Leadership: It’s Simpy Complicated

Thursday 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Session Description

What is your promise (hint, every leader should be able to answer this)? Leadership is probably the most studied subject in the business world. It is people that drive the process – and the process drives the product. In this session, we will take a deep dive into the human element of this model and what drives the connection between people and their employer. We know a strong individual commitment results in higher engagement, retention, and improved productivity. But you cannot impart what you don’t possess! Learn how a simple promise can help your organization outperform all others. Be prepared to be challenged!

Learning Objectives

  1. Review of the business model “People, Process, and Product”
  2. Explore the human value proposition of why people choose to work where they work
  3. How to create connection with your employees


Phil Brandt

Phil Brandt, President and CEO, AAIM Employers’ Association, has 25+ years of experience in working with business owners, executives, and operational leadership teams in both domestic and global business environments. Throughout his career, Phil has focused on generating sustainable profits by maximizing the output of people systems. He brings a unique blend of strategic, but practical solutions to the business world.

Phil has held senior leadership roles at several large, international organizations such as; Patriot Coal Corporation, GKN Aerospace, and Nestle Purina PetCare Company.