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“Two Years into the Pandemic, What is Work?”

An outstanding story from Marketplace economics reporter Sabri Ben-Achour, “Two Years into the Pandemic, What is Work?” I joined Brian Kropp, head of Gartner’s HR practice, and Paul Statham, CEO of Condeco, to provide perspective. “But when companies bring workers back to the office, be it for one day or all days, they have to answer a question: Why? […]

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Parents+Omicron+Flexibility: Now More Than Ever!

Yesterday, the U.S. posted 1 million new cases of COVID. That’s twice the number from just four days ago, and it’s the most any country has ever reported, according to Bloomberg. The next few weeks will likely become even more challenging, especially for parents–moms and dads–and the managers who employ them. I share my thoughts […]

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Top 2022 Flexible Work Resolutions for Leaders

Welcome to 2022!  The year I believe leaders, line managers, teams and individual employees have the opportunity to come together and ask: “What’s best about the way we worked then, pre-pandemic?” “What’s best about the way we’ve been working now?” “What’s the best way we can work next?” Then execute that vision of high performance […]

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ESG and Flexibility – Interview with Prof. Alex Edmans (Full Interview)

Cali Williams Yost  Hi everybody. It’s such a privilege today for me to be talking with one of my academic heroes, Alex Edmans. Alex is a Professor of Finance at the London Business School and the Academic Director of the Centre for Corporate Governance. He graduated from Oxford University and then worked for Morgan Stanley in investment banking in London. He was on the […]

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ESG and Flexibility – Interview with Prof. Alex Edmans

THE PIE-GROW MODEL: ESG, EMPLOYEE SATISFACTION and FLEXIBILITY  For years, the economic ecosystem—analysts, shareholders, corporate leaders, and board members—have assumed the value a company creates through its products and services is fixed. Senior leaders have been reluctant to embrace corporate responsibility, fearful that doing so would just transfer some of the “pie” from shareholders to others. Leading finance […]

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Overcome Skepticism to Hybrid Work

This exchange during a recent LinkedIn Live discussion hosted by Robert Shrimsley of the Financial Times perfectly illustrates the current state of flexible, hybrid execution in organizations. Leaders are grappling with how to navigate the very real tension between what people want and how to operate their business in a flexible dynamic way that achieves performance AND well-being. At minute 27, […]

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KMPG Board Insights Podcast: Flexible Work as Board-Level Risk and Governance Issue

I’m excited to share with you highlights from my recent KMPG Board Insights podcast conversation with host Stephen L Brown, Senior Advisor, KPMG Board Leadership Center. This new podcast explores the emerging issues and pressing challenges facing boards of directors today. (Transcript here) During the episode, we discussed the role that boards (and other corporate leaders) must […]

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Expert Insights: Leading the Shift to High Performance Flexibility

Flex+Strategy Group’s CEO and Founder, Cali Williams Yost interviews Elizabeth D. Moore, former Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Consolidated Edison. Liz Moore is one of the most visionary leaders we’ve had the pleasure to partner with. In 2016 until she retired in late 2019, Liz led the process to transform her 250-person legal department into a […]

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What Will Leadership Have to Look Like Through the COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond?

Flex+Strategy Group’s CEO and Founder, Cali Williams Yost interviews Kenneth Freeman, Dean Emeritus, Management & Organizations, Boston University’s Questrom School of Business and Former CEO, Quest Diagnostics. Ken shares his thoughts on how traditional leadership styles will have to adapt to lead flexible, distributed organizations that keep employees healthy while also responding to the difficult economic […]

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