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April 2018

Jeff Boss with Navigating Chaos: How to Find Certainty in Uncertain Situations

April 24

Jeff Boss has faced and overcome uncertainty in the most tumultuous circumstances. As a Navy SEAL, he worked in some of the most unforgiving environments on earth and faced enemies that constantly changed, much like today's business landscape. In a world of chaos, how do individuals and teams stay together to find certainty in a world where there is anything but? This book reveals how. Using anecdotal experiences from both the military and business worlds, Boss highlights the individual mindsets,…

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Diane McWhorter with A Dream of Freedom : The Civil Rights Movement from 1954 to 1968 (A Bridge Builder Event)

April 25

Diane McWhorter, who grew up in Birmingham, Alabama and was educated at Wellesley College, is a long-time contributor to The New York Times and writes for the Op-Ed page of USA Today. Her articles about race, politics, and culture have also appeared in Harpers, The Nation, The New Republic, Newsday, People, Talk, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and other publications. She won the Pulitzer Prize for her first book, Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama, the Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution (Simon & Schuster, 2001).…

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May 2018

Tom Peters with The Excellence Dividend: Meeting the Tech Tide with Work That Wows and Jobs That Last

Tom Peters is a leading business management guru and founder of the Tom Peters Company. He continues to be in constant demand for lectures and seminars. Peters is the author of sixteen books, including In Search of Excellence (with Robert H. Waterman, Jr.), which is often cited as among the best business books ever written. He lives in Massachusetts. About The Excellence Dividend: Meeting the Tech Tide with Work That Wows and Jobs That Last Thirty-five years after his iconic In Search of Excellence,…

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Paul R. Daugherty and H. James Wilson with Human + Machine: Reimagining Work in the Age of AI

May 10
Boston MA Boston United States + Google Map

Paul R. Daugherty is the Chief Technology and Innovation Officer of Accenture and is based in New York City. He leads Accenture's AI initiatives globally, as well as its Accenture Labs R&D facilities around the world. @PaulDaugh H. James Wilson is Managing Director of Information Technology and Business Research at Accenture Research. Based in San Francisco, he is the coauthor of What's the Big Idea: Creating and Capitalizing on the Best New Management Thinking (HBR Press).  @HJamesWilson About Human + Machine: Reimagining Work in the…

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Brandon Copeland with Trap Yoga (A Bridge Builder Event)

The practice of Yoga is usually associated with silence, but in instructor Brandon Copeland’s classes, he challenges his students to find inner peace over booming rap beats. In 2013, the 26-year-old opened a Washington D.C.-based yoga studio, Khepera Wellness, after feeling like the essence of black culture was being excluded from majority-white yoga spaces in the area. The outcome: Trap Yoga — a course intended to both challenge the limits of one’s physicality and speak to the culture’s inherent spirituality. …

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Joanne Lipman with That’s What She Said: What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Together

May 15
Ashburn VA Ashburn United States + Google Map

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 Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Together Going beyond the message…

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David L. Shrier with New Solutions for Cybersecurity

David L. Shrier is the Managing Director of MIT Connection Science. He leads other new initiatives for MIT, advises the European Commission on commercializing innovation and building regional innovation capacity, and counsels leadership at private and public companies on growth strategies. David specializes in unleashing organizational potential, having developed $8.5 billion of growth opportunities globally with companies including GE/NBC Universal, D&B, Wolters Kluwer, The Walt Disney Company, Ernst & Young, and Starwood Hotels & Resorts, as well as leading private…

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Kristi Hedges with The Inspiration Code: How the Best Leaders Energize People Every Day

May 16

Kristi Hedges is a serial entrepreneur, communications expert, author, and leadership coach. In her 20-year career working with leaders to help them communicate more effectively she's encountered every personality type imaginable, yet remains more than a little passionate that anyone can learn presence. Her workshops and leadership coaching programs have been utilized globally by CEOs and teams of all sizes in companies spanning the Fortune 500, government, non-profit and privately held businesses. She runs her own coaching practice, The Hedges…

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Dan Pink with When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

Daniel H. Pink is the author of five provocative books about the changing world of work -- including the long-running New York Times bestsellers, A Whole New Mind and Drive. His books have been translated into 34 languages and have sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. Pink's most recent book, To Sell is Human, is a #1 New York Times business bestseller, a #1 Wall Street Journal Business bestseller, and a #1 Washington Post nonfiction bestseller. In 2013, Thinkers…

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Stephen Denning with The Age of Agile: How Smart Companies Are Transforming the Way Work Gets Done

May 22
Reston VA Reston United States + Google Map

Stephen Denning is a renowned management innovator and popular Forbes.com columnist. A former World Bank executive, he serves on the advisory board for the Drucker Forum and is the author of several books including The Leader's Guide to Radical Management. About The Age of Agile: How Smart Companies Are Transforming the Way Work Gets Done  More value from less work. An unstoppable business revolution is under way—and it is Agile. Companies that embrace Agile Management learn to connect everyone and everything .…

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