Leadership Guru to Deliver Opening Keynote at CompTIA Breakaway 2009

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<strong>Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. &mdash; June 10</strong><br />CompTIA, a trade association for the global information technology (IT) industry, announced that Patrick Lencioni, author of the <em>The Five Dysfunctions of a Team</em>, will deliver the opening address at its Breakaway 2009 conference. Lencioni will address how executives need to prepare their teams now to make the most of the economic recovery.<br /> <br />Breakaway, the premier event for the North American IT channel, is scheduled for Aug. 3-6 at the Mirage Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.<br /> <br />Lencioni, scheduled to speak on the afternoon of Aug. 4, is the author of eight best-selling books with more than 2.5 million copies sold. After seven years in print, his book The Five Dysfunctions of a Team continues to be a fixture on national best-seller lists. Lencioni has spoken to and consulted with a broad and diverse group of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, professional sports organizations, the military, nonprofits, schools and churches. He is the founder and president of The Table Group Inc., a firm dedicated to providing organizations with ideas, products and services that improve teamwork, clarity and employee engagement. <br /> <br />&ldquo;Pat Lencioni is among the most in-demand business speakers, and we&rsquo;re extremely pleased that he will share his insights on leadership, management and teamwork with Breakaway attendees,&rdquo; said Kelly Ricker, vice president of events and conferences for CompTIA. &ldquo;He has a compelling message: This is the time for executives to take action so their companies are positioned to emerge stronger than ever when the economy turns around.&rdquo;<br /> <br />Each year Breakaway attracts senior executives from companies at the forefront of technology innovation and the business and channel partners they rely on to bring products and services to market. The conference provides a setting for exhibitors and attendees to learn new ways to grow their businesses, gain insight into the latest industry trends and form new partnerships. <br /><br />Conference registration for Breakaway is free for technology resellers and solution providers who are members of CompTIA, and just $199 for nonmembers. In addition, a special offer on rooms at the Mirage is available to Breakaway attendees. Hotel reservations made before July 1 will receive the Breakaway special rate of $90 per night between Aug. 2 and 6. <br /><br />For more information, visit <a href="http://breakaway.comptia.org" target="_blank">breakaway.comptia.org</a>.<br />

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