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Off The Shelf

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Off the Shelf is a new book discussion podcast series brought to you by The Conference Board. Each 30-minute episode allows our listeners to hear directly from authors of recently released books that focus on timely and relevant topics related to business management, human capital strategy, finance,… read more

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Gabor George Burt on his book, Slingshot

November 3rd, 2021

36:33

In this episode of Off the Shelf, our guest Gabor George Burt introduces in his Slingshot book. An integrated, three-pronged approach to make the Blue Ocean principles more actionable: 1) Stretch the definition of the …

Manoj Pradhan on his latest book, The Great Demographic Reversal

September 23rd, 2021

31:50

Global population ageing will soon reach a point where saving for retirement tips over into increased spending and demand for labor. This will result …

Dr. Andrew Temte on his new book, 'Balancing Act: Teach Coach Mentor Inspire'

September 21st, 2021

18:57

In times of chaos and uncertainty, steadfast and confident leadership is critical to the success of any organization. Yet, in our world of social unrest, sharp divisions, pandemic and fear, people seek leaders who are …

Eric Schwartzman on his new book, 'The Digital Pivot: Secrets of Online Marketing’

August 23rd, 2021

32:56

Craig Carroll, leader of The Conference Board's Communications Institute, sits down for an engaging talk with Eric Schwartzman about his new book, …

Leo Flanagan on his book, 'Thriving in Thin Air'

July 23rd, 2021

26:40

Feeling anxious or stressed out? You’re not alone as over 40% of the US population has been officially diagnosed with anxiety or depression …

Kim Shepherd on her book, 'Remote Work'

June 22nd, 2021

29:38

Questions about remote work post-COVID-19? Join us to hear Kim Shepherd discuss her new book, Remote Work: Redesign Processes, Practices And Strategies To Engage A Remote Workforce. There are no magic wands but Kim does …

John Hagel III on his new book 'The Journey Beyond Fear'

June 14th, 2021

32:41

Join Rebecca Ray as she and business strategy expert John Hagel III break down his new book 'The Journey Beyond Fear'.  In this conversation, John dives in on how to identify your fears, face your fears, move beyond …

Curtis Odom on his book 'Things I Heard My Professor Say'

June 8th, 2021

32:15

Join Dr. Curtis Odom, business leader and Executive Professor of Management in the D'Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University, as he …

John Pabon on his book: Sustainability for the Rest of Us

June 1st, 2021

29:29

John Pabon founder of Fulcrum Strategic Advisors, talks with Uwe Schulte, Leader of the TCB Global Sustainability Centre about his book

Nathan Ainspan and Kristin Saboe on their new book Military Veteran Employment: A Guide for the Data-Driven Leader

May 25th, 2021

34:31

How can civilian employers improve the way that they locate, hire, and retain military veterans and military spouses?  Join Rebecca Ray as she …

Tendayi Viki on his latest book “Pirates In The Navy”

May 7th, 2021

23:31

John Mestelaar, co-leader of Innovation Institute at The Conference Board interviews Tendayi Viki on his latest book “Pirates in the Navy”. Listen in as Tendayi gives us a taste of some the insights this book provides. …

Colleen Ammerman and Boris Groysberg on their book, Glass Half-Broken: Shattering the Barriers That Still Hold Women Back at Work

April 20th, 2021

34:05

Why does the gender gap still persist and how can we close it? In 2019, the gap between the percentage of women and the percentage of men in the workforce was the smallest on record. But despite these statistics, women …

Beverly Kaye on her book, Love 'Em or Lose 'Em: Getting Good People to Stay

April 14th, 2021

17:03

Since employees who walk out the door can cost their organizations up to 200 percent of their annual salaries to replace, retention is one of the most important issues facing businesses today. And with so many surveys …

CB Bhattacharya on his new book, ‘Small Actions, Big Difference: Leveraging Corporate Sustainability to Drive Business and Societal Value'

April 6th, 2021

35:37

Craig Carroll, leader of The Conference Board's Communications Institute, sits down for an engaging talk with Professor CB Bhattacharya, H.J. Zoffer …

Jeff Schwartz on his book, Work Disrupted

March 23rd, 2021

38:25

As we enter a new year that is sure to be filled with further disruptions, Jeff Schwartz’s new book Work Disrupted: Opportunity, Resilience, and …

Dr. Jake Beniflah on his new book, The Big Shift: Redefining Marketing in a Multicultural America

March 16th, 2021

43:25

Future growth will require that all corporations undergo… The Big Shift. The convergence of a changing demography, new technologies and a fragmented …

