Lindsay McGregor and Neel Doshi – Primed to Perform: Building High Performing Cultures Through the Science of Total Motivation
Jun
27
12:00 PM12:00

Lindsay McGregor and Neel Doshi – Primed to Perform: Building High Performing Cultures Through the Science of Total Motivation

While most leaders believe culture is critical to success, few know how to build one, or sustain it over time. In this roundtable, Lindsay McGregor and Neel Doshi will show the Outthinker Network how to do just that.

McGregor and Doshi will explain the counterintuitive science behind legendary cultures, building on over a century of academic thinking, sharing original research into how total motivation leads to higher performance in iconic companies, from Apple and Starbucks to Southwest Airlines. They will introduce Tomo, a simple, highly predictive measurement tool— the Total Motivation Factor— that enables you to measure the strength of your culture and track improvements over time.

Most importantly, they will lead a discussion about how to build great cultures using a systematic and sustainable approach—whether it is a five-person team, a school, a nonprofit or a mega-institution. The result: higher sales, more loyal customers, and more passionate employees.

Speakers: Lindsay McGregor and Neel Doshi

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Salim Ismail – Exponential Organizations: Thriving in a World of Shifting Business Mindsets and Exponential Technology
Sep
9
12:00 PM12:00

Salim Ismail – Exponential Organizations: Thriving in a World of Shifting Business Mindsets and Exponential Technology

Today’s organizations are built for a linear world: hierarchical, centralized, closed, top down and focusing on ownership due to scarcity of people, resources, assets and platforms. They evolved one hundred years ago for an era of economies of scale and relative stability and predictability.

Our environment is changing exponentially, mainly driven by exponential technologies and globalization. As a result, the world is becoming increasingly open and transparent and we are slowly moving from a world of scarcity to a world of abundance.

Exponential Organizations lays the framework for organizations to adapt and thrive in a world of abundance by diving into new organizational structures that leverage exponential technologies and a shifting global business mindset.

Exact date TBD – September 2019

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Peter Fader – The Customer Centricity Playbook: Implementing Strategy Driven by Customer Lifetime Value
Oct
4
12:00 PM12:00

Peter Fader – The Customer Centricity Playbook: Implementing Strategy Driven by Customer Lifetime Value

The most successful companies, from Amazon to Best Buy, understand their best customers are their most valuable asset, and they tailor their acquisition, development, and retention efforts to those customers. Wharton School professor Peter Fader, known a leading expert on customer lifetime value (CLV), data, and strategy will engage us in a conversation around how we can  help our organizations see our customers as individuals rather than a monolith, so we can stop wasting resources by chasing down product sales to each and every consumer.

Fader will offer a 360-degree analysis of all the elements that support customer centricity within an organization.

Through his book at this Roundtable you will learn how to:

  • Develop a customer-centric strategy for your organization

  • Fine tune investments in customer acquisition, retention, and development tactics based on customer heterogeneity

  • Foster a culture that sustains customer centricity, and also understand the link between CLV and market valuation

Speaker: Peter Fader

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Rita McGrath – Leading an Organization through an Inflection Point
Nov
11
12:00 PM12:00

Rita McGrath – Leading an Organization through an Inflection Point

 At this roundtable Rita McGrath will lead a discussion about her latest research and book, “Seeing Around Corners: How to Spot Inflection Points in Business Before They Happen”. Though seemingly sudden, inflection points are not random nor unexpected. Every “overnight” shift is actually the final stage of a process that has been subtly building over time. Armed with the right strategies and tools, smart business leaders can learn to spot inflection points before they hit—and use them to gain a competitive advantage. Rita will discuss finding from her latest research and offer a prescriptive guide to anticipating and capitalizing on disruptive inflection points shaping the marketplace.

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Rob Wolcott – Future Organizational Models to Drive Growth From Within
Apr
29
12:00 PM12:00

Rob Wolcott – Future Organizational Models to Drive Growth From Within

As the pace of change accelerates, the adoption and mastery of flexible organizational structures that unlock growth from within is becoming a critical source of competitive advantage. What do these organizational models look like? Which organizations and organizational experiments can we learn from? How can organizations design new business verticals and ensure that corporate innovation initiatives align with your strategy? How can flexible and traditional structures co-exist? What role do leaders and culture play? What are the practical steps to take to transform your organization for the new digital world?

Taking a long view of how companies, people, and technology interact to solve problems and achieve goals, what might things look like in 5 years? 10 years? 50 years? What should we considering doing right now in our strategy to position ourselves for this future?

Speaker: Robert C. Wolcott

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