In the Spring of 2013, Tim Cynova set out to interview some of the smartest people he knew about how they approached attracting and retaining great staff who can move an organization forward. After 26 interviews, and more than 400 minutes of video footage, he created this presentation -- "#STELLARSTAFF: Attracting & Retaining People Who Can Move Your Organization Forward."
The presentation includes interviews with senior-level executives from Fortune 500 companies, the pharmaceutical industry, technology start-ups, higher education, advertising, the military, politics, leaders in the cultural sector, the financial sector, and the owner of Tim's favorite coffee shop: Gypsy Donut & Espresso Bar in Nyack, NY.
SOME OF THE QUESTIONS:
-- As a business leader, how do you think about attracting and retaining great staff?
-- What does it mean to your company to have great staff? What do companies look and function like that do this well?
-- What specific things do you do as a company and leader to encourage a culture that supports attracting and retaining great staff?
-- Besides a paycheck, what do your people look for and want in a workplace? What incentives are most valued by your staff?
-- How do you find great people? What do great people look like? How do you know you're hiring the right person to help you achieve this?
-- In a crisis, what can leaders do to make sure that they are able to attract and retain great staff who can help them weather the storm and create a stronger organization on the other side?
-- When a staff member seems to not be working out, how do you know when you should double down and try to pull them out a tailspin versus just cut your losses and let them go?
-- How is the value proposition different for people who work in politics / military / the for-profit world vs the not-for-profit world?
-- How do you balance the daily fires while moving this forward?
-- Tom Allen, President & CEO, Association of American Publishers; former U.S. Representative from Maine's 1st District
-- Christine Bader, Lecturer on Human Rights & Business at Columbia University; worked for BP and as Advisor to the U.N. Secretary-General's Special Representative for business and human rights; @christinebader
-- Dan Debicella, former Connecticut State Senator; @DanDebicella
-- Karen Faaborg, former Executive Vice President, University of Cincinnati; former Chief Human Resources Officer, University of Cincinnati
-- Karen Feuer, Principal, PS110, New York City
-- Seth Goldman, Co-Founder, President & TeaEO, Honest Tea
-- Paul Green, Owner, Maury, Donnelly & Parr Inc. insurance agency
-- Donna Grummich, Owner & Principal, Box Canyon Group; @dsgmatters
-- Adam Huttler, Executive Director, Fractured Atlas; @AdamTheHutt
-- Thomas Kolditz, Professor in the Practice of Leadership & Management, Yale School of Management; Retired brigadier general, led Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership, U.S. Military Academy, West Point; @ThomasKolditz
-- Peter Landgren, Dean, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music; former Associate Principal Horn, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; @CCMDean
-- Jordy Leiser, Co-founder & CEO, STELLAservice; @STELLAjordy
-- Sharon Gersten Luckman, former Executive Director, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
-- Carol McFate, Chief Investment Officer, Xerox
-- Steve Morris, former Chairman & CEO, Arbitron; Board member, Welchs
-- David O'Fallon, President, Minnesota Humanities Center
-- Scott Provancher, Founder of power2give.org; @scottprovancher
-- Cookie Ruiz, Executive Director, Ballet Austin; @cookiegruiz
-- Maggie Ruvoldt, Executive Vice President, Operations, Semester Online, 2U.com; @MRuvoldt
-- David Schloss, Owner, Gypsy Donut & Espresso Bar; Professional writer, photographer and editor; @davidjschloss
-- Ken Tabachnick, Deputy Dean, NYU Tisch School of the Arts; @inddsgn
-- Russell Willis Taylor, President & CEO, National Arts Strategies
-- Jack Watters, Vice President, External Medical Affairs, Pfizer
-- Clint White, Co-Founder and President, Arts+Culture Network; @ClintWhiteACN
-- Amy Wresniewski, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, Yale School of Management; Visiting Professor, The Wharton School
-- Laura Zabel, Executive Director, Springboard for the Arts; @laurazabel
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