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Three Common Flaws in “Back to Work” Plans and How to Fix Them

During the past few weeks, I’ve spoken to a number of organizations about “Back to Work” plans including a presentation to the National Governor’s Association Summer Workforce Symposium “Returning to Work – The Role of Workforce Development in Recovery.”  I’ve noticed three common flaws in many of the plans I’ve read or heard – a focus […]

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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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Avoid the All or Nothing Real Estate Trap

After more than two decades of implementing high-performance flexibility, we’ve learned to spot common mistakes leaders and employees can unwittingly make. Right now, it’s falling into the “all or nothing” real estate trap.  Organizations are settling into the current now of flexible work where a large percentage of employees work remotely, many for the first time. It’s from this backdrop […]

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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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Three Steps to Manage Work, Life, and School–CNN HLN Segment VIDEO

Two things have become increasingly clear: School in the fall will be some form of onsite/remote learning model.  Complicating matters is the fact that different school districts and even different grade levels will have different schedules. As a result, parents will not be able to return to anything close to a “normal” work schedule. Whether […]

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It’s Not Too Late: How to Rapidly Switch to a Remote and Flexible Workplace

Monday morning we woke up to additional states and cities announcing “shelter in place” and “stay home” mandates. That means this week even more organizations and employees find themselves working remotely and flexibly for the first time. It’s not too late to take action. Leaders still have time to help their organizations make the remote and flexible workplace pivot. And, in doing so, […]

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