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Leading and Facilitating Multicultural Collaboration in a New World at Work

Posted by Melissa Sweat on Thu, Oct 19, 2017 @ 03:14 PM

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Leading and Facilitating Multicultural Collaboration in a New World at Work

Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 12:15-12:45 PM PT

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Karina_Jensen_100x100.jpgWorking in an increasingly interconnected and interdependent world provides the opportunity to learn and benefit from culturally diverse perspectives and practices. Yet this potential is not fully optimized within our organizations and communities. The challenges of time, trust, distance, and communication contribute to failed collaborations. The outcome is a lack of innovation, performance, and results. How can leaders and teams meet the new demands for multicultural collaboration and global innovation performance? Join us for an insightful webinar to learn about the multicultural collaboration drivers and findings from a new book on Leading Global Innovation.

About the presenter:

Dr. Karina Jensen, Founder and Managing Director, Global Minds Network Practice Director at Centre for Leadership and Effective Organisations and Professor of Global Innovation and Leadership, NEOMA Business School

Karina Jensen is a Practice Director at the Centre for Leadership and Effective Organisations and a Professor of Global Innovation and Leadership at NEOMA Business School in France. She is also Founder and Managing Director of Global Minds Network, a consulting and training firm. An international management consultant, change facilitator, and educator with 20 years of experience, she has launched and managed global products, services, and programs for leading multinational firms in Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Americas. Karina Jensen has research and teaching experience in the areas of global innovation management, leadership, creativity, and multicultural collaboration. Her new book Leading Global Innovation is based on research with over 200 leaders and 45 multinational firms. Connect with Karina on LinkedIn (linkedin.com/in/karinarjensen ), Twitter (@DrKarinaJensen) or www.globalmindsnetwork.com

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Topics: business results, productivity, Lunch & Learn Webinars, collaboration, team work, leadership

Human Factors in Workplace Design: Designing Spaces that are More Naturally Human

Posted by Melissa Sweat on Thu, Jul 06, 2017 @ 10:18 AM

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Human Factors in Workplace Design: Designing Spaces that are More Naturally Human

Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 12:15-12:45 PM PT

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Melissa_Steach_100x100.jpgWhen we feel better, we work better. That’s one of many reasons it’s critical to consider human factors and ergonomics in workplace design. Be it your home, working co-op or a traditional business location – it is vital that the workplace take the whole human into consideration. An office that encourages movements large and small throughout the day, that allows us to initiate and regulate social interaction, and that takes into consideration factors like personal space, physical and psychological proximity, and territoriality helps us feel better. It improves our health, comfort, and connection. By providing an overview of physical, social, and cognitive ergonomics, this presentation will help participants understand, and even design if interested, workplaces that are healthier for themselves and their colleagues.

About the presenter: Melissa Steach, PhD(c), MA I-O Psychology, CEAS I

Melissa truly believes that work is a physical, cognitive, and social experience. Formally trained as a fine artist, she brings her understanding of aesthetics to the world of workplace wellbeing in her role at Herman Miller as a human factors and ergonomics specialist.

Deeply passionate about sharing the profound effect work environments have on employee experience and wellbeing, Melissa has presented on this topic at FUSE Design and Brand in London and Miami as well as at the OD Network national conference. She is also a best-selling author and recipient of the Emison Art Fellowship.

Melissa is proud to be a part of the Herman Miller legacy and commitment to the creation of cutting edge, effective, and beautiful workplace designs and environments through the use of human focused research.

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Topics: wellness, stress management, business results, productivity, Lunch & Learn Webinars, managing stress

Emotional Resilience in Action: How to Succeed in High Risk Conversations by Lela Djakovic, CEO, EQED

Posted by Melissa Sweat on Sun, May 28, 2017 @ 08:30 PM

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Emotional Resilience in Action: How to Succeed in High Risk Conversations

Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 12:15-12:55 PM PT

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Lela's new photo.pngWhether we initiate on purpose or stumble in by accident, high risk conversations activate our emotions and get our adrenaline coursing, especially when stakes are high. We can feel anxious or frustrated, sometimes to the point where we lose touch with our effective selves.

Imagine if you could navigate these challenging interactions with ease and confidence. By mastering self-regulation, you can easily find your way back to center irrespective of the actions and reactions of others.

In this highly experiential 30 minute session, you will improve your emotional resilience by increasing your ability to regulate emotions in high risk conversations. This gives you that edge to be effective in any conversation.

