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Connecting People To Priceless Possibilities: Insights From MasterCard’s Chief Human Resources Officer

10/15/2018
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Michael Fraccaro is the Chief Human Resources Officer of MasterCard. In this role, he is responsible for all human resources functions globally, including driving cultural transformation, building leadership capability and creating a company that is “most valued to work for.” MasterCard is about 50 years old with 14,000 employees in 74 countries. From 2012 until assuming his current role, Michael served as Executive Vice President of HR, Global Products and Solutions. In this role, he...

Duration:01:07:55

How Are We Going To Build The Future Of Work

10/13/2018
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Conversations around the future of work usually include questions like, “What is the future of work going to look like?” or “What is the future of work going to bring?”. But this is a very passive view of the future of work. It’s almost as if we are waiting for something to happen to us, as if we are bracing ourselves for a punch to the gut. We need to take a more active role in the future of work. We have to be responsible for designing, creating and building the future of work. Instead,...

Duration:00:01:50

Sweetgreen's CEO On Creating A Meaningful Company Culture And Positively Impacting The Surrounding Community

10/8/2018
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Jonathan Neman is Co-Founder & CEO of Sweetgreen, an American fast and casual restaurant that focuses on simple, seasonal, healthy food that uses locally sourced ingredients. Jonathan and his co-founders, Nathaniel Ru and Nicolas Jammet, started sweetgreen in 2007, opening their first location in Georgetown, DC – just three months out of college. The brand’s strong food ethos, embrace of passion and purpose, and investment in local communities has enabled Sweetgreen to grow into a national...

Duration:01:10:02

Dealing With Change Management Inside Of Organizations

10/4/2018
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Humans are creatures of habit; we are not fond of change. But is it the actual change that we find difficult or is it the process of change? I recently heard a quote that makes so much sense, it is “Everybody loves Disneyland, but nobody likes the journey down there”. That is so true! It isn’t so much the actual outcome of the change that challenges us, it is the long drawn out process of change. Individuals and organizations can get excited about the end result of change, they can learn to...

Duration:00:02:45

Beth Comstock On How To Be A Changemaker, Lead With Imagination And Overcome Challenging Roadblocks

9/30/2018
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Beth Comstock, is the former CMO and Vice Chair at GE and the author of a new book, Imagine It Forward: Courage, Creativity, and The Power of Change. The book pulls from Beth’s experiences and observations from her 20+ years at organizations like NBC and GE and it is about summoning courage and creativity in the face of change. For nearly three decades at GE, she led efforts to accelerate new growth and innovation, initiated GE's digital and clean-energy transformation, started new...

Duration:01:12:33

Creating The Workforce Of The Future: What You Need To Do To Prepare For The Changing Labor Market

9/24/2018
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Charles Phillips is the CEO of Infor, the largest privately held technology provider in the world. During Charles’ time at Infor the company has more than doubled in size and became the first major software company to offer an integrated, end-to-end application suite for entire industries. Prior to Infor, Charles was President of Oracle Corporation and a member of its Board of Directors. During his seven and a half year-tenure, the company tripled in size and successfully acquired 70...

Duration:01:02:28

How to Keep Your Company From Becoming Irrelevant

9/21/2018
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How would it feel if you were on a 30 year train ride on a train that is traveling at such high speeds you aren’t able see anything outside the windows. You would only be able to focus on what is immediately around you in the train; the food you are eating, the other people on the train and the physical space that’s around you. That would be your full reality for 30 years. You probably wouldn’t recognize the world around you when you stepped off the train 30 years later. This is the...

Duration:00:02:41

The Making Of Modern Elders: Why It's Not All About Millennials

9/17/2018
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Chip Conley is a NY Times bestselling author, founder of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, and the Strategic Advisor for Hospitality and Leadership at Airbnb. His newest book, "Wisdom@Work: The Making of a Modern Elder," was inspired by his post-50-year-old experiences as both a mentor and unexpected intern at Airbnb. At age 26, he bought an inner city hotel, renamed it The Phoenix and it is now a popular place to stay for musicians, celebrities, etc. in the Bay area. After that he became the...

Duration:01:12:00

We Still Need Humanity in the Future of Work

9/15/2018
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AI and automation is at the center of a lot of conversations these days. Most of the time these discussions are focused around efficiency and the ability of AI and automation to get a task done. An autonomous vehicle, for example, can pick you up from point A and drop you off at point B. But, I’ve noticed that there really isn’t any discussions focused around the human aspect and how we feel about the process of the task completion. The world’s number one chess player, Magnus Carlsen,...

Duration:00:02:51

Creating A Challenge Culture: Insights From Former CEO Of Dunkin' Brands And Papa John's

9/10/2018
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Nigel Travis is the current Executive Chairman of the Board for Dunkin’ Brands. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Dunkin’ Brands and added responsibility as Chairman of the Board in May 2013. Dunkin’ Brands Group controls nearly 19,000 Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins “points of sale” in more than 60 countries, from Argentina to Japan. Previously, Nigel served as President & CEO of Papa John’s, the pizza chain with annual system-wide sales of $2.1 billion and more than...

