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How To Ensure You Are A Destination Of Choice For Talent, The Business Value Of Culture, The Future Of Leadership And Much More

6/18/2018
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Jeffrey Puritt serves as the President and CEO of TELUS International, Inc. Puritt has international experience in communications and technology sectors including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, strategic planning, corporate reorganizations and asset and contract management. He joined TELUS Communications Inc. in 2001 and served various positions including Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions at TELUS. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from York University...

Duration:01:16:19

US Chairman Of PwC On The Future Of Leadership, The Evolution Of PwC, How To Be A Purpose Led, Values Driven Organization, And Much More

6/11/2018
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Tim Ryan is the US Chairman and Senior Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Previously he served as the Vice Chairman, having responsibility for the firm’s strategy function and stakeholder relationships including investor relations, regulatory affairs, public policy, corporate responsibility, marketing and sales and human capital. PwC is a multinational professional accounting services firm. It has 55,000 employees. Tim has over 25 years of diversified experience serving clients in the...

Duration:01:09:49

What Is The Future Of Work?

6/10/2018
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A lot of people ask the question, “What is the future of work”. But that is not the right question we should be asking. Why? Because it leads to two major assumptions. First, we assume that there is one single future that could happen. Second, we assume that the future is something that happens to us and that we have no control over it. But both of these assumptions are incorrect. There is not just one singular possible future, there are multiple potential futures that could happen based on...

Duration:00:02:33

Former Netflix Chief Talent Officer Reveals What She Learned From Working At Netflix, How The Company Got Its Start, How To Use Tough Love In HR And Much More

6/4/2018
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Patty McCord is the author of the book, Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility and starting in 1998 she spent 14 years at NetFlix, serving as Chief Talent Officer. She has more than 15 years experience in Human Resources with high-tech companies. She was the Director of Human Resources at Pure Atria, now Rational Software Corporation. She served as Human Resources Manager at Borland International. McCord also ran the Corporate Diversity Programs department at Sun...

Duration:01:34:44

Who Controls Work: The Employee or the Employer?

5/31/2018
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There is a big debate these days about whose responsibility it is to create a sense of purpose for employees at an organization. Is it up to the employee or the employer? Many people believe that in order to create a workplace where people actually want to show up the employer needs to give employees challenging, exciting and inspiring work that creates a sense of purpose. But, the truth is, the employee controls the work. It is the employee who picks which jobs to apply for, whether or not...

Duration:00:01:34

Podcast Mashup: A Look Back At The Advice Given By Past Guests

5/29/2018
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Since we are starting the week with a holiday, I thought we could do something a little different. I have interviewed a lot of fascinating guests over the years ranging from the CIO of IBM to the Chief People Officer at McDonald’s to the CHRO at Allstate and many, many others. And towards the end of most of my interviews I ask the guest to give us some advice in the area of their expertise. We have received a lot of great advice over the years and so I thought it would be fun to compile a...

Duration:00:43:31

When Technology Becomes a Human Problem

5/26/2018
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Technology is a vital part of our organizations today, but a lot of times we neglect the technology problem and focus solely on the human problem. The truth is both are connected and we have to learn how to fix them both. Employee experience, corporate culture and effective leadership are all a huge focus point in many companies today, and rightly so. However, most companies are focusing solely on the human problem, when they should also be looking at the technology problem as well. Think...

Duration:00:02:23

Vistaprint’s CEO On How To Modernize Your Organization, Why They Stopped The Annual Review, Dealing With Rapid Growth, And Much More.

5/21/2018
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Trynka Shineman is the CEO of Vistaprint, a 20 year old global company that provides online custom printing, marketing materials, and a lot more. She brings more than 20 years of experience in market research and analysis, strategic planning, database marketing and e-commerce to her role. Prior to her current position, Shineman held a variety of roles at Vistaprint including president, chief marketing officer, and chief customer officer. Before joining Vistaprint, Shineman was a director...

Duration:01:07:29

Former Girl Scouts CEO On The State Of Work, Why The Future Is Bright, The Reason Age Doesn't Matter And More

5/14/2018
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Frances Hesselbein is the President and CEO of The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute, founded as The Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management and renamed in 2012 to honor Hesselbein’s legacy and ongoing contributions. Mrs. Hesselbein was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States of America’s highest civilian honor, by President Clinton in 1998 for her leadership as CEO of Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. from 1976–1990, as well as her service as “a pioneer for...

Duration:01:21:50

Why You Need To Learn To Speak Up At Work

5/13/2018
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I constantly hear stories about how people feel they are working for an organization where they feel like they don’t have a voice or where they don’t feel like they can be themselves. It doesn’t have to be this way! We have to learn how to speak up at work. It is so important for every employee to participate in group conversations, to give feedback to managers, to be honest and to give their opinions and point of view. Not only will it make employees feel heard and appreciated, but it will...