Erich Joachimstaller on his book, The Interaction Field

February 9th, 2021

37:01

How are the most successful businesses creating value and igniting smart growth in a fast-paced, competitive market? In his latest book, The …

Erwan Rambourg on his book, Future Luxe

February 8th, 2021

39:29

What are the major forces and emerging trends that are set to reshape luxury over the next decade? As a younger generation is entering the luxury market, they will bring new values and demands that will redefine the …

Vikram Mansharamani on his book, Think for Yourself

February 1st, 2021

30:22

Have you ever followed your GPS device to a deserted parking lot? Or unquestioningly followed the advice of an expert—perhaps a doctor or financial …

Karen Mangia on her book, Working from Home

January 29th, 2021

33:43

In these unprecedented times, when numerous employees are forced to work from remote locations, many wonder how they can continue to operate …

Bruce Tulgan on his book, The Art of Being Indispensable at Work

January 28th, 2021

30:36

Even amid the seeming chaos, there's always that indispensable go-to person who thrives on their many working relationships with people all over the organization chart. How do they do it? In this practical book, talent …

Simon Brown on his new co-authored book The Curious Advantage

January 15th, 2021

26:11

Curiosity has profound implications for organizations, leaders and individuals inhabiting today’s digital reality. Pointing to practical tools and …

Shannon Huffman Polson on her book, The Grit Factor

January 14th, 2021

39:30

What does it take for women to succeed in a male-dominated world? Shannon Huffman Polson would know, serving as one of the Army's first female attack …

Olivier Onghena on his book 'The Book of Noble Purpose'

December 11th, 2020

20:57

85% of the active population in the world is disengaged from their work. The dramatic impact on health and well-being, as-well-as the global economy …

Kate Lanz on her new book ‘All the Brains in the Business’

October 27th, 2020

18:32

Properly valuing brain gender diversity in the workplace is a competitive advantage. In ‘All the Brains in the Business’ Kate Lanz explores how the brain works and how it impacts the performance of individuals and the …

Off the Shelf - David Smith and Brad Johnson on their book, Good Guys

October 6th, 2020

36:34

What's missing from gender equality efforts? Men. Research shows that when men are deliberately engaged in gender-inclusion programs, 96 percent of women in those organizations perceive real progress in gender equality, …

Off the Shelf - Mauro Guillen on his book, 2030: How Today's Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of Everything

September 30th, 2020

33:56

The world is drastically changing. By 2030, a new reality will take hold, and before you know it, there will be more grandparents than grandchildren, …

Off the Shelf - Scott Anthony on his latest book, Eat, Sleep, Innovate

September 24th, 2020

29:00

Leaders have experimented with open innovation programs, corporate accelerators, venture capital arms, skunkworks, and innovation contests. Yet, most …

Mark Goyder on his new book, Entrusted

September 10th, 2020

29:06

Join Chris Gentle talking to Mark Goyder, founder of Tomorrow’s Company, about his new book Entrusted.  In these volatile and uncertain times, the …

Mark Cushing on his new book, Pet Nation

September 8th, 2020

43:09

Pet-owners now make up the fastest growing demographic of the US population, with the number of domesticated animals increasing at about five times …

Ken Rusk on his latest book, Blue Collar Cash

August 11th, 2020

30:03

Ken Rusk, ‘Million Dollar Ditch Digger’ and author of "Blue Collar Cash”, joins Marketing Institute Leader, JP Kuehlwein, to discuss his latest book, …

Off The Shelf: Step Back: How to Bring the Art of Reflection into Your Busy Life

August 5th, 2020

43:45

In this episode of Off The Shelf, Harvard Business Professor, Joseph L. Badaracco, discusses his latest book which argues that we don’t need long …

Former Hewlett Packard CEO, Carly Fiorina, on her new book, Find Your Way

July 17th, 2020

34:27

Carly Fiorina, Founder and Chairwoman of Carly Fiorina Enterprises & the Unlocking Potential Foundation, and Former CEO of Hewlett Packard, started as a secretary and later became the first female CEO of a Fortune …

Off The Shelf: The Technology Trap

July 10th, 2020

33:29

Join Carl Benedikt Frey, Director of Future of Work at the Oxford Martin School at Oxford University, as he discusses his new book, The Technology …

William Pesek on his book “Japanization: What the world can learn from Japan’s lost decades”

June 4th, 2020

27:23

As a result of measures taken nearly everywhere to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world is facing a major economic contraction. …

Off The Shelf: Ramping Your Brand

May 5th, 2020

36:56

Join The Conference Board Marketing Institute Leader, JP Kuehlwein, as he talks with Dr. James Richardson, Founder of Premium Growth Solutions, about …

Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism

April 17th, 2020

35:19

Join Bart van Ark, Executive Vice President & Chief Economist at The Conference Board, as he sits down with Nobel Prize winner Sir Angus Deaton, …

Off the Shelf: Developing Management Proficiency During COVID-19

April 9th, 2020

35:39

Strong behavioral competencies are essential for all managers today, especially during the COVID-19 global pandemic where employees are looking to leaders for guidance and support. Join Deb Cohen as she discusses her …

Jim Stengel, Former Global Marketing Officer at P&G, on his new book, Unleashing the Innovators

April 8th, 2020

38:32

Today's established companies must find new ways to reignite their entrepreneurial DNA and jumpstart revenues – or risk losing their way.

Hear from Jim Stengel, Former Global Marketing Officer at Procter & Gamble, …

Alison Maitland on her new book, INdivisible: Radically rethinking inclusion for sustainable business results

April 2nd, 2020

29:59

In this podcast, we interview Alison Maitland, one of the authors of a new book on inclusion that sets out an expansive vision for inclusion which …

Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg on his book, What’s Your Problem?

April 1st, 2020

29:39

Are you solving the right problems? Have you or your colleagues ever worked hard on something, only to find out you were focusing on the wrong …

Jack Duggal on his new book, The DNA of Strategy Execution

March 11th, 2020

29:32

What if we could decode the elements of management and strategy-execution? Join Jack Duggal as he discusses his ground-breaking new book which …

Dr. Max Mckeown on his new book, The Innovator’s Book: Rules for Rebels, Mavericks and Innovators

March 5th, 2020

28:16

Anne Stevens, Council Director at the Conference Board talks with Dr. Max Mckeown on his newest book. Both enlightening and entertaining, Dr Max Mckeown delivers concise advice on how to move from original insights to …

Byron Sharp on his new book, How Brands Grow

March 4th, 2020

38:25

What are the most important “marketing laws” that brand owners need to know about and apply? Do loyalty programs work? Should STP” (segmentation, …

George Friedman on his new book... The Storm Before the Calm

February 26th, 2020

39:47

Join The Conference Board’s Executive Vice President and Chief Economist Bart van Ark as he interviews George Friedman, Founder and Chairman of …

Lars Sudmann on his new book, Innovation That Sticks

February 17th, 2020

23:48

Margaret Murphy, our webcast & podcast Programme Manager at the Conference Board Europe, interviews Lars Sudmann on his new book, Innovation That Sticks.

How do you innovate, how do you structure your organization, …

Veronika Hucke on her new book, Fair Leadership

January 22nd, 2020

31:45

Sarah Bond, Council Director for The Diversity&Inclusion in Business Council at The Conference Board, interviews Veronika Hucke on her new book, Fair Leadership. The book is aimed at business leaders who are curious …

Alexia Michiels on her book, The Resilience Drive

January 22nd, 2020

26:57

Marion Devine, Senior Human Capital Researcher, Europe at The Conference Board interviews Alexia Michiels on her book, The Resilience Drive.

How do you honor your responsibilities without wearing yourself out? How do …

Allen Adamson on his book, Shift Ahead

January 15th, 2020

28:57

Allen is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Metaforce, a marketing and product consultancy which, takes a multi-disciplinary and channel-agnostic …

Joseph Jaffe on his new book, Built to Suck

January 8th, 2020

46:31

Joseph Jaffe is a thought-leader, speaker, author and ‘Admiral’ (= founder) of the “HMS Beagle” a consultancy that helps large corporations fight …

Lindsey Pollak on her book, The Remix: How to Lead and Succeed in the Multi-Generational Workplace.

December 18th, 2019

28:45

Lindsey Pollak, a leading expert on the multigenerational workplace, speaks with us about her book The Remix and what leaders and organizations can …

Michael Beer on his latest book, Fit to Compete

December 11th, 2019

35:00

Join Harvard Business School professor, Michael Beer, as he sits down with The Conference Board VP of US Councils and former VP of HR, Russell …

David Ulrich and Arthur Yeung on their new book, Reinventing the Organization

December 4th, 2019

35:31

Hear from co-authors David Ulrich and Arthur Yeung as they describe why the traditional organizational hierarchy is dead and what replaces it. Discover a much-needed blueprint for reinventing your organization and learn …

Bob Hoffman, "Laughing at Advertising"

November 27th, 2019

39:09

"Ad Contrarian" Bob Hoffman joins host JP Kuehlwein to discuss Laughing@Advertising, a collection of his most irresponsible and inappropriate blog …

