This unique event will host progressively-minded decision makers from a variety of industries. Attendees will be exposed to cutting edge principles provided by the brightest minds from high performing organizations globally.
PRESIDENT/CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
WD-40 is the trademark name of a penetrating oil and water-displacing spray WD-40 Company. By 1993, WD-40 was in 4 out of 5 American households and was used by 81% of professionals. In 2014, WD-40 was inducted into the International Air ∓ Space Hall of Fame at the San Diego Air & Space Museum. The global brand is now stocked in over 187 countries worldwide and sells over 1,000,000 cans per week
It’s often said, that any organization is nothing without its people. Countless books and courses on leadership, address this well-known and accepted axiom. Then why are nearly 70% of all employees in the United States disengaged at work? Clearly, the conferences, books, courses and motivational speakers are insufficient to make a difference. This session will look “under the hood” of one of the world’s most recognized brands, where employee engagement is above 93% and 98% say they “love to work at WD-40 Company”, and 99% say that their “opinions and values are a good fit” for WD-40 Company.
This high level of engagement has resulted in the company doubling its revenue in the last decade and is on a trajectory to double again in the next. Garry will share his company’s “learning moments” over two decades to transform the company’s culture, beginning in 1997.
In this session, the lessons and principles will include:
Communication and engagement are key to any organization’s success, here Garry will equip you with the tools to build a solid collaborative workforce that is ready to succeed.
DR. LAUREN COHEN
HEAD OF MANAGER EXCELLENCE & RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO.
HEAD OF EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $3.4 trillion and operations worldwide. The Firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of customers in the United States and many of the worlds most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands.
In this session, you’ll learn how one of the world’s leading banks is evolving its approach to leadership development. Six years ago, the firm made a strategic decision to ensure everyone in a people management role globally had the skills, mindset and behaviors to create one strong leadership culture for the firm. Today, the effort continues with an enhanced focus on leadership team development and driving manager excellence. The team has been deepening and scaling its impact by expanding partnerships throughout the firm and embedding the learning in the work. The efforts are enabling managers to lead through dynamic and challenging times while preparing the organization for the future.
COL. DARCY SCHNACK (PHD)
DIRECTOR: CENTER FOR ENHANCED PERFORMANCE
UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY: WEST POINT
Colonel Darcy Schnack graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1996, obtained her Master’s degree from Boston College in 2006 and completed her PhD in Sociology in January 2019. Darcy has served at various levels of leadership in the U.S. Army, having completed two tours in Iraq in 2004 and in 2009. She is an Academy Professor and is currently the Director of West Point’s Center for Enhanced Performance, which houses their Performance Psychology and Academic Excellence programs.
Col.Schnack understands the psychological strains that America’s top military personnel endure. Col. Schnack will unpack how West Point develops leaders of character and enhances their mental skills through performance psychology in the military, academic and physical pillars.
No matter how significant, the outcome of any event can never be equated to a life and death situation faced by active military personnel on the battlefield. In this session, you will hear how behavioral leadership, goal setting and mental skills training are utilized and perfected at West Point.
HEAD: DIVERSITY, INCLUSION & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Kevin is the Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement for the Cavs, which is only one of four sports teams across all professional sports to have a dedicated Diversity and Inclusion department. As a former basketball player, Kevin started his career with Procter & Gamble and has had prominent roles within the likes of Bon Secours, Mercy Health, Russell Corp and the United States Tennis Association.
In this session, Kevin will be addressing what drives team dynamics and how diversity and Inclusion is imperative to team performance. He will provide you with solutions on how to break down the ‘‘barriers’’ to drive intrinsic inclusion and leadership competency at every level. This will include a discussion on community engagement and how this impacts the success of the team.
PROF. DEBORAH ANCONA
PROFESSOR OF MANAGEMENT
FOUNDER OF THE MIT LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
MIT SLOAN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT
The MIT Sloan School of Management is the business school of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Its degree programs are among the most selective in the world, with many influential ideas in management and finance originating from the school, including numerous Nobel laureates. A recent study underscores the substantial economic impact of the Institute’s alumni entrepreneurs, whose companies have created millions of jobs and generate annual revenues of nearly $2 trillion—a figure greater than the gross domestic product of the world’s 10th-largest economy.
In this session, Professor Ancona will present 5 key areas that you need to know to lead in an exponentially changing world. The ideas presented are from research done at the MIT Leadership Center, with the most recent findings and results published in the Harvard Business Review and the Sloan Management Review in 2019. These ideas have been implemented in many companies around the world to improve innovation and enable change. She will also share insight into walking the line between creativity and chaos, as well as how to manage uncertainty, which drives strategic effectiveness.
DIRECTOR: GOOGLE SCHOOL FOR LEADERS
We are living in times that are increasingly complex and unpredictable. Look around us. Increasing urbanization, global connections, exponential technology and shifting demographics are colliding to create faster disruptions to business than we have ever seen before. Leaders need more than just new skills to handle these rapid transformations – they need new ways of thinking in order to navigate unprecedented circumstances.
It is time for a paradigm shift and to modernize leadership development. To create lasting change and keep up with the times, leaders must become more self-aware and expand their range of behavior choices and this requires working on their thinking (not just acquiring a new skill or behaviour). And to begin this journey, we would like to share a model of how to make sense of complexity and discuss what it takes to expand personal mental models. We will share learning’s and applications from our work with leaders at Google.