In a fractured world, our profession has more opportunities than ever to help business leaders navigate an increasingly complex business environment. Help clients achieve a competitive advantage. Gain insight on:
• Where can machines replace humans? How will automation affect jobs in the next decade?
• How do you embrace and implement diversity to make it an economic and social asset?
• How do you add value for time?
• With new political leaders across the world, what is the state of the global economy?
• As industries rapidly transform, how can leadership styles and management tactics evolve?
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Chair, AESC Americas Council and Co-Founder & Managing Partner, SEBA International, LLC - San Francisco
Senior Partner of CEO & Executive Development, Korn Ferry
Co-Founder and CEO of All In Together
Partner at the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI)
As co-founder and Managing Partner leading the Go To Market Practice at SEBA, Kate has spent over 20 years advising clients in technology, digital, consumer, financial and professional services. Specializing in marketing, sales and business development engagements, Kate has advised start-ups, growth, mid market and Fortune 100 companies. Representative assignments include CMO, Chief Revenue Officer, VP Growth, VP Product Marketing, VP Brand & Communications, VP Sales, and VP Corporate Development & Strategy. Before co-founding SEBA, Kate was Vice President in the Strategy and Finance Practice at A-L Associates. There, she focused on strategy, corporate development, and joint venture search work for clients in technology, manufacturing and financial services. Kate serves on the board of the Association of Executive Search & Leadership Consultants (AESC), where she sits on the Nominating and Governance Committee and also serves as Vice Chair of the Americas Council. She is also a Committee Member with A Chance in Life and active with the Churchill Academy and Watermark. Kate holds a B.A. from Dickinson College. Follow Kate on Twitter >
Kevin is a best-selling author, top-ten thought leader, keynote speaker, global CEO coach and pioneer of the ‘grow the whole person to grow the whole leader’ approach to transformative leadership. He is the founder of LeaderSource Ltd and the Chief Executive Institute™, recognized as one of the top three leadership development programs globally. In 2006, LeaderSource joined Korn Ferry, where Kevin is now Senior Partner, CEO & Executive Development.
Kevin has advised thousands of senior executives and senior teams in more than 60 countries worldwide. He is an accomplished thought leader on topics of personal, team, and organizational transformation. He has written six books including Awakening the Leader Within and Leadership from the Inside Out, named the #1 best-selling business book of 2000 by CEO-READ and is now used at over 100 universities globally. His latest book, The Pause Principle: Step Back to Lead Forward, has been recognized as a Business Book of the Year finalist by both ForeWord Reviews and CEO-READ. The 20th Anniversary Edition of Leadership from the Inside Out will be published in 2017.
Lauren Leader-Chivée is the Co-Founder and CEO of All In Together. She has dedicated her career to closing the most critical personal, professional and political gender gaps for women. In addition to her role at AIT, Lauren is an Executive Advisor to Deloitte working with a range of global companies on their most pressing diversity issues. Formerly the President of the global think tank Center for Talent Innovation and Founding Partner at Hewlett Chivée Partners LLC, she has tirelessly advocated for women’s leadership as a driver of economic growth and opportunity. Recently chosen by Fortune as one of the 50 Most Influential Women on Twitter, Leader-Chivée writes extensively for the Huffington Post, Harvard Business Review and Inc and her thought leadership has been featured in a wide range of media including the BBC, Dow Jones, CNN, Washington Post, NY Times and The Wall Street Journal. She is the co-author of Center for Talent Innovation publications Executive Presence, Sponsor Effect UK, The Battle for Female Talent in India and The X-Factor. Her forthcoming book The Thinnest Line looks at why and how American diversity is its best and most underleveraged asset. Follow Lauren on Twitter >
Dr. Michael Chui is a partner at the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey's business and economics research arm. He leads research on the impact of information technologies and innovation on business, the economy, and society. Michael has led McKinsey research in such areas as Big Data, Web 2.0 and collaboration technologies, and the Internet of Things. Michael is a frequent speaker at major global conferences, and his research has been cited in leading publications around the world. His PhD dissertation, entitled "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For: Web Searching as Query Refinement," examined Web user search behaviors and the usability of Web search engines. Follow Michael on Twitter >
AESC President & CEO
President, Andrew Sobel Advisors Inc.
Bart van Ark
Executive Vice President, Chief Economist, and Chief Strategy Officer of The Conference Board
Chair, AESC Board of Directors and President, Talengo - Madrid
Karen Greenbaum is President and CEO of the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC), the global association representing the $12b+ profession with membership of 325 firms in 72 countries around the world. AESC serves as the voice of excellence for the executive search and leadership consulting profession worldwide and has rigorous membership requirements that ensure members commit to the highest professional standards. Ms. Greenbaum is an experienced business leader having served as the President and COO for the $1 billion US business of Mercer Consulting/MMC, a Fortune 200 company and later as COO for Nixon Peabody LLP a nearly $500 million global 100 law firm. She also served as an executive search consultant and partner before being selected as President and CEO of the AESC. In 2013, Agenda, a Financial Times publication for board members, named her as one of 100 top board candidates in the US to sit on compensation committees. Follow Karen on Twitter >
Andrew Sobel is the leading authority on the strategies and skills required to build clients for life and develop trusted business relationships. He has written eight acclaimed, bestselling books including Power Relationships, Power Questions, Building C-Suite Relationships, All for One, Making Rain, and Clients for Life.
Andrew has worked for 31 years as both a strategy advisor to senior management and an executive educator and coach. Many of the world’s leading companies number among Andrew’s clients. These include established public companies such as Citigroup, WPP, Xerox, Experian, Hess, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Towers Watson, Cognizant, UBS, and Lloyds Banking Group; and also many privately held professional service firms, including Booz Allen Hamilton, Bain & Company, Booz & Company, Spencer Stuart, The Ken Blanchard Companies, Duke Corporate Education, Fulbright & Jaworski, Ernst & Young, Deloitte, and many others.
