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February 2019

Mary Abbajay with Managing Up: How to Move up, Win at Work, and Succeed with Any Type of Boss

February 20
Bethesda MD Bethesda United States

Mary Abbajay is an acclaimed and sought after public speaker, organizational consultant, facilitator, and trainer. She is the president and founder of Careerstone Group, LLC, a professional development consultancy that delivers leading-edge talent and organizational development solutions. She helps clients develop the strategies, skills, and sensibilities needed for success in the 21st century. Her expertise lies in helping clients create dynamic and productive workplaces that foster professional and personal excellence and growth. In short, she is committed to creating workplaces where…

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Anthony Abraham Jack with The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students (A Bridge Builder Event)

February 26

Anthony Abraham Jack, a native of Miami, received a scholarship to attend Gulliver Prep, an elite private high school in south Florida. He went on to receive degrees from Amherst College and Harvard University. He is currently a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows, an Assistant Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and the Shutzer Assistant Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. About The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students Getting in…

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Anthony Abraham Jack with The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students (A Bridge Builder Event)

February 26

Anthony Abraham Jack, a native of Miami, received a scholarship to attend Gulliver Prep, an elite private high school in south Florida. He went on to receive degrees from Amherst College and Harvard University. He is currently a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows, an Assistant Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and the Shutzer Assistant Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. About The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students Getting in…

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Judah Pollack with The Net and the Butterfly: The Art and Practice of Breakthrough Thinking

February 28
Gainesville, FL Ashburn United States

Judah Pollack is a former faculty member of Stanford StartX and current lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. As a speaker and strategic advisor in the art of leadership, he works regularly with the US Army Special Forces and Red Team University, as well civilian clients such as the Plexus Institute, Airbnb, IDEO.org, and The North Face. About The Net and the Butterfly: The Art and Practice of Breakthrough Thinking The creative mode in your brain is like a butterfly.…

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March 2019

Edward Tenner with The Efficiency Paradox: What Big Data Can’t Do

March 12
Reston VA Reston United States

Edward Tenner is a distinguished scholar of the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation and a visiting scholar in the Rutgers University Department of History. He was a visiting lecturer at the Humanities Council at Princeton, and has held visiting research positions at the Institute for Advanced Study and the University of Pennsylvania. His essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The Wilson Quarterly, and…

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Joanne Lipman with That’s What She Said: What Men and Women Need To Know About Working Together

March 19
New York NY New York United States

Joanne Lipman is Chief Content Officer of Gannett, the publishing company which owns USA Today. She began her career at the Wall Street Journal, where she was the first woman to become Deputy Managing Editor and supervised coverage that won three Pulitzer Prizes. She was also the founding editor-in-chief of Condé Nast Portfolio magazine and portfolio.com. She lives in New York City. About That's What She Said: What Men and Women Need To Know About Working Together  Going beyond the message of Lean In and The Confidence Code,…

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April 2019

Nick Morgan with Can You Hear Me?: How to Connect with People in a Virtual World

April 16

Nick Morgan is one of America's top communication coaches and thinkers. His clients include leaders of Fortune 50 companies. His blog reaches 100,000 readers every month and is widely syndicated. He appears regularly on CNN as an expert commentator and is a frequent contributor to HBR.org. He is the author of Give Your Speech, Change the World and Power Cues, both from Harvard Business Review Press. About Can You Hear Me?: How to Connect with People in a Virtual World Hello? Are you there? Can you hear…

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Hal Gregersen with Questions Are the Answer: A Breakthrough Approach to Your Most Vexing Problems at Work and in Life

April 18

Hal Gregersen is executive director of the MIT Leadership Center and a senior lecturer in leadership and innovation at MIT Sloan School of Management. A Thinkers50 globally ranked management thinker, he has authored or coauthored ten books, translated into fifteen languages. The crux of Gregersen’s work, spelled out in his latest book Questions Are the Answer: A Breakthrough Approach to Your Most Vexing Problems at Work and in Life (Harper Collins, November 2018), is while most people are pre-programmed to…

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Elizabeth Cobbs with The Hello Girls: America’s First Women Soldiers

April 22
Reston VA Reston United States

Elizabeth Cobbs earned her Ph.D. in American history at Stanford University. She now holds the Melbern Glasscock Chair at Texas A&M University and a Senior Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. Her books have won four literary prizes, two for American history and two for fiction. Elizabeth has been a Fulbright scholar in Ireland and a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. She has served on the Historical Advisory Committee of the U.S. State Department and…

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Steven G. Rogelberg with The Surprising Science of Meetings: How You Can Lead Your Team to Peak Performance

April 23

Steven G. Rogelberg is Chancellor's Professor at University of North Carolina, Charlotte, for distinguished national, international, and interdisciplinary contributions. He has well over 100 publications and recently won the highly prestigious Humboldt Award for his research on meeting science. His work has been profiled in the Harvard Business Review, CBS News, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, NPR, Guardian, National Geographic, and Scientific American Mind, among others. In addition to his research and teaching, he consults for small and large organizations, including IBM,…

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