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Off The Shelf: The Technology Trap

Off The Shelf

Release Date: 07/10/2020

Hortense le Gentil on her book: Aligned show art Hortense le Gentil on her book: Aligned

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John Metselaar sits down with author, Hortense le Gentil for a conversation about her recently published book, Aligned: Connecting Your True Self with the Leader You’re Meant to Be.  Together, they explore why today’s leaders should above all cultivate the human touch, what’s holding them back, and how can they overcome this. An inspiring, human conversation on Leadership!

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Kara Goldin on Her Book: Undaunted - Overcoming Doubts and Doubters show art Kara Goldin on Her Book: Undaunted - Overcoming Doubts and Doubters

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Listen to the story of Kara Goldin, in which she shares insights from her life journey from “accidental entrepreneur” to founder of Hint. An accomplished podcaster herself, this time Kara found herself at the other side of the mic as John Metselaar hosted her for The Conference Board’s Off The Shelf channel.  Listen in as they cover lessons from her life which she documented in her book. How she combined passion and purpose to develop a vision, turned into reality through commitment and perseverance.  How, in the process she faced her doubts and fears, confronted them (rather...

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Evert Bleijenberg on his book: Swarm Organisation show art Evert Bleijenberg on his book: Swarm Organisation

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Evert Bleijenberg joins John Metselaar from The Conference Board exploring a novel way to organize work in the future. Evert talks enthusiastically from his “Swarm Organization: Designing Work for a Resilient Future".  Listen to this podcast as we cover three main aspects: the concept of swarms, how to generate the mindshift required and how to learn to use "structure" as a verb (agile, situational) rather than a (rigid) noun. Inspiration for a more human culture and organization of happier, more fulfilled employees doing better work producing stronger results.

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Tell Me More About That: Rob Volpe On His New Book show art Tell Me More About That: Rob Volpe On His New Book

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As anxiety about the crisis in the Ukraine and lingering burnout as a result of two years of the pandemic continue to increase, a lack of empathy is exacerbating tensions in the workplace. In this podcast, Rob Volpe discusses his new book, . His book demystifies empathy and presents five steps that anyone can use to get to empathy when they are interacting with others.

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Strategic Doing”: Ten Skills for Agile Leadership show art Strategic Doing”: Ten Skills for Agile Leadership

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Ed Morrison introduces how to do strategy in today’s world turned upside down, and how to connect it to innovation.  He lays the foundation on why and how to design ecosystems supported by collaboration, conversations, and (double-loop) learning.  He then goes to introduce his 2x2 questioning approach to lead forward and the 10 skills to apply throughout the journey of discovery.   A real, and uniquely applicable gem in today’s complex, networked world!

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Think Like a Breadwinner show art Think Like a Breadwinner

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for The Conference Board’s Women Lead 2032 Festival on September 29-30,2022| Westin New York at Times Square | New York, NY: https://www.conference-board.org/events/women In this episode of Off the Shelf, Cindy Cisneros, Vice President, Education Programs, Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED), interviews Jennifer Barrett, Head of Content at Fidelity Investments on her latest book, Think Like a Breadwinner: A Wealth-Building Manifesto for Women Who Want to Earn More (and Worry Less).  Nearly half of working women in the U.S. are their...

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Dan Toma on his latest book, Innovation Accounting show art Dan Toma on his latest book, Innovation Accounting

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In this episode of Off the Shelf, John Metselaar, ESF Center Director at The Conference Board, interviews Dan Toma, Founding Partner at Outcome, on his latest book, Innovation Accounting. Innovation accounting is a critical component of the corporate innovation process to manage its inherent uncertainty and risk. It complements the conventional financial accounting system.  It needs to be an integrated system of measures encompassing strategy, management, and tactics. In other words, we can change what we measure so let’s measure what adds value!

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Dr. Rohini Anand on Her Book, Leading Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion show art Dr. Rohini Anand on Her Book, Leading Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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Dr. Rohini Anand offers principals for companies to advance D&I across different regions from her book, Leading Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

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Stacey Harris on Her Book, Introduction to HR Technologies show art Stacey Harris on Her Book, Introduction to HR Technologies

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Overwhelmed by the volume and variety of HR software, apps, and platforms? In this podcast, Stacey Harris discusses her new book, Introduction to HR Technologies: Understand How to Use Technology to Improve Performance and Processes. While extremely helpful for HR leaders, Stacey also believes that C-Suite executives will also benefit by understanding how investments in HR technologies can be used to save time, streamline processes, and drive business performance.

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Andrew Winston on his co-authored book: Net Positive   show art Andrew Winston on his co-authored book: Net Positive

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Listen-in as our guest Andrew Winston gives us some key insights from the book he co-authered with Paul Polman, Net Positive. They reveal, for the first time, key lessons from Unilever and other pioneering companies around the world about how you can profit by fixing the world’s problems instead of creating them.

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Join Carl Benedikt Frey, Director of Future of Work at the Oxford Martin School at Oxford University, as he discusses his new book, The Technology Trap. Selected a Financial Times Best Books of the Year in 2019, this book offers a sweeping look at the history of technological progress and how it has radically shifted the distribution of economic and political power among society’s members. During this program, Carl demonstrates how, in the midst of another technological revolution, the lessons of the past can help us to more effectively face the present.