Leading The Future of Work With Jacob Morgan

Sinan Aral is a professor at MIT who focuses on Management, Marketing, and Data Science. He is also the director of the MIT initiative on digital technology. According to him, the best way to describe him is a Data Nerd Scientist with experience building businesses.

In today’s episode, Sinan Aral discusses his journey to reach what he has now and discusses his book “The Hype Machine.” Tune in and listen as he discusses various topics, all about data, social media, and a lot more!

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The #1 challenge for organizations right now is how to attract and retain talent. Organizations are stuck in old ways of thinking about work and they are struggling! In my new PDF, I outline 7 ways the workforce is changing and what you and your organization need to do to adapt. The Great Resignation is The Great Opportunity if you are willing to take action! Click here to download the PDF.

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Category:Business -- posted at: 12:34am PDT

Sam Walton, founder of Walmart, passed away in 1992, but the company he created is still one of the world's largest employers today.

In many ways, the impact of his leadership is still felt today.

Sam's leadership lessons can guide us today in 2021 as much as they did many many decades ago.

Here are three things Sam did that you as a leader should do as well:

1. Ask questions. Sam was considered a master questionnaire. He was constantly talking to people at all levels of the company. He showed that he valued other people's perspectives, opinions, and ideas by truly trying to ask thoughtful questions.

2. Surround yourself with people who are smarter than you. A leader's job isn't to be the smartest person in the room. A leader's job is to assemble a team and to create an organization where people are smarter than the leader is.

3. Hold on to what's working and change what isn’t. It's easy to get wrapped up in new things. But don't get rid of a successful practice or method simply to chase something shiny and new.

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This episode is sponsored by Namely.

Whether you have 50 or 1,000 employees, Namely helps you easily adapt to the ever-changing workplace. Make sure to check them out.

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Category:Business -- posted at: 12:05am PDT

Glenn Fogel is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Booking Holdings and Chief Executive Officer of Booking.com, which he has held since January 2017 and June 2019, respectively.

Before his current roles, Glenn served as Booking Holdings' Head of Worldwide Strategy and Planning, where he led major strategic initiatives, including the critical acquisitions of Booking.com, KAYAK, OpenTable, RentalCars.com, and Agoda. He also served as the Executive Vice President of the Corporate Development division, responsible for worldwide mergers, acquisitions, and strategic alliances.

What does it truly mean to be a leader? Are discipline and hard work the same? Please tune in to learn more about Glenn's insights as he and I dive into his leadership style.

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This episode is sponsored by Namely

Whether you have 50 or 1,000 employees, Namely helps you easily adapt to the ever-changing workplace. Make sure to check them out.

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Category:Business -- posted at: 12:08am PDT

We live in a connected world where everybody's trying to stand out and make their voice heard.

This can make it feel like you are just a drop in an ocean. So how can you possibly get noticed?

If you want to learn and grow and have your voice get heard, here are five things you can do:

1. Speak up in meetings. Be confident that you were invited there for a reason to contribute something and not just to be a body.

2. Join a committee or an employee resource group. Find something that matches your talents and interests and go all in.

3. Participate in your company's internal collaboration platforms. Pretty much every organization uses some sort of technology for employees to communicate and collaborate. Take advantage of those platforms.

4. Ask questions. If you struggle to share your own ideas, start by asking questions of others.

5. Offer a solution. Stop pointing out what’s wrong and offer a solution.

Don't be afraid to make your voice heard. It will help you develop and be more successful in your career and in life.

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This episode is sponsored by Namely.

Whether you have 50 or 1,000 employees, Namely helps you easily adapt to the ever-changing workplace. Make sure to check them out.

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Get the latest insights on the Future of Work, Leadership and employee experience through my daily newsletter at futureofworknewsletter.com 

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Category:Business -- posted at: 12:25am PDT

Lara Abrash oversees all aspects of the organization as the US Audit & Assurance business leader, including the execution of quality, innovation, growth, and talent strategies. She is committed to building a diverse and inclusive organization that empowers our professionals to act boldly, embrace an entrepreneurial mindset, share knowledge, tackle complex issues creatively, and drive disruption through innovation - all while providing high-quality audits. Lara believes in passing it on to professionals, colleagues, and clients to continue developing and growing in our personal and professional endeavors. Lara had the opportunity to work with some of Deloitte’s largest and most complex multinational clients as an Audit & Assurance partner with more than 25 years of experience - most recently as Deputy CEO for the US Audit & Assurance business. It has provided her with a wealth of experience and in-depth knowledge of complex accounting and auditing issues, allowing her to serve clients better. -------------------

This episode is sponsored by Namely.

Whether you have 50 or 1,000 employees, Namely helps you easily adapt to the ever-changing workplace. Make sure to check them out.

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Category:Business -- posted at: 12:20am PDT

Around a thousand years ago, a mathematician and inventor named Sissa created chess.

He showed it to the ruler of the land, who was so impressed that he offered Sissa any reward he wanted.

Sissa said, “I would like you to put one grain of rice on this chessboard and then keep double the amount of grain for each subsequent square.”

The ruler quickly agreed and told his advisors to figure out how much rice they would need to pay off Sissa.

As it turns out, we don’t even have enough rice in the world today to meet the amount required.

Sissa then became the new ruler of the land.

At first glance, doubling a grain of rice on a chessboard seems like it will lead to very gradual and small growth.

However, when you get to the second half of the chessboard, the doubling accelerates at a hockey stick growth pattern, meaning it’s no longer gradual growth but a massive increase from each square to the next.

When we talk about the rapid pace of change, this is where most leaders, technologists, and futurists believe we are today… at the second half of the chess board.

We must all embrace that this is the new normal.

To succeed in this kind of a world, we need to change our mindset because today “late adopter” means “out of business”

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Category:Business -- posted at: 12:07am PDT

Chip Heath is a professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and New York Times best selling author of the Switch and Made to Stick. He has a new book out called Making Numbers Count; The art and science of communicating numbers. Chip has worked with various clients, including Google, Gap, The Nature Conservancy, and the American Heart Association.

Today, we are talking about his new book Making Numbers Count, how he got involved with some of the work he’s doing, how he got to be a professor, why Chip turned to write books, and how his life led him to where he is now.

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Category:Business -- posted at: 12:08am PDT

Magnus Carlsen is the current world chess champion. He is considered the greatest chess champion to ever live.

What makes Magnus Carlsen great is his ability to think outside of chess principles and conventional ideas.

He challenges traditional chess wisdom.

When in positions where it looks like he's lost, he somehow finds a way to save the game.

He does this because he can see things other people struggle to see.

When we think about the future of work, we need this same mentality.

To challenge convention and to come up with new ideas.

We must accept that the game has changed.

We have to challenge our outdated notions of what it means to be an employee, what it means to be a leader inside of an organization, and even what it means to work.

Now is the time for us to think beyond what we're used to.

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Category:Business -- posted at: 12:33am PDT

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