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Creativity & Innovation


Creativity and innovation, often paired together, have become key strategic pillars for organizations to differentiate unique products or services. Creativity includes pinpointing a new concept or plan through techniques such as reframing, story telling, imagery, extended exposure opportunities, and more. Innovation is the execution of the creative concept or plan. Organizations that leverage innovation typically pull away from, rather than chase, competitors. Investments in centers of innovation, research facilities, and internal games/ competitions have continued to increase.

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FedEx: Executive Development

By Becky Atkeison /Director, Enterprise Health and Well-Being, FedEx Services

As a company with a long standing history of promoting from within, FedEx continues to place great emphasis on ensuring the development of future leaders – and, with good reason.  Some 90% of Officer-level hires are internal, meaning that the company needs to prepare individuals to be ready for w... Read More

Corning Inc.: New Product Innovation Process

By Richard O'Leary /Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Hardinge Manufacturing

For over a century, Corning Incorporated has been a company synonymous with technology-based innovation -- today, the spirit of innovation is stronger than ever. This management case study will look at the evolution of the current Innovation process practiced at Corning. The case will describe the a... Read More
This article outlines a global training program for sales executives that develops business leadership capabilities through training seminars, partnerships with senior managers, and action learning.In this article you will find:•    Training Colgate-Palmolive’s Global Sales Leaders•    C... Read More

The MathWorks

By Elizabeth Haight /Vice President, The MathWorks, Inc.

This article outlines a "just-in-time" transition to a cross-functional team structure, bolstered by action learning, exposure to senior executives, and team leader rotation, in order to make dramatic improvements in the efficiency of the operations department. In this article you will find: Objecti... Read More
This article outlines the Management Development Program and Leadership Acadamy that emphasizes action learning teams as the key to performance enhancement and cultural change in a technical environment.In this article you will find:•    Strategic Issues Facing MITRE•    The Management Dev... Read More

ServiceMASTER

By Dr. Sandy Wells /Building strong leaders for government!

Creating support among all members of organizations for organizational change is a difficult task. How do change architects create the understanding and increase the readiness and enthusiasm for change, while simultaneously managing the fear process to create a “change by design”? The focus of t... Read More

Xerox Case Study

By Fernan R. Cepero /Vice President Human Resources, Southern New Hampshire University

An organizational development initiative that transformed a traditional work culture into an entrepreneurial, self-managing, productive work community, dedicated to increased customer satisfaction and levels of decision-making authority, and enabling employees to develop a better understanding of or... Read More
OVERVIEW OF BUSINESS THINKING:  The concept behind the business thinking curriculum for sales was that the sales executive should think like a business owner.  They should think about the customers of the FedEx customer.  What kept the FedEx customer awake at night when they thought about the pro... Read More
Background Buckman Laboratories is an international, family-owned, specialty-chemical company with headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.  For more than fifty years, Buckman has provided the world’s leading industries with a broad range of specialty chemicals for the papermaking, water treatme... Read More
This article is a change management process for creating and implementing a distinctive firm brand and fostering a unique employer-of-choice culture while driving performance, accountability and innovation to higher levels.  Initiative leverages executive strategic planning and alignment, leadershi... Read More

First Consulting Group: Leadership Development

By Paula Cowan /Strategies | Linkedin Expert | Career Transition | Hidden Job Market | Resume Services | Business Profiles

This leadership development case study describes the innovative approach used by First Consulting Group to design and implement a unique skill, knowledge personal growth program for the Firm’s mid and senior level executives. First Consulting Group is an acknowledged market leader in providing inf... Read More

Mattel: Change and Innovation Process

By Ivy Ross /Vice President and Head of Google Glass, Google

This case study describes Mattel’s Project Platypus – a dynamic change and innovation process for bringing out human potential in an organization through the synthesis of collaborative, action-, and results-oriented experiences, resulting in new business opportunities and high-performance produc... Read More

Service Master Case Study:Enthusiasm

By Dr. Sandy Wells /Building strong leaders for government!

