Expert Perspectives: Betting on the Future Series


How HR Leaders Make Organizations Future-Ready


Featuring Patty McCord, former chief talent officer of Netflix and author of the new book Powerful! Teams, Leaders and the Culture of Freedom and Responsibility


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Tuesday, November 7, 2017 | Noon - 1:00 PM US ET

Complimentary Video Webinar
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM US Central
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM US Mountain
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM US Pacific
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM GMT
Patty McCord
Powerful! Teams, Leaders and the Culture of Freedom and Responsibility

Radical shifts are changing the world of work, and HR leaders need new strategies to ensure that their companies are future-ready. They need to create organizations that are dynamic and agile, full of highly engaged employees who are ready to take on whatever business challenges may come — even those we can’t yet imagine.

This demands a rethinking of the way leaders strategize, plan, and manage their organizations — but it’s not easy. As Patty McCord, the former chief talent officer for Netflix, says: “The future of work is not compatible with the world we live in today, so big changes are needed!”

In this live, interactive HBR webinar, McCord will discuss steps for taking a new approach to HR. The discussion will include:

  • Why spending more time on hiring high-performance people — instead of focusing on policies — will have more impact on the bottom line
  • How to manage deep changes and rally teams around common goals
  • When to jettison traditional performance reviews and move to ongoing conversations around goals and performance
  • How to create a culture of responsibility
  • Why new systems for performance and evaluation demand a razor-sharp understanding — and delivery of data — of the skills and qualities the company needs to succeed


Join HBR and Patty McCord on November 7, 2017, for the third installment in the Expert Perspectives series if your organization is ready to find new strategies and tools in order to take on this new world of work.

Enroll in the Expert Perspectives: Betting on the Future series today.

  • Join Eric, Chris and Patty for the culmination of this four-part HBR webinar series on January 25 if your company is facing big decisions about building the internal agility and stability that will define the organization of the future.
  • Watch Eric Siegel explain how your company can turn data into actionable, contextual insights that can enable your organization to make faster and more intelligent decisions that shape your future.
  • Watch Chris Zook talk about how any leader — not only a founder — can instill and leverage a founder’s mentality throughout their organization and find lasting, profitable growth.

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