Managing/Leading Change | Leadership | Economic Outlook | Geoff Colvin

How to Tame a Business Crisis: Fortune's Geoff Colvin Addresses Top Leaders at Virtual Event

By: Tony D'Amelio
August 10th, 2020

ACTIONABLE ADVICE FOR SERIOUS TIMES GEOFF COLVIN spoke virtually to Global Leaders Organization in July. His practical and actionable advice for leaders is stunningly great! History has shown over and over that the competitive order is dramatically altered in times of crisis. What separates companies who thrive in a crisis vs. those that don't? The winning companies summon the courage to act faster than the competition. Geoff Colvin's contention is that someone is always going to win in critical times. Why not you, he asks? Here are five video excerpts from the Global Leaders Organization event with Geoff offering great lessons for leaders looking to exit this crisis stronger than they were  before it began.  

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Innovation | Managing/Leading Change | Geoff Colvin

The Upside to This Downturn

By: Tony D'Amelio
June 30th, 2020

THE COMPETITIVE ORDER IS RESET IN TIMES LIKE THESE YOU CAN COUNT ON IT: The big lesson from past downturns is that the competitive order within industries is rearranged far more than will ever happen in prosperous times. It’s already happening -- the pandemic has spurred surprising innovation from companies across a wide range of industries, building a new competitive advantage for those bold enough to take action.

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American Politics | Katty Kay | Women's Issues

The Talent to Make Virtual Events Great - BBC Anchor Katty Kay

By: Tony D'Amelio
June 2nd, 2020

CREATING GREAT VIRTUAL EVENTS It’s amazing how quickly the events world has changed and how much we’ve all learned about virtual events in such a short time. From my experience, the early attempts at virtual events ranged from OK to terrible. But that's to be expected. I’ve likened it to the early days of the internet when dial-up was horrendously slow and it was text only. Still, we were all so excited to read a newspaper on the screen, even though there were no graphics and it took forever for pages to load. But quality quickly improved and high-speed connectivity put it over the top. I expect the same will happen with virtual events – new platforms will evolve and the bar will be raised as execution improves. 

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Motivation | Bill Walton

ZOOMING WITH BILL WALTON: A MASTERCLASS IN POSITIVITY

By: Tony D'Amelio
May 19th, 2020

THE BILL WALTON ZOOM INTERVIEW - A POSITIVE FORCE OF NATURE If you are feeling down…if you’re feeling like you just can’t face one more curveball that life has to throw at you…you need to spend some time with basketball legend BILL WALTON. And if you need to get something done…anything done…BILL WALTON is the guy you want on your team.

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Event Ideas | Speaking Industry

One Big Thing Virtual Events Can Learn from Television News

By: Tony D'Amelio
April 28th, 2020

Virtual events look like they are here to stay. To make them effective, though, we have to learn a whole new skill-set.

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American Politics | Bob Woodward

Chasing the Elusive Truth – Bob Woodward and the Challenge of Journalism

By: Tony D'Amelio
April 1st, 2020

There’s a story legendary Washington Post political investigative reporter BOB WOODWARD tells in his speeches to make the point to audiences about the craft of investigative reporting. The reporter’s job, the story illustrates, is never really done. The truth unfolds over time – it never drops in a reporter’s lap in one piece. And sometimes, the truth winds up being something very different from where it looked like things were headed at the beginning.

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Motivation | Bill Walton

Against the Odds – How Stutterer Bill Walton Became a Broadcaster

By: Tony D'Amelio
March 11th, 2020

“Learning to speak without a stutter is without a doubt my greatest accomplishment in life…and your biggest nightmare,” said basketball legend BILL WALTON to an audience of financial professionals recently. The crowd laughed because it was 30 minutes into his 60-minute talk and they'd already discovered what Walton fans everywhere already know -- the man can talk!

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Leadership | Geoff Colvin

DN Conversations: Talking Courageous Leadership with Geoff Colvin: GM, Netflix, Disney & Microsoft

By: Tony D'Amelio
February 11th, 2020

STOP PROTECTING THE PAST; CREATE THE FUTURE Innovation, reinvention and transformation are the business survival skills of our time. In this edition of DN Conversations, I talk with GEOFF COLVIN of Fortune who gets to explore how top companies and business leaders are managing the daunting job of adapting to nonstop disruption coming from every direction.

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Economic Outlook | Ron Insana

DN Conversations: Talking Economic Future with CNBC's Ron Insana

By: Tony D'Amelio
January 23rd, 2020

CLOSEST THING TO AN ECONOMIC CRYSTAL BALL What’s in store for the economy and business environment in the year ahead?

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Organizational Culture | Nicole Malachowski

Building Trust by Being Trustworthy: The  Organizational Culture of the Thunderbirds

By: Tony D'Amelio
January 16th, 2020

THUNDERBIRD PILOT NICOLE MALACHOWSKI TALKS ABOUT TRUST AND FLYING 400 MPH AND 3 FEET APART Trust: It’s the fuel that feeds high-performing organizations. 21-year Air Force veteran Colonel NICOLE MALACHOWSKI, USAF (Ret.), the first-ever woman USAF Thunderbird pilot, is frequently asked to talk on the subject. Her story about making the transition from fighter pilot to Thunderbird pilot is filled with valuable lessons for organizations looking to elevate their performance.

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