Creating support among all members of organizations for organizational change is a difficult task. How do change architects create the understanding and increase the readiness and enthusiasm for change, while simultaneously managing the fear process to create a “change by design”? The focus of t... Read More

This model portrays Honeywell Aerospace’s plan to change the company (DNA) at all levels.  It includes the model for changing the DNA at All Levels and all relevant information.

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This model portrays MIT’s systems diagram.  The MIT systems diagram covers both (a) changes in culture by having new practices and ways of interacting and (b) employees continually learning and striving for the next levels of growth.  It includes the systems diagram along with instructions on re... Read More
This model portrays St. Luke’s Hospital’s Five Points of the Star Model.  The vision of the Five Points of the Star model was defined as having all leaders, staff and volunteers in St. Luke’s Hospital & Health Network feel valued and recognized from all levels within the Network.  It inc... Read More

Corning

By Richard O'Leary /Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Hardinge Manufacturing

For over a century, Corning Incorporated has been a company synonymous with technology-based innovation -- today, the spirit of innovation is stronger than ever. This management case study will look at the evolution of the current Innovation process practiced at Corning. The case will describe the a... Read More

Abbott Laboratories: Leadership Development

By Don Kraft /Consultant, Don Kraft Consulting

A strategic results and personal change initiative that is designed to prepare the organization for a changing environment within the health care industry by developing the competencies of and retaining high potential leaders.

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Xerox Case Study:Customer Satisfaction

By Fernan R. Cepero /Vice President Human Resources, Southern New Hampshire University

An organizational development initiative that transformed a traditional work culture into an entrepreneurial, self-managing, productive work community, dedicated to increased customer satisfaction and levels of decision-making authority, and enabling employees to develop a better understanding of or... Read More

Avon Products: Global Change

By Marc Effron /President, Talent Strategy Group; Harvard Business Book Author: One Page Talent Management & 8 Steps to High Performance

In early 2006, Avon Products, Inc., a global consumer products company focused on the economic empowerment of women around the world, began the most radical restructuring process in its 120-year history. Driving this effort was the belief that Avon could sustain its historically strong financial per... Read More

Customer and Enterprise Services (CES): Whole System Transformation

By Michael Schecter /President, Talent Strategy Group; Harvard Business Book Author: One Page Talent Management & 8 Steps to High Performance

The Customer and Enterprises Services Division (“CES”) of a Fortune 100 company transformed the experiences of its clients, the internal satisfaction of its talent, and its fortunes by transforming all of its systems, including its talent management systems: It assessed each system that comprise... Read More

Corning Inc.: Creating The Next Generation Of Innovation Leaders

By Richard O'Leary /Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Hardinge Manufacturing

Corning has established a leadership position in glass and ceramics based on a commitment and ability to out-innovate the competition. The company has had a devotion to R&D investment and the delivery of value through applied science since its very origins 157 years ago. In the past decade the c... Read More

Research


Learning Development Systems for Managers Across Global Organization

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

To support the implementation of new People Practices, Major Organizations need to provide training for over thousands of HR manager distributed across the global organization. The objectives of the training include both an understanding of the new People Practices Philosophies, the technical detail... Read More

BPI Senior Executive Board Research Digital Tools - Using HR Analytics in a Powerful Way

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

This report looks at 6 multinational, blue chip organizations all at slightly different stages of their strategy to deploy HR Analytics and put it at the heart of their decision-making culture. The organizations reviewed in this report are shown below. 1. Google 2. Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) 3. ... Read More

Cultural Transformation

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

This report looks at 4 multinational, blue chip organizations and presents them as working (and highly successful), working models of organizations that have transformed from a more conservative business model to a business environment of innovation and risk-taking. It addresses the client’s n... Read More

Management Strategies for a GM within a Matrix Organization

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

The Study Seeks to Identify Effective Work Solutions, Communication Methods, and Management Strategies for a GM within a Matrix Organization. Read More

