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In the book, the authors argue as the future of work changes, critical skills and expertise—not the number of degrees you have—will be imperative for companies and their employees to succeed, and the most successful companies are already thinking about how this will apply in a world where people are living—and working—longer. Gone are the days when a four-year degree guarantees job security and the skills to stay relevant for an entire career. With the latest scientific research on how people really learn and interviews from key leaders at Google, LinkedIn, Airbnb, and MasterCard and thought leaders in business, learning and education like Sal Khan, Clay Christensen, Daniel Pink, and Whitney Johnson, the authors challenge the business communities to let go of outdated and traditional ways of closing the skills gap and embrace the urgency of re-skilling and upskilling the workforce of the future now.

  • Discover how to make learning a competitive advantage
  • Understand the power of peers
  • Learn how to combat content overload

BIO: Kelly is on a mission to change the way the world learns. A well-known thought leader on learning, business, and career development, she is currently on the executive team of Degreed and was formerly the chief learning officer of LinkedIn. Prior to LinkedIn, Kelly was vice president of learning at Yahoo! and held executive positions in learning, M&A, and product development at Sun Microsystems. She is the author of The Expertise Economy: How the Smartest Companies Use Learning to Engage, Compete, and Succeed with David Blake, and speaks regularly at companies and business conferences around the world. She has been featured in the Financial Times, Fast Company, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc., Chief Learning Officer (CLO), and on Bloomberg radio. Kelly has a bachelor of arts in English communications and a master of science in adult learning and education technology and is joining us today from Sacramento. For more information visit https://degreed.com/kellypalmer#/overview:

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Focusing on your strengths can make you happier and help you fulfill your greatest potential. Professionally, playing to your strengths will allow you to do a better job for your employer and become a sought-after leader and team member. Learn how to define your strengths as well as how focusing on your strengths can help you lead a more fulfilling life and become an indispensable, high-value leader and employee.

  • Define strengths and why you should work to your strengths
  • Discuss how to identify your strengths and leverage them regularly
  • Discover different ways to maximize the alignment of your job to your strengths

Bio: Halelly Azulay is an author, speaker, facilitator, and leadership development strategist and an expert in leadership, communication skills, and emotional intelligence. She is the author of two books, Employee Development on a Shoestring (ATD Press) and Strength to Strength: How Working from Your Strengths Can Help You Lead a More Fulfilling Life. Her books, workshops and retreats build on her 20+ years of professional experience in communication and leadership development in corporate, government, nonprofit and academic organizations.

Halelly is the president of TalentGrow LLC, a consulting company she founded in 2006 to develop leaders and teams, especially for enterprises experiencing explosive growth or expansion. TalentGrow specializes in people leadership skills, which include communication skills, teambuilding, coaching, and emotional intelligence. TalentGrow works with all organizational levels, including C-level leaders, frontline managers, and individual contributors.

Halelly is a sought after speaker at conferences and meetings and is a contributing author to numerous books, articles and blogs. She was described as a “Leadership Development Guru” by TD Magazine. Halelly publishes a blog and a weekly leadership podcast called The TalentGrow Show – geared toward developing leaders that people want to follow. Visit TalentGrow.com for more information.

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Learn the most common relationship pitfalls which affect careers and results at work, highlighting four of the 15 proven practices from FranklinCovey’s world-class solutions that will help anyone to master the skills of effective relationships:

  • Wear Glasses That Work — How you see yourself and others impacts your relationships
  • Behave Your Way to Credibility — Both character and competence are required to create credibility
  • Play Your Roles Well — Evaluate your key roles and the contribution you want to make in each, ensuring they remain a top priority
  • See the Tree, Not Just the Seedling — Learn skills to help you see and grow the talent around you

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Todd Davis is the author of FranklinCovey’s newest book, Get Better: 15 Proven Practices to Build Effective Relationships at Work, which sold over 30,000 copies in under 100 days and debuted at #4 on the Wall Street Journal Bestseller List. Davis has over 30 years of experience in human resources, talent development, executive recruiting, sales, and marketing. With FranklinCovey for over 20 years, he currently serves as chief people officer and executive vice president, responsible for global talent development in over 40 offices reaching 160 countries.

Davis has delivered numerous keynote addresses and speeches at leading business, industry, & association conferences, such as the World Business Forum (WOBI), ATD, SUCCESS Live, & for Fortune® 100 and 500 clients. Topics include leadership, personal and interpersonal effectiveness, employee engagement, talent management, change management, and building winning cultures. For more information visit http://getbetterbook.com/

 

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Words have the power to change decisions, fates and fortunes, yet few people purposely wield them. In this practical, digestible book, bestselling author and international speaker Phil Jones shares how simple language techniques can transform the success of conversations.

Developed over years of successful (and unsuccessful) sales negotiations and training more than two million sales staff across the globe, Jones offers 22 powerful phrases that can easily be interwoven in one’s everyday exchanges. Each chapter explores the psychology behind the effectiveness of a simple set of words before providing examples of how to utilize them in varying situations.

  • Discover precise business success language to empower immediate positive action
  • Create instant confidence to introduce your products and services more effectively
  • Receive the “Magic Words” from Phil’s best-selling book applied to your specific business critical situations
  • Build trust and camaraderie by using comparisons
  • Help others make time to reach important decisions

BIO:

Phil M. Jones has made it his life’s work to demystify the sales process, reframe what it means to “sell” and help his audiences to learn new skills that empower confidence, overcome fears and instantaneously impact bottom line results. Author of five international best-selling books, and the youngest ever winner of the coveted “British Excellence in Sales and Marketing Award”, Phil is currently one of the most in-demand assets to companies worldwide and is highly regarded as the world’s leading sales trainer. His best selling books include Exactly How to Sell and Exactly What to Say, ToolBox, Magic Words, and PHILosophies. Find out more at philmjones.com

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Dorie Clark’s new book is “Entrepreneurial You: Monetize Your Expertise, Create Multiple Income Streams, and Thrive” (Harvard Business Review Press). We’ll talk about how to create new revenue-generating areas of your business without pulling you in too many directions, and become recognized as an expert in your field who can command premium prices. We’ll go in depth on the topics. You can download and print a worksheet at http://360rea.ch/2nevwzg

In this interview you will learn:

  • How to launch a paid speaking business
  • The first steps to take in creating multiple income streams
  • How to build your email list and your following
  • How to leverage your expertise online (without being spammy or scammy)

BIOGRAPHY: Dorie Clark is an adjunct professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a professional speaker. She is the author of the forthcoming Entrepreneurial You (Harvard Business Review Press). Her previous books include Reinventing You and Stand Out, which was named the #1 Leadership Book of 2015 by Inc. magazine, one of the Top 10 Business Books of the Year by Forbes, and was a Washington Post bestseller. The New York Times has described her as an “expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives.”

A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, she is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, and is a consultant and speaker for clients such as Google, Yale University, and the World Bank. She is also a producer of a multiple Grammy-winning jazz album. You can download her free Entrepreneurial You self-assessment workbook and learn more at DorieClark.com

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