Technology and outmoded ideas of leadership have driven a wedge between people. It's faster to text than to have a real conversation with someone, and it's easier to give a directive than to ask people for their ideas. Faster and easier is not better. Somewhere along the way, people forgot about the importance of building relationships and connecting deeply with each other. Connection is not just good for business, it's good for humanity. When people care about each other, they bring a stronger level of commitment to their work. It fuels initiative, passion and compassion. Michael Gelb has identified seven relationship-building skills that include: cultivating humility as the source of strength and confidence, spreading positive energy to bring out the best in everyone, and eliminating destructive patterns like judging, blaming and complaining. Please join us Thursday to learn how to connect, communicate and develop meaningful relationships at work and at home. Michael J. Gelb is the author of The Art of Connection and has pioneered the fields of creative thinking, accelerated learning, and innovative leadership. He leads seminars for organizations such as DuPont, Merck, Microsoft, Nike, Raytheon, The London Business School and the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business. His skills as a professional juggler who performed with the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan, led him to teach juggling as a way to promote accelerated learning and team-building. He is the coauthor of Brain Power and author of How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci and several other bestsellers.