How HR Can Lead From the Future
In today’s environment, change occurs at a more furious pace and on a larger scale. In order to thrive, or even survive, modern organizations need a new brand of leader—one who is empowered by the exciting opportunities of the future, not fearful of its uncertainty.
This 21st century leader can only succeed supported by a culture change in which the organization sheds restrictive industrial-age mindsets in favor of transformative futures thinking:
- Challenging personal and organizational biases that become blinders to new ideas and potential disruptors.
- Identifying emerging shifts in society, technology, the environment, economics, and politics, then using that futures intelligence to stress-test current strategy.
- Using long-range goals to drive success today.
HR professionals are best suited to take on this leadership role and culture change. Learn how you can lead the spirit of innovation and foresight in your organization.
Yvette Montero Salvatico is Managing Director at Kedge, LLC. She is an experienced and engaging speaker who is unique in her ability to transport audiences into the future. Holding a bachelor’s degree in Finance and an MBA from the University of Florida, Yvette has over 15 years of corporate experience with large, multi-national firms such as Kimberly-Clark and The Walt Disney Company. At The Walt Disney Company, Yvette led the effort to establish Future Workforce Insights to identify future workforce trends and leverage foresight models and techniques to assess potential threats and impacts, emerging ideas, and exciting opportunities for the organization. In her current role as a partner at Kedge – a strategic design, foresight, and innovation firm – Yvette utilizes extensive research and customized toolkits to service a diverse global client base. She nurtures strong relationships with her clients and challenges them to foster new ways of thinking.
Frank Spencer is Principal & Creative Director at Kedge, LLC. He is a published author and prolific speaker, having delivered presentations and workshops around the globe. He holds a MA in Strategic Foresight from Regent University. With a strong background in both business and academic foresight, Frank was the creator and lead instructor of The Futures Institute: Shaping The Future Now at the Duke University Talent Identification Program Institute (2010, 2011). He has worked on Strategic Foresight projects for companies such as Kraft, Mars, and Marriott. Frank also led the effort to establish Strategic Foresight as a leadership competency across The Walt Disney Company, training over 300 employees across the globe. In his current role, Frank is the Principal and Creative Director at Kedge, a global foresight, innovation, creativity, and strategic design firm.