Sandra Hoskins, Owner of The Kellan Group, discusses the key skills of being a successful leader. She believes that a strong leader must be focused on relationship-building in order to build trust in their employees, and they must have a good attitude to be able to adapt to change. Furthermore, leaders need to believe in and equip their employees because after all, business is first and foremost about the people. Investing in your employees through professional development and equipping them with further skills can only help your organization. Putting your employees first is key.
Susan Quackenbush, Chief Human Resource Officer at Presidio, shares her experience with Presidio’s recent brand relaunch. She stresses the importance of getting input from leadership, employees and clients and really listening to each of their unique perspectives. She argues that companies need to figure out how their brand resonates with each target audience and tie that back to what they believe in as an organization and how they will go forward with meeting their client’s needs.
Inclusive diversity and talent management are critical to long-term business success. Angela Knight, Diversity and EID Talent Acquisition Leader for GE Healthcare, discusses how to make diversity an integral part of any organization. She stresses that diversity initiatives in talent management need to have top down buy-in and support.