Leadercast Hones Principled Leaders
“We believe in principled leadership. That’s why we did it,” said Bill Budnick, Business Development Coordinator and Sales Manager for Akers & Arney in Branson. He was referring to the 2012 Chick-fil-A Leadercast broadcast in Branson earlier this month.
The event, one of the largest of its kind, was viewed by approximately 100 business and community leaders at First Presbyterian Church Branson and is regularly broadcast live from Atlanta, GA to hundreds of locations around the world.
Akers & Arney was one of the local sponsors of the Chick-fil-A Leadercast. Billed as “an unforgettable day of inspiration, learning, networking, and more,” this year’s theme was about how the choices one makes define the leader he or she becomes.
“Akers & Arney believes it’s not just about us, but about the positive impact we can have on our community,” said Budnick. “That’s why we do things like this.”
The Leadercast featured a lineup of world-renowned leaders, speaking straight to communities, teams and organizations.
“Managers try to solve problems where leaders try to create momentum, because if leaders create momentum, they solve 80% of their problems with momentum,” said John Maxwell, leadership expert and best selling author of the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership.
“Why are you running around yelling at everyone instead of earning the right to whisper?” asked Seth Godin, entrepreneur, marketing expert, and best-selling author of twelve books including Linchpin.
Branson businesses like Sight and Sound Theatres sent several employees. “We want to develop principled leaders,” said Mike Pitman, theatre operations manager. “It was the best $50 I ever spent. I would do it again without question.”
“Every organization out there talks about the what–what do you do? I don’t care about the what. That’s not what drives you. What drives you is why you do it. You better know what your why is and your team better know your why,” said Dave Ramsey, author of Financial Peace and founder of Financial Peace University. His nationally syndicated radio show is heard by millions every day.
“We have business leaders in Branson who would never get to hear speakers like this,” said Budnick.
Budnick says sponsoring events like the Leadercast is right in line with the Akers & Arney corporate philosophy.
He points to the company’s 60 year history in the community. Established in 1952, Akers & Arney is the oldest independent insurance agency in the Branson area providing corporate, small business and family insurance solutions.
Akers & Arney is a Best Practices Agency and a member of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America, Missouri Association of Insurance Agents and Sitkins International.
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