Talent Management Makes Matrix Organizations Work

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

For business to adopt and deliver through a matrix organizational structure, it must make significant deep and broad changes. Some of them include: the alignment of people, performance, and purpose, the design of decision processes and assignment of clear accountabilities, the assessment of and t... Read More

GLOBAL TALENT MANAGEMENT TRENDS

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

Continued global commercial volatility and unpredictability means talent strategies are constantly evolving. Talent scarcity remains a pressing concerns for most HR principles and this is being reflected by a heavy strategic focus on talent sourcing and retention. Surprisingly, in a time of b... Read More

Retaining Employees in the Liquid Workforce

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

I put the following quick-react-report together in response to questions concerning how to retain employees beyond the first few years in the organization. Read More

Next Generation/Multigenerational Workforce Transformation Research Report

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

The global workforce is made up of 4 generations. By 2025 there will be five generations in the workforce. Each generation displays some unique behaviors and how they perform tasks. Although multiple generations in the workforce are not new, the makeup of the workforce and the reliance on technology... Read More

Successful Co-Located Human Resource Business Partner Alignment

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

Re-alignment of Human Resource Departments from transactional to the transformational has been taking place for the last 20 years. In the past, HR departments were more of a support organization. Many Senior Managers and Executives believed that Human Resource Departments should be more strategic in... Read More

Best Practices in Consultative Selling, Consensus Building, and Negotiation

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

Consultative Selling is a process that builds relationships. It makes sales, but as important, it secures a continuing partnership. The process takes its time to draw specific information from prospects that gives dimension to the customer’s needs and wants. This information then provides the d... Read More

3 Studies in Process Leadership Technology

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

Process leadership is a big picture approach, a holistic, whole systems look. It aims to build or re-engineer effective processes and manage them for the delivery of business goals. Read More

Best Practices in Contingent Workforce Transformation

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

The US Department of Labor defines a contingent worker as “a temporary member of an organization who does not possess a contract for permanent employment.” Under that guidance contingent workers include, part-time, contractors, on call, workers hired for a specific period, professional employmen... Read More

Successful Co-Located Human Resource Business Partner Alignment

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

Re-alignment of Human Resource Departments from transactional to the transformational has been taking place for the last 20 years. In the past, HR departments were more of a support organization. Many Senior Managers and Executives believed that Human Resource Departments should be more strategic in... Read More

Punishment or Development: What is the purpose of Today’s Performance Management Processes?

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

Over the last few years, a growing phenomenon in performance management (PM) throughout premier companies such as Adobe, General Electric, and JP Morgan Chase has been exchanging the traditional annual performance review for a system of ongoing development discussions. Why has this phenomenon beg... Read More

Contingent Workforce Research Report

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

This report begins with a discussion of the different options available for managing a global contingent workforce program. The data for the program options were gathered from reports and interviews. The discussion is followed by the interviews, summary of results, recommendations, and list of re... Read More

Most Loved Workplace Research

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

A new study from Best Practice Institute has revealed some surprising results. In a global survey of over 150 Fortune 1000 organizations companies, we’ve shown that employees who love their workplace are up to 4 times more likely to perform at a higher level than those who do not. This reveal dat... Read More

Test and Learns

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

“Test and Learn” is a term given to business practices aimed at accelerating performance. It assumes that learning is largely a heuristic behavior of trial and error. It’s a pragmatic learning experience in which people are satisfied with “good enough” solutions that could be optimal ... Read More

Comparison of Performance Management Vendors

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

The following is a survey of tools that enable the employee feedback that supports performance appraisals. The intent is to identify and measure those tools that compete directly with Skillrater. I have found that the “big” tools serve Human Resources and Human Capital Management in extensivel... Read More

Matching Analytics to HR’s Chief Goals

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

Almost every aspect of workforce management and top talent identification is viewed as a “high” or “very high” in terms of importance by the HR professionals in our survey. This shows that analytics has the potential to impact talent management at every level but may also signify that anal... Read More

