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Rising Stars

Welcome to a new working model for community innovation and learning. Join in the conversation as Rising Stars and experienced leaders explore fresh ideas and solutions to today's business critical challenges.


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Charlie Johnston, Cisco

NEW RULES FOR LEADERSHIP

Naturally, we look up to our leaders - but the best ones will admit they’re not perfect, and thrive on open conversations about improvement and change. 

Our latest episode of Rising Stars sees host Charlie Johnston of Cisco talk leadership pet peeves, great role models, ways leaders can engage and inspire their people, and how leaders can improve with our panel of special guests.

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David Hanrahan, Eventbrite

MIX AND MATCH: CREATING A HYBRID WORKING WORLD

In 2020, the office environment changed drastically. Overnight, laundry rooms were fitted with desks, laptops and WIFI signal boosters, Zoom hosted our water cooler chats, and the phrase “You’re on mute” began to trend worldwide. But… how do companies manage this new hybrid workspace? And what about the staff?

This week’s Rising Stars examines a myriad of issues around creating a healthy, productive and protective hybrid working space that benefits everyone. David Hanrahan of Eventbrite chairs, with special guest appearances from Blessing Adogame, Vanessa Alix, and Ben Greene.

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Andrea Hough, General Dynamics

UNIVERSITY EDUCATION POST A GLOBAL PANDEMIC

Just how much does an education count for these days? And what’s more - just how much does it cost? The question on every students’ lips in 2020 - will it be worth it?

This week’s Rising Stars sees host Andrea Hough of General Dynamics take our panel back to the classroom, exploring how necessary they feel their education is, the impact of distance learning on the education experience, and the barriers to further education we can tackle to open more doors.

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Joe Militello, Pagerduty

SHIFTING THE MINDSET FROM POLICY TO PURPOSE

SHOULD COMPANIES BE STICKLERS FOR THE RULES, OR PURPOSE-DRIVEN RISK-TAKERS?

In a world where business errors are regarded as sloppy, unforgivable, and even self-destructive, sticking to the rules just might be the only way for a company to cover its butt in all eventualities. But is this actually the right way to operate?

This episode’s panel (led by Joe Militello of PagerDuty) challenges companies to shift their perceptions of risk, focusing on learning and growth rather than results and speed, and empowering their employees to drive positive and impactful difference in their organization.

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Graeme Johnson, GVC

INCLUSION

A SENSE OF BELONGING: FOSTERING INCLUSION AND CELEBRATING DIFFERENCE

Inclusion is a topic that we can’t discuss enough - yet for many, it’s a topic to shy away from, dismiss as “box-ticking”, or ignore completely. In today’s day and age, that approach simply doesn’t cut it.

Join host Graeme Johnson, Talent Director at Entain (formerly GVC), as he and our panel tackle some of the tougher issues around inclusion, like dealing with poor behavior in the workplace, the importance of measuring inclusivity, and how we can celebrate differences so everybody feels involved.

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Colleen Mccreary, Credit Karma

COMPENSATION TRENDS

MONEY TALKS: COMPENSATION TRENDS IN THE NEW NORMAL

In a drastically changing work landscape, just how important is the issue of pay to employees? Host Colleen McCreary of Credit Karma digs into this often thorny issue in our latest ep of Rising Stars.

Discussing equity of pay, the potential impact of flexible working on compensation, and the importance of pay when considered as part of a company’s culture and values, our panel of stars (Alana Hinkston, Deep Jethmalani, and Elvin Galarza) takes on the old adage: “Money makes the world go round”.

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Rising Star V7 01

THE FUTURE OF INNOVATION & PRODUCTIVITY

Working remotely - from almost anywhere, is fast becoming the norm for many organizations, but how do you ensure that innovation and productivity don’t suffer?

Join Ron Storn, KeepTruckin and special guests Karah Piepkorn, Elvin Galarza & Divine Maloney as they discuss how organizations can be more innovative in this new world, and how they see collaboration via tech becoming the catalyst to greater creativity and productivity.

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Rising Star V7 02

DESIGN CAREER EXPERIENCES FOR THE FUTURE

Today’s episode is led by Dean Carter, from Patagonia as he hosts a discussion on designing career experiences for the future.

Together, our Rising Star guests debate what’s important when building a career and what the core needs that organisations are, and aren’t delivering. Employee experience is critical to all areas of growth and success. This conversation will help you to develop your employee experience roadmap, attract and retain the talent and develop growth strategies that go the distance.

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When superstars align, we arrive at new ways of thinking that will shape our world for lightyears to come.

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