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.
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!
Dr. Rohini Anand on Her Book, Leading Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
In this podcast, Laura Sabattini, Principal Researcher at the Conference Board speaks with Dr. Rohini Anand, a strategic global business leader and trusted board member who has successfully transformed culture. Anand was the former SVP Corporate Responsibility and Global Chief Diversity Officer for Sodexo and is currently Principal and CEO of Rohini Anand, LLC.
Her book, Leading Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: A Guide for Systemic Change in Multinational Organizations, offers several successful principles for companies to advance D&I across different regions. In this podcast, Dr. Anand shares her inspiration for the book and examples that can help organizations get a nuanced understanding of local context, culture, and language.
Stacey Harris on Her Book, Introduction to HR Technologies
Overwhelmed by the volume and variety of HR software, apps, and platforms? In this podcast, HR research analyst, Stacey Harris discusses her new book, Introduction to HR Technologies: Understand How to Use Technology to Improve Performance and Processes. Writing in jargon-free language for non-technologists, Stacey also believes that C-Suite executives will also benefit by understanding how investments in HR technologies can be used to save time, streamline processes, and drive business performance. This book covers all the core areas of HR from administration and service delivery through talent management and analytics, as well as AI, machine learning, and the Internet of Things. With case studies from multiple organizations including Fedex and Macy’s, this book is an innovative and practical handbook.