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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Our CEO and Founder, Cali Williams Yost, interviewed Whitney Johnson, the leading thinker on innovation through personal disruption, who explains how COVID-19 threw everyone onto the new S-curve of learning related to remote and flexible work overnight. She provides critical context and guidance for how leaders can approach and leverage this new reality. […]
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 […]
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 […]
FSG’s CEO and Founder, Cali Williams Yost, interviews Sarah Milstein, the Senior Director of Engineering at MailChimp. Throughout her career in tech and media, Sarah has gained deep experience leading distributed teams and writes about it often in Medium. Sarah joins Cali Yost to share lessons learned about trust and engagement of a remote workforce. […]
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 […]
Last week, I took my first official vacation since the start of the pandemic. Honestly, I didn’t realize how much I needed a break until I sat down with my book and a cup of tea. Gazing at the water, I just let myself breathe for what felt like the first time in months. Like […]
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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