4 Keys for Aligning Talent Strategies in Emerging Global Markets

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

When business dictates the next step is stretching outside the U.S., organizations must tread with care. While the company may have a domestic talent strategy, there is much to consider when looking for overseas talent. Each country has its own unique set of challenges, from how to obtain and tr... Read More
The BPI 25 Top CEO List describes the accomplishments of 25 CEOs studied by BPI. It measures the following variables of the CEO: Tenure; Total Revenue Increase (3yrs); Net Income Increase (3yrs); and key accomplishments. 1. Fred Smith FedEx 8 yrs 30% 53.60% Fred Smith has led FedEx to success throug... Read More

Live Webinars


Next Generation Learning - Adaptive Learning

By Nick Howe /Chief Learning Officer at Area9 Learning | Strategic Advisor | Award-Winning Global Learning Leader | Innovator

The future is now, and if personalized adaptive learning isn't a part of your current learning strategy, you may be falling behind. Adaptive learning delivers personalized, impactful, measurable, engaging learning and is easy to deploy using your content. Traditional learning can waste milli... Read More
John Nelson is a veteran of organization transformation. Whether it is the result of an integration from a merger/acquisition or due to an internal reorganization, John has built a model based on his personal experiences with organizations such as Diversey, Ritz-Carlton Hotels, Baxalta, Cargill, Med... Read More
During this session, you will hear from veterans in the executive coaching industry about their successes and learnings from 100s of executive and management coaching experiences. They will share lessons learned, best practices, what is next for leadership development and more. Read More

STORY MARKETING: Clarifying your employer brand message

By David Mann /Story Building and Storytelling Specialist, High Stakes Presenting

Everyone knows using stories will increase brand awareness. But what if you could also turn your brand message into a repeatable story? What if every staff member and client said the exact same thing about your company? David shows you how stories can be much more useful than just case studies and a... Read More

Women in Leadership: Expanding Influence and Leading Change

By Sally Helgesen /Premier Expert on Women's Leadership | Best-Selling Author | International Speaker

Sally Helgesen is the bestselling author of seven books including her latest book, "How Women Rise," co-authored with Marshall Goldsmith. In this session, Sally will draw on decades of stories and insights to identify the twelve most common habits that undermine women in their quest to become more s... Read More

Talent Alignment During Leadership Change

By Sandy Ogg /Former CHRO, Unilever and Board Member, INSEAD, CEO.works

During times of leadership change, full alignment between management and employees is more important than ever to create a successful corporate culture. In this session, we'll investigate how business leaders can act as the driving force to creating a strong corporate culture, and an environment whe... Read More

Digital Tools - Using HR Analytics in a Powerful Way

By Agnes Johansen /Vice President People and Leadership, Equinor

HR needs to become a more active business partner to leaders in helping them make more informed leadership decisions. In order to do so, HR must take part in the process of providing data in a highly participative and contextual manner. In an effort to become better at using digital tools for HR an... Read More

What Leaders need to know in order to create and sustain an agile organizational culture

By Mary Eggers /Senior Partner and co-developer of “Whole-Scale® Change.”, Dannemiller Tyson Associates (DTA)

Working with organizations around the globe, we have found it universally true that people support what they help to create. This session focuses on a few of the robust Whole-Scale® principles and models that support an agile, empowered culture. Read More

On Demand Webinars


Agile Transformation

By Mary Tabata /Teaching Assistant, Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School & Senior Research Associate, Best Practice Institute

It’s common to think about how Agile Frameworks transform our development and process life cycles. But how can Agile Thinking transform the culture of our whole organization? Innovating ways to bring Agile to whole systems can create breakthrough change and engage stakeholder on all levels. ... Read More
VR and AR are here. Apple ARKit and Google ARCore are turning two billion phones into a magic lens that can arm your workforce with superpowers. Full-body VR offers a digital rehearsal space of such convincing verisimilitude that learners feel they are actually there. How are Fortune 500 companies d... Read More

Create a Culture of Connection

By Michael Lee Stallard /Expert on how effective leaders boost human connection in cultures to improve performance, Meyer Partners

