16 May May 16, 2018 – Go-Giver Influencer John David Mann and Ego vs. Confidence John Knights
John David Mann – Author of The Go-Giver Influencer: A Little Story About a Most Persuasive Idea and Entrepreneur – Read interview highlights here
John David Mann has been creating careers since he was a teenager. At age 17, he and a few friends started their own high school in Orange, New Jersey, called Changes, Inc., whose faculty he joined after graduating. Before turning to business and journalism, he forged a successful career as a concert cellist and prize-winning composer. At 15 he was recipient of the 1969 BMI Awards to Student Composers and several New Jersey State grants for composition; his musical compositions were performed throughout the U.S. and his musical score for Aeschylus’ “Prometheus Bound” (written at age 13) was performed at the legendary amphitheater at Epidaurus, Greece, where the play was originally premiered. In his twenties and thirties, he founded four companies, built a multi-million-dollar sales organization, and established several national business journals. John is an award-winning author whose writings have earned the Nautilus Award, the Axiom Business Book Award (Gold Medal), and Taiwan’s Golden Book Award for Innovation. He is the coauthor of the New York Times bestsellers “The Red Circle” with Brandon Webb and “Flash Foresight” with Daniel Burrus, and the global bestseller “The Go-Giver” with Bob Burg. His books are available in two dozen languages. His 2011 “Take the Lead” (with Betsy Myers) was named by Tom Peters and the Washington Post as “best leadership book of 2011.”
John Knights – Co-founder and Chairman of LeaderShape
John Knights is The Co-founder and Chairman of LeaderShape, an organization of Business Leaders who shape the best transpersonal leaders for the future. LeaderShape provides programs incorporating a leadership journey that embeds accelerated learning through the development of personal insights. It has a faculty of experienced senior leaders who have the specialist professional training to coach/mentor and facilitate enhanced learning in the development of leaders. He is an expert in Emotional Intelligence and a thought leader in Transpersonal Leadership and the relationship between neuroscience and leadership. John has worked as a senior leader and board member in international corporations operating in over 50 countries, as well as founding a number of technology companies, acting as a Board member and Chair in several public partnerships in Oxfordshire and lecturing at the University of Oxford.