About the presenter

Lela Djakovic (lela@eqedgroup.com) is the founder and CEO at EQED, a Silicon Valley advisory firm that focuses on designing high performing teams and enhancing business performance by leveraging emotional intelligence (EQ) and resilience skills. She is always searching for the fastest and most effective ways to build EQ, and bring about lasting behavioral change.

Lela facilitates the popular elective Interpersonal Dynamics (aka Touchy Feely) at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She co-founded three other ventures in finance, software and cosmetics. Previously, she worked in leveraged finance and was a credit and commodity derivatives trader at Goldman Sachs in London. Lela holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics from the University of Durham, England.

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Topics: business results, Lunch & Learn Webinars, team work, leadership

Designing for Service: Happy Team, Happy Customer

Posted by Melissa Sweat on Thu, Mar 02, 2017 @ 09:31 AM

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Designing for Service: Happy Team, Happy Customer

Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 12:15-12:45 PM PT

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Erik_Flowers_100x100.jpgMegan_Miller_100x100.jpgOur world is now made of services. We need new tools to think across this space, to not only create memorable and valuable experiences for our customers, but also empower our organizations to change the way we do business for the better. In this talk, we’ll introduce you to an emerging field in the design world: Service Design. Expand your mindset, and add some new tricks to your toolkit in understanding the powerful world of Service Design.

Key takeaways

  • Learn about a new design discipline, Service Design, which helps improve both your customer experience and your organization’s service delivery
  • Understand why every company is a service company, and how a service-based mindset can launch you ahead of the competition
  • Learn how design thinking can help address customer pain points in your service
  • Learn basic terminology and core concepts key to delivering great service experiences

About the presenters

Erik Flowers is a Principal Service Designer at Intuit, a financial services company and maker of the TurboTax, Mint, and QuickBooks. He is re-envisioning customer experiences, and building organizational capacity inside the company to design end-to-end and surface-to-core.

Megan Miller is Service Design Manager for Stanford University IT, where her team works to design seamless and quality customer experiences for the university. She is building momentum around service design and inspiring colleagues to embrace true end-to-end thinking.

Erik and Megan are Co-Founders of www.PracticalServiceDesign.com, an online resource and community of practice for service designers around the world.

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Topics: business results, Lunch & Learn Webinars, team work, leadership

How to Write a Non-Fiction Book in 8 Hours That You Use To Grow Your Business

Posted by Melissa Sweat on Mon, Dec 19, 2016 @ 11:12 AM

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How to Write a Non-Fiction Book in 8 Hours That You Use To Grow Your Business

Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 12:15-12:45 PM PT

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Mitchell_Levy_100x100.jpgImagine writing your non-fiction book in just 8 hours. If this was possible, what would you write about? What would you do with your book? How would you use it to make money? How would you market it, and yourself? Would you write more than one? In this session, Mitchell Levy, the AHA Guy at AHAthat will answer these questions and more.

Key takeaways

Attendees will walk away with the understanding of how to write a non-fiction book in just 8 hours and what to do with it once you’re done.

About the presenter

Mitchell Levy is an accomplished Entrepreneur who has created 20 businesses in Silicon Valley including 4 publishing companies that have published over 800 books. Currently, Mr. Levy is The AHA Guy at AHAthat & CEO of THiNKaha. He is a bestselling author with fifty six business books and a contributor at Entrepreneur Magazine. In addition to these accomplishments, Mr. Levy has provided strategic consulting to over one hundred companies, advised over five hundred CEOs on critical business issues, and has been chairman of the board of a NASDAQ-listed company. 

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Topics: career, business writing, business results, Lunch & Learn Webinars, leadership

Why Every Business Person Needs to Be an "Aha" Leader

Posted by Melissa Sweat on Mon, Dec 19, 2016 @ 10:58 AM

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Why Every Business Person Needs to Be an "Aha" Leader

Thursday, February 2, 2017 from 12:15-12:45 PM PT

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With each passing day, we are continually expected to be more productive. When we don’t know the answer, we either Google it or go to the person (e.g. the thought leader) we think can give us the answer that’s contextually relevant to our situation.
 
Who do we turn to and why? Whether that person is inside or outside our organization, we expect a truthful answer we can internalize. We expect the person we turn to be authentic, transparent, and trustworthy. We expect our own personal thought leader. Shouldn’t you be that thought leader for someone else?
 
Come hear The AHA Guy Mitchell Levy, a Silicon Valley Thought Leader that’s seen and helped deploy and use technology in corporations for over a quarter of a century.