Bart van Ark is Executive Vice President, Chief Economist & Chief Strategy Officer of The Conference Board, a global research organization with its head office in New York City in the United States. He leads a team of almost two dozen economists in New York, Brussels and Beijing, who produce a range of widely watched economic indicators and growth forecasts, as well as in-depth global economic research. Van Ark is also responsible for the development of the strategy and major new initiatives of The Conference Board. Van Ark is also a Professor in Economic Development, Technological Change and Growth at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands) where he has specialized in the areas of economic growth, development economics, economic history and international economics and business. He is an internally acclaimed expert in the field of international comparative productivity measurement and analysis. He is the former director of the Groningen Growth and Development Centre, a research group working on long term economic growth and productivity, of which he still is a member. Van Ark has extensively published in leading national and international journals, including the Journal of Economic Perspectives, The Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, and Economic Policy. From 2004-2008 he has been managing editor of the Review of Income and Wealth. He is also frequently featured in major international business media, including Bloomberg, CNBC, the Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal. Follow Bart on Twitter >
Through Executive Search and Board advisory services, I help top executive teams manage risk and find practical solutions to complex leadership issues such as succession planning, new business creation, and organisation redesign and governance. Directorships with public corporations, academia, and the Association of Executive Search & Leadership Consulting (AESC) global Board, are my privileged platform to “give back” through service. Executive Coaching and Speaking engagements are catalysts for individual transformation. Sometimes, it’s by helping a person discover their uniqueness and exceptional traits so as to “release” potential, remove barriers, see new avenues, and forge ahead. Other times, it is inspiring audiences to discover insights through storytelling and reflections. As co-founder of Talengo, I am energized by our creative power to challenge the limits of what great Leadership advisory service looks and feels like, as a profession and a business worldwide. There’s no better place to be Matchmaker, Advisor, catalyst, storyteller, Entrepreneur, all in one! Follow Krista on Twitter >
Krista Walochik, Chair of the AESC Board
Bart van Ark, Chief Economist, The Conference Board
It’s been a long time since economic forecasters have been challenged so much on what the year will bring as since the beginning of 2017. While the consensus view has long been for a gradually slowing trend in the global economy, recent developments (e.g. Brexit, the new Trump administration, tensions in the South China sea, crisis in Brazil, etc.) are creating more uncertainty to the economic outlook than at any time since the global financial crisis almost a decade ago. In this session, Bart van Ark will discuss the fundamental drivers underlying the global trend in economic growth, and distinguish between the short-term challenges (such as geopolitical tensions, policy uncertainty, and financial market volatility), and the more fundamental disruptions (including digital technology, the energy landscape, global trade and debt and deficits). It are those disruptive factors which business leaders should distill from all the noise, as those are the key factors which can change the direction of the global economy in the medium-term … for better or worse.
Andrew Sobel, President, Andrew Sobel Advisors Inc.
In this practical session, client relationship authority and bestselling author Andrew Sobel will share tested strategies for developing essential top executive relationships. He will address three sub themes: Power Questions; Adding Value for Time; and Agenda Setting or Framing.
Kevin Cashman, Senior Partner, CEO & Executive Development, Korn Ferry
Kevin Cashman, bestselling author, Senior Partner of CEO & Executive Development at Korn Ferry, and Gardner Heidrick Award for Outstanding Achievement recipient will be presenting a keynote session on the journey to “Transformative Leadership.” He will share ten years of leadership research on how to elevate from transactive management which emphasizes immediate speed and information, to transformative leadership which fosters enduring significance and innovation.
The session will make seemingly paradoxical connections between pause, purpose, and performance. Blending research, stories, and interaction, Kevin will help us to elevate our professional and personal leadership in 2017 and beyond.
2017 Award Presentation
Michael Chui, Partner, McKinsey Global Institute
Michael Chui, partner at the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), is lead author of the recent McKinsey report, “Harnessing automation for a future that works.
Remarkable recent advances in robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning have raised a number of important questions about automation technologies. Automation has the potential to change the daily work activities of everyone, from miners and landscape gardeners to commercial bankers, fashion designers, welders—and CEOs. But how quickly will these technologies become a reality in the workplace? And what will their impact be on employment and on productivity in the global economy? We'll explore these questions and more based on research from the McKinsey Global Institute.
Michael Chui, Moderator, with corporate panelists
Karen Greenbaum, President & CEO, AESC
Lauren Leader-Chivee, Co-Founder and CEO of All In Together
Diversity and inclusion has been a topic at the forefront of many of our most important business discussions and debates. Across geography and industry, leaders are looking at the data linking diversity to better financial performance and asking how they can take advantage of the diversity dividend. But along with this opportunity, come a litany of complicated issues and challenges. Diversity is hard – the challenges are many but most leaders agree: is essential to business. Diversity must become an asset, economically and socially, rather than a source of conflict.
In her book, Crossing The Thinnest Line, Lauren Leader-Chivee argues passionately and persuasively for the possibility, power, purpose, and payoff of embracing difference. The stakes for the conversation are high and getting higher. 89% of the world’s educated population is either female or minority. In less than a generation, the US will become minority majority. The world economy is global and interconnected. Embracing diversity has never been more imperative. With compelling data and powerful, personal stories, Crossing the Thinnest Line looks at challenges and solutions to immigration, education, business, media and politics and inspires us all to rise to the challenge.
Returning to the AESC conference for the second time, Lauren will discuss the importance of dealing with bias, conscious and unconscious, and paint a picture of how any leader, in any job, can make a difference in creating a more inclusive workplace.
Kate Bullis: 2017 Chair of the AESC Americas Council
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