Off the Shelf is a new book discussion podcast series brought to you by The Conference Board. Each 30-minute episode allows our listeners to hear directly from authors of recently released books that focus on timely and relevant topics related to business management, human capital strategy, finance, the economy, policy or governance.
Kara Goldin on Her Book: Undaunted - Overcoming Doubts and Doubters
Listen to the story of Kara Goldin, in which she shares insights from her life journey from “accidental entrepreneur” to founder of Hint. An accomplished podcaster herself, this time Kara found herself at the other side of the mic as John Metselaar hosted her for The Conference Board’s Off The Shelf channel. Listen in as they cover lessons from her life which she documented in her book. How she combined passion and purpose to develop a vision, turned into reality through commitment and perseverance. How, in the process she faced her doubts and fears, confronted them (rather than run away), and rose above them. And how her fundamental curiosity and keenness to learn had her break through every challenge. Facing a problem, you don't give up, you dig in emphasizing "Well, what CAN we do".
Evert Bleijenberg on his book: Swarm Organisation
Evert Bleijenberg joins John Metselaar from The Conference Board exploring a novel way to organize work in the future. Evert talks enthusiastically from his “Swarm Organization: Designing Work for a Resilient Future". Listen to this podcast as we cover three main aspects: the concept of swarms, how to generate the mindshift required and how to learn to use "structure" as a verb (agile, situational) rather than a (rigid) noun. Inspiration for a more human culture and organization of happier, more fulfilled employees doing better work producing stronger results.
Tell Me More About That: Rob Volpe On His New Book
As anxiety about the crisis in the Ukraine and lingering burnout as a result of two years of the pandemic continue to increase, a lack of empathy is exacerbating tensions in the workplace.
In this podcast, Rob Volpe discusses his new book, Tell Me More About That: Solving the Empathy Crisis One Conversation at a Time. His book demystifies empathy and presents five steps that anyone can use to get to empathy when they are interacting with others.
Strategic Doing”: Ten Skills for Agile Leadership
Ed Morrison introduces how to do strategy in today’s world turned upside down, and how to connect it to innovation. He lays the foundation on why and how to design ecosystems supported by collaboration, conversations, and (double-loop) learning. He then goes to introduce his 2x2 questioning approach to lead forward and the 10 skills to apply throughout the journey of discovery. A real, and uniquely applicable gem in today’s complex, networked world!
Think Like a Breadwinner
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In this episode of Off the Shelf, Cindy Cisneros, Vice President, Education Programs, Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED), interviews Jennifer Barrett, Head of Content at Fidelity Investments on her latest book, Think Like a Breadwinner: A Wealth-Building Manifesto for Women Who Want to Earn More (and Worry Less).
Nearly half of working women in the U.S. are their household’s main breadwinner. Yet most women still aren’t being brought up to think like breadwinners. In fact, women are discouraged by institutional bias and cultural conditioning–from building their own wealth, pursuing their full earning potential, and providing for themselves and others financially. In this podcast, financial expert Jennifer Barrett reframes what it means to be a breadwinner and will answer questions on how she got to where she is today.
Dan Toma on his latest book, Innovation Accounting
In this episode of Off the Shelf, John Metselaar, ESF Center Director at The Conference Board, interviews Dan Toma, Founding Partner at Outcome, on his latest book, Innovation Accounting.
Innovation accounting is a critical component of the corporate innovation process to manage its inherent uncertainty and risk. It complements the conventional financial accounting system. It needs to be an integrated system of measures encompassing strategy, management, and tactics.
In other words, we can change what we measure so let’s measure what adds value!