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How Much Change Can Your Inner Child Take? Why We Need To Grow Into Adulthood As Leaders Of The 21st Century

Have you ever sat across a table from a group of business professionals and thought, “How in the world are we expected to consume the amount of change presented?” No, right? You have no idea what I am talking about…

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  • 7 January 2020
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Leadership & Team Development

Nº 241

A Human Way Of Business: Organizational Behaviors Necessary To Redefine Leadership

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We hear more and more about the new world of work, where organizations must learn to adapt to new technologies quickly and innovate or die. Leaders in this new world of work must learn about automation, artificial intelligence and the ever-growing capabilities offered by big data. Everyone in the C-suite is steering through privacy concerns and economic uncertainty, customer expectations and shifting political winds.

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  • 9 December 2019
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HR Management

Nº 240

Finding Our HR Voice: Unfolding Courage, Creativity And Compassion

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We often fear the unknown.

I, although highly introverted, do not consider myself a timid person nor do I hold a common fear of death or loss. That said, over the years of my professional career, I, too, have found myself in a state of anxiety facing ambiguity and unknown at times. On many occasions, I lost sleep. Other times, I found it necessary to reach out to others, whom I have come to witness behold the kind of wisdom necessary for me to keep my heart open. With collective effort, I gained strength necessary to lean in.

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  • 21 November 2019
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Leadership & Team Development

Nº 239

We are on LinkedIn Learning!

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What keeps certain companies standing strong year after year, while others fall away? While myriad factors contribute to a company’s longevity, the presence—or absence—of caring and compassionate leaders plays a particularly critical role. The future of business requires organizations to adopt a human-centered view of leadership.

In a partnership with LinkedInLearning, we share with you in this course the necessary strategies designed to help you connect to your purpose as a leader and build more sustainable organizations. We provide a historical view of leadership and management and highlight new perspectives that challenge the status quo of work and introduce from our study with Stanford University’s CCARE the core human attributes necessary for human-centered leadership, a set of inside-out interventions for supporting the development of trust-based environments.

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  • 16 October 2019
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Leadership & Team Development

Nº 238

Agility Requires Fragility: Why We Must Embrace Science And Humanity In The Future Of Work

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Every Board room I sit in lately, there is reference to the concept of agility.

“We need to be more agile,” C-Suite members say often, “The business is aiming for agility,” says HR Leaders. When we probe on what the concept of agility means, however, we rarely find consistent answers. Further, in discussions, we find agility is often confused with speed of operation or foregoing of organizational structure.

It is critical we acknowledge the birth place of agility and understand how we can best utilize its purpose.

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  • 14 October 2019
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HR Management

Nº 237

The Future Of Work Is Here, What Is Your HR Organization Working On?

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The emerging contours of the new world of work in the Fourth Industrial Revolution are rapidly becoming reality for millions of workers and companies around the globe. The inherent opportunities for economic prosperity, societal progress and individual flourishing in this new world of work are enormous. To realize them depends crucially on all concerned stakeholders’ ability to instigate reform in skill development systems, labor market policies, employment arrangements and existing social contracts. Catalyzing positive outcomes and a future of good work for all will require bold leadership and an entrepreneurial spirit, as well as an agile mindset of lifelong learning from employees…

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  • 7 October 2019
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Leadership & Team Development

Nº 236

The Art Of Learning Side-By-Side: Why The Way We Develop Is Not Working For Our Workforce

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Learning and development represents billions of dollars in investments for businesses – yet every time, I start a learning and development workshop by asking the audience a version of “Who resents being here today?” and with some encouragement, I get to meet a whole new community of peers who are able to list a long number of logical and tangible reasons as to why they dislike corporate trainings.

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  • 30 September 2019
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Organizational Development

Nº 235

Structural Change Is An Easy Way Out: Why We Need To Own Our Corporate Cultures

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For years, we have described culture as something separate from us. “It is just a toxic environment,” we say. “The competition is going to crush us,” “The management is so bad!,” “Why is it so hard to be nice to one another?”

We have used the iceberg model for years now to make the argument that the parts of our cultures that can be seen above the water are a reflection of isolated behaviors and outliers. We have made the case that the submerged part – the invisible continues to shape our experiences and we are unsure how to get in front of “those” behaviors.

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  • 18 September 2019
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Leadership & Team Development

Nº 234

The Path To Mastery In Leadership: What It Is And How To Develop It

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Do you ever wonder why leaders have such a varying level of accomplishment and followership over time?

I did for years and thought I had the perfect answer, too. I thought it was a matter of hard work. My thinking was, “If only I work harder, deepen my skills and run faster than everyone else, with the combination of my cognitive capacity and work ethic, I can reach a level of mastery that offers success and influence in no time.” I believed in that and acted towards it for years until one morning I woke up and discovered I no longer wanted to walk, let alone to run…

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  • 5 September 2019
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Organizational Development

Nº 233

Open-Heart Surgery For Fairness: Why We Need Compassion In The Future Of Work

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Over the course of my lifetime, I have come to know a lot of pain and suffering.

Being a byproduct of multi-cultural, multi-religious parents, who were suffering from an identity crisis, I have come very early to learn about the struggle for one’s belonging. Growing up in poverty, having to share what one has and not having any luxury to hold new curiosities, I have come to understand the struggle for one’s security. When I lost one of my parents in an unexpected traffic accident as a teenager and fell into a deep state of confusion, I have come to experience the struggle for one’s search for meaning. As a young woman, when doctors diagnosed me with a serious illness the first time, I came to acknowledge the struggle for one’s longing for healing. Later, traveling the world for business, learning about work conditions and heart-breaking life circumstances of equal human beings, I have come to witness the struggle for one’s joy.

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  • 24 July 2019