Bruce Katz on The Metropolitan Revolution
Bruce Katz discusses his book co-authored with Jennifer Bradley, The Metropolitan Revolution, which focuses on the rise of cities and city networks as the world’s leading problem solvers. Katz is the Co-Founder (with Jeremy Nowak) of New Localism Advisors. The mission of the firm is to help cities design, finance and deliver transformative initiatives that promote inclusive and sustainable growth.
Pat Lencioni on The Advantage
Pat Lencioni discusses his book, The Advantage. Pat is the author of Death By Meeting, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, and many other leading business titles. Pat was a keynote speaker at the 2016 ICMA Annual Conference in Seattle. In the interview, they discuss healthy vs. smart organizations, good conflict, team dynamics, values, and other attributes organizations can harness to make better decisions and harness their unique competitive advantage: their people and corporate culture.
Daniel Pink on To Sell Is Human
Daniel Pink discusses his latest work, To Sell Is Human, and delves into data that helps explain that, at some level, everyone in the modern economy is responsible for moving others to action (a form of sales). In the conversation, Dan and Bob discuss the pitch, the new ABCs (attunement, buoyancy, and clarity), the benefits of improvisation, and how simply making things easier can change how people respond.
The Next Big Thing: Local Government's Next Century
Look into the future of local government with former ICMA Executive Director Bob O’Neill and a panel of local government experts that includes representatives from the Alliance for Innovation (AFI). This live, 90-minute Leading Ideas Series webcast was developed with students, interns, management fellows, and early-career professionals in mind. Presenters will focus on the future drivers of local government and their impact on our communities’ future leaders.
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Jim Collins on Great by Choice
Jim Collins discusses his latest work, Great by Choice, and navigates us through his nine-year research project to determine the characteristics of organizations and leaders that thrive in uncertainty, even chaos, and others that do not. In the conversation, Jim and Bob discuss the characteristics of Level 5 Leaders in the uncertainty era, the value proposition of professional management, and leaving a legacy.
Rebecca Ryan on ReGENERATION
Rebecca Ryan discusses her upcoming book, ReGENERATION, and how managers can engage and learn from upcoming generations, and how to strengthen inter-generational cooperation to build better communities. In the conversation, Bob and Rebecca discuss traits of successful communities, how to engage entrepreneurs, the power of a sense of place, qualify of life and how to measure it, what generations want, and generational economic cycles. Ryan was a keynote speaker at ICMA's Annual Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 2011.