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In this episode, I’m talking with Kevin Oakes, the head of the world’s leading HR research firm, the Institute for Corporate Productivity, about his new book Culture Renovation: 18 Leadership Actions to Build an Unshakeable Company. The best playbooks are a combination of reliable research, relatable examples, and actionable strategies. And this is the best playbook I’ve seen when it comes to creating organizational cultures that create competitive advantage, unlock performance, and rehumanize work.
Kevin Oakes is the author of Culture Renovation: 18 Leadership Actions to Build an Unshakeable Company. He is also CEO and co-founder of i4cp, the world’s leading HR research firm, the Institute for Corporate Productivity. Oakes has been a pioneer in the human capital field for the last 25 years, and is an international keynote speaker on culture, talent management, leadership, innovation, diversity, metrics, and strategic learning in organizations. After serving as CEO of the first company created by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, he created and served as President of SumTotal Systems, one of the largest providers of talent and learning solutions in the world.
Culture Renovation: 18 Leadership Actions to Build an Unshakeable Company, by Kevin Oakes identifies 18 proven leadership actions for turning any culture into an agile, resilient, and innovative high-performance organization. Learn how to best understand the culture in place today and set a new cultural path for decades to come; develop a co-creation mindset; identify influencers and blockers; ferret out skeptics and non-believers; measure, monitor, and report progress; and implement “next practices” in talent strategies to sustain the renovation.