The Future Of Work Looks Cognitive

Yes. The Robots Are Coming.

I was honored to be the first guest on the new IBM Trends In Talent Management podcast this week!

In the quick, 12-minute conversation, we discussed how machine learning, artificial intelligence/AI, and cognitive will affect human resources, talent acquisition, and talent management in the future.

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Can Regular People Like You And Me Change The World?

Yes, We Can.

I want to change the world!

Some days, I can get really excited about that statement, and be filled with enthusiasm – but the reality is, on most days, I’m caught up in the day-to-day things that overrun my life, and I don’t even think about it.

I’m just a regular person, who used to work in human resources, and who now speaks on stages, writes online, and wants to help people to build careers that they love, and lives that matter.

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Set These 5 Leadership Goals To Achieve Career Success

Congratulations! You’ve just been promoted, and you’re ready to embark upon the next phase in your career as a new leader of a team. How can you best set yourself up for success?

Start by setting goals that focus on your team, your career and your continued personal development.

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I’m looking forward to attending BLR’s THRIVE2017 – HR Agents of Change: Driving Organizational Growth & Talent Transformation Conference May 11 – 12, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV.

In addition to attending the conference, I’ll be participating in the opening keynote panel discussion along with Brad Federman – Chief Operating Officer at F&H Solutions Group, Katharine Anderson – Director of Corporate HR at Scientific Games, and Mike Burkhart – Director of Human Resources at Watermark Retirement Communities. We’ll be discussing the topic of “HR Disruptors: New People Management Approaches That Work”.

Want to join me at THRIVE 2017? Use the exclusive discount code TALENT, when registering to receive $100 the price of your registration!

Date: May 11, 2017—May 12, 2017
Event: THRIVE 2017
Topic: HR Disruptors: New People Management Approaches That Work
Sponsor: BLR - Business & Legal Resources
Venue: Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino
Location: 3645 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
United States
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

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5 Ways To Accelerate Your Career And Advance To The Executive Ranks

Back in the day, when I was a college junior being pressed to choose a major, I didn’t have a clue about what type of job I wanted to do for the rest of my life. (Times were different back then kids. We thought we had to work at the same place until we died.)

After very little research, I pronounced to my friends, family and university advisor that I wanted to work in Human Resources.

Why? Because I thought that working in HR would provide me with an opportunity to work with all employees in the company, and I could be the boss of as many people as possible. See? I was a Millennial before being a Millennial was cool!

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Date: April 18, 2017—April 20, 2017
Event: ERE Spring Conference
Sponsor: ERE Media
Venue: Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Location: 333 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA
United States
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

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Communicate Like An Executive To Get Your Ideas Heard

Do you want to be a leader who gets noticed by the C-suite, and is known as someone who can add value to any strategic conversation? Then you must learn to communicate like an executive – whether you hold an executive title, or not.

In order to be heard; in order to present effective business cases; in order to get approval to make the changes you want to make; you must be able to communicate in a way that executives can relate to, and understand.

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Who wants to go to Sioux Falls, South Dakota in the middle of winter? I do!

I’m honored to have been invited to join in on the first DisruptHR Sioux Falls event on March 9, 2017. They’re even going to let me speak twice, which means double the fun!

Date: March 9, 2017
Event: DisruptHR Sioux Falls
Topic: "Next Practices vs Best Practices: The Different Between Disruption And Destruction Of HR
Sponsor: DisruptHR Sioux Falls
Venue: The Bakery
Location: 910 N Main Ave
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57104
United States
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

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4 Steps to Build An Effective Business Case and Gain Executive Approval

As a business leader, you fill a critical role inside your company. You lead or initiate key projects that can positively – or negatively – impact business performance.

As a result, you must master the art of building (and selling) an effective business case in order to gain executive approval to implement key strategies necessary to achieve strategic business objectives.

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I’m thrilled to be a part of the Only Human Conference, which will be held in Reykjavík, Iceland February 23 – 24, 2017!

At the conference, I’ll be sharing about The Future of HR in the opening keynote address, and will also be leading a 1/2 day workshop the second day on the strategies and mindset necessary for HR leaders to be viewed as business leaders in their organizations, and to contribute maximum value.

And if all goes well, I’ll manage to find an Icelandic horse, and take a tolt around the country! 🙂

Date: February 23, 2017—February 24, 2017
Event: Only Human Conference
Topic: The Future of HR: 4 Strategies to Meet Business Challenges and Deliver Maximum Impact on Results
Sponsor: Only Human Events
Venue: Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura
Location: Nauholsvegur 52
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

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