Duration:01:16:28

Does Your Company Have A Reason For Being?

9/7/2018
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There are some organizations that are great. Their employees love coming to work, they have satisfied customers and they make a great impact on their communities. There are also organizations that are not so great. But what makes some organizations great and others not so great? The answer is, great companies have a reason for being and others do not. A reason for being is a non-conventional mission statement that is comprised of four main things. The first thing is they have something that...

Duration:00:02:56

The Future Of Energy And How National Grid Is Future Proofing Itself For The Changes Ahead

9/4/2018
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Dean Seavers is the President of National Grid, US. Prior to leading the US portion of National Grid, Dean worked in leadership at companies such as Ford, GE, United Technologies and Tyco. National Grid is one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world - covering the UK and the Northeastern part of the US. They have 16,000 employees – about 10,000 that are customer facing and the other 6,000 or so that are in management roles spread out across three states. National Grid...

Duration:01:15:13

The Truth About Self-Awareness From New York Times Bestselling Author Dr. Tasha Eurich

8/27/2018
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Dr. Tasha Eurich is an organizational psychologist, researcher, and New York Times best-selling author. Over her 15-plus-year career, she’s helped thousands of leaders around the world become more self-aware and successful. With a PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Dr. Eurich is the principal of The Eurich Group, a boutique executive development firm that helps companies—from start-ups to the Fortune 100—succeed by improving the effectiveness of their leaders and teams. Having...

Duration:01:12:21

How Often Should You Measure Employee Engagement?

8/26/2018
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Is there an optimal number of times to check in with employees or gather data on employee engagement? There is an important element of employee engagement that most organizations are missing out on. All organizations want their employees to be engaged at work. Engaged employees are focused, productive and hardworking. But most organizations get caught up in one question. They ask, “how often should I measure employee engagement or employee satisfaction?”. Should we be measuring these things...

Duration:00:03:52

The Future Is Gen Z: What You Need To Know From CHRO Americas at JLL

8/20/2018
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Mary Bilbrey is the Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO) for Americas at JLL, the leading integrated global real estate services and investment management firm. Mary joined JLL in February of 2016. She came to JLL from HSBC, the multinational banking and financial services company, where she was the Head of Human Resources for HSBC USA. JLL is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. Their vision is to reimagine the world of real estate,...

Duration:01:08:42

Encouraging Soft Skills At Work

8/19/2018
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With major advances in technology and the talk of AI and automation invading the workplace, the subject of soft skills has become a huge topic of discussion for organizations and individual employees. I think soft skills are very important, however I think that most organizations are asking the wrong question when they address the topic. Most organizations ask the question, what do we need to do inside of our organizations to teach more soft skills. They believe that they need to teach...

Duration:00:02:52

The Secret To World Wide Technology’s Success From CEO Jim Kavanaugh

8/13/2018
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Jim Kavanaugh is the co-founder and CEO of World Wide Technology. From St. Louis, Missouri Jim played collegiate soccer, then he played for the U.S. Olympic men’s soccer team in 1984 and finally for the Major Indoor Soccer League. He graduated from St. Louis University and began his business career as a sales manager for Future Electronics. He has been recognized two years in a row by Glassdoor as one of the top ranking CEOs for all large businesses in the U.S. He was ranked #2 in 2017 and...

Taking Off The Gorilla Suite: FINCA's CEO On How To Be A Leader That's True To Yourself

8/6/2018
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Andrée Simon is the President and Chief Executive Officer of FINCA Impact Finance, a global provider of responsible financial services. FINCA’s network of 20 community-based banks offer responsible and affordable loan and saving products that empower low income women and men to take control of their financial future. Previously, Ms. Simon served as VP and COO of FINCA International, returning to FINCA after serving for several years as President and COO of Women for Women International, a...

Duration:01:15:57

The Best Career Advice You Haven't Heard

8/5/2018
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Most parents wonder what advice they should be giving to their kids as they grow up and graduate high school. What should they tell them to study in college, what school should their kids go to, what type of career is safe and what type of organization they should be working for. My advice to these parents and their children, is that we all should be like taste testers when we are young and first entering the workforce. We need to sample different things while we are young to figure out...

Duration:00:03:06

Putting The Humanity Back Into Human Resources: EA’s Chief People Officer On The New HR Function

7/30/2018
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Mala Singh serves as Chief People Officer for Electronic Arts (EA) where she focuses on developing their talent and cultivating the company culture. In this role, Mala oversees Human Resources, Talent Acquisition, Facilities and Corporate Services. Prior to this position, Mala spent three years as Chief People Officer at Minted where she helped to define the culture and grow the creative and technical teams during a high-growth period for the startup. Mala began her career in the...

Duration:01:15:41