Three years ago, Results Marketing embarked on a mission to connect the Quad-Cities to the Chick-fil-A Leadercast, a simulcast featuring world-renowned leadership speakers.

Now in its fourth year, Chick-fil-A Leadercast Quad-Cities will be May 10 at the i wireless Center, Moline. This year's event is themed "Simply Lead."

Todd Ashby, managing partner of Results Marketing, Bettendorf, recalled his company's decision to bring the simulcast event to the area. "We looked at it as an opportunity to help expand leadership opportunities in the community," he said, adding that the firm wanted to spur conversations  about leadership development.

Last year, more than 125,000 leaders around the world watched the Chick-fil-A Leadercast, which is simulcast live from Atlanta, Ga.

This year's speakers will be Dr. Henry Cloud, author and leadership consultant; Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO of General Electric; John C. Maxwell, author and leadership expert; David Allen, author and productivity expert; Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. Secretary of State (2005-2009); video interview with John Maxwell; Mike Krzyzewski, head men’s basketball coach, Duke University and Team USA; Andy Stanley,  leadership author and communicator; Lt. Cmdr. Rorke Denver, Navy SEAL and star of the 2012 movie "Act of Valor,"  and Sanya Richards-Ross, 2012 London Olympic gold medalist, track & field.

In addition to the Leadcast event, Results Marketing has partnered with St. Ambrose University to offer a monthly Lunch and Learn series that runs from January to April. Each session features a taped presentation of one of the previous year's speakers as well as a moderated discussion.

"The live event is all day, but it doesn't give people an opportunity to talk about what the speaker said," Ashby said, adding that the success of the lunch series prompted him to expand the program to his hometown of Ottumwa, Iowa, this year.

Ashby said because the presentation is on a DVD, "it's a portable leadership model" that he wanted to share with his hometown. "This is something I thought would be of value to the people of Ottumwa," said Ashby.

He added that the timing for such a leadership event was right since Ottumwa is establishing a new Young Professionals group and working to strengthen the chamber of commerce.

In addition, St. Ambrose University offers its MBA program at Indian Hills Community College, he said.

To register for the May 10 leadercast event, visit www.qcleadercast.com or call Marcia Brandt of Results Marketing at 563-322-2065. The cost is $110 per person. 

The program has been approved for 5.25 (General) recertification credit hours. 

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