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The Grit Factor: Courage, Resilience, and Leadership
Grit is key to our success any time, but especially in the midst of uncertainty, challenge and change. Join Shannon Huffman Polson, founder and CEO of the Grit Institute and author of The Grit Factor. As one of the first women to fly the Apache helicopter in the US Army and a veteran of corporate life as well, Polson shares stories and lessons from the cockpit of the most technologically advanced helicopter in the world that apply to the challenges you face today. Using her Commit-Learn-Launch framework as a backdrop, Polson draws on years of experience and research into grit and resilience, taking learners on a journey to plot their very own course for developing grit for themselves and their organizations, to be better equipped to lead with grit and passion, to overcome resistance, and to embrace the courage of full ownership. You'll learn: • How a leader's internal work on story and purpose forms the foundation for grit • The mindset development necessary to build grit and resilience • Using grit to take risks, and how leaders address fear and failure Learners will come away freshly energized, with tactical takeaways for succeeding no matter what comes your way in today's world.
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Harnessing the Power of Pressure: Building Resilience When It Matters Most
It is often said that there are only two certainties in this world: death and taxes. Dane Jensen would argue that there's a third: pressure. Pressure is an inevitable part of the human journey - of navigating work and family, pursuing goals, encountering setbacks, and growing. Dane has spent his career understanding pressure - what creates it, why it can lead to breakdowns, and what we can learn from those who channel pressure to breakthroughs. His research at the intersection of elite sport, academia, business, and Government has produced a straightforward equation for understanding pressure, and a series of habits that high performers use to perform and find joy under pressure. You'll learn: • The three components of the ‘pressure equation': every high-pressure situation comes from a combination of three factors. Understanding these factors is the first step to harnessing the power of pressure. Once you can diagnose the root causes of pressure, you can begin to act. • How to nail your peak pressure moments: in peak pressure moments like big presentations, exams, interviews or performances, our bodies are wired in ways that can sabotage us. We tense up, get tunnel vision, and miss key information. You'll discover three habits you can build to escape the traps of biology and perform to your peak when it matters most. • How to thrive over the long haul: the pressure of enduring a pandemic, tackling a major, multi-year project, or balancing work with young children is different than nailing a big sales call. People who understand how to perform under peak pressure and stay motivated through the long haul are unstoppable. Learning and mastering these skills will allow you to not only take advantage of the key moments that can define your career, but also to find joy along the journey of a high-pressure life.
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The Transformation Myth: Leading Your Organization into an Uncertain Future
When COVID-19 hit, businesses had to respond almost instantaneously - shifting employees to remote work, repairing broken supply chains, keeping pace with dramatically fluctuating customer demand. They were forced to adapt to a confluence of multiple disruptions inextricably linked to a longer term, ongoing digital disruption. Professor Jerry Kane's research shows that companies that use disruption as an opportunity for innovation emerge from it stronger. Companies that merely attempt to "weather the storm" until things go back to normal (or the next normal), on the other hand, miss an opportunity to thrive. Kane argues that transformation is not a one-and-done event, but a continuous process of adapting to a volatile and uncertain environment. Drawing on five years of research into digital disruption-including a series of more than 50 interviews with business leaders conducted during the COVID-19 crisis-Kane offers a framework for understanding disruption and tools for navigating it. Technology is not an end in itself, but enables the capabilities essential for surviving an uncertain future: nimbleness, scalability, stability, and optionality. You'll learn: • The differences between acute and chronic disruption, and why it matters • The characteristics of leaders that were able to help their organization navigate the severe disruption of COVID-19 • The digital technologies that did (and didn't) help their organization navigate disruption • Leadership lessons we should take away from the acute disruption that is COVID-19.
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Adaptive Recovery: Learning to Live and Manage Amidst Challenging Times
As life as we know it will continue to be uncertain for the next 18 months, how will you adapt accordingly to make the best decisions for your company, family, and self? How will we move forward as a society as information continues to change? National Security Analyst Juliette Kayyem will discuss preparedness and resilience pertaining to COVID-19 and help the audience assess how to accurately judge their responses as organizations, community members and individuals. In this presentation, Kayyem will reflect on what we can learn from 2020 and what it can teach us about becoming resilient organizations, teams and individuals. From over 20 years of working in the field, Kayyem will provide an overview of this global pandemic within a crisis management framework, and how to strategize within this period of adaptive recovery. With most disasters, societies are able to transition from response to recovery, however we are still recovering with the enemy among us. Adaptive recovery requires adaptation daily, and the need to settle a battle rhythm as we move forward.
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Smartcuts: Accelerating Innovation, Managing Change, & Thinking Differently
Featuring a keynote by Shane Snow, an award-winning journalist, explorer, and entrepreneur, and the author of three books-including the #1 business bestseller Dream Teams. He speaks globally about innovation and teamwork, has performed comedy on Broadway, and been in the running for the Pulitzer Prize for investigative journalism.
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The Creativity Leap: Unleash Curiosity, Improvisation, and Intuition at Work
Featuring a keynote by Natalie Nixon, PhD, a creativity strategist and President of Figure 8 Thinking, LLC. Nixon is the author of The Creativity Leap: Unleash Curiosity, Improvisation, and Intuition at Work (Berrett-Koehler). She received her PhD from the University of Westminster in design management; her MS from Jefferson University in Global Textile Marketing; and her BA (cum laude) from Vassar College in anthropology and Africana Studies.
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The Get Better Mindset
Featuring at keynote from Dr. Heidi Grant, a social psychologist who researches, writes, and speaks about the science of motivation. She is the Global Director of Research & Development for the Neuroleadership Institute, Associate Director of the Motivation Science Center at the Columbia University, and author of the best-selling books: No One Understands You and What To Do About It, Succeed: How We Can All Reach Our Goals, Nine Things Successful People Do Differently, Focus: Use Different Ways of Seeing The World for Success and Influence, and The 8 Motivational Challenges.
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The Power of Insight: How Self-Awareness Helps Us Succeed at Work and in Life
Featuring a keynote from Tasha Eurich, organizational psychologist and author of Insight: Why We're Not as Self-Aware as We Think, and How Seeing Ourselves Clearly Helps Us Succeed at Work and in Life.
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The Necessary Art of Persuasion
Featuring a keynote from Jay Conger, Professor of Leadership Studies at Claremont McKenna Collage.
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Captivate Everyone You Meet and Never Be Forgotten, Overlooked or Interrupted Again
Featuring a keynote from Vanessa Van Edwards, Lead Investigator at Science of People and bestselling author of Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People.
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The Creativity Leap: Unleash Curiosity, Improvisation, and Intuition at Work
Combining creativity tools and techniques with real-world stories of innovative people and businesses, this book is a provocation, an inspiration, and an invitation to unleash the innate creativity that lies within each of us.
book Duration 2h 9m book Authors By Natalie Nixon


Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success
Delving into the reasons why some people and some organizations are able to achieve incredible things in implausibly short time frames, this thoughtful book shows how each of us can use "smartcuts" to rethink convention and accelerate success.
book Duration 3h 53m book Authors By Shane Snow


The Technology Fallacy: How People are the Real Key to Digital Transformation
Offering managers and business leaders a guide for surviving digital disruptions, this book explains why an organization's response to digital disruption should focus on people and processes and not necessarily on technology.
book Duration 4h 15m book Authors By Anh Nguyen Phillips, Garth R. Andrus, Gerald C. Kane, Jonathan R. Copulsky


Flip the Switch: Achieve Extraordinary Things with Simple Changes to How You Think
Using real-world examples, this book shows you how to train your brain differently in order to change your behavior and your approach to life so you're ready to take on the world.
book Duration 2h 24m book Authors By Jez Rose



The Creativity Leap: Unleash Curiosity, Improvisation, and Intuition at Work
Combining creativity tools and techniques with real-world stories of innovative people and businesses, this audio edition is a provocation, an inspiration, and an invitation to unleash the innate creativity that lies within each of us. Read by the author.
audiobook Duration 3h 58m 38s audiobook Authors By Natalie Nixon


The Grit Factor: Courage, Resilience, and Leadership in the Most Male-Dominated Organization in the World
With its gripping narrative and relatable takeaways, this audio edition is both inspiring and pragmatic, a book that will energize and enlighten current and aspiring leaders everywhere - whether male or female.
audiobook Duration 6h 9m 7s audiobook Authors By Shannon Huffman Polson


The Technology Fallacy: How People are the Real Key to Digital Transformation
In The Technology Fallacy, the authors discuss ways in which companies can respond successfully to digital disruption. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
audiobook Duration 21m 37s audiobook Authors By Anh Nguyen Phillips, Garth R. Andrus, Gerald C. Kane, Jonathan R. Copulsky


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