Leaders who develop and maintain a workplace culture infused with connection so that people feel included, supported and part of the team, see a marked difference in performance. Employees who feel connected to people at work are not only healthier and happier, they are also more productive, more en... Read More

The Generation Creative Leader

By Bruce Cryer /Founder of Renaissance Human

Bruce Cryer draws upon a diverse professional background in business management, leadership development, and resilience training, along with refined artistic skills as a singer, writer, dancer, and photographer in helping people find their creative brilliance in business and personal life. Bruc... Read More

Leadership Lexicon

By Richard Bellingham /Executive Coaching and HR Management Consulting, iobility

The idea is to frame all leadership competencies in a two dimensional grid. On the x axis are the 3 meta-skills of leadership: Identify, Build, and Drive. On the y axis are the four dimensions of leadership: Know and Grow Yourself, Know and Grow Your Team, Know and Grow your Organization, and Kn... Read More

B State: Transforming Your Business and Culture in Rapid Time to Achieve Breakthrough Measurable Results

By Mark Samuel /AuthorFounder | CEO | Rapid Culture Change | Award Winning Author | Speaker | Rapid Breakthrough Results, IMPAQ Corporation

Businesses, especially global ones, are challenged to keep pace with the speed of change in their industry. Emerging competition, regulatory standards, M&A’s, new technology, and changing customer demands are forcing organizations to rethink their business models, corporate culture, organizational... Read More

Best Practices in Finding & Retaining Skilled Workers in Challenging Environments

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

Filling the talent pipeline for skilled workers can be a challenge. Talent acquisition should not hold back growth for technology-enabled manufacturing. How can organizations find and retain talent in challenging environments? Companies are thinking creatively to find ways to address talent short... Read More

Best Practices Next Generation/Multi-Generational Workforce Transformation Research

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

What kind of flexibility, agility, and changes are needed to acquire, hire, develop, and enable the high performance of the next generation/multi-generational workforce? Read More

Talent 2.0: Shifting to Human Capital

By Michael Arena /Chief Talent Officer, General Motors

Michael Arena shares his insights from his book, Adaptive Space which describes how connections, ideas, information, and resources allow for greater innovation and adaptability in your organization. Read More

BPI Research Presentation - Best Practices in Talent Management Transformation

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

The BPI Senior Executive Board holds a benchmarking and dialogue session the second Tuesday of each month. Come prepared to learn and share your knowledge and expertise - as well as take part in BPI's process of team development and transformation online. Each Senior Executive Board member may bring... Read More
The BPI Senior Executive Board holds a benchmarking and dialogue session the second Tuesday of each month. Come prepared to learn and share your knowledge and expertise - as well as take part in BPI's process of team development and transformation online. Each Senior Executive Board member may bring... Read More

BPI Research Presentation - HR Business Partner Alignment

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

The BPI Senior Executive Board holds a benchmarking and dialogue session the second Tuesday of each month. Come prepared to learn and share your knowledge and expertise - as well as take part in BPI's process of team development and transformation online. Each Senior Executive Board member may bring... Read More

Best Practice Benchmark-it - Transforming Culture after Merger, Acquisition and major change

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

Enabling our company to transform after a merger/acquisition/major change, yet harnessing the existing momentum and bringing them along. Read More
What will the workplace by like in 1 year, 5 years, or 20 years down the line. The speed of innovation is moving at light speed. Are you keeping up and ready to capitalize on new technologies and processes necessary to get ahead in today's hyper-charged environment? During this webinar, you'll hear ... Read More

Fast Action Benchmarking Session: Culture: High Performance Meets Innovation

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

If culture can be defined as “how we do things around here” and is known to “eat strategy for breakfast”, how are organizations implementing value-based programs, processes and incentives to shape an outstanding employee experience that drives innovation and high performance? Are you encoura... Read More

