Annual Conference Keynote Speaker: Ron Black

Coming to the AGC of Alaska 2018 Annual Conference
Keynote Speaker: Ron Black


Ron Black


Motivational speaker Ron Black will be the keynote speaker at the AGC of Alaska annual conference set for Nov. 7-10 in Anchorage. Black is known for leading companies and audiences to higher levels of performance. With a friendly enthusiasm and hard-hitting “ponder points,” Black captivates audiences and challenges their thinking to help them radically improve profits, strength and growth.

His core competencies in business, leadership and projects were forged hands-on. As the founder of several companies (construction, distribution and technology), a former Fortune 500 marketing vice president and a management consultant (since 1988), Black has experienced and dealt with the inevitable challenges of growing resilient companies in turbulent markets. Called in by lenders, venture capitalists and senior management, he has turned around four troubled firms and boosted the performance of more than 250 top organizations.

Black has been published by Penguin Group and MacMillan Publishers Ltd., and his third book, “Leadership: The Everyday Superhero’s Action Guide to Plan and Deliver High-Stakes Projects,” hit Amazon’s Hot New Releases list. His clients include many notable organizations including: the University of California, Los Angeles; Intel; Boeing; ADT Tyco Fire & Security (now Tyco Integrated Security); Eaton; CONEXPO-CON/ AGG; Independent Electrical Contractors; Schneider Electric; the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency; the U.S. Army’s Special Operations Command; and many others. Black has presented at more than 2,000 meetings and conferences in 47 states and on four continents. He resides in the Pacific Northwest, is a former U.S. Marine, an avid trail-runner, a cook for his lovely wife, and the proud papa of three grandchildren.

His ponder point for the 2018 AGC of Alaska conference participants is, “Are you in control of your business … or just going along for the ride?” Please join us for both of his timely and engaging programs.

Thursday’s program

Acrobatics for Overachievers, Productivity and Life Balance for Today’s Ultra- Busy Professionals

Today’s top achievers are plagued with churning priorities, competing deadlines and long hours. This novel technique combines what we know about high-performance and life-balance choices to improve productivity, job satisfaction and our overall sense of well-being.

  • Simplify priorities, build momentum and deliver results with control-point strategies.
  • Find your optimum productivity zone.
  • Identify and bust your stressors.
  • Rethink and rebalance your productivity, job satisfaction and overall well-being

Discover how to get more done, get home sooner and have more energy left to live.

Friday’s program

Strategic Leadership for High-Performance Construction Companies

In this workshop, participants will be challenged to self-assess their strategic leadership choices against a backdrop of the four major success/failure causation factors. Learn about the financial, marketing and operational dynamics at play and glean straightforward best practices for every level of your organization, with the primary goal of building a more profitable, flexible and resilient company. This program is helpful to all, whether at the top management level or a proposal writer on the team.

Black will also discuss the challenges and opportunities of leading a multigenerational workforce and offer tips for growing the percentage of millennial team members through discussions about how to lead teams, understand the team’s needs, find blind spots and identify work-style preferences within the team.