VIDEO: A Leadership Conversation on ‘Launch’ / Joni Wheeler + Susan Henricks

ICAN’s Susan Henricks with Joni Wheeler, ICAN Board Member + Executive Vice President, Talent and Enterprise Solutions at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska We invite you to watch the video below as Joni discusses the origins and practice of her ‘Launch’ philosophy, the value of investing in and developing your people – no matter what, why it made her a more authentic leader, and how the ‘launch’ practice can be incorporated into one’s career at any point and any organization. YOU can launch! Thank you, Joni, for your sharing your leadership with us. Enjoy! The articles discussed in
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Leaders, Prepare For Launch / Joni Wheeler

By Joni Wheeler ICAN Board Member + Executive Vice President, Talent and Enterprise Solutions at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska Leaders, prepare for Launch Tools and techniques to transform your own company and career In “Launch” is the New Layoff, I shared the story of my experiences at CoreLink, a company that began a long shutdown period in 2017. The article explains how my leadership team and I transformed what is usually difficult and negative news of employee layoffs into an employee “launch” program that has supported and encouraged team members as they transitioned away from CoreLink to their
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“Launch” is the New Layoff / Joni Wheeler

By Joni Wheeler ICAN Board Member + Executive Vice President, Talent and Enterprise Solutions at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska “Launch” is the New Layoff Lessons learned from a business closing its doors about the power of a positive culture—and how the right leadership behaviors can transform any company As I stood on the stage of that small auditorium, looking out at the almost 300 people filling the seats, I felt a sense of dread I had never known before. In just a few moments, I would change the course of their lives with the words, “The company
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Perspectives & Possibilities – Global Virtual Teams / Karen Cvitkovich

  By Karen Cvitkovich Mosaic Global Solutions As I hung up the phone from a diagnostic interview with a member of a virtual, global team I had a kind of pit in my stomach. I had agreed to facilitate a face-to-face teambuilding for a US / Israeli team that had just been brought together after an acquisition. Things were tense. I knew this and that was why the teambuilding was happening; yet I was struck by how angry they seemed to be with one another. I heard more than once from those I interviewed, “Some of these people I have
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The “Just be Yourself” Challenge / Dr. Mitchel Adler

By Dr. Mitchel Adler 2018 Women’s Leadership Conference Breakout Keynote Speaker “Just be yourself!” Three simple words.  They’re easy to say, but not always easy to do.  As a clinical psychologist, these three basic words make me cringe, as there is a subtle shame that can emerge when we think that it’s simple to “just be yourself.” Being authentic, or “just being yourself,” stands as one of the most challenging tasks in life. Why? Because humans are complex, contextual beings. We each have unique histories that helped shape our brain’s 87 billion neurons into an amazing neural tapestry that is
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Jenny Evans on her #ICAN2018 Session / A Video Message

  A video from Jenny Evans 2018 Women’s Leadership Conference Breakout Keynote Speaker Jenny previews her breakout session ‘It’s Time for a REvolution: Bringing out the Resilient, Authentic Leader’ in this playful video. Check it out to learn more about what to expect and what you could learn – so you can decide if you want to check this one out!
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Leadership and Being You / Angela Hucles

By Angela Hucles 2018 Women’s Leadership Conference Main Stage Keynote Speaker I recently gave the keynote address at the Nichols College Empowering Women in Business Conference and also spoke to the student-athletes on campus. It was a wonderful experience to be in an environment that focuses on preparing students for the real world by giving them practical opportunities to develop skills for success. It was also a very warm and welcoming tight-knit community that focuses on leadership and empowerment, so I felt right at home and like it was a little slice of heaven. In the speech, one of the
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Self-Awareness: What to do about the Truth / Tasha Eurich

By Tasha Eurich 2018 Women’s Leadership Conference Main Stage Keynote Speaker It was a beautiful spring afternoon on the East Coast. I had just finished a keynote for a client, and to say that I was in a hurry would be a slight understatement. With an alarmingly small window of time to catch my flight home, I quickly shook a few hands, hastily packed up my things, and tore into a run once I left the meeting room. As I sprinted through the hotel hallway, I heard equally fast footsteps in the distance. When I turned around, I was surprised
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Work-Life Conflict / Why are we so stressed out?

By Brigid Schulte 2017 Women’s Leadership Conference Breakout Keynote Speaker Author of Overwhelmed: Work, Love & Play When No One has the Time Director, The Good Life Initiative/ Better Life Lab at New America View a piece Brigid wrote on using behavioral science to understand work-life conflict here.  
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Joy Is Not A Bad Word

By Shabnam Mogharabi 2017 Women’s Leadership Conference Keynote Speaker CEO & Executive Producer SoulPancake I trade in the currency of joy. Which, in 2016, means my stock is low. Talking about joy this year can seem like you’re an out-of-touch, doe-eyed utopian. I mean, this was the year that gave us multiple terror attacks, police shootings, the crisis in Syria, Zika, severe floods, Brexit, and the passing of Prince, David Bowie, and Alan Rickman (I mean, Professor Snape – come on!) A conversation about joy might seem like a waste of time when there are so many important, hard, messy things that
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