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No one in recent history has disrupted the grounds of human resources quite like Patty McCord. In this presentation, McCord engages audiences by delving into the compelling and innovative ideas that made her Netflix slide deck on company culture go viral. She shares thoughts on how to rethink terms like “fired” and “quit” in order to understand the realities of changing jobs in a way that honors service and teaches people to manage their own careers. Her belief is that by thinking like inventors, saying no to “best practices” and aligning what people do to the business and the customers, companies can take the policing out of policy to make work more productive and meaningful.

As the head of Diversity Programs at Sun Microsystems in the early 90’s, Patty McCord held many talks, programs, initiatives and celebrations to promote equality and diversity. Today, gains towards increased diversity and equality in our society have been startlingly lacking. In this presentation, McCord challenges the audience to change their way of thinking about these issues. Sharing data is a start, but there is hard work ahead to achieve real transformation. First, if equal pay is an issue at your company—fix it. Without a correction to current conditions, we are guaranteed to see the same problems lag forever. McCord acknowledges that the three most female-centric departments in companies are Marketing, Human Resources and Finance. She calls on women in leadership positions to ask—how come we haven’t yet fixed equal pay? We OWN it!

True leadership is when each of us steps into who we truly are. It’s the discovery and deep understanding of our personal story that brings meaning to our lives. We trust leaders who are authentic and not trying to be someone else. But successful
leadership is the combination of being your true self while also learning about the people around you and what they need. This combination enables leaders to create an environment and culture in which people offer their best selves to a team, partnership or relationship in order to achieve desired results. Our most successful leaders also integrate the masculine (head) with the feminine (heart) parts of themselves and their organizations to create harmony. And they bridge authenticity with strategy, integrating warmth and competence. Finally, they bring kindness with strength of purpose, caring with tenacity and listening with decisiveness. Who are these leaders and how can we learn from them? This speech will share examples and best practices for us to consider in our own leadership, both at home and work.

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