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People Analytics and Change

Click here for the PowerPoint slides (in PDF format). People Analytics has made great strides in the world of HR, rapidly becoming a core capability that most CHROs feel they cannot do without. Yet even as organizations continue to build greater people analytics...

Analytics and OD: Twins Separated at Birth?

Analytics and OD: Twins Separated at Birth?

During the development of the modern HR function over the past half century, four disciplines emerged that define the essential expertise for strategic HR: business strategy, organization design, organizational development (OD) and analytics. As Dave Ulrich has often noted, the traditional HR function was very inward looking. In contrast, each of these disciplines requires an […]

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Your Operating Model Needs a Brand Strategy

Your Operating Model Needs a Brand Strategy

A winning brand strategy is essential for a successful business strategy. Done right, the brand strategy clearly articulates the customer value proposition – why our customers pick us over the competition. Leaders know this and strive for the clarity of purpose a winning brand strategy provides. A simple and compelling brand strategy can focus everyone’s attention on a very small number of strategic priorities that define strategic success, providing a “true north” to focus on.

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Digital Work Transformation

Click here for a PDF of the slides Everyone is talking about how AI, machine learning and digital technologies are transforming business and the nature of work. Yet there is little clarity around how to make sense of the difference between digital product transformation versus digital work transformation, and the implications for what capabilities the […]

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Optimizing the Operating Model

In this webinar, Alec Levenson will detail the critical elements including the difference between the strategic business model and the operational business model, and the role that organizational capability plays in uniting the two.

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2019 Sponsor Meeting Presentations

Downloadable PowerPoint Presentations in PDF format from the 2019 Sponsor Meeting at the Portofino Hotel in Los Angeles.

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Leading Innovation

In this webinar, two of the world’s leading experts on innovation and creativity, Soren Kaplan and Jennifer Mueller will share insights from their research and consulting with organizations. CEO’s Alec Levenson will lead a lively discussion with Drs. Kaplan and Mueller on how to overcome the cultural barriers and leadership biases to breakthrough innovation.

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2018 Sponsor Meeting Presentations

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Systems Diagnostics are Essential to Create High Performance

Systems Diagnostics are Essential to Create High Performance

Alec Levenson explains that at its most fundamental, a systems approach demands that we look at the entire organizational system when diagnosing the sources of performance problems to identify solutions that work.

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Analytics and Design for High Performance

In this webinar Drs Levenson and Fink review the evidence on the roles of technology and control systems in promoting performance, separate from employee engagement. They show how engagement can help enhance performance in some jobs while having little to no impact in other jobs.

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