29 minutes | Oct 13, 2016
Duke Corporate Education Podcast #4 – Kathleen McCarthy on How to Think Through your Talent Planning
Are you prepared for the unexpected as it relates to your leadership and talent? Do you have plans in place to account for unwelcomed situations? These are perhaps not scenarios you want to think about. Talent planning is a road map that helps organizations prepare how they're going to understand both their current and future needs to help the business drive performance. On episode 4 of the Duke Corporate Education podcast, expert Kathleen McCarthy outlines tips to consider in thinking through talent planning within your organization. About Kathleen McCarthy Kathleen McCarthy is a strategic HR leader skilled in driving business value through large-scale global HR transformation, and the development and delivery of innovative HR strategies and initiatives. Kathleen’s particular expertise is in championing talent at all levels of the organization to hire, inspire, and grow extraordinary talent and increase employee engagement. For the last seven years, Kathleen was an HR leader at American Express, most recently as SVP and Chief Talent Officer where she led strategic direction and operations of the global talent Centers of Excellence including strategic workforce planning, organizational capability, talent acquisition, talent management, succession planning and assessment, performance management, learning and executive development, and diversity and inclusion. While at Amex, Kathleen designed and implemented Amex’s next generation HR operating model, completely changing the company’s entire approach to human capital. She also led the innovation of Amex’s approach to Talent Management, transforming and integrating the talent life-cycle and fundamentally changing the way Amex manages talent. Prior to Amex, Kathleen was Global Head of Talent Planning and Acquisition at Thomson Reuters. She also was Head of HR for a number of technology/venture capital startups, and began her career at top consultancies including McKinsey and Bain. Kathleen is a respected thought leader and sought after speaker on HR best practices including employer branding and high potential development.
20 minutes | May 26, 2016
Duke Corporate Education Podcast #3 – Pete Gerend on the Link Between Purpose and Belief
How do you get your team so aligned with its purpose that there is actual belief involved? It is a big question that can be a game-changer in terms of impact. On episode 3 of the Duke Corporate Education podcast, Duke CE Regional Managing Director Pete Gerend offers insights, including: Questions to ask to help you frame your mission and beliefs. Positive examples from companies such as Coca-Cola. Integrating ethnography into the process. The role of the top leader. How to ensure that mission statements are not hollow platitudes. Guidance on how and when to measure the impact. About Pete Gerend As Regional Managing Director Pete has responsibility for leading Duke CE’s business in North America. In this capacity both leads the Regional Team to create meaningful approaches to leadership development. He also works directly with global clients to connect the capacity of their people to the promise of their strategy. He is Visiting Professor at Duke University, where he teaches in the Psychology & Neuroscience Department and the Management & Markets program. In his work with clients, Pete helps organizations identify and uncover the capabilities they need to build in order to execute their strategy. He is an advisor and coach to executives on the role people play making the strategy come to life. As a result, Pete has helped to design and implement a broad range of corporate interventions that embed the knowledge, the skills and the perspective required to improve organizational performance. He’s had the opportunity to partner with clients from different sectors to build globally consistent leadership capability across all levels of management from the front line to the executive team. In one recent example, Pete and his team developed a diagnostic process to identify what’s required for a global financial services firm to build the capability for high performance. That process led to the creation of an organization specific leadership model and a set of aligned activities across the business that increased alignment and to improved execution as the firm expanded their business into new markets. Pete is a teache
24 minutes | Feb 8, 2016
Duke Corporate Education Podcast #2 – Sharmla Chetty on Integrating Younger Generations into the Workplace
Ready or not, here come generation Z and millenials into the workforce! Generation Z is generally defined with birth years ranging from the mid or late 1990s through the 2010s, while millenials are the generation born just before this time period. Many are already making an impact, perhaps at your organization. There are significant different between how these two generations view their work and careers compared to older generations, which may also lead to frustration. On episode two of the Duke Corporate Education podcast, Duke CE Regional Managing Director Sharmla Chetty offers insights on how to best integrate these younger generations into the workplace. Sharmla has a unique perspective on this topic as she works with many leading companies to address their talent development needs. On the podcast, she addresses topics such as: The best ways for organizations to attract younger generations to their organizations. The differences in terms of how organizations should train Generation Z and millenials compared to older generations. How to cultivate a culture of internal entrepreneurialism to support younger generations. Advice on this topic from South Africa President Thabo Mbeki and other leaders. About Sharmla Chetty Sharmla Chetty is the Regional Managing Director for Duke Corporate Education, overseeing the Africa region. She serves on the board for Duke Corporate Education Africa, Bigen Africa as a non-executive director and as a trustee on the board of black share scheme for AVI. She is member on the advisory board at the University of Technology of Tswhana Business School and is a fellow on the Aspen Fellowship Programme (ALI- SA 2012). Prior to her appointment as Regional Managing Director, Sharmla served as the Managing Director of Duke CE South Africa. Her role is to lead and set strategic direction for Duke CE in Africa and thought leadership. Her expertise includes a strong focus on emerging markets, business acumen, human resources practices and processes, including executive education, organisational development, and talent management. Sharmla leads the client relationship management, advisory work and building client organisations’ strategic capac
27 minutes | Dec 10, 2015
Duke Corporate Education Podcast #1 – Dorie Clark on the Link between Leadership and Your Personal Brand
Welcome to the inaugural episode of the Duke Corporate Education podcast, a show that offers leadership insights for business leaders, CLOs and HR directors! Are you strategically building your personal brand through digital communications channels? Are you leveraging your personal brand to make you a better leader in bring value to your organization? Guest Dorie Clark shares best practice tips that will give you clarity on these two question. A marketing consultant, former Presidential campaign spokesperson, author and Duke CE educator, Dorie shares tips on the following topics: Managing your online reputation: why it is important, how it impacts one’s ability to lead and how to do this How business leaders can leverage digital communications channels to develop break-through ideas for their organizations Making sense of feedback from online channels The best way to teach leaders digital communications strategies in the executive education classroom. About Dorie Clark Dorie Clark is a marketing strategy consultant, professional speaker, and frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, TIME, Entrepreneur, and the World Economic Forum blog. Recognized as a “branding expert” by the Associated Press, Fortune, and Inc. magazine, she is the author of Reinventing You (Harvard Business Review Press, 2013), which has been translated into Russian, Chinese, Arabic, French, Polish, and Thai. Her most recent book, Stand Out, was named the #1 Leadership Book of 2015 by Inc. magazine. Dorie is part of Duke CE’s Global Educator Network.