High Potential Programs

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

This benchmarking session will focus on all aspects of High Potential Leadership Development Programs in Senior Executive Board Organizations including: 1. Key differentiators in high potential talent programs including job fit, engagement and retention, 2. Measurement of the impact of your high ... Read More
Best Practice benchmarking is a critical first step toward developing and designing a leading edge program, system, or intervention within your organization. Before you venture out on your own to diagnose your own system, or if you have already begun designing, it is sage advice to look externally t... Read More
Join Louis Carter and Christi O'Neill as they reveal the best and next practices of 2013, based on BPI research and conversations. Learn what organizations are doing to promote transparency through talent programs and data planning. Engage and share your talent challenges and success stories! Read More

Leadership Agility at Monsanto

By Daniel Coombes /Founder; Executive Coach and Consultant, Catalystic Leadership, LLC

Join Dan and Pam as they present on Monsanto's Leadership Agility Platform and approach! Together, they will share best practice elements and stories from their leadership development platform, describe the four agility types focused on and explain how they utilize a Matrix structure to enhance inno... Read More

Contagious: How Ideas Spread

By Bpi /Learning and Leadership Development Staff, Best Practice Institute

Jonah Berger (author of Contagious: How Ideas Spread) will be presenting on how to create a Contagious Movement around Talent Programs on Wednesday, October 9 at 11:15amET. Learn more about decision making and social dynamics (e.g., social influence) and what makes ideas viral and products spread co... Read More
Traditional talent management programs often fail because much essential infrastructure to support it is missing. (About 70 percent of all talent management programs fail in the first 3 years.) Accelerated talent management (ATM) is a planned approach to accelerating the success of talent managemen... Read More
Any firm, no matter how large or small, whether it’s been around for 100 years or 10 years, needs to think about how to get to what’s next. You don’t have to be Steve Jobs to have the next great idea or create the next great product. What you need is a culture with the five key drivers that sp... Read More

Leapfrogging to Business Breakthroughs

By Soren Kaplan /InnovationPoint, Center for Effective Organizations at USC, Thinkers50 Thought Leader, Fast Company & Inc.

Leapfrogging is about changing the game – creating something new or doing something radically different that produces a significant leap forward. Most leaders and organizations want breakthroughs, but many struggle with the often unspoken leadership principles and practices required for creating t... Read More

How to Create a Culture That Rocks

By Jim Knight /Owner & Founder of Knight Speaker and former Sr. Director of Training & Development, Hard Rock International

This interactive session is effectively designed to highlight best practices to create and maintain a strong internal employee culture. Because of its successes – publically and internally – Jim Knight, former Sr. Director of Training & Development for Hard Rock International will use the viscer... Read More

Kill the Company: End the Status Quo, Start an Innovation Revolution

By Lisa Bodell /Best-selling author and global expert on change and innovation; CEO at futurethink; Advisor/World Economic Forum

Progress doesn’t come from standing still. However, in the ever-changing world of business, many of us have become resistant to change because it can be exhausting and difficult. We’ve become so focused on internal processes and procedures that there’s no time for big-picture thinking and valu... Read More

Evidence-Based Management and Development of Human Capital

By Haig Nalbantian /Senior Partner, Mercer, well-known authority on Human Capital Measurement and Management

Haig Nalbantian is Senior Partner and Founder/Leader of Mercer Workforce Sciences Institute Read More

Multi-Dimensional Organization: Mastering Complexity

By Jay Galbraith /President, Jay Galbraith Management Consultants

Dr. Jay Galbraith is Founder and President of Galbraith Management Consultants. Read More
David DeFilippo is Chief Learning Officer at Bank of New York Mellon. BNY Mellon Asset Management’s leadership development work has garnered external recognition. The Program has been recognized as one of the Top 15 Leadership Programs by Leadership Excellence magazine in 2011 and was previous... Read More

Leadership Sustainability: 7 Disciplines That Get Things Done

By David Ulrich /Speaker, Author, Professor, Thought Partner on HR, Leadership, and Organization, The RBL Group

