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Mind the Gap: How Human Resources Can Become More Integral to the Corporate Boardroom Agenda

A chapter for the second edition of “The Handbook of Board Governance,” authored by Jay A. Conger, Ph.D. and Edward E. Lawler III, Ph.D.

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The High Potentials Advantage: The Differentiating X Factors

In this webinar, Jay Conger will highlight findings from his newest book The High Potentials Advantage (co-authored with Allan Church) released in January 2018. He will discuss a set of key differentiators―the five “X factors”―that set high potential leaders apart across a broad range of companies and industries.

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The Rise and Fall of Talent Management: Time for Reinvention

Drawing upon research conducted with the Corporate Research Forum, Jay Conger will share the results of a global survey on the current state of talent management. This webinar explores the forces that have been eroding the efficacy of talent management innovations over the last several decades and proposes next steps to begin reinvigorating the field.

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Human Resource Management: The Role of Boards

Jay A. Conger (CEO and Claremont McKenna College) and Edward E. Lawler III (CEO) – Along with the intellectual and knowledge property they create, human capital has become the most important intangible asset that most corporations possess. Yet surprisingly little corporate boardroom time is spent on human capital issues.

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Influence and Persuasion Skills, 1/30/15

Jay Conger discussed the four primary fault lines in leadership. He presented opportunities to “shake-up” the current industry of leadership. Jay covered the cultural attributes and emerging needs in leadership as well as common derailers and transition demands.

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Sustainable Effectiveness Governance Model: Moving Corporations Beyond the Philanthropy Paradigm

This article by Edward E. Lawler III (CEO) and Jay A. Conger (CEO) argues that the ‘sustainable effectiveness’ model of how organizations should operate is a stark contrast to the philanthropic.

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The Sustainable Effectiveness Governance Model: Moving Corporations Beyond the Philanthropy Paradigm

Edward E. Lawler III (CEO) and Jay A. Conger (CEO) discuss how historically, organizations have adapted themselves to the paradigm of sustainable effectiveness either by adding a philanthropic function or a department focused on sustainability initiatives. However, both approaches fall seriously short in terms of effectiveness.

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Becoming A Compelling Presenter: Lessons from the Best of the TedX Talks, 3/4/14, Recording

The TedX Talks offer a unique opportunity to observe in action some of the world’s best presenters. In this webinar, Jay will share his insights into how you can apply these same techniques to your presentations.

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Leveraging the Secrets of Memory Champions to Craft Memorable Messages, 2/7/13, Audio/Slides

How many meetings have you attended where you literally forgot most of what you had just heard by the meeting’s end? In this webinar, Jay Conger explored how to make the message behind your presentations endure far beyond the meeting. He covered the techniques developed by memory champions which you can deploy in your own presentations.

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