James Sudakow – Founder & Principal at CH Consulting and Author of Picking the Low Hanging Fruit: And Other Stupid Stuff We Say in the Corporate World
James Sudakow asks, “Are you interested in baking something into a process? Or maybe you just feel like drilling down after a nice data dump so you can flesh out a straw dog to help everyone get their ducks in a row and sing from the same song-sheet. Leading a paradigm shift?” Whether you understood any of that or had no clue what you just read, “Picking the Low-Hanging Fruit… And Other Stupid Stuff We Say in the Corporate World” will shed an irreverent light on the weird things we say in the business world every day. His company, CH Consulting, focuses on two fundamental areas, both significantly related to how organizations can effectively improve business results using strong people practices. First, they help leaders of companies transform their functions, organizations, business units, and departments to meet dynamic and changing business needs. Second, by building, implementing, and managing management and people, they create strategies that help optimize business results.
Donna Bak is part of the Sandler Training network. Sandler has hundreds of centers that teach leadership and sales techniques. Leaders of Connecticut companies trust and rely on her to accelerate the profitability of their firm by driving increased revenue of at least 15% while containing operational costs. She does this by building high performing people and teams that deliver. Donna is also author of the book, “Patient Care the Sandler Way.” It is a RX for medical practices in the changing face of business and brings the same dedication to medical businesses that Sandler has for all business.
John Danner – WSJ Bestselling Author of Built for Growth: How Builder Personality Shapes Your Business, Your Team, and Your Ability to Win and UC Berkeley-Haas & Princeton faculty member
John Danner is a trusted advisor, teacher, author, and speaker and has spent decades helping leaders and their organizations navigate rapidly changing environments to their advantage. John teaches courses on strategy, innovation, and venture development at UC Berkeley and Princeton University. In addition, John is also a senior moderator for the Aspen Institute and a frequent, highly regarded keynoter and speaker at conferences and seminars around the world, including TEDx and TED Global. He is the co-author of two best-selling books: “Built for Growth: How Builder Personality Shapes Your Business, Your Team, and Your Ability to Win” and “The Other ‘F’ Word: How Smart Leaders, Teams, and Entrepreneurs Put Failure to Work.” His articles and interviews have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, The Economist, Entrepreneur, Chief Executive and other media channels.