Digital Isn’t Software Or About Technology, It’s A Mindset

The most dominant companies are now digital-first. Think Netflix over Blockbuster or iTunes over Tower Records. Aaron Dignan founding partner at TheReady explains in this talk that for future success companies need a purpose, responsive structures and processes to support it, the right people, and (most importantly) how these need to be combined to make products that serve a community larger than any employee or organization.

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Are Your Employees Givers Or Takers?

Adam Grant has spent years studying relationships at work, and specifically how Givers, Takers, and Matchers fare in the workplace. In this talk he breaks down the three basic kinds of people types and offers simple strategies to promote a culture of generosity and keep self-serving employees from taking more than their share.

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Why Leaders Eat Last

In this talk leadership expert Simon Sinek reveals the hidden dynamics that inspire leadership and trust. In biological terms, leaders get the first pick of food and other spoils, but at a cost. When danger is present, the group expects the leader to mitigate all threats even at the expense of their personal well-being. Understanding this deep-seated expectation is the key difference between someone who is just an “authority” versus a true “leader.”

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John Doerr On Why People And Culture Cannot Take A Back Seat To Business Execution

John Doerr, chair of the venture capital firm KPCB, has been a board member of Google (now Alphabet) and mentor to Google’s founders since the company’s beginning. Doerr sat down with Prasad Setty, Google’s VP of People Analytics & Compensation, to discuss the importance of People Operations and why companies should try to get clear on what the company’s culture is, because, Doerr says, “culture will allow your team, your people, yourself to make the right decisions more often and faster.”

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The Progress Principle

Harvard Business School professor and author Dr. Amabile explores inner work life — the emotions, perceptions, and motivations that people experience as they react to events in their work day. Her research team discovered that, of all the events that can deeply engage people in their work, the single most important is making progress on meaningful work.

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The Five Dysfunctions Of A Team

Patrick Lencioni is the author of several bestselling books, including “The five dysfunctions of a team”. In this entertaining talk he speaks about the essential elements for high performing teams. I also highly recommend reading his book “The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything in Business” in which Patrick provides a foundational construct for conducting business in a way that maximizes human potential and aligns the organization around a common set of principles.

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How To Start A Cultural Revolution, Keynote By Ben Horowitz

How should founders building companies (or leaders trying to turn their company around, address disruption, beat competition, and so on) go about creating a true winning culture? Horowitz shares key takeaways from the only successful slave revolution in the history of humanity — the Haitian revolution led by Toussaint L’Ouverture in 1791 — in this keynote at Startup Grind.

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Working Like A Network

As the world becomes more interconnected, value creation is shifting from the individual to the collective. Resilient, high-empathy teams will drive the best business outcomes.

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“The Future (People) Work”

53 Min Video of Talk by Jennifer Dennard, Org Design & People Operations @ Medium