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Leaders Breakfast Atlanta 2015



Date: Friday, May 1, 2015

Time: 7 – 10 a.m.

VenueHigh Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree Street, N.E. Atlanta, GA

Speaker: David Burkus, author of The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies and People Generate Great Ideas
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Honoree: Stephen Swicegood, IIDA, FAIA, NCARB, LEED® AP, Principal and Managing Director, Gensler
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David Burkus, 2015 Keynote Speaker

david burkusDavid Burkus, The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies and People Generate Great Ideas

David Burkus is the author of The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies and People Generate Great Ideas. His work on leadership, innovation, and strategy has been published in numerous scholarly journals and practitioner publications. He is a contributing writer for Forbes, 99U, Psychology Today, and the Harvard Business Review blog. His work has also appeared in Fast Company, Inc., Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and the Financial Times.

As a speaker, he has delivered keynotes and lectures to a diverse set of audiences, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies to the U.S. Naval Academy. David is Assistant Professor of Management at the College of Business at Oral Roberts University, where he teaches courses on leadership, creativity, strategy, and organizational behavior. He is a fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts and was named an “Expert-in-Residence” by Creative Oklahoma.

Burkus is the founder and host of LDRLB, a podcast that shares insights from research on leadership, innovation, and strategy. He is a graduate of Oral Roberts University, holds a master's in organizational dynamics from the University of Oklahoma, as well as a Doctorate of Strategic Leadership from Regent University. Burkus lives outside of Tulsa, Oklahoma. with his wife and son.




Thank you to the Leaders Breakfast International Benefactors.

Stephen Swicegood, 2015 Leadership Award of Excellence Honoree

stephen swicegood

Stephen Swicegood, IIDA, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP, is the Managing Director of the Gensler Atlanta office. A graduate of the Auburn University College of Architecture, Design and Construction, he is a 40-year veteran of the architecture and design profession. In 2004, he completed a three-year term on the AIA National Board of Directors. He currently serves on the CoreNet Atlanta Board of Directors and chairs the chapter’s programs committee.

As Managing Diirector of Gensler Atlanta since 2004, Swicegood has grown the office to over 80 staff. In 2012, Gensler Atlanta was ranked second by revenue volume among Atlanta interior design firms. Current and recent clients include The Coca-Cola Company, 22squared, GE Energy, The Home Depot, Invesco, King & Spalding, Philips Electronics, SunTrust Bank, and Turner Broadcasting.

Described by one client as “a trailblazer who has redefined workplace design,” his thinking on workplace strategy and design has been featured in international publications such as Chief Executive, Financial Times, Architectural Record, Interiors, and Interior Design. He was elevated to the AIA College of Fellows in 2003 for his pioneering work connecting workplace design to business strategy.