Duke CE Leadership Series
Today, in a world of exponential change and complexity, our organization and leadership models, tools and practices are being stretched to their breaking points. Problems are more complex and change faster, leaders are more important than ever, but only if they are ready for what’s next. Duke Corporate Education (Duke CE) has designed this Leadership Series as a complimentary opportunity for you to explore these challenges and new solutions with experts from Duke CE and our global educator network. Episodes are 45 minutes with time for Q&A.
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On-Demand Leadership Series Episodes
Putting Purpose Back into Business
Michael Chavez, CEO of Duke Corporate Education
Amidst a global pandemic and widespread social unrest, our world is becoming increasingly volatile and uncertain. In this environment, where strategy is transient, companies need to look to organizational purpose to provide a more enduring sense of direction. A clear and inspiring purpose can help employees navigate ambiguity and make decisions. It can also be a source of inspiration, answering the larger “Why?” question, which has become increasingly important in a world where employees value meaning as much as money.
Managing through a Pandemic:
Leading & Learning with the Brain in Mind
Dr. Srini Pillay, Harvard-trained psychiatrist and brain researcher, entrepreneur and CEO of NeuroBusiness Group
The most recent pandemic has materially changed the way we think, feel and live. Many leaders are in “survival” mode, preoccupied with defending their companies and employees from disruption and potentially damaging financial consequences. In this new psychological, social and financial environment, how can leaders distinguish themselves and inspire their teams to succeed and thrive?
Strategy in the Digital Revolution
Ryan McManus, Co-Founder and CEO of techtonic.io
Today, every business is focused on digital transformation, yet most organizations are struggling to realize value from their efforts and investments. Less than 20% of business leaders believe their digital transformation efforts have been successful. With unprecedented access to data and technology, how is it that firms and their leaders are experiencing such disappointing results? At the root of the problem is the disconnect between how leaders understand strategy and the new rules of the digital revolution.
The Agile Dashboard
Joe Perfetti, Duke CE Innovation Fellow & Leading Expert in Corporate Finance and Strategy
In the age of disruption, we need different, more forward-looking metrics to indicate if our business is agile enough to win the marketplace tomorrow. The Agile Dashboard was developed to help organizations address this gap by creating a set of more forward-looking, predictive metrics centered on Speed, Interactivity, and Pivot.
Seeing Around Corners: Spotting Inflection Points in Business Before They Happen
Rita McGrath, Globally-Recognized Expert on Strategy and Innovation
What is strategy in an age of exponential change? And, how do we ensure our organizations are agile enough to see and seize the next wave of value? During this webinar, you will learn why businesses must become strategically agile, constantly adapting to catch the next value wave and how leaders can develop the skill to see early signals of change and prepare their organizations to act quickly.
N Venkat Venkatraman
Futureproofing Organizations for Digital Disruption
Hari Nair, Advanced Leadership Fellow, Harvard University
N Venkat Venkatraman, Author of The Digital Matrix
Every industry faces new realities in the digital future. Business models and practices that have been tried-and-tested in the industrial age may not work going forward. Your competitors in the future are not only those companies that you have competed against in the past.
Companies that are “digitally-born” bring new competencies rooted in digital technologies. Futureproofing is about preparing your next-generation leaders to recognize and respond to these shifts and prepare for a digital future. This webinar will help you understand key futureproofing concepts and ways to put them into action.
The Future of Learning: Learn to Work
Heather McGowan, Future-of-work strategist, author
Chris Shipley, technology analyst, author, entrepreneur, convener and photographer
We must move from learning in order to work to working in order to learn continuously and prepare ourselves for the unknowns of continuous change. The fourth industrial revolution liberates us from the work of processing and executing routine tasks best done by machines.
This shift in work places pressure on us to rethink our systems of work and learning, and even how we describe work itself. We should now think of work as learning or capacity building. In this view, the creation of products and services provides evidence that learning and capacity-building are taking place. On the webinar, Heather and Chris discuss how to re-imagine the career arc, and re-think and re-tool our organizations for a very different future of work and learning.
Get Ready to Launch Your Next Innovation
Sanyin Siang, Executive Director at the Coach K Center for Leadership and Ethics
Learn how to tackle your own launch – whether it is launching a new idea, project, business or career. Launching anything successfully means changing the status quo and overcoming uncertainty. Successfully navigating the challenges associated with launching something new requires clarity of purpose and intentionality. Hear examples and lessons from industry leaders and the sports world including, Apple, HP, and the NFL.
How Successful Leaders Manage Collaborative Overload
Rob Cross, Edward A. Madden Professor of Global Business at Babson College and faculty in Duke CE’s Global Educator Network
The collaborative intensity of work has exploded over the past decade. Most knowledge workers or leaders spend 85% or more time in a given week on email, in meetings and on the phone. Learn how high performing organizations and professionals harness the power of networks to innovate, execute AND gain 20% of their time back by avoiding the pitfalls of collaborative overload.
Designing Organizations for Digital Disruption
Justin Ferrell, creator, collaborator and educator
Technology is rapidly disrupting how we interact and work. As a result, our organizational structures are becoming outdated and need to be more agile to respond to these shifts. In a human-centered approach, learn from digital user behavior to design creative and agile teams that enable organizations and build organizational and team change.
Other Featured Webinars
Leading in Crisis: Building Resilience in Challenging Times
Michael Chavez, CEO of Duke Corporate Education
Leaders today find themselves in uncharted territory, never before seen in their lifetimes. The difficulty of leading in disorder comes not just from the nature of the crisis at hand, but also from the challenge of working with organizational models that were built for scale, efficiency and stability. Worse, our brain wiring constrains us from the creativity we need to improvise in a totally new set of circumstances. Learn why a human approach based upon understanding reality, anchoring in meaning and empowering improvisation is more important than ever.