Connect with innovative ideas shaping the future of our global marketplace. Inspiring Today’s Leaders encourages you to transform the world by rethinking leadership and putting those thoughts into action. We offer a variety of online webinars and webcasts featuring global leaders, business icons, and transformative thinkers who are pushing the boundaries of business and leading innovation in their fields. 

Listen or watch the following webinars featuring today’s most innovative authors, business executives, and thought leaders:
 

Barbara C

Fostering an Entrepreneurial Spirit 
Barbara Corcoran

A self-made businesswoman, Corcoran founded The Corcoran Group from a $1,000 loan, turning it into one of New York's most successful, multimillion dollar real estate firms.

A waitress-turned real estate mogul, Corcoran's inspirational rags-to-riches story demonstrates her keen entrepreneurial tact, and has catapulted her into a widely followed business leader. She is the current real estate contributor for NBC's TODAY Show, and a star on the reality hit Shark Tank. Author of three books, her latest, Shark Tales, details her motivational story.

Topics that Barbara Corcoran will address:

  • What it takes to effectively sell a great idea
  • The entrepreneur's biggest hurdle: Keys to overcoming "negative self-involvement"
  • How to maintain an entrepreneurial culture no matter how big your organization
  • Advice, insights and anecdotes on creating a powerful brand
Daniel Pink

Counterintuitive Ideas about Motivation, Innovation, and Leadership 
Daniel Pink

Best-selling author Daniel Pink is an influential voice on motivation, innovation, and creativity. Pink is the author of Drive, A Whole New Mind and Free Agent Nation. Pink's articles on business and technology have appeared in many publications, including The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, The Sunday Telegraph, Fast Company and Wired. He has provided analysis of business trends on CNN, CNBC, ABC, NPR, and other networks in the U.S. and abroad. He also advises both Fortune 100 companies and startups on recruiting, innovation and work practices.

A free agent himself, Pink's last official job was in the White House where he served as chief speechwriter to Vice President Al Gore. He also worked as an aide to U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich and in other positions in politics and government. His new book is To Sell is Human.

Topics that Daniel Pink will address:

  • Innovating on the art and science of selling: why we are all in “sales” (whether we know it or not)
  • Persuading, pitching, cajoling: the new meaning of the “moving business”
  • The three human qualities and the four surprising skills at the core
Henry Chesbrough

Open Innovation 
Dr. Henry Chesbrough

Dr. Henry Chesbrough is an adjunct professor at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and serves as the executive director for the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation. In his discussion “Open Innovation: Bringing the Outside In, and Taking the Inside Out,” Chesbrough addresses:

  1. Innovation is becoming open innovation.
  2. This means it is about taking down the fences around your research and development facilities.
  3. Start breaking down internal silos preventing open sharing of ideas.
  4. Rethink the relationship between your intellectual property and the “commons.” Understand that open innovation creates new growth opportunities.
  5. The legal and creative teams should try new approaches between Intellectual Property (IP) and Open Innovation.
  6. Ask if you or your company has an internal strategy for Open Innovation.
  7. Recognize that the old model of knowledge hoarding is giving way to knowledge sharing.
  8. Use judgment in applying your ideas about IP when venturing abroad, while recognizing that no one company or research and development department can go it alone.
  9. Follow @openinno on Twitter to stay current or share comments and ideas.
  10. Preparing for the open innovation journey requires the following four steps: experimentation, commitment, expansion, and being part of the DNA.

Watch Open Innovation 

Patrick Lencioni

Healthy Organizations Win 
Patrick Lencioni

“Healthy Organizations Win: How to Harness Your Organization’s Full Potential,” features New York Times best-selling author Patrick Lencioni. In this webinar, he reveals the four steps you can take to achieve long-term, sustainable success for your team or organization. Learn about Lencioni’s new business model that he describes in his recently released book, The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business. His model highlights the importance of fostering a healthy organization that focuses on boosting morale and reducing turnover.

During the webinar, Patrick Lencioni discusses:

  • What defines a healthy organization
  • How to measure your organization’s health
  • Strategies to develop a culture of teamwork and trust
  • Ways to foster employee productivity and collaboration

Watch Healthy Organizations Win