Simon Brown on his new co-authored book The Curious Advantage
January 15 | Off the Shelf Podcast | Comments (0)
Curiosity has profound implications for organizations, leaders and individuals inhabiting today’s digital reality. Pointing to practical tools and case examples, Simon Brown, one of the authors of The Curious Advantage and Chief Learning Officer at Novartis, makes the case for how curiosity can be the greatest driver of value in the new digital economy.
Shannon Huffman Polson on her book, The Grit Factor
January 14 | Off the Shelf Podcast | Comments (0)
What does it take for women to succeed in a male-dominated world? As one of the Army's first female attack helicopter pilots, Shannon Huffman Polson shares her own life lessons, as well as the candid stories of several other elite military women, to energize and enlighten current and aspiring leaders everywhere — whether male or female.
A New Way at Looking at Risk: From the Pandemic to Cybersecurity and Beyond
January 12 | ESG News and Views Podcast | Comments (0)
Bob Zukis will change the way you view the world we live in: it’s one comprising a set of complex systems, from finance and health care, to communications and the environment. Sometimes the failure of a single component can bring down an entire system. And sometimes, as with the COVID-19 pandemic, it can cascade into the failure of multiple systems.
US Labor Market Roundup: November Jobs Report
January 06 | Indications Podcast | Comments (0)
Join labor market experts from The Conference Board as they break down the monthly US Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report. They provide insights on the monthly employment and unemployment numbers and identify key trends in the US job market that business leaders should know about.
How Boards Can Promote a New Leadership Model for Companies
December 18 | Seymour Burchman, Managing Director, Semler Brossy Consulting Group | Blair Jones, Managing Director, Semler Brossy Consulting Group | Comments (0)
Boards are under increased pressure to better invest in the human capital of their companies. Directors now need to work with management in defining the key attributes of their future leadership team – not just to develop the right talent for their decision-makers, but to make sure that talent stays with the organization. This guest blog post by Seymour Burchman and Blair Jones contends that it’s all about building the team that can best support the company’s mission in the face of disruption.
William Spriggs on Workers in the COVID-19 Labor Market
December 18 | Sustaining Capitalism Podcast | Comments (0)
In October of 2020, with COVID-19 case numbers surging, more Americans had been consistently unemployed for at least 20 weeks than had been unemployed—for any length of time—a year prior. With some workers facing increased risks on the job and others worried about being locked on the sidelines, Howard University professor and chief economist to the AFL-CIO, Dr. William Spriggs joins to discuss labor market challenges and policies that could help speed a post-COVID employment recovery.
Key Takeaways from The Conference Board 2020 Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy Forum
December 18 | Tony Tapia, Program Director, Philanthropy & Engagement Council | Comments (0)
During our annual two-day convening of corporate citizenship and philanthropy professionals, a theme of "how we do our work” emerged. Participants heard [the product of] non-profit, academic, and corporate leaders’ reflections on this trying year, including what they learned and how those lessons can be applied to helping companies optimize the efficiency and impact of their corporate citizenship and philanthropy programs.
Report from the Field: How Puerto Rico Reopened for Business Despite Multiple Disasters
December 16 | Jeff Hoffman, Institute Leader, Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy, ESG Center, The Conference Board | Tony Tapia, Program Director, Philanthropy & Engagement Council | Comments (0)
Jeff Hoffman describes the Corporate Social Responsibilities' trip to Puerto Rico through recounting discussions with community and NGO leaders, government officials, and businesses on their rebuilding progress since Hurricane Maria and their resilience in managing the crisis of earthquakes on the island.