Key takeaways

Attendees will away with their own "Aha" moments while understanding why personal branding and thought leadership are essential components of today’s workforce and your long-term success.

About the presenter

Mitchell Levy is an accomplished Entrepreneur who has created 20 businesses in Silicon Valley including 4 publishing companies that have published over 800 books. Currently, Mr. Levy is The AHA Guy at AHAthat & CEO of THiNKaha. He is a bestselling author with fifty six business books and a contributor at Entrepreneur Magazine. In addition to these accomplishments, Mr. Levy has provided strategic consulting to over one hundred companies, advised over five hundred CEOs on critical business issues, and has been chairman of the board of a NASDAQ-listed company. 

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Topics: career, business results, Lunch & Learn Webinars, management, collaboration, team work, leadership

The Explanation Revolution: Why New Skills Are Needed for a Complicated World

Posted by Melissa Sweat on Fri, Nov 11, 2016 @ 12:06 PM

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The Explanation Revolution: Why New Skills Are Needed for a Complicated World

Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 12:15-12:45 PM PT

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Lee_LeFever_100x100.jpgThe skill of explanation is both essential and easy to take for granted. Master explainer Lee LeFever will be your guide in discovering the true power of explanation strategy and why it represents an opportunity that professionals have ignored for too long.

 

Key takeaways

  • Take a step back and start to see explanation from a new and fascinating perspective
  • Understand why revolutions large and small depend on explainers
  • Learn why so many experts struggle with clear communication and what's needed for improvement
  • Learn a memorable and unique approach to explaining nearly any idea effectively
  • Discover the essential elements of many explanations and why they matter

About the presenter

Lee LeFever has been a professional explainer for over a decade. He is the co-founder of Common Craft, author of The Art of Explanation (Wiley, 2012) and host of the Explainer Academy. Since 2007, Common Craft has won numerous awards, created explanations for the world's most respected brands and created explainer videos that have earned over 50 million online video views. Today, Common Craft produces educational guides, ready-made videos and visuals that are used by educators and explainers in over 50 countries. Lee lives in Seattle with his wife and business parter, Sachi. 

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Topics: career, business results, Lunch & Learn Webinars, management, collaboration, team work, leadership

Human First: How Mobile is Becoming an Extension of Ourselves

Posted by Melissa Sweat on Fri, Apr 22, 2016 @ 11:42 AM

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Human First: How Mobile is Becoming an Extension of Ourselves

Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 12:00-12:40 PM Pacific Time Please enjoy the recording of this past webinar.

SC_Moatti_100x100We all strive to be better human beings. We want an attractive body, a meaningful life and to become more intelligent about the things that count. And the more connected we become to our mobile products, the more we expect the same from those. Mobile products are essentially the new extension of ourselves. Mobile guru and Silicon Valley veteran SC Moatti shares the “human first” principles that are the foundation behind mobile success.

Key takeaways

• Proven approaches to become mobile-first
• The three all-encompassing rules all great mobile products follow
• Case studies of companies leading the way in mobile

SC Moatti Book Signing Mobilized

About the presenter

SC Moatti dedicates her time and energy helping companies succeed with mobile. She is the author of mobilized, an insider’s guide to the business and future of connected technology, and has been called “a genius at making mobile products people love.” While serving as an executive at mobile pioneers like Facebook, Trulia and Nokia, SC launched and monetized mobile products that are now used by billions of people and have received prestigious awards, including an Emmy nomination.

Today, she runs Products That Count, an organization that advises businesses on how to leverage mobile technology and produces some the largest product events in the world, including the Manifesto conference. She also serves on boards of both public and private companies, including mobile technology giant Opera Software (OPERA:Oslo). SC speaks frequently at conferences, has been featured in Forbes and is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review and the Huffington Post. She lectures on mobile and innovation at Stanford University, where she earned her MBA and has a Master of Science in electrical engineering. For more information, visit scmoatti.com.

Topics: emerging technology, giveaway, Technology, business results, productivity, Lunch & Learn Webinars, collaboration

Unleashing the Power of Play with Emmy award winner Gwen Gordon

Posted by Melissa Sweat on Mon, May 11, 2015 @ 04:04 PM

Lunch & Learn Webinar - Unleashing the Power of Play with Emmy award winner Gwen Gordon

Thursday, June 4, 2015 from 12:00-12:40 PM Pacific Time Please enjoy the recording of this past webinar.

