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March 2019

Albert-László Barabási with The Formula: The Universal Laws of Success

March 29

Albert-László Barabási is the Robert Gray Dodge Professor of Network Science and a Distinguished University Professor at Northeastern University, where he directs the Center for Complex Network Research, and holds appointments in the Departments of Physics and College of Computer and Information Science, as well as in the Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women Hospital in the Channing Division of Network Science, and is a member of the Center for Cancer Systems Biology at Dana…

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April 2019

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

April 3
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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Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall with Nine Lies About Work: A Freethinking Leader’s Guide to the Real World

April 11
Boston MA Boston United States

Marcus Buckingham is a global researcher and thought leader focused on unlocking strengths, increasing performance, and pioneering the future of how people work. Building on nearly two decades of experience as a Senior Researcher at Gallup Organization, he currently guides the vision of ADP Research Institute as Co-Head and Talent Expert. He founded The Marcus Buckingham Company in 2006 and is the author of several bestselling books including StandOut 2.0: Assess Your Strengths, Find Your Edge, Win at Work (Harvard Business Review Press).…

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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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Ravin Jesuthasan and John Boudreau with Reinventing Jobs: A 4-Step Approach for Applying Automation to Work

April 23
Reston VA Reston United States

Ravin Jesuthasan is Managing Director at Willis Towers Watson and a recognized global thought leader on the future of work. He is a member of the World Economic Forum's Steering Committee on Work and Employment and has been recognized as one of the 25 most influential consultants in the world. Jesuthasan has been featured extensively by leading business media including CNN, the BBC, the Financial Times, The Nikkei (Japan), Les Echos (France), Valor Economico (Brazil), and the South China Morning…

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Richard O. Prum with The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin’s Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World – and Us

April 29
Ashburn VA Ashburn United States

Richard O. Prum is William Robertson Coe Professor of Ornithology at Yale University, and Head Curator of Vertebrate Zoology at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. He has conducted field work throughout the world, and has studied fossil theropod dinosaurs in China. He received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2010. About The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin's Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World - and Us NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW, SMITHSONIAN, AND WALL…

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May 2019

Frederick F. Wherry with Credit Where It’s Due: Rethinking Financial Citizenship, A Bridge Builder Event

Frederick F. Wherry is professor of sociology at Princeton University. Kristin S. Seefeldt is associate professor of social work and associate professor of public policy at the University of Michigan. Anthony S. Alvarez is assistant professor of sociology at California State University, Fullerton. About Credit Where It's Due: Rethinking Financial Citizenship An estimated 45 million adults in the U.S. lack a credit score at time when credit invisibility can reduce one’s ability to rent a home, find employment, or secure a mortgage or loan.…

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