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Back2Better Webinar: Leading From Anywhere with David Burkus

It’s undeniable that we’re entering a new era of remote work. While many leaders seek to run business as usual, why settle for the usual when remote teams allow us to work even better? The research shows that employees are more productive and engaged when they have the freedom to work from anywhere. Which means leaders need the skills to...

CEOs: Forget V-Shaped Recovery. Lead Y-Shaped Reinvention to Be Better

CEOs worry about the shape of recovery: V, U, W, or L? The V-shaped recovery, while most desirable, is out of question according to the Fed and OECD. Rather than passively dream about a V-shaped recovery of the whole economy, which is beyond their control, CEOs must proactively lead a Y-shaped transformation of their organization. Such a conscious...

Transforming Beyond the Crisis

Transforming Beyond the Crisis The Covid-19 pandemic reminded us how fragile our societies, businesses, and our lives are. It turned things upside down in a matter of weeks....

How can leaders move beyond disruption?

From business to workforce disruption, leaders are going through turbulent times but is enough being done to scale agile, resilient and daring futures? With headwinds to navigate, Terence Mauri, Founder of Hack Future Lab and author of The 3D Leader: Take your leadership to the next dimension, argues that the future belongs to leaders who move beyond...

The Price of Lies

When it comes to political ads on Facebook, anything goes. On Twitter, nothing does. In a speech at Georgetown University in October last year, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, defended the company’s decision not to fact-check political ads on the site. Shortly after, Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s chief executive, tweeted that his company had decided...

Back2Better Webinar: Reinventing the Organization with Ravin Jesuthasan

The world of work is evolving at warp speed. The twin forces of digitalization and the democratization of work have resulted in a 10 year projection on the future of work being realized in just over 5 months. Whether that is the explosion in remote working or the acceleration in automation, our organizations will never be the same. Those that don’t...

Back2Better Webinar: Breaking the Silence at Work with Megan Reitz

How Leaders Hear What They Need to Hear “I want everyone to speak up…even if it costs them their job!”  (Samuel Goldwyn, US film producer) Recent scandals such as #MeToo, Wells Fargo and the Boeing 737 safety issues show us that silence costs careers, reputations and in some cases lives. Professor Megan Reitz’s research suggests that...

Put Friction on Liars, Not Just Their Lies

If truth is the first casualty of war, then lies should not surprise us when politics become a battlefield. The year 2020 is a low point in the integrity of our political discourse. Partisans cannot hear one another.  If they listen, it is not to comprehend but to cut down.  When they speak, it is not to communicate but to conquer.  Fact checks bear...

Back2Better Webinar: Adaptation and Social Capital in a Virtual Environment with Michael Arena

These are truly extraordinary times. Social distancing puts us at risk for social disengagement and threatens to deplete one of our most important and relevant resources—our social capital. Perhaps more than ever, how we are connected is essential for determining productivity, innovation, and individual wellbeing. Based on years of organizational...

Taming Social Media – Before It Eats Us Alive with Ben Pring

On Wednesday, 4 November, Ben Pring spoke on the topic of social media during the webinar “Taming Social Media – Before It Eats Us Alive” for the Big Idea Webinar series from Thinkers50 and Zevio. Ben Pring is the head of thought leadership at Cognizant, where he co-founded and leads Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work. His latest book,...

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