Manager Tools
Manager Tools
Nov 30, 2020
Delivering The Performance Review - HOF 2020
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Our Hall of Fame guidance on delivering a performance review.
Coaching for Leaders
Coaching for Leaders
Dave Stachowiak
508: How to Be More Inclusive, with Stefanie Johnson
Stefanie Johnson: Inclusify Stefanie Johnson is an author, professor, and keynote speaker who studies the intersection of leadership and diversity, focusing on how unconscious bias affects the evaluation of leaders and strategies that leaders can use to mitigate bias. Stefanie is an associate professor at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business, teaching courses on leadership and inclusion. She is also a member of the Marshall Goldsmith 100 Coaches program and was selected for the 2020 Thinkers50 Radar List. She is a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review and many other publications. In this conversation, Stefanie and I discuss her book Inclusify: The Power of Uniqueness and Belonging to Build Innovative Teams*. We look at how optimism may get in the way of building an inclusive workforce. Plus, Stefanie invites leaders to make public commitments and begin using metrics to track performance. Key Points Our two most basic human desires are to be unique and to belong. Leaders often end up with either cohesive teams of people who all act similarly or a lot of diverse individuals who don’t gel. Optimists intend well, but don’t initiate real change unless something triggers them to do so. Optimists should be more public with their commitment to be champions for uniqueness and belonging. Organizations and leaders should set metrics for diversity, just as they do for almost everything else. Resources Mentioned Inclusify: The Power of Uniqueness and Belonging to Build Innovative Teams* by Stefanie Johnson Inclusify Card Games by Stefanie Johnson Book Notes Download my interview notes in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes How to Make Inclusion Happen, with Deepa Purushothaman (episode 307) How to Lead Meetings That Get Results, with Mamie Kanfer Stewart (episode 358) How to Support Women of Color, with Minda Harts (episode 506) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
39 min
PwC's accounting podcast
PwC's accounting podcast
PwC
Forecast 2021: Emerging tech blends mind + machine in finance
In our third season of our What’s next? podcast series, we’re focused on preparing you for the year ahead by offering insights to help you better understand and manage some of the opportunities and challenges that your company might face—think policy, technology, and other big picture topics. In this episode, host Heather Horn sits down with Scott Likens, PwC’s New Services and Emerging Technology Leader, to look at the eight emerging technologies that every company must consider right now and how they are converging to drive greater value than ever across organizations. Scott talks about how finance executives can use these technologies to make better decisions. Topics include: * *0:58 -  The essential eight.* Every year, Scott and his team analyze the business impacts of emerging technologies. This year’s essential eight arose from review of more than 250 technologies.  * *12:30 - Convergence.* Scott and Heather look at how the convergence of multiple technologies produce a higher level of business change and ROI. Noted areas of convergence include: automating trust, immersive interfaces, extended reality, hyper connected networks, and more.  * *27:40  - The CFO’s role.* The technology is ready - are the humans? Here we discuss the ways in which  companies are investing in technology.  * *34:50 - Team effort. *To unleash innovation across the organization, companies must invest in increasing everyone’s digital IQ. We look at how citizen-led efforts drive business results.   * *38:18 - Future predictions.* Scott shares which of the essential eight technologies he thinks will have the biggest business impact over the next few years. Scott Likens is PwC’s New Services and Emerging Technology Leader helping clients in diverse industries use emerging technologies to grow their business. For over 20 years, Scott has worked in enterprise technology, including digital strategy and transformation, technology-enhanced business and IT strategy, enterprise architecture as it relates to emerging tech, agile engineering, e-commerce, advanced analytics, mobile technologies, and social customer engagement. Heather Horn is PwC’s National office thought leader, responsible for developing our communications strategy and conveying firm positions on accounting and financial reporting matters. She is the engaging host of PwC’s accounting and reporting weekly podcast and quarterly webcast series, as well as periodic webcasts for the power and utilities industry. With nearly 30 years of experience, Heather’s accounting and auditing expertise includes financial instruments and rate-regulated accounting.
41 min
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