High Performance Talent

Leadership & Thought

Without a solid talent management strategy, companies simply can’t succeed in today’s hyper-competitive, complex, global business environment. To create a framework for success, all firms need a strategic planning process that includes a strong corporate culture, a next-generation friendly workplace, and some pretty compelling reasons to come to work in the morning. This track will help you achieve all three goals and more.

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Dynamic Achievement

Track 2: Session 1

Monday: 9:00–10:00am

Kokopelli 3

The Building Blocks of Corporate Excellence

A complicated, disorderly thing by nature, corporate culture is built on values, expressed by leaders, and embedded into the very fiber of the company itself. Changing it is difficult, and making it “excellent” is even harder. That’s why so few leaders purposely define and develop their organization’s culture—they kind of just let it happen and hope for the best. The best companies adopt a 3-phase approach designed to shift the collective mindset and culture of the entire organization, increase engagement, improve accountability, sharpen focus, and enhance overall business performance.

Romila Mushtaq LLC

Track 2: Session 2

Monday: 10:15–11:15am

Pause! Mindhacks for Creativity & Innovation

In today's competitive marketplace, innovation is a key ingredient to success. But the creative mind often shuts down in the face of multitasking, over-analysis and stress. In fact, the employee brain on stress can literally squash creativity, productivity, and competitive edge. In this interactive lecture, our expert shares how to rewire to the multitasking mind to boost productivity, creativity, and peace of mind. An interactive workshop which includes learning the foundation for a home or workplace meditation, this session incorporates mindfulness-based creative brainstorming and guided meditation sessions.

Corporate Security Solutions - Texas

Track 2: Session 3

Monday: 11:30am–12:30pm

White Pine 1

We Can't Achieve World Peace, but We Can Keep Our People and Places Safe

If you’re starting to feel like that commitment to “achieving world peace” is slipping out of our grasps, you’re not alone. But even when our attempts at global tranquility are thwarted by terrorism, pirating, counterfeiting, and hijacking, it doesn’t mean we can’t find some semblance of balance at our own companies and in our own lives. Our guest sleuth on the grim subject will show us how even in a near-perfect world, supply and demand would still wobble and waver, and then—in harmony with historical context and predictive hedging—find some semblance of balance.

Start With Why

Track 2: Session 4

Monday: 2:15–3:15pm

Kokopelli 1

What Is Your WHY?

In a perfect world, people wake up every day inspired to go to work, feel safe while they are there, and then return home at the end of the day feeling like they contributed to the greater good in a very meaningful way. If this sounds like a fantasyland, it’s because we all may know what we do and how we do it, very few of us know WHY we do what we do. This session will change the way you look at your daily routine and inspire you to great things by answering one simple question: What is my WHY?

Tanveer Naseer Leadership

Track 2: Session 5

Monday: 3:30–4:30pm

Kokopelli 3

Constructing Flexible Work Lifestyles for Workforce 2.0

By creating flexible work lifestyles that make room for kids’ soccer games, elder parent care, teleworking, and even the occasional afternoon nap, companies are showing that they truly care for a 2.0 workforce pre-wired to have numerous jobs throughout their careers. But the real question is, how can you make work meaningful again while also kickstarting employee productivity and driving employee accountability? Come hear what the latest studies uncovered—both good and bad—about the benefits of flex work lifestyles and learn how to achieve this seemingly-impossible balance in today's employee-centric work environment.

Track 2: Session 6

Tuesday: 10:15–11:15am

Kokopelli 3

The Crazy Concept of Employee Accountability

Let’s face it, most of us look at accountability as an assignment of blame. As in: you did it, now admit it, and fix it. In reality, employee accountability is a system for tracking work and accomplishment, and not just the mistakes made along the way. By weighing and reckoning behavior, helping employees “own” a result, and providing a reckoning of actions taken and not taken, companies can instill higher levels of ownership and clarity within their workforces. This session will help you tell employees exactly what they’re accountable for, how their successes will be measured, and how these actions correlated with specific, organization-wide accomplishments.

Expert on Intrapreneurship, Innovation and Marketing

Track 2: Session 7

Tuesday: 11:30am–12:30pm

Kokopelli 1 & 2

Why Your Company Needs to Hire Intrapreneurs Right Now

Maybe they didn’t start their own companies, but that doesn’t make intrapreneurs less creative, innovative, or motivated than their entrepreneurial cousins. They believe in change, aren’t afraid of failure, and seek out opportunities that others overlook. Highly valued in today’s fast-paced business environment, intrapreneurs bring something to the table that the average employee can’t—a penchant for redesigning processes, fixing workflows, and contributing to positive transformation across the entire enterprise. Here’s why you need them, where to find them, and how to keep them happy and productive at your company.

Saltzman Enterprise Group

Track 2: Session 8

Tuesday: 2:15–3:15pm

Kokopelli 2

Creating a Next Generation-Friendly Workplace

The frozen holiday turkey is long gone and free granola reigns in a work world dominated by millennial employees. Braced to jump ship several times during their careers and focused on perks that go beyond 401(k) contributions and health care, the new generation of workers doesn’t believe that productivity should be measured by the number of hours logged on the job, but by the output of the work performed. It views work as a “thing” and not a “place,” and looks beyond salary when selecting that next gig. Listen to what our workplace expert has to say about creating a workplace that’s aligned with next generation workforce priorities.

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