Duration:00:02:33

Allstate’s CHRO On How The Company Has Evolved, Skills For Employees Of The Future, And Why It Is Good To Be Uncomfortable

5/7/2018
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Harriet Harty is the CHRO for Allstate Insurance Company Harriet Harty is the CHRO for Allstate Insurance Company. She is responsible for developing their talent strategy and the tools and programs to enable the enterprise to attract, develop and retain engaged and talented employees. Since joining Allstate in 1995, Harty has held a number of key human resources positions. She was senior vice president, with responsibility for executive, broad-based and sales compensation; benefits;...

Duration:00:55:07

How Do You Drive Change Inside Of An Organization?

5/6/2018
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When an organization gets to a point where they realize they need to change things up, they typically start by looking at people in leadership and management positions. They feel that the issues in the company can be solved by changing the people at the top. But the truth is, instead of starting with people we should first take a look at the system. The system that you build is typically more powerful than the people who are within that system. Just bringing in a new manager or a whole...

Duration:00:02:46

Chess Master And CEO Gives His Take On The Skills Gap, The Future Of Leadership, Universal Basic Income And Much More

4/30/2018
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Alan Trefler founded Pegasystems and as CEO has built the company into a $750 million provider of customer engagement solutions with 4,000+ employees based in Boston with 30 global offices, growing about 20 percent annually. Trefler’s life’s work has been to design a platform for living applications that businesspeople can evolve to manage the constant disruption and change in today’s customer-centric economy. Trefler’s book, Build for Change, describes a new generation of customers with...

Duration:01:06:26

Everything You Need To Know About People Analytics from Pfizer’s Head Of Talent Analytics

4/23/2018
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Arun Chidambaram is the Global Head of Talent Analytics at Pfizer. His main area of focus is building and sustaining analytical capability within HR for large global corporations. Chidambaram has deep experiences in quantitative and visualisation methodologies, advanced analytics and research, experimentation and modelling, building collaborative and strong relationships across matrix organizations, and driving key business strategies and organisational change initiatives through workforce...

Duration:01:07:22

Work Is Life And Life Is Work

4/22/2018
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We spend a majority of our lives working, therefore work and life are not separated. What kind of life do you want to have? In the past there has always been a clear distinction between a person’s work and their personal life. A person would leave work at 5pm and drive home and they would push work out of their minds so they could focus on other things. Nowadays that clear distinction isn’t there, the lines are blurring between work and life. We hear people talking about work-life balance...

Duration:00:02:51

Behind The Scenes At Freshbooks: “Blind Dates” With Coworkers, Creating A Secret Competitor, Being The Longest Living Cocktail Party, And Much More

4/16/2018
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Mike McDerment is the founder and CEO of FreshBooks, the world’s #1 cloud accounting software for self-employed professionals. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, it was built in 2003 after he accidentally saved over an invoice. McDerment spent 3.5 years growing FreshBooks from his parents’ basement. Since then, now with around 300 employees, over 10 million people have used FreshBooks to save time billing, and collect billions of dollars. McDerment mentioned that an employee at Freshbooks...

Duration:01:02:20

Should We Be Scared Of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Automation

4/13/2018
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There is no question about it, AI and Automation have been at the center of many debates and discussions in the workplace. Many people are asking what the role of AI and Automation will be in the future of work. Will they create more jobs than they replace, or will they replace more jobs than they create. If you look back at history, you can see that new technology, such as electricity or steam power, has always created more jobs. But today there seems to be a lot of fear surrounding this...

Duration:00:02:33

Artificial Emotion Intelligence: How It Can Enhance Our Lives, Advances Over The Past Few Decades, And Some Valid Concerns

4/9/2018
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Mary Czerwinski is the Research Manager at the Visualization and Interaction (VIBE) Research Group at Microsoft. She worked in computer-human interaction for Bellcore, the Johnson Space Center, and Compaq, and also held an adjunct position at Rice University while at Compaq. She moved to Microsoft in 1996, as a usability tester in product development. Czerwinski’s research focuses primarily on emotion tracking, information worker task management, and health and wellness for individuals...

Duration:01:09:28

Employee Engagement VS Employee Manipulation

4/7/2018
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Employee engagement is at the center of a lot of conversations inside of organizations these days. The problem is, investment in employee engagement has never been higher while the employee engagement scores have never been lower. So what is causing this disconnect? Most organizations want their employees to be happy while working, however they are going about it the wrong way. Instead of redesigning the core workplace practices around the employees, organizations are keeping their outdated...

Duration:00:02:10

A Look At The Future Workplace: The Role Data Plays, Top Trends, How To Keep Up With The Fast Pace Of Change, And Much More

4/3/2018
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Gordon Wright is the Senior VP and Global Director of HOK’s Workplace Practice. Based in Chicago, he leads diverse project teams that solve clients’ business and organizational challenges related to real estate business process, strategic planning, workplace strategy and change management. HOK has about 1,800 employees across a network of 23 offices on three continents. HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm. Their mission is to deliver exceptional design ideas...

Duration:01:09:28