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The 3 Best Leadership Conferences

When it comes to leadership, the real question isn’t whether leaders are made or born—it’s whether they’ll decide to rise up and lead. So, decide to grab 2023 by the horns and learn from the successes (and failures) of some of today’s most respected leadership trailblazers. Whether you’re a small-business owner, C-level executive, or leader looking to develop personally and professionally, this list of the three best 2023 leadership conferences will help you get inspired, reframe your challenges, and do work that matters.

1. EntreLeadership Summit

May 30–June 2, 2023

Nashville, TN + Livestream

The EntreLeadership Summit is a world-class experience hosted by America’s trusted voice on money and business, Dave Ramsey. During EntreLeadership Summit, some of the top minds in leadership will equip you to become a better leader, rally your team, and impose your will on the marketplace.

The best thing about EntreLeadership Summit? Who are we kidding—this leadership conference is built on all the best things. You’ll connect with other leaders who’ll become some of your greatest encouragers and sounding boards, get practical takeaways to transform your business, and leave recharged and ready to apply what you’ve learned to your business and life. You’ll also wrestle with topics that hit close to home—like leading through hard times, hiring and retaining amazing team members, building a winning culture, delegating and managing time, prioritizing mental wellness, and having uncomfortable conversations. Past lineups have included heavy hitters like Jim Collins, Dan Cathy, Condoleezza Rice, Jamie Kern Lima, and George W. Bush.  

  • 2023 Speakers: Malcolm Gladwell, Dr. Jordan Peterson, Willie Robertson, Maneet Chauhan, Patrick Lencioni, Ken Coleman, Dr. John Delony and Dave Ramsey
  • Who Should Attend: Business owners or leaders managing anywhere from two to 200 employees within a range of industries
  • Social Media: Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter

2. International Maxwell Conference - Personal Growth Day

March 13, 2023

Orlando, FL + Livestream

Look up leadership guru in the dictionary, and you’ll find John Maxwell listed—okay, maybe not, but he should be. John has been identified as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association and the most influential leadership expert in the world by Business Insider and Inc. magazine. He’s authored more than 100—yes, 100—books on the topics of leadership, capacity, teamwork, relationships, attitude, success, personal growth and communication.

Personal Growth Day is part of the International Maxwell Conference (IMC). No matter where you are on your growth journey, you’re invited to attend Day 1 of IMC. Learn to communicate with yourself and others in a positive way, lead yourself first before leading others, and improve your outlook and attitude so you can propel your relationships to the next level. Choose from three ticket options: General In-Person, General Virtual or VIP In-Person Admission.

  • 2023 Speakers: John Maxwell, plus seven handpicked leaders in personal growth
  • Who Should Attend: Anyone who wants to become the greatest version of themselves
  • Social Media: Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter

3. The Global Leadership Summit

August 3–4, 2023

South Barrington, IL (Live Studio) + Online and Hosted Experience

The Global Leadership Summit (GLS) began in the 1990s as a single event. Today, it’s a two-day, multi-site “catalytic experience” centered on topics covering nonprofits, the marketplace, healthcare, education, government, ministry and corrections. GLS is hosted by Craig Groeschel, leadership expert and founder and senior pastor of Life.Church. Past summits have featured industry heavyweights like Ron Howard, Bob Iger and Dr. Brené Brown. You’ll leave GLS 2023 with inspiration and leadership insights you can put into action right away.

  • 2023 Speakers: TBA - Look for the full leadership conference schedule in July 2023
  • Who Should Attend: Growth-minded, change-driven leaders, aspiring leaders, and people looking to understand and increase their influence
  • Social Media: Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter

Want More Leadership Resources?

Waiting is the hardest part. We know. So even while you’re waiting to attend one (or all) of these top 2023 leadership conferences, here’s some powerful reading to help you develop your skills and become a more confident leader.



If you’re a small-business leader, you can also access EntreLeadership Elite to learn how to apply the EntreLeadership system to lead your team, grow your business, and create a world-class culture.

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