David Ulrich and Norm Smallwood are Partners at The RBL Group Read More

Leadership for Sustainability and the Importance of Systems Change

By Peter Senge /Senior Lecturer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Sustainability is not a problem to be solved. It is a future to be created. True leadership is about cultivating the collective capacity so that people shape futures they truly desire. In this webinar, Peter Senge will offer insights and practical methods for leaders across sectors who are seeking t... Read More

A Whole New Way of Leading Globally

By Jeremy Solomons /Coach, Facilitator and Trainer in Global Leadership, Inclusion and Teambuilding

GE’s former boss, Jack Welch, once said, “The Jack Welch of the future cannot be like me”. Leaders at all levels are now being called on to work in new and different ways, particularly during these tough economic times. This highly interactive webinar will help leaders: challenge their assumpt... Read More
Bev Kaye is author of Love 'Em or Lose 'Em Suzy Walther is the Global Head of Career Development at Bloomberg. Bev Kaye and Suzy Walther walk through the business case at Bloomberg for Career Development and the how the program was designed. Read More

Integrated Talent Management at Oracle

By Penny Adkins /Director - Talent Management, Oracle

Penny Adkins is Head of Global Talent Management, Centre of Expertise at Oracle Read More

The C-Suite's Role in Talent Management at Novelis

By Leslie Joyce /EVP and Chief People Officer at Exide Technologies

Leslie Joyce is the former SVP and Chief People Officer at Novelis. Read More

Building Leadership and Culture to Drive Growth at Broadridge Financial

By Valerie Norton /Chief People Officer, Habitat for Humanity International

Valerie Norton is VP of Talent Management and Acquisition at Broadridge Financial. Valerie shares strategies and models to build culture and leadership to drive growth. Read More
In this interactive, engaging presentation, the presenter will help convert the impressive ideas in the Fifth Discipline into a few easy to use tools that will also illustrate two key tenets of Systems Thinking - discipline and curiosity. The tools will include, “The Context Awareness Hierarchy,... Read More
Becky Atkeison is Staff Director, Executive Development/HR Initiatives at FedEx Corporation. Learn about FedEx's Leadership Development Program. Read More

Integrated Talent Management at Scripps

By Kevin McDonald /Vice President, BPO Governance & HR Operations at The E. W. Scripps Company (COP, PHR, and HRIP certified)

Kevin McDonald is Vice President, Business Process Outsourcing Governance at The E.W. Scripps Company Read More

Organization Learning in Today’s Business Environment: Newell-Rubbermaid

By Brian Hults /Vice President of Organization and People Development

Brian Hults is Vice President Organization and People Development at Newell-Rubbermaid. Brian shares information on Newell-Rubbermaid's Learning Culture and Succession Planning. Read More

Conversations For Change: Say It Right When It Matters Most

By /Vice President of Organization and People Development

Meaningful conversation leads to project completion, innovation, and results. Leadership requires clear communication. Learn how to use emotional intelligence and communication to produce change inside your organization. Shawn will walk us through three chapters in her recent book, Conversations for... Read More

Entering a New Stage: Adapting to Change

By David Mann /Story Building and Storytelling Specialist, High Stakes Presenting

With the amount of change going on in most companies, imagination is critical; you must remain flexible in order to remain afloat. In this webinar, David will show you how to see beyond your own limitations, break your boundaries, and “find your genius.” With humor and insight, he’ll introduce... Read More

Open Leadership: How Social Technology Can Transform The Way You Lead

By Charlene Li /Named one of the 100 most creative people in business by Fast Company in 2010

New social technologies are popping up every day to allow us to connect and communicate in new ways. At the core, sites like Facebook are transforming the nature of relationships -- and with that, what it means to be a leader. That's because leadership has long been built on the concept of control -... Read More
If you own, manage, or work for any kind of organization, you have one goal above all else — success. And not just occasional, elusive, or temporary success. You’re looking for: • Success you understand and can control • Success you can maintain indefinitely • Success you can repli... Read More
Retention and integration of training and development programs is an ongoing issue, as the well-crafted design and agenda have to withstand the heat and friction of re-entry into the day-to-day demands of the work atmosphere. And if you are looking for innovation and a shift in culture, you need pow... Read More

