Confronting Reality: Leading Ahead of Disruption
Every day can bring harsh new surprises. Economic and policy change. The competitor or new business model you never saw coming. Game-changing technology. Competing in the friction-free economy has leaders worrying most about what they don’t know. In his talk, Perry Kinkaide leverages nearly 40 years at Fortune to arm audiences with valuable perspective on the trends driving business and public sector disruption, revealing how top leaders are confronting them right now. Economic growth, emerging technologies, ageing and popilularionpopulation shifts, consumer demand, interest rates, taxes, employment costs – these issues are transforming the business environment. Perry provides unparalleled insights in terms you won’t hear elsewhere. And while political winds may blow toward protectionism, the market trends powering the friction-free economy are technological and going strong, requiring swift and full attention. As a result, winning in today demands extraordinary leadership acting on the best intelligence it can find. Perry’s message is optimistic and energizing: opportunity is more widely available than ever and there will be winners – why shouldn’t it be you?
Engaging Youth – The Future of Work
With robots and smart machines doing so much of the work humans used to do, what is the future of work? Where will humans add value? What job skills will be most in-demand? Perry Kinkaide answers these questions and more in this talk based on Engaging Youth esearch for his New York Times bestselling book, Humans are Underrated. Forward-thinking employers say the critical skills they’ll need most to compete in the future are those that focus on social interaction: collaboration, storytelling, social sensitivity, brainstorming, creating and innovating with others, leading, and above all – empathy. The need to transition to newly valuable skills is happening faster than organizations and most psyches can adapt. And for those companies balancing a workforce of people and machines, there are political and PR consequences. Perry reveals what top organizations are doing to prepare for the future of work. The good news is that we humans already have what it takes – it’s up to us to make of it what we will.
Confronting Fear – Engaging Youth
Personalizing the Professions and Public Services
Even before the new alignment of power in Washington, it was the question on everyone’s mind: where are the U.S. and global economies going? Now it’s even more urgent – and uncertain. The economic picture can change dramatically with a single tweet, and Perry Kinkaide covers it in depth from his perch at Fortune. In opinion surveys, top CEOs and ordinary consumers say the same thing: there’s too much change, too fast; we can’t keep up. We all remember a time when it was easier to anticipate where things might be headed, when the consequences of misjudgment were less severe. Now a meltdown of financial markets in China can ripple globally and take down a trillion dollars in assets in a single day – and such volatility is becoming more common. Perry helps audiences make sense of the forces driving economic change – offering a glimpse of where each may take you and your business.
Confronting Technology – Are You Ready?
Ethics & Technoligy – Who to Trust
It’s a huge opportunity if you’re aware of it – a mortal threat if you’re not. The technology that revolutionizes lives and businesses is advancing at an increasing rate. Each stride forward is bigger than the last. A $1,000 laptop will possess the computing power of a human brain by 2023 and the computing power of all human brains by 2050. Are you ready for the opportunities and challenges such technology will bring? Most people aren’t. Every business and businessperson now needs a new, uniquely modern competence: the discipline of confronting the reality of future tech, which we cannot intuitively picture, combined with the creativity of imagining what might be possible when that future arrives. Perry describes what’s happening in an exciting, accessible way and shows how today’s most successful businesses are thinking and acting in new ways to own the incredible future. Perry’s presentation will help align your people and make them more disciplined in confronting the future.
Confronting or Leading Change? – The Role of Government
The Role of Fear in A Career
Continuous Learning – Rising and Remaining Above the Rest
Scientific research on great performance shows that what most of us believe about hard work and raw talent is off-base. That means most of us will never perform as well as we could. Perry Kinkaide, author of the groundbreaking international bestseller Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else, explains the findings and relates them to real life in real organizations. He shows how most organizations value the wrong things – that passion, honesty, and learning are more valuable than hours, IQ, or “native ability.” Perry demonstrates that world-class performance comes from behaviors that every person and organization can adopt. Those who apply these principles gain a tremendous competitive advantage and Perry cites relevant examples to prove it and launch an important conversation in your organization.
Panel Moderator, Discussion Leader, Emcee/Host
Perry Kinkaide’s unique gift is his ability to brilliantly moderate panels, lead onstage interviews and host/emcee. He’s played these roles for more than three decades at Fortune conferences worldwide. Top companies and associations regularly utilize Perry because he gets the most out of participants; he asks the right questions, listens intently to what’s being said on stage and responds to that – keeping the discussion relevant and the energy high.