Traditional Leadership Tools are Dead Along with Hierarchy

Join us this Thursday at 5pm ET for the Future-Proof Workplace show!

As we careen into the 21st Century, it is becoming increasingly clear that the traditional tools and techniques of the 20th Century are designed for a bygone era. Gone are hierarchies and traditional talent management tools that served a great purpose in industrial settings, but are not as effective in the fast-paced world of the gig economy and agile organizations. Strategy as we know it is no longer the business power house it used to be. Organizations can be gone by the time they pull together their strategy, yet alone try to implement it. Leadership is much more distributed and project-based than the control-based vertical leadership of the past. Join us in talking about the new shape of the 21st Century workplace and the new tools and approaches that will catapult you and your organization to the forefront. We will be discussing these topics with Michael Chavez, CEO of Duke Corporate Education, who is leading the cutting edge for the work world of the future.

Michael Chavez, Chief Executive Officer for Duke Corporate Education

Michael’s interest and focus is on helping his clients to connect strategy and leadership. In particular, he teaches, facilitates and advises in the areas of leadership and culture, organizational networks, team collaboration, strategy and execution. Michael brings to Duke CE more than 20 years of experience in the fields of executive management, marketing, strategy consulting, and organizational learning and development. He has led projects all over the world and in a variety of industries, including software, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, retail, financial services and media.

 

 

 

 

What to do when Machines do Everything – How do Humans Get Ahead?

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A couple of months ago, artificial intelligence and robots seemed like great dinner party discussion, but it has fast become a reality of the world of work. When we published our book last April, there were only a few hotels that were run by robots (a novelty at the time). Fast forward 10 months, and robots and hotels are becoming the norm.

The Internet of Things is fast shaping the way we interact with our world, and it is only just beginning. No industry will be left untouched. Industries and careers are transforming before our eyes; and some are rising, and some are falling. How will we survive?

Join us with our guest Benjamin Pring, co-leader of Cognizant’s Future of Work Center – a global technology organization that helps clients bring the future of work to life today. We will be discussing case studies and strategies to put into action today for success tomorrow.

In the 20th Century Humans were the Extension of the Machine – What about the 21st Century?

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Robots are taking all the jobs… or are they? The automation economy both destroys and creates jobs, and most of us will be “working side-by-side with robots” in the future. The extension of “man and the machine” is well recognized as the hallmark of the 20th Century. What the 21st Century offers is the integration of humans and the machine.

What does this all mean for us as a race as we go forward? What will work mean, and what will it look like? What kind of jobs will we be doing, and how will be learning? All important questions that will drive this century, which will be the most advanced and profoundly impactful on humanity in history. Join us this week as we talk with J.P. Gownder, VP and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research. We will be discussing the 10 key predictions for the evolution of automation in 2018 that everyone should know and prepare for.

J. P. Gownder is a vice president and principal analyst with expertise in devices and platforms. His research covers the role that technology innovations play in the workforce, employee experience, and the adoption of emerging technologies. He leads Forrester’s research into the impact artificial intelligence, automation, and robotics have on the future of the economy and the workforce. He also covers virtual and augmented reality, wearable computing, PCs, tablets, mobility, smartphones, and the devices and systems that power retail experiences. He also has expertise in operating systems, software, applications, and the digital platform wars. J. P. holds M.A. and B.A. degrees from Harvard University.