Leon Shapiro is the coauthor of The Power of Peers: How the Company You Keep Drives Leadership, Growth & Success and a director at The Advisory Board Company, a global research, technology and consulting firm that partners with more than 200,000 leaders in 4,100 organizations across health care and higher education. He also is the former CEO of Vistage Worldwide, an organization that assembles and facilitates peer advisory groups for CEOs and business leaders in the U.S and around the world.
Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond is the Charles E. Ducommun Emeritus Professor of Education at Stanford University. Last year, she became the founding president for the Learning Policy Institute, which conducts and communicates independent, high quality research to improve education policy and practice.
In 2008, she served as director of President Obama’s education policy transition team. Among Darling-Hammond’s more than 500 publications are The Flat World and Education: How America’s Commitment to Equity Will Determine Our Future (winner of the coveted 2012 Grawemeyer Award in Education). Her most recent books include Getting Teacher Evaluation Right: What Really Matters for Effectiveness and Improvement (2013) and Beyond the Bubble Test: How Performance Assessments Support 21st Century Learning (2014).
Next week’s guest: Leon Shapiro, coauthor of The Power of Peers: How the Company You Keep Drives Leadership, Growth & Success.
Laura Goodrich is an internationally recognized expert in workplace dynamics and relationships. Her global perspective on business and change has earned her the reputation as a “team fixer” and as someone who can create positive outcomes in any workplace situation. Laura is also a popular keynote speaker and the award-winning author and producer of the book and film Seeing Red Cars: Driving Yourself, Your Team and Your Organization to a Positive Future.
Next week’s guest: Linda Darling-Hammond, Emeritus Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Education and Faculty Director, Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education.
Etienne Wenger-Trayner is a globally recognized thought leader in the field of social learning and communities of practice. He has authored and co-authored seminal articles and books including Situated Learning, where the term “community of practice” was coined; Cultivating Communities of Practice; and Digital Habitats, which tackles issues of technology, community, and what it means to be together.
Beverly Wenger-Trayner is a consultant specializing in social learning systems. Her work with international organizations such as the Nuclear Threat Initiative, the International Labor Organization, and The World Bank have given her substantial experience in coaching conveners and in supporting multi-lingual groups across cultures, time-zones, and geographic locations. She has published chapters and articles about learning in internationally distributed communities.
Their most recent work together is introduced in their latest book Learning In Landscapes of Practice.
Rahfeal is a life strategist, leadership specialist, and innovator of inspiration. For more than a decade, Rahfeal has been leveraging the core fundamentals that promote productivity while guiding entrepreneurs and global leaders to success. He provides great insight into the environmental and physical circumstances that impact an individual’s personal and business performance. Rahfeal knows how to create positive work environments that enhance an individual and team’s performance.
Next week’s guests will be social learning pioneers, Etienne & Beverly Wenger-Trayner.
Vitaly M. Golomb leads global investments at HP Tech Ventures, the corporate venture arm of Silicon Valley’s original startup. He is a serial entrepreneur, a contributing writer to TechCrunch and a consistently top-ranked mentor to a number of startup accelerator programs all over the world. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and travels to over 20 countries each year to consult and guest lecture corporations, associations and universities on entrepreneurship, innovation and design. His book, Accelerated Startup – The New Business School came out end of January and can be ordered at golomb.net/book.
Next week’s guest will be inspirational speaker/author, Rahfeal Gordon.
Jim Kouzes is an experienced executive, bestselling author, respected educator, and award-winning speaker. Jim served as president, CEO, and chairman of the Tom Peters Company for more than a decade, and as an academic administrator for 17 years. He is the coauthor, with Barry Posner, of more than 30 publications, including The Leadership Challenge (with more than two million copies in print) and their most recent book, Learning Leadership. Jim also serves as Dean’s Executive Fellow of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, at Santa Clara University and delivers lectures on leadership around the world.
JJ Ramberg is the host of MSNBC’s “Your Business.” Now in its 11th year, it’s the only television show dedicated to issues affecting small business owners. She is coauthor of It’s Your Business: 183 Essential Tips that Will Transform Your Small Business, and a business owner in her own right, as a cofounder, with her brother Ken, of Goodshop.com. Before joining MSNBC, Ramberg was a reporter at CNN, where she covered a wide range of topics, ranging from breaking news to profiles of the country’s top business leaders. Ramberg is a graduate of Duke University and Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Lewis Schiff is the author of Business Brilliant: Surprising Lessons From the Greatest Self-Made Business Icons, the executive director of The Business Owners Council, and co-founder (with Norm Brodsky) of BEN Global Mentorship – an organization that helps business owners transform their companies into scalable enterprises and, eventually, enduring institutions with help from rock star entrepreneurs from around the world.
Rich Karlgaard is the publisher and global futurist for Forbes magazine. He writes the biweekly column, Innovation Rules, and serves as a regular panelist on cable news’ most popular business show, Forbes on FOX. He’s an award-winning entrepreneur-turned-publisher, popular keynote speaker, and author of two best-selling books The Soft Edge and Team Genius. Rich has a unique vantage point on the power of peer-to-peer relationships and the trends driving business and the economy. He joins us here to share his experiences and four major megatrends that we should all be paying attention to.