Gwen_Gordon_100x100Most of us have been raised to think of play as a frivolous distraction from the serious business of living. But what if we got it backwards? What if play is the essential ingredient for our individual and collective well-being?

Join Gwen as she turns the work ethic on its head and connects some surprising dots to show how a play movement is emerging in every area of life, and why our future as a species depends on it. 

Key takeaways

  • The evolutionary context for the play movement

  • Why play? The costs when we don't, the benefits when we do

  • A bird's eye view of the play movement... everywhere!

  • How the future of work is play

  • Tips for turning proving grounds and battlefields into playgrounds

About the presenter

Gwen Gordon, MA is an Emmy award winning writer and creative director who began a life of play building Muppets for Sesame Street. She left the “Street” to join an Apple research group at the MIT Media Lab where she built playstations for children. Gwen has been an artist-in-residence in settings ranging from Xerox PARC to San Quentin Prison. She earned her masters degree in philosophy and is a pioneer in the field of adult developmental play, publishing and teaching widely on the subject.

Gwen has applied her insights to the design of programs for companies including IDEO and PepsiCo, groups ranging from life coaches to TSA security officers, and for popular films including “What the Bleep Do We Know?!,” and “The Story of Stuff.” Gwen currently blogs for Huffington Post and is producing a PBS special about play called NOW Playing. 

Topics: wellness, business results, productivity, Lunch & Learn Webinars, collaboration

The Gen Z Effect and the Future of Business with Author Tom Koulopoulos

Posted by Pierre Khawand on Fri, Dec 19, 2014 @ 04:28 PM

Lunch & Learn Webinar - The Gen Z Effect and the Future of Business with Author Tom Koulopoulos

Thursday, February 5, 2015 from 12:00-12:40 PM PST Please enjoy the recording of this past webinar.

Tom Koulopoulos The Gen Z EffectGen Z is not just the latest generation but rather a distinct set of behaviors that are going to change business in ways we are just beginning to understand. Join Tom as he shares the ground-breaking research and insights from his latest book, The Gen Z Effect: The Six Forces Shaping the Future of Business.

Key takeaways

  • How the world's changing demographics are going to impact every economic and social institution

  • The unimagined scale and effect of Hyperconnectivity

  • Turning the world into your classroom

  • The shift from Affluence to Influence

  • The bright side of hacking

Praise for The Gen Z Effect by Tom Koulopoulos and Dan Keldsen

"For years, I have experienced enterprises losing the wisdom of generations because of generational divides. This book offers hope and prescription for stemming that loss. It comes at a critical time in the evolution of organizations."

-Jim Champy, author of Reengineering the Corporation

"Working with some of the world's largest retailers I see first hand how critical it is to understand and integrate The Gen Z Effect into an organization's strategy for growth. Tom and Dan provide a clear view of the disruptive force that Gen Z is already having on our businesses and our world, as well as the sort of future we can all look forward to."

-Stephanie Fischer, president & CEO of the Global Retail Marketing Association

About the presenter

Tom Koulopoulos is acknowledged as one of the industry’s leading futurists. He is the author of ten books and founder of Delphi Group, a 20-year-old Boston-based think tank, which was named one of the fastest growing private companies in the US by Inc. Magazine. Delphi provides advice on innovation practices and methods to Global 2000 organizations and government agencies. Tom is also a columnist for Inc.com, an adjunct professor at Boston University Graduate School of Management, an Executive in Residence at Bentley University, the past Executive Director of the Babson College Center for Business Innovation, and past Executive Director of the Perot Systems Innovation Lab, which was acquired in 2009 by Dell Computer.
 
Named one of the industry’s most influential consultants by InformationWeek magazine, his articles and market insights appear frequently in national and international print and broadcast media such as BusinessWeek, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Economist, CNBC, CNN and NPR. Geoff James of CBS Interactive Media called Tom “one of the truly deep thinkers in the arena of technology and culture.” Forbes.com named Tom one of its Business Visionaries with “an incisive view of world trade.”
 
Mr. Koulopoulos’ ten books include his most recent, The Gen Z Effect; Cloud Surfing; The Innovation Zone; and Corporate Instinct.
 
His work has been praised by luminaries such as Peter Drucker and Tom Peters who called his writing “a brilliant vision of where we must take our enterprises to survive and thrive.” And according to the late Peter Drucker, Tom’s writing “makes you question not only the way you run your business but the way you run yourself.”

Topics: generations in the workplace, business results, Lunch & Learn Webinars, management, leadership

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