Why are communication skills so important? Why is it so important for leaders to train their “leader's instrument”?Read More
cmi is thrilled to represent Keynote Speaker Phil M Jones - 5x bestselling author of Exactly What to Say, expert in leadership and sales and an international keynote speaker. Phil's philosophy is that every person in every business has something to sell. Helping people to truly understand how they can positively impact on the decision making process, drive results AND maintain integrity empowers people to really achieve.Read More
For almost twenty years, my team has been connecting some of the highest quality keynote speakers in the industry with amazing clients all around the globe. We’ve learned a lot along the way in terms of what works and what doesn’t. What helps companies create lasting impact, and what they’ve shared with us that has left events falling flat. All that information gathering has helped us to create what we know to be the magic formulas for ensuring audiences are always left feeling more empowered, inspired, and with the take-aways that they know will make a difference in their lives and careers.Read More
WOW. That was the reaction in Denver recently at the National Speakers Association annual Influence conference when keynote speakers Mike Rayburn and Daniel Burrus took the stage to present to 1,000+ professional speaking colleagues from all over the globe both as their present selves – and as their “future holographic selves”.Read More
Keynote Speaker Mike Rayburn teaches your audiences how to become a virtuoso and make the choice for excellence in every area of their life. Rayburn speaks on a wide variety of topics such as Leadership, Technology, Sales and Marketing, Business Growth, Engagement, Performance and Change. Learn more about Mike Rayburn and is fantastic keynotes.Read More
As a futurist, I’m often asked what it takes to takes for a large, traditional organization to embrace AI or make digital transformation work.
If only the challenge was just technology! Disruptive technology changes the hardware of your business; to truly become a successful 21st organization you first have to accept that culture is your operating system.
Take Netflix as an example. I have often wondered how an old-school media mogul like Rupert Murdoch, John Malone, or Ted Turner might have run that business. What made the CEO of Netflix, Reed Hastings, so effective? How was he able to achieve such rapid global growth at Netflix while navigating difficult transitions, such as when the company switched from sending physical DVDs in the mail to embracing broadband streaming? Is Netflix successful because it runs on algorithms, or because it is run by algorithmic leaders?
I had an interesting insight into that question when I met Andy Harries, the CEO and co-founder of Left Bank Pictures. Harries is one of the world’s top drama creators, including Cold Feet, Prime Suspect, Wallander, Outlander, and The Queen, which saw Helen Mirren win, among other awards, an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role.
Hear my take on it in this video below.
The Algorithmic Leader Behind Netflix’s Insights
Harries wanted to pitch a TV show about the British royal family, based on themes explored in The Queen. He met with all the major US TV networks, who liked the idea but, after lots of consideration and debate, couldn’t commit to moving forward. Finally, Harries decided to meet with Reed Hastings and Netflix’s chief content officer, Ted Sarandos.Read More