Posts Tagged ‘futureproof’

Agile Relationships to Accelerate Business

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

Building strategic relationships for agile business results are key for 21st Century results.  In our book, Future-Proof Workplace, we highlight that relationships are one of the key factors for success. They need to be deep, networked, and ever evolving. Relationships enhance innovation and speed.

Joining us this week is David Nour, a relationship expert and author of over ten insightful books on how to leverage relationships, will be discussing how to build them and make then last. He has consulted with some of the leading CEO’s in the world and has been a key influencer in this area. His most recent book Co-Create is a seminole work for business leaders that is a must-read.  We will be discussing how you as a leader can build deep relationships that accelerate your personal growth and business success.

David Nour, growth strategist, thought leader, and global keynote speaker

David Nour is a growth strategist, thought leader and global keynote speaker on Relationship Economics®, the concept of the quantifiable value of business relationships. Through his best-selling books, compelling speeches and valuable consulting, Nour demonstrates how relationships are the greatest of-balance-sheet asset any organization possesses, large or small, public or private. He is a popular speaker and delivers over 50 global keynotes a year explaining the hidden assets of relationships, and the art and science of investing in them. He is CEO of The Nour Group, Inc., a consulting firm that advises top global leaders and boards of corporations, associations and academic forums on disruptive innovations to fuel their growth. The Nour Group, Inc., has worked with leading global companies such as Disney, Cisco Systems, Deloitte Consulting, Hilton Worldwide, HP, IBM and more.

 

 

 

Creating a Learning Culture within the State of Tennessee

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

When looking to become an employer of choice, or create a learning culture, many look to the corporate sector for innovation, assuming, wrongly, that the public sector is “behind the times.” This couldn’t be further from the truth within the State of Tennessee, which is seen as a role model for employee development.

Listen as Morag Barrett talks with Dr. Trish Holliday, Assistant Commissioner & Chief Learning Officer for the State of Tennessee, about how the state has transformed their work culture and invested in the development of more than 40,000 employees, ultimately positioning the state as a learning organization.

Dr. Trish Holliday, Chief Learning Officer for the State of Tennessee

Tennessee was the first state in the country to establish the executive position of Chief Learning Officer (CLO), appointing Dr. Trish Holliday to this role. Trish fosters a culture that promotes engagement, encourages retention, and provides continuous learning and leadership development for all employees, ultimately positioning the state as a learning organization.

Dr. Holliday’s commitment and passion for helping professionals reach their greatest potential is rooted in her experience as an adult educator and executive coach, and her early years in full-time ministry as a missionary in Tennessee Appalachia. As a successful change agent, facilitator and storyteller, she is often asked by state leaders to undertake complex problem solving opportunities by bringing people together and helping them discover innovative solutions and develop the leaders needed to execute.

 

 

Leading from the Center

Join us this Thursday at 5pm ET for the Future-Proof Workplace show, as we replay one of our favorite shows from 2017!

Our special guest was Dr. Tony O’Driscoll, Global Head of DukeCE Labs and Lecture Fellow at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. This dual-role affords Tony the opportunity to operate at the intersection of cutting-edge academic research in business and the design of groundbreaking development interventions that get leadership ready for what’s next.

We talked with Dr. Tony O’Driscoll about the changing model of leadership from the center, how to cultivate a leadership system that is agile, and how leadership development must shift. The world around us is drastically changing, and everyone is feeling it at just about every level of their lives. It just makes sense that in this VUCA world, that the old leadership models just simply don’t work anymore. Leaders need to lead from the center. They have to straddle a world that is both complicated and complex, where old ways of thinking about strategy no longer apply. Leaders must know how to navigate the polarities of the work place, and this can only be done from the center – not sitting on the top of a hierarchy that is cumbersome, slow and inefficient.