlers, Inc., will be held 8 a.m. Tuesday, February 2, 2011 at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes, Orlando, Fla. Freight Handlers is also sponsoring the conference’s final networking gala Tuesday evening.
“I expect a great conversation on how to engage people for mutual benefit and for the benefit of the organization,” said Maxwell. “I [hope to] help this group of supply chain experts learn how to get the best out of their teams and how to work within the framework of their companies to multiply value.”
Maxwell was rated number one on World's Top Leadership Gurus list of leadership professionals and has helped train millions of leaders around the world. In his talk, he will draw on his years of experience analyzing successful leadership traits to examine the importance of connecting with people as opposed to simply communicating with them.
“Freight Handlers has benefited from John’s teachings and friendship for many years, and we are pleased to be able to help him share his knowledge and vision with the professionals attending the Supply Chain Conference. I’m confident that everyone in the audience will take away at least one solid idea that will help them in their careers,” said Ryan Wall, president and COO of Freight Handlers.
Maxwell is an internationally known leadership expert, speaker, and author who has sold more than 19 million books. He is the founder of EQUIP, a non-profit organization that has trained more than 5 million leaders in 126 countries worldwide. Each year he speaks to the leaders of diverse organizations, such as Fortune 500 companies, foreign governments, the National Football League, the United States Military Academy at West Point, and the United Nations. A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Business Week best-selling author, Maxwell has written three books that have sold more than a million copies: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, Developing the Leader Within You and The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader. His blog can be read at JohnMaxwellOnLeadership.com. He can be followed at Twitter.com/JohnCMaxwell and www.johnmaxwellonleadership.com.
Freight Handlers is a distribution services provider for retailers, distributors, manufacturers and carriers. FHI’s core services are unloading, order selection, yard management, logistics, and retail merchandising/shelf stocking services for both DSD and distributed products.
Additional information on the Supply Chain Conference is available at http://www.gmaonline.org/forms/meeting/Microsite/supplychain2011.