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Leader’s Playbook: Connecting People to Purpose – Coupa Software

The first show of Leader’s Playbook from Global Mentor Network is available! For this podcast series, Thuy Vu and I take turns interviewing top HR leaders. In this first episode, Thuy’s guests today are Jonathan Fear, VP, Coupa University at Coupa Software Inc., and Sean Burns, Global Head of Learning & Development at Coupa Software. Their responsibility is to ensure that team members are able to execute their various roles and achieve their professional goals from Day 1. As Coupa continues to grow at a rapid pace, they place a particular emphasis on developing leaders capable of meeting the challenges of a larger, more complex company. Given Coupa’s status as a certified Great Place to Work, they ensure that all of the team’s initiatives include a sharp focus on core values and the special Coupa culture. Join us for a discussion on Coupa’s best practices in fostering a culture of “passion” and “purpose” – from onboarding to work/life balance, Sean and Jonathan care deeply about their employees and work tirelessly to make Coupa an ideal employer. To listen go to wherever you get your podcasts or click here: https://apple.co/3F15pjx

Announcing Leader’s Playbook

I’m excited to announce a new podcast I will co-host with Thuy Vu, the Co-Founder & CEO at Global Mentor Network and 7-time Emmy award-winning news anchor. It has been my honor to serve on the advisory board at Global Mentor Network, the brainchild of Thuy Vu and Keith Krach, 2022 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, Chairman & Co-Founder of Docusign as well as Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy, U.S. Under Secretary of State. On the Leader’s Playbook, Thuy and I will interview the top HR executives who will share their best HR and talent development practices! Find it wherever you get your podcasts including on iTunes, by clicking here.

Five Tips for Working Virtually in This Time of Crisis

Having to work virtually can be challenging for many who have not done it in the past. For those who need help, I put together some of the things that have worked for me. Whether it was in pharmaceuticals, real estate, education, or in media production, I have worked virtually for more than 30 years. That experience has taught me some valuable lessons that I would like to share here.

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The Power of Perception in Organizations

As leaders strive to improve their corporate cultures, they often neglect to recognize a pivotal contributor to the success or failure of their organizations. The most effective leaders understand the value of perception. When we hear that word, we might think of an Internet meme of whether we see the blue or gold dress. Or, we might envision a picture with two circles that fool us into thinking they are different sizes. However, perception is much more than just how we see things. If we incorporate our intellect (IQ), emotions (EQ), culture (CQ), and curiosity (CQ2), we get our perception quotient (PQ). Through understanding the value of perception, leaders can tap into their employees’ abilities to improve communication and develop awareness by asking questions, which leads to developing empathy and interpersonal skills. Without recognizing the interconnection of these crucial components, organizations can miss opportunities to improve partnerships, expand into new markets, build innovation, and become a key player in a global economy. Because of this, there has never been a more critical time to develop our perceptual awareness. That begins with understanding the process.

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Thinkers50 Radar List Announced: Top Minds From Around the Globe

Dr. Diane Hamilton, CEO of Tonerra, was recently chosen for the prestigious 2020 class of Thinkers50 Radar. Thinkers50, based in London, is dubbed “the Oscars of Management Thinking” by the Financial Times. Thinkers50, launched in 2001, is the world’s most reliable resource for identifying, ranking and sharing the leading management ideas of our age. The list is published every two years and remains the premier ranking of its kind. The radar list is focused on 30 of the top minds from around the globe to watch in the coming year for their innovative ideas that will make the world a better place.

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