Prof. Michael Hüther on his new book, Exhausted Globalization

November 20th, 2019

26:57

Join Prof. Michael Hüther, director of the Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft, as he sits down with The Conference Board Senior Economist for Europe, Ilaria Maselli, to discuss his latest book, Exhausted Globalization: …

Patrick Hanlon on his new book, Primal Branding

November 20th, 2019

36:34

Join Patrick Hanlon, senior advertising executive and founder of Thinktopia, as he sits down with The Conference Board Marketing Institute Leader, JP Kuehlwein, to discuss his latest book which reveals seven definable …

Amy Jen Su on her new book, The Leader You Want To Be

November 18th, 2019

29:45

Join Amy Jen Su as she discusses her new book which offers readers five essential principles for bringing out your best self every day. Learn how to tap into and expand your leadership capacity so that you can be your …

Jennifer Brown on her new book, How To Be An Inclusive Leader

October 29th, 2019

37:39

We know why diversity is important, but how do we drive real change at work? Join diversity & inclusion expert, Jennifer Brown, as she discusses her latest book which offers readers a step-by-step guide for the …

Art Markman on his new book, Bring Your Brain to Work

October 28th, 2019

32:20

Join The Conference Board Senior Vice President of HR, Jennifer Tarlow, as she interviews author, Dr. Art Markman, Annabel Irion Worsham Centennial Professor at the University of Illinois and Executive Director of the …

Mike Mister on his new book, How to Lead Smart People: Leadership for Professionals

October 10th, 2019

22:49

In this Off-the-Shelf book discussion series brought to you by The Conference Board, Marion Devine, Senior Human Capital Researcher for Europe interviews Mike Mister on his latest book ‘How to Lead Smart People: …

Esther Stanhope on her new book 'Goodbye Glossophobia'

October 9th, 2019

18:28

In this Off-the-Shelf book discussion series brought to you by The Conference Board, Demet Tunc, Council Director for the Customer Experience Council interviews Esther Stanhope on her latest book, ‘Goodbye Glossophobia’.

Stephen Frost on his book, Building An Inclusive Organisation

September 18th, 2019

27:46

Join Sarah Bond, Council Director of the European Diversity & Inclusion in Business Council, as she interviews Stephen Frost on his latest book, Building An Inclusive Organisation. A diverse workforce is a business …

Anthony Mayo and Laura Morgan Roberts on Race, Work and Leadership

September 4th, 2019

34:32

Race, Work, and Leadership is a rare and important compilation of essays that examines how race matters in people's experience of work and leadership. What does it mean to be black in corporate America today? How are …

Julian Guthrie on the women who took on Silicon Valley and built today’s most powerful businesses

August 5th, 2019

32:28

Join author and journalist Julian Guthrie as she discusses her new book, Alpha Girls, which delves into the unforgettable stories of four remarkable …

Nick Morgan on How to Connect with People in a Virtual World

July 18th, 2019

33:37

Join communication expert Nick Morgan as he discusses his new book, Can You Hear Me?: How to Connect with People in a Virtual World, which outlines five big problems with virtual communication and offers entrepreneurs, …

Ron Williams, "Learning to Lead"

June 11th, 2019

34:54

Ron Williams, former chairman and CEO of Aetna, sits down with Rebecca Ray to discuss his recent book, Learning to Lead: The Journey to Leading Yourself, Leading Others, and Leading an Organization. Hear how future …

Bluford Putnam, "Economics Gone Astray"

June 11th, 2019

26:37

Bluford Putnum on his book, Economics Gone Astray

Join host and Senior Economist at The Conference Board, Ilaria Maselli, for an interview with Bluford Putnam, author and Chief Economist of the CME Group, as he …

Annie McKee on her latest book, How to Be Happy at Work

May 22nd, 2019

28:03

Should we expect to be happy and fulfilled at work? In her latest book, Annie McKee makes the most compelling case yet that happiness--and the full …

John Lewis Gaddis, On Grand Strategy

March 15th, 2019

22:15

Based on his legendary Yale seminar on strategic thinking (co-taught by Paul Kennedy and Charles Hill), John Lewis Gaddis discusses his latest book,

Kathryn Sollmann on building an alternative career development plan for women

March 15th, 2019

21:37

Want to build a challenging – and lucrative – career without the pressure to “climb the corporate ladder?” Join Kathryn Sollmann for this edition of …

Joe Cohen and Judith Harrison discuss Diverse Voices: Lessons in Leadership

March 6th, 2019

27:02

Join Joe Cohen and Judith Harrison as they discuss Diverse Voices: Profiles in Leadership, recently released by the PRSA Foundation and the Museum of Public Relations.

Diverse Voices features interviews with more than …

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