How to Make Innovation Happen as an Innovation Leader

By Bob Rosenfeld /President and CEO, Idea Connection Systems

The need for innovation has never been stronger. Yet, making innovation happen is easier said than done. In this webinar, 40-year-innovation expert Robert “Bob” Rosenfeld will share his insights as to how he created Corporate America’s first Office of Innovation as well as how people can becom... Read More

Managing the Corporation in Crisis

By Jerry Murff /President & CEO of KWM Technologies LLC; Author of 'The Age of Developmentship', 'Intelligent Leadership', and 'The Utility Factor'

Even with balanced and holistic business performance, there may be times when external conditions almost blow the business apart. It is times like these that a crisis metaphor is needed if the business is to survive. This metaphor is the Apollo 13 mission. The recovery of the Apollo 13 space module ... Read More

Unlocking Internal Innovation

By Kaihan Krippendorff /CEO of Outthinker, author, speaker, Wharton Executive Education

When a business faces new obstacles, the management invariably turns to one of two approaches: option-narrowing and rule-following. They either apply logic to define and narrow down a seemingly complete set of options or they follow a formula of behaviors that have proven successful in the past. How... Read More

Achieving Business Excellence

By John Spence /Executive Consultant, Trainer and Author, John Spence LLC

Based on John Spence’s extensive personal business experience and combined with more than 14 years of in-depth research and rigorous benchmarking studies of the best practices at top corporations around the world, this information intensive webinar is designed specifically to “shake up the think... Read More

Navigating Uncharted Waters - Survive and Thrive in Any Economy

By Michelle Neujahr /Business Growth Coach, Keynote Speaker, The Business Renovation Company

Are you ready to go beyond just surviving in your business? Do you want to thrive regardless of what the current economy does? If so, join Michelle Neujahr as she challenges, educates, and motivates business leaders to chart a new course toward long-term excellence. This content-packed webinar will ... Read More

Momentum Strategy: Brains for Growth

By Jean-Claude Larreche /Alfred H. Heineken Chaired Professor of Marketing, INSEAD

The fundamental driver of personal and business success is undoubtedly growth. In his new book on The Momentum Effect, “JC” Larreche has uncovered the mechanisms of efficient and sustainable growth, based on three research tracks involving hundred of corporations. His powerful and pragmatic road... Read More

Step Up & Speak with Confidence

By Jeff Davidson /"The Work-Life Balance Expert®" Motivational Keynote Speaker, Award-winning Author

To rise in your career, virtually nothing matches the ability to easily and persuasively impact audiences, in meetings large and small. To vanquish the "fear of public speaking", we'll focus on the basics of effective public speaking, and then include advanced topics such as what to do in the face o... Read More
Based on his 25 years of experience in designing and implementing leadership development solutions, as well as his extensive knowledge of the latest research and thought leadership about learning, Steve will share his insights into how to enhance leaders’ ability to learn from experience. He will ... Read More

HR’s Role in Hiring Innovators and Game Changers

By John Sullivan /Speaker, Advisor to Management, Author and Professor

Any review of the latest topics of interest to global business leaders would reveal that “innovation” is a key issue and area of concern for businesses large and small. After years of investing billions in research and development, many of the world’s largest companies have yet to produce any... Read More

The Amazing Way Google Manages Talent

By John Sullivan /Speaker, Advisor to Management, Author and Professor

If you need to be the dominate player in your talent market, you should begin your effort by benchmarking against the world’s first true “talent machine”… Google. Google has, in a handful of years, become the #1 employment brand, securing on their first attempt the top spot on FORTUNE magazi... Read More
Typical product differentiation is no longer sufficient to get your products noticed and to stand out from competition as many consumers, especially younger ones, look for a “perfect” fit between what they desire and what is available. Traditional advertising is not a source of information or tr... Read More