Like you, leadership expert and professional speaker Billy Arcement has seen many forms of leadership. Is it political savvy? Is it discipline or risk taking? Is it learned or a genetic code? Is it only reserved for a select few? Is it better suited for the ambitious? Is it being able to persuade others? Here is how he approaches and defines leadership.
For over 30 years he held senior corporate leadership positions. These experiences help him look at leadership through his unique “leadership lens.” Billy views leadership as needing to focus on service to others. It’s not about YOU but the people you serve. He sees leadership as an earned title, not one imparting fear in others or demanding respect for the position. Leadership is a privilege and an obligation. It’s caring, teaching and developing the best a person has to offer.
Billy is often referred to by clients as a Leader’s Leader. He possesses abilities to grasp what’s happening and to apply solutions. He is most noted for his insights to improve performance and grow teamwork. His training sessions are rich in content, humor and filled with challenging ideas. He knows how to make the “people connection” with integrity, deep caring and a sincere desire to help. And, his clients appreciate the customized conversations and attention to detail he provides.
He was elected to and served 12 years on his local school board. His statewide peers elected him as State President of the Louisiana School Boards Association. He is especially recognized for his in-depth understanding of school board responsibilities. And, for the past 25 years, he has shared his “Children First” philosophy with school board members across America.
He is the author of the internationally published book, Searching for Success. He co-authored, Journeying on Holy Ground, a book about setting life’s priorities. His newest book, Leading Yourself, Leading Others is due out by the end of 2016. The American Business Journal On-line publication distributes his leadership column nation-wide to thousands of readers each month.
Corporate clients include Stone Energy, Entercom Entertainment, Louisiana Cat, Douglas Publications and Five Guys Restaurants. The Missouri Emergency Preparedness Association, HUD, USDA profited from his governmental leadership strategies. The National School Boards Association and many state school board associations say he is one of the best presenters on school board leadership and service to children.
He earned a Master’s of Education degree with a focus on administration and supervision. He is a charter member (30 yrs.) of the National Speakers Association New Orleans chapter. His chapter recognized his contributions to chapter leadership by naming its most prestige’s service award in his honor. He is also a 36 year member of the National Speakers Association. Billy has lead corporate responsibilities for product quality and ISO 9002. He managed environmental and safety regulatory compliance. He also had oversight of his company’s global customer/technical service activities.
Billy’s life contains a long list of leadership accomplishments. This translates to presentations that are not theory but the truth as he sees and lives each day. He is a leadership expert. He is a Leader's Leader.
- "This book has soul. Your faith and personal commitment shine forth from almost every page. With this book, you have made yourself even more valuable to the rest of us." Phillip Van Hooser, CSP, Professional Speaker, Princeton, KY
- "I found myself consistently using this book when working with troubled students and discouraged parents. This book served as a reminder to all educators to find success in our own purpose for life before we attempt to effectively facilitate success in the lives of our students and staff." Nancy T. Horton, Prirncipal, Flour Bluff ISD, Tex
- Billy Arcement—A Leader’s Leader A Very Special Honor Every now and then, life brings pleasant surprises. Such was the case when Billy’s local National Speakers Association chapter in New Orleans decided to name a leadership award after him. In June of 2004, the chapter board of directors unanimously voted to honor Billy by creating the Billy Arcement Leadership Award. While not an annual award, it is reserved for those individuals within the chapter that have shown exemplary leadership for the chapter. Chapter leaders consider this award to be the highest honor a chapter member can receive, likened to The Cavett Award the highest award given by the National Speakers Association.