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Finding and Retaining the Right Talent

Finding and Retaining the Right Talent

 

Evan Wittenberg, Senior Vice President of People at Box, and Kyung Yoon, CEO of Talent Age Associates, came together at the Innovation Talent Roundtable for a conversation about what it takes to find and retain the best talent at all levels across an organization. Greg McKeown (MBA ’08), CEO of THIS, Inc. moderated the panel.  

Sharon Salzberg, “Real Happiness at Work”

Sharon Salzberg, “Real Happiness at Work”

 

We will explore a path to finding real happiness at work. Despite the many hours we tend to spend working, that arena of our lives may not be the source of great fulfillment or meaning. We will look at the qualities that can turn that around, including mindfulness, compassion, resiliency, integrity, and open awareness, and learn practices that help cultivate each of these. Suitable for both new and experienced meditators, the workshop will consist of guided meditations, talks and time for questions and answers.

Sharon Salzberg is cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts. She has been a student of meditation since 1971, guiding meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. Sharon’s latest book is Real Happiness At Work: Meditations for Accomplishment, Achievement, and Peace, published by Workman Publishing. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and is also the author of several other books including the New York Times Best Seller, Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program (2010), Love Your Enemies (2013), Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience (2002), and Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness (1995). 

Yves Morieux: As work gets more complex, 6 rules to simplify

Yves Morieux: As work gets more complex, 6 rules to simplify

 

 

Why do people feel so miserable and disengaged at work? Because today’s businesses are increasingly and dizzyingly complex — and traditional pillars of management are obsolete, says Yves Morieux. So, he says, it falls to individual employees to navigate the rabbit’s warren of interdependencies. In this energetic talk, Morieux offers six rules for “smart simplicity.” (Rule One: Understand what your colleagues actually do.)

BCG’s Yves Morieux researches how corporations can adapt to a modern and complex business landscape.

 

WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO HIM?

 

Yves Morieux thinks deeply about what makes organizations work effectively. A senior partner in BCG’s Washington D.C. office and director of the BCG Institute for Organization, Morieux considers how overarching changes in structure can improve motivation for all who work there. His calls his approach “Smart Simplicity.” Using six key rules, it encourages employees to cooperate in order to solve long-term problems. It isn’t just about reducing costs and increasing profit — it’s about maximizing engagement through all levels of a company. Morieux has been featured in articles on organizational evolution in Harvard Business ReviewThe Economist,The Wall Street JournalFast Company and Le Monde.

 

 

There’s a difference between interest and commitment

 

There’s a difference between interest and commitment

The only way to do great work – Steve Jobs

When you show up, work hard

Twin towers of Integrity

Gary Kunath: “Mastering Life Balance”

Gary Kunath: “Mastering Life Balance”

 

This presentation centers on elevating employee well being and helping people maximize the joy and contentment in their lives so they can a great home life and a great work life. Recent research shows that 70% of employees today would sacrifice pay increases and promotions for family well being. People are overwhelmed by the complexities of their own lives. Instead of employers recognizing this and bringing humanity back to the business and serving as a source of relief, they often compound the issues by adding more complexity to their peoples’ lives.”

 

The leadership revolution and why gamers should lead it: Erwin van der Koogh

The leadership revolution and why gamers should lead it: Erwin van der Koogh

Erwin van der Koogh believes we live in a time of turmoil not seen since the Industrial Revolution.
To survive, let alone thrive, in this new world we need to radically rethink leadership. A leadership not just for CEOs, but for everyone.

 

The secret to satisfied employees is… : Wolter Smit

The secret to satisfied employees is… : Wolter Smit

Wolter Smit states that a lot of companies lack trust. They rely on payback instead of paying forward this creates inefficiency. “Trust is oil in the transaction machine” He gives us a recipe for success: Select the right people for your ‘neighborhood’ and create an atmosphere of trust.