Our Managing Partner, Mark Weber, kick-started last week with a conference call with the CEO of one of our clients. The conversation focused on the topic of talent development (the #1 concern of mid-market CEOs who attended last month’s sixth annual mid-market CEO convention at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania). During the call, the CEO stated that in today’s world, ALL companies are tech companies. Many organizations don’t understand this concept and continue to see technology as a separate entity from the rest of their businesses. Greg Williams, the Deputy Editor of WIRED Magazine, recently published a blog post on the 5 reasons why businesses are moving toward being technology companies. Read it here.
Finding talent to fill jobs is one of the CEO’s biggest challenges in today’s economy.
From boosting overtime to delaying retirements to doubling down on automation, CEOs are taking a variety to actions to address this ongoing challenge. Read this recent article from Chief Executive magazine to learn more.
In the first article of the series, Professor Gino presents her case that “curiosity” is the most important trait for leaders to assess when identifying talent who can drive innovation in their organizations. She believes that curiosity – the impulse to seek out new ideas and experiences – is crucial to innovation because it moves people to look at the world from a different perspective and to ask questions rather than accept the status quo.
Learn more about the importance of curiosity, it’s link to innovation and strategies to assess this important trait here.