Human Capital Watch™: Leadership Skills for Turbulent Environments
20 March, 2013 | (01 hr)
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The pace and disruptiveness of change is exacting a toll on organizations and their leaders, making sustained high performance an even greater challenge. Turbulence is the new normal and the search is on for the essential skills needed for leading effectively in such conditions. There is also the realization that those organizations which best master those skills can gain a competitive advantage when others fail in developing them. Human Capital professionals are quick to call for more “systems thinkers,” with excellent change management skills, but many questions remain, such as:
- What other capabilities and skills are also essential?
- What do such capabilities operationally look like?
- How can senior Human Capital leaders create initiatives that develop these essential skills within their own organizations?
- Are there specific guidelines or design criteria for helping them do that?
Joseph McCann, Ph.D., Principal Researcher on Human Capital, The Conference Board, and an award-winning author for his own work on mastering turbulence, will explore these questions by leading a panel discussion which will draw upon more than 20 years of research and experience of two additional notable practitioners: author and accomplished senior consultant, Anna Tavis, Ph.D., Executive Editor of People & Strategy, and Mal O’Connor, Ph.D., Vice President and Principal at CFAR.
Rebecca L. Ray, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Human Capital, The Conference Board
Rebecca Ray is senior vice president, human capital at The Conference Board and the leader of the Human Capital Practice. Human capital research at The Conference Board focuses on human capital analytics, labor markets, workforce readiness, strate... Full Bio
Anna Tavis, Ph.D.
Dr. Anna Tavis has pursued a Global Talent Management, Learning and OD career in business, academia, and consulting. She is the Executive Editor of People and Strategy Journal and is a Board member of the Human Resource Planning... Full Bio
Mal O’Connor, Ph.D.
Mal O’Connor is a Vice President and Principal at CFAR, a private management consulting firm specializing in strategy and organizational development. For over twenty years he has worked with business leaders to create sustainable soluti... Full Bio
Joseph E. McCann, Ph.D.
Joseph McCann is a principal researcher in Human Capital at The Conference Board and an internationally acknowledged scholar, consultant, and author of many books and articles on leadership development, organization design and strategic change, kn... Full Bio