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Back2Better Webinar: How to Marry Love and Work in a Post-COVID World with Jennifer Petriglieri

The last 12 months have turned careers and relationships on their heads. Remote working, home schooling and living in closer proximity to our loved ones than ever before has raised fundamental questions about the meaning of work, the interaction between our careers and families and how we want these to play out in the future. Workers across the globe...

Back2Better Webinar: The Art of Entrepreneurship at Scale: The Engine 2 Imperative with Chris Zook

For decades, one dominant pattern accounted for 90% of profitable growth in the most successful businesses. This came from driving a strong core business to full potential, increasing market share, innovating to grow the profit pool in its industry, and moving into adjacencies surrounding the core using a repeatable model that was constantly re-applied....

Back2Better Webinar: Sponsorship in Action with Sylvia Ann Hewlett

Many people know the benefit of finding a sponsor—someone who goes beyond traditional mentorship to partner with a junior-level employee to help build their skills, advocate for them when opportunities arise, and open doors. But few realize that being a sponsor is just as important to career growth as finding one. Well-chosen protégés contribute stellar...

Back2Better Webinar: From Envy to Inspiration with Kriti Jain

Pressure situations can quickly create a negative mindset. Our ‘animal’ brain begins to perceive others as a threat to our grandiose self-centered existence. We get into a survival mode which means we relish in the misfortunes of others and indulge in destructive competition. Instead of motivating ourselves to be better, we sabotage our ‘rivals’.  That...

Back2Better Webinar: A New Leadership Playbook for the Digital Economy with Doug Ready

We know a lot about the changing nature of work. We know that technology, demographic shifts, societal and cultural changes, as well as changes in the location of wealth creation and economic power are all factors that are influencing our business and work lives. But, with all that we have learned about the changing nature of the world of work, surprisingly...

2 from MIT Sloan make Thinkers50 Radar list

MIT Sloan alumnus Matt Beane and Mitsui Career Development Professor and assistant professor were named to the 2021 Thinkers50 Radar list on Jan. 21. The list features management thinkers expected to make an impact in the coming year. The Thinkers50 picks for breakout management experts include MIT Sloan researchers exploring the future of work with...

Back2Better Webinar: Developing Change Leadership Capability in an Online World – Friend or Foe? with Deborah Rowland

In a year of profound global disruption, the need for leaders to be able to handle uncertainty, complexity and unprecedented change has been never so vital. Deborah’s three decades of research and practice in the field of how to lead big change have consistently pointed to the same conclusion – it takes deep inner skills, i.e., the capacity to tune...

Top innovators to watch in 2021

Celebrating the formidable minds engaged in some of the world’s biggest ideas and concepts, Thinkers50 has released its annual global ranking of the thinkers to watch this year. From the Moroccan-born dean of a South Korean business school and the Danish campaigners for diversity to the Russian expert on digital trends in China and two Trinidadian...

Back2Better Webinar: Times of Complexity Call for Caring Leadership with Dan Pontefract

There are only two kinds of leadership in this world: leading self and leading others. It’s that simple, only two. Your ultimate goal is to master and deliver on them both. In the midst of a pandemic, times are as complex as ever. Now, more than ever, how you lead yourself and others might become the defining moment of your leadership career. ...

The Bold Ideas To Tackle Today’s Toughest Global Challenges: Announcing The 2021 Thinkers50 Radar Class

Throughout 2020, company leaders and employees encountered unprecedented challenges, as I had previously shared in Forbes. But at the dawn of a new year, many issues continue to confound us and the way we work and lead. So it was encouraging for me to see that the global thought leadership needed to solve current and future challenges has not diminished...

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