A Chief Executive Exclusive Event


Propel Your Business with Strategies from the World’s Top Minds

Patrick Lencioni on Organizational Health

Carolyn Dewar on Personal Effectiveness

Fred Reichheld on Customer Loyalty

Verne Harnish on Compensation Strategies

Ram Charan on Future Trends

Kevin Hancock on Inspiring Leadership

Executive-Level Attendees
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How are the most effective business leaders getting their teams to innovate, adapt and execute to position their organizations for sustainable success?

Join forces with the world’s greatest business coaches and thinkers for an unparalleled two-day journey at the Chief Executive’s Leadership Conference. This is where you and your team step into a realm of extraordinary growth and strategic foresight, addressing today’s most pressing challenges and seizing emerging opportunities head-on.

Recalibrate, envision, and architect the future of your business with confidence, inspired by insights and strategies on the vital issues that matter most to your business’s future, including: sustaining innovation, pricing strategies, developing new products and services, navigating workplace evolution, enhancing team dynamics and leveraging AI.

Featuring the Esteemed Authors of Over Two Dozen Best-Selling Business Books


Dive deep into a curated agenda that speaks directly to you and your team’s needs. Over these two days, you and your executive team will work “on” vs. “in” your business focusing on practical ideas and strategies to help you:

Upgrade your strategy to keep the engine of innovation running as markets and technologies evolve.

Adapt to changing expectations, fostering a culture that attracts and retains top talent.

Optimize your pricing to boost profitability without hindering growth.

Break the mold with insights on creating offerings that meet untapped customer needs.

Featuring world-class speakers

Ram Charan

Author; World-Renowned Advisor to CEOs and Boards

Carolyn Dewar

Author; Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Kevin Hancock

Author; Chairman of the Board, Hancock Lumber

Verne Harnish

Author, Scaling Up and Mastering the Rockefeller Habits

Patrick Lencioni

Author, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, The Ideal Team Player

Fred Reichheld

Bain Fellow; Creator of the Net Promoter Score (NPS)


Wednesday, November 6

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday, November 7

7:30 am - 7:00 pm

Patrick Lencioni

Carolyn Dewar

Fred Reichheld

Friday, November 8

7:30 am - Noon

Verne Harnish

Verne Harnish

Ram Charan

Kevin Hancock

Registration Options

Discounts available for Teams

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2 Day Conference

Standard Registration
$ $3695
Rate Expires August 2

Can’t attend in-person? Join us online.

"I always recommend this event -- world-class, approachable speakers, aligned presentations and terrific venues."
Jeffery Evans, CEO, The Will-Burt Company
"As a first-time attendee, I had no real idea of what to expect. The speakers and information shared were top caliber. I really enjoyed this event and took a lot back to my organization."
Katie Frazier, Chief Marketing Officer, Farm Credit of the Virginias 
"I would highly recommend this event because the speakers bring thought-provoking topics that then generate good peer discussions in both formal and informal settings."
Neil Senatro, TSSi
“The women in leadership session was extremely valuable for me. Getting the opportunity to learn what strategies and tools to use when negotiating to maximize your outcome was fascinating. I learned many tricks around crafting a compelling message. It was such an inspiring and intimate event. I look forward to attending this years’ session!”
Aimee Peacock, President, FLEXcon
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Arizona Grand

We have a room block at the Arizona Grand with a discounted rate of $249 + $20 resort fee per night. The deadline for receiving the special group rate is October 15. You can book directly through the hotel by calling 877-800-4888 and mentioning “Chief Executive Group’s Annual Fall Leadership Conference.”


Golf Outing

11:00 - 5:00 pm
Arizona Grand Golf Course

Enjoy the beautiful Arizona Grand Golf Course on the resort property. This award-winning Golf Digest Top 50 Course is a links course offering panoramic views of the surrounding desert landscape. You will have access to the practice facilities before a shotgun start at noon. Take advantage of the chance to get to know fellow attendees through a friendly scramble competition and various contests. Golfers of all capabilities are welcome. A $295 fee covers greens/cart fees, use of practice facilities, and boxed lunch and cocktail reception. Noon shotgun start.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $295 will be added to your total.

Event attendees listen to a speaker in a small group setting

AI Bootcamp

9:00 - 5:00 pm

Excited about AI but need to know more, fast? Tried your hand at it already but want to sharpen your skills? Or are you a ChatGPT 4.0 power-user who wants to spread the gospel to the rest of the team and show them what they’re missing? Whichever you are, this full-day, hands-on workshop will help you leverage Generative AI to become far more productive, leaving you with new hours in your day. You’ll leave with specific tools for specific use cases and able to apply AI in your own routines and that of your teams.  Learn how to use AI to create a job description, a marketing plan, a customizable sales outreach letter, to do financial variance analysis and—most important—a process for developing your own creativity and best practices you can use to tackle whatever comes your way.  A $995 fee includes lunch, instructor and workbook. Participants must bring their own laptop and have a subscription to ChatGPT to get the most out of the day.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $995 will be added to your total.

Event attendees seated around a boardroom table

Strategic Planning Workshop

1:00 - 5:00 pm

We are in a period of rapid change. Customer needs, technologies, competitors, and internal capabilities require companies to review and update their strategies for the new realities. In this workshop, strategy experts Steve Rutan and Denise Harrison will show you a systematic approach to strategic planning to help you refine or redefine your business strategy and approach including:

  • Learn what you need to know to develop an effective strategic plan.  Put the right players on the strategic planning team.
  • Develop strategies that leverage your company’s unique position in the marketplace.  Lift your management team beyond “business as usual” thought processes and activities.
  • Translate your strategies into action.  Achieve your vision for success and generate superior financial results.
  • Identify exactly what you need to do now to position your company for future success.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.


Strategic Planning Workshop

1:00 - 5:00 pm

Over 70% of Executives Surveyed Agree: Many Strategic Planning Efforts Lack Systematic Approach Tips for Enhancing Your Strategic Planning Process

Executives expressed frustration with their current strategic planning process. Issues include:

  1. Lack of systematic approach (70%)
  2. Laundry lists without prioritization (68%)
  3. Decisions based on personalities rather than facts and information (65%)


Steve Rutan and Denise Harrison have put together an afternoon workshop that will provide the tools you need to address these concerns.  They have worked with hundreds of executives to develop a systematic approach that will enable your team to make better decisions during strategic planning.  Steve and Denise will walk you through exercises for prioritizing your lists and steps that will reset and reinvigorate your process.  This will be a hands-on workshop that will enable you to think about your business as you use the tools that are being presented.  If you are ready for a Strategic Planning tune-up, select this workshop in your registration form.  The additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.

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Women in Leadership Seminar and Peer Discussion

2:00 - 5:00 pm

Female leaders face the same issues all leaders do, but they often face additional challenges too. In this peer session, we will facilitate a discussion of best practices and how to overcome common barriers to help women leaders be more effective within and outside their organizations. 

Limited space available.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $495 will be added to your total.

Golf Outing

10:30 - 5:00 pm
General’s Retreat at Hermitage Golf Course
Sponsored by UBS

General’s Retreat, built in 1986 with architect Gary Roger Baird, has been voted the “Best Golf Course in Nashville” and is a “must play” when visiting the Nashville, Tennessee area. With the beautiful setting along the Cumberland River, golfers of all capabilities will thoroughly enjoy the golf, scenery and hospitality.

The golf outing fee includes transportation to and from the hotel, greens/cart fees, use of practice facilities, and boxed lunch. The bus will leave the hotel at 10:30 am for a noon shotgun start and return to the hotel after the cocktail reception following the completion of the round.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $295 will be added to your total.