Great Keynotes



Develop Your People or Die  
Tom Peters - McKinsey, Sep 2014

Long-time author and former McKinsey Partner, Tom Peters, feels passionate that business is only as good as its people. This 2-min interview video has his take on the risks facing talent development innovations today. Before watching scan the article and consider – how is your organization leveraging its talent?


How the World's Best Entrepreneur Finds a Liar  
Elon Musk - Business Insider, Dec 2013

In this telling video clip, hear how Tesla CEO Elon Musk determines when job interviewees are lying. Jump right to the 1-min mark of the video to “get down to the brass tacks” and grab this 30-sec insight.


Performance with Purpose
Indra Nooyi - ASPEN Ideas Festival – July 2014     

“Employees were looking for a purpose… for an environment where everyone could bring their whole self to work.”  – Indra Nooyi, CEO, PepsiCo

At this year’s Aspen Institute Ideas Festival, Nooyi shared these and other profound thoughts on Pepsi’s ‘Performance with Purpose’ culture. 


What Could Have Saved Nokia?
Quy Huy and Timo Vuori - INSEAD Knowledge, Mar 2014

This article and the accompanying video interview with Nokia’s former CEO offer a profound example of what can happen to an organization with a crystal clear strategy that is executed on poorly.

Nokia lost the smartphone battle despite having half of the global market share in 2007. The authors argue collective emotions within the company were a big part of the story.

The authors state, “It is often said that strategy is 5 percent thinking, 95 percent execution. We extend this by suggesting that strategy execution is 5 percent technical, and 95 percent people-related.”


Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
Daniel Pink - YouTube, RSA Animate, Apr 2010

In this fast-paced and highly entertaining video, career analyst Daniel Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t seem to: the fact that traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think.

Pink shares the counterintuitive results of two studies that reveal the inner workings of what influences our behaviour — and the half-truth of why money can’t buy satisfaction.

His insights help to illuminate the 3 most important factors that motivate employees today – Autonomy, Mastery, and Purpose – and how they’re currently being used creatively in business to trigger, reward, and recognize outstanding performance.