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Top 5 Blogs: Leadership and Change Management

Top 5 Blogs: Leadership and Change Management

In today’s fast-paced business landscape, effective leadership and adept change management are not just desirable skills, they’re the linchpins of success.

As some of our most requested topics in 2023, we’ve explored these in-depth on our blog — diving into the minds of the incredible thought leaders, industry experts, and leadership keynote speakers we’re proud to represent.

Below, we’ve rounded up some of our top-rated blogs this year on leadership and change management to help you elevate your leadership game and enhance your aptitude for change.

Authentic Leadership

Ritu Bhasin

Why Authentic Leadership is Key to Talent Retention in a Post-Pandemic Workplace

Ritu Bhasin is an internationally recognized expert in leadership, workplace culture, inclusion, and belonging. As the CEO of bhasin consulting inc. (bsi), a preeminent leadership and inclusion consulting firm, she has worked with hundreds of organizations across industries to take their leadership and DEI strategies to the next level.

We sat down with Ritu to explore what authentic leadership looks like, and the transformative results it has on team productivity, innovation, and retention. She also shared her “Three Selves Framework” to help leaders become the authentic leader that their workplace needs them to be.

“In the age of the great resignation and quiet quitting, authentic leadership is your antidote.”

Leading Under Pressure

Colonel Chris Hadfield

Leading Through Complexity and Change: Lessons from Colonel Chris Hadfield

Colonel Chris Hadfield has led teams under some of the most extreme circumstances — from commanding the International Space Station for six months to leading a 14-day mission aboard the Aquarius underwater laboratory, 20m below the ocean’s surface.

With decades of experience leading diverse teams through complexity and change, Chris shared how astronaut training prepared him and his teams to succeed amongst ambiguity and readied them to deal with the unexpected — lessons that can serve leaders well not just in space but also here on earth.

“The goal of astronaut training is to make change the standard rather than the exception. There’s no formula for it… it takes practice and dedication to cultivate a mindset that accepts change as normal.”

Adopting a Change Mindset

April Rinne

We Don’t Need Change Management, We Need a Change Mindset

One of the world’s leading futurists, April Rinne helps leaders and organizations face change head-on by helping them transition from a traditional change management lens to a flexible change mindset.

Our traditional concept of change management is limiting. It’s designed to give us a false sense of control when, in reality, we have no control over the outside world. What we can control is how we respond to change. “Our ability to manage change,” April says, “hinges on our ability to manage ourselves.”

April shared some of the exercises she uses to help leaders and their teams attune their mental muscles to better handle uncertainty and guide their response to change.

“We have to purposefully develop our mental muscles for uncertainty; no spreadsheet can do that for us.”

Maximizing Leadership Potential

Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng

Unapologetic Leadership: Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng’s Values-First, Action-Oriented Leadership Philosophy

As the department head of critical care at The Ottawa Hospital, Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng is dedicated to improving efficiencies and access to palliative care services and addressing racism in healthcare. He is the host of the popular podcast, Solving Healthcare; founder of the Research Optimization Network, a group focusing on reducing health spending without compromising care; and founder of Solving Wellness, a virtual health and wellness platform.

In 2023, Dr. K released his first book, Unapologetic Leadership. We spoke to him about his new book, which details his leadership journey, and how his values-first, action-oriented leadership philosophy has fueled his and his team’s success in driving change.

“I leave audiences inspired to create change — we all have it in us, we all have the ability to think outside the box. I show people how to act on that.”

Your Disruption Toolkit         

Todd Hirsch

Todd Hirsch: Stop Predicting and Start Preparing for Economic Disruption in 2024

Todd Hirsch is an internationally renowned economist and author whose research focuses on enhancing adaptability in an ever-changing world. He not only shares insights into significant drivers of economic disruption (today and in the near future), he also equips leaders with the tools and skillsets needed to remain agile in a world disrupted.

While we can make observations and forecasts, our world is fluid and constantly shifting. So rather than focusing on predictions, Todd says leaders should be focused on preparing for any possible outcome.

Todd shared the four tools he recommends to help anyone — business leaders, politicians, and everyday citizens — prepare for any event that could disrupt the economy.

“Our collective impulse to forecast the economy is deeply rooted in our human desire to peer into the future… Rather than predicting the economy, we’d serve ourselves and our businesses better by preparing for any possible outcome.”

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