Based on his background as a military history scholar and a serial entrepreneur, Symes likens this pandemic business environment to wartime. There is no time to make sure things are perfect. The rigid and reflexive thinking that many leaders rely on during peacetime will cripple leaders in wartime. If you freeze you perish. Symes delivers a series of webinars offering practical guidance for surviving a pandemic, including fundamentals of how to stabilize, a roadmap for regrouping and business processes for moving forward.
Out of the original Fortune 500, only 65 remain. Why is that? What do high performing organizations do differently than others? It turns out there are a couple of consistent trends you can find in all of the organizations that stand the test of time. And, they are not that complex. They are, however, difficult to execute on. This keynote dives into the gap between high performance organizations, and the rest to identify the ‘right stuff’ and define excellence.
The second most important role in most Silicon Valley giants is now the head of Human Resources. In a connected world, dominated by knowledge and service work, those in the cutting edge are rethinking how they manage Human Resources. This keynote is designed to bring together some new thoughts and best practices on HR and how the best are helping their people grow and thrive – not only as contributors at work, but holistically as people. Do you really know your customer?
Every great organization was created on the foundation of solving a problem for a customer better than everyone else? The challenge is that the desires of the customer change more rapidly than most organizations can keep up. Do you have a way to understand your ideal client? Are you spending time with the right clients, or the ones that are the loudest? Do you have a way to say ‘no’ to clients who are not a fit for your service? This practical keynote is designed to leave you with the best models for understanding, assessing, and winning with the right clients.