David Brooks, Jon Meacham and Erin Meyer headline Westmont’s fifth annual Lead Where You Stand Conference, June 5-7, 2019, at Westmont’s Global Leadership Center. The three-day event, “Pursue the Greater Good in Challenging Times,” will offer transformative insights on effective and purposeful leadership in government, non-profit and for-profit sectors. Tickets to the conference, which is sponsored by the Mosher Center for Moral and Ethical Leadership, cost $349 per person before March 15 ($449 after) and may be purchased online at westmont.edu/lead. Conference guests interested in staying on campus may choose from three different types of rooms: executive, standard and basic.
“As a leader, how do you build an organization that both succeeds and makes an enduring impact on society?” asks Westmont President Gayle D. Beebe. “Whether you come from the business world, a non-profit organization or the government, I invite you to join us as we gain new insights and skills that will make us more effective in our work and service.”
Brooks, New York Times columnist and author of the best-selling book “The Road to Character,” is one of America’s most prominent political and social commentators. He writes a bi-weekly op-ed column for the New York Times and regularly appears on PBS News Hour and National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. He has also written “The Social Animal,” “On Paradise Drive,” and “Bobos in Paradise.” He worked at the Wall Street Journal for nine years and has written for the New Yorker, Forbes, the Washington Post, and many other periodicals. A graduate of the University of Chicago, he has taught at Duke University and teaches a global affairs course on humility at Yale University. This is the third year Brooks has been a keynote speaker at the conference.
Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winner, contributing writer to The New York Times Book Review and contributing editor at Time magazine, recently published “The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels,” which examines the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear. Meacham was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for biography in 2009 for his New York Times bestseller “American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House.” His other New York Times bestsellers include “Destiny and Power,” Meacham’s biography of George H. W. Bush, “Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power,” “Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship,” and “American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation.”
Meyer, author of “The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business,” is a professor at INSEAD, an international business school with campuses in France, Singapore and Abu Dhabi. Based in Paris, she analyzes how national cultural differences impact business and speaks about cross cultural management and global teamwork. She was selected by Thinkers50 as one of the 50 most influential business thinkers of 2017. In addition HR Magazine named her as one of the 30 most important HR thinkers of the same year. At INSEAD, she is senior affiliate professor of the organizational behavior department and program director for Leading Across Borders and Cultures, which teaches students how to lead in a complex, cross-border, multicultural environment.