Upcoming webinars

How to Emulate the World’s Fastest Growing Companies

Exponential Organizations (ExOs) are a new breed of businesses that scale up ten times faster than other companies. You’ll learn the attributes shared by the world’s fastest growing organizations, as well as how your company can most effectively leverage them. The first area of focus is inside your core business, to make your existing operations more efficient and avoid disruption. This helps transform your corporate culture to be more agile. Netflix is an example of a company that has repeatedly evolved its core from mailed DVDs to streaming to original content, while always maintaining its mission of delivering entertainment to customers. The second area of focus is placing smart bets on the Edge, where you can experiment with new business models. Amazon Web Services is an example of a core initiative (to make their operations more efficient) that grew into a powerful edge initiative that unlocked a new market, now delivers over 50% of the profits to the parent company, and is still growing rapidly.

This 60-minute workshop will teach you the exponential framework and guide you through how to brainstorm initiatives using these methods. Companies are scaling more quickly than ever, and you’ll learn how to harness these new engines of growth inside your own organization.

Hosted by: Mike Lingle, ExO Works

Mike is an experienced executive focused on helping global organizations achieve digital transformation by leveraging exponential technologies and disruptive innovation—based on everything he’s learned as a serial entrepreneur, former software developer, and mentor running accelerator programs for startups. He has decades of experience in B2B sales to Global 5000 companies and he co-founded SlideRocket.com, a SaaS-based platform for sales and marketing presentations that was acquired by VMWare in 2011.

When: March 6th, 8am PT, 11am ET, 5pm CET

It’s free – click here to register

Adaptive Space: How GM and Other Companies are Positively Disrupting Themselves and Transforming into Agile Organizations

In business today, disruption is the name of the game—and if you want to succeed you have to be able to react to it in real- time. In this session Michael Arena will share his insights from his soon to be released book on how to foster connections among people, ideas, information, and resources in order to make innovation and adaptability part of your company’s DNA. By creating adaptive space, you’ll enable novel and creative ideas to freely flow into and throughout your company. Four critical roles to enabling agility will be highlighted broker, connecter, energizer and challenger.

Hosted by Michael Arena, author of Adaptive Space and Chief Talent Officer at GM

Michael Arena is the Chief Talent and Development Officer for General Motors Corporation. He is responsible for enterprise talent management, strategic workforce analytics, talent acquisition, executive development and global learning. Since joining General Motors, he has employed an evidence-based approach to driving organizational performance, leveraging such concepts as predictive analytics and network analysis to empirically determine talent needs across the pipeline. These approaches have been complemented with qualitative research methods such as design thinking to discover the effective nuances of local solutions.

When: March 14th, 8am PT, 11am ET, 16:00 CET

It’s free – click here to register