Surrender to the Uncertainty of Tomorrow With Eric Termuende

Eric Termuende is a globally-recognized thought leader, author, and international speaker on the future of work and building teams that thrive.

As co-founder of NoW Innovations, Eric Termuende advises industry-leading organizations, institutions, and associations on future-proofing their teams, talent management, and rehumanizing the workplace. His best-selling book, Rethink Work, has become a must-read for today’s leaders. Recognized as one of the Top 100 Emerging Innovators under 35 by American Express, his ideas have been featured in Forbes, Thrive Global, The Huffington Post, The Globe and Mail, and more. From the stage of TEDx to BUILDEX to Coca-Cola and the Milken Global Conference, Eric inspires, challenges, and opens minds to opportunities and doors to growth.

ONE DEGREE IS SMALL. So small as to be easily missed.Indiscernible to the naked eye. Without tools, unnoticeable to even the most talented cartographer, the most perceptive visionary. If a plane is one degree off on a flight from New York to LA, that plane would miss LAX by 40 miles. In situations like these, where futures are at stake, teams are being built, and the long game is being played, one degree, while minuscule, becomes monumental. To succeed in the future of work, we must start with the root of our company—our teams. When it comes to teams, one person, like one degree, can have a monumental impact. Attracting that person, choosing that person, and making sure that person stays is tricky, to say the least. But with a few small, one-degree shifts, we can build teams that thrive in the future of work. We’re close. So close, we can even see it. But given the right tools, we can make the one-degree shifts that tomorrow needs. We can build teams that thrive. We can shift into a future where work works. A one-degree shift makes a world of difference.

Let’s reset the course together.

Key Leadership Takeaways:

  • Leaders are facing unprecedented challenges, making a competitive edge elusive. Many believe they have productivity, innovation, or product issue, yet most organizations have missed the root cause. The truth is, they are facing a talent crisis.
  • Wherever you look—the World Economic Forum’s ‘Future of Jobs’ Report, Royal Bank of Canada, McKinsey, etc.— it is becoming increasingly clear that to succeed in the workplace of the future, soft skills must be developed, and we must realize our full potential as a team. But traditional team building tips aren’t working. These tips are frustratingly elementary — even motherly. Worst of all, they don’t address the root of the problem: the team we spend our workdays with.
  • The World Economic Forum says we are now entering the fourth Industrial Revolution, one where we are no longer taking steps but leaps forward. As we forge ahead in the age of information and technology, what stories do companies need to tell to attract the right candidates from the workforce? Besides, how are we finding purpose in the work we do and happiness in our lives?

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