Keys to Building High Performing Teams with Rod Napier

November 1, 2013
Hosted by Olivia Parr-Rud

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Since the 1990's, as a country, we have become team-based in our approach to nearly everything. The motivation was the result of cutting out middle managers and creating teams. The problem is there has not been a deep and necessary commitment to training team leaders. The result is enormous dysfunctions at the heart of most management practices built on the backs of teams. We talk teams and know very little about them. Yet, all that said, we know more about team dynamics and high performing teams than ever before. Tune in to learn about the fundamentals of teams and what it takes to create high performing teams. It's not a "how to" program. Instead, it will be about hard questions you need to ask if you have the nerve to try and create a high performing team. Despite the fact that most of us have been part of a team, few of us really know how to build a high performing team. Tune in to see what I mean. Please join me and my guest, Rod Napier, as we explore Keys to Building A High-Functioning Teams.

Quantum Business Insights with Olivia Parr-Rud

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In today’s fast-paced, high-tech, global economy, the business landscape is constantly changing. The confluence of big data, emerging technologies, and global connectivity puts unprecedented pressure on companies to become more innovative and agile. To maintain a competitive edge, companies must constantly adapt while continuing to identify and exploit new opportunities. Interestingly, new models are emerging from science and nature that offer a unique perspective – one that sees our global economy as a highly interconnected, continually evolving complex adaptive system. These models unveil powerful insights for optimizing our business strategies and processes. Each week on Quantum Business Insights, Olivia explores these concepts with thought leaders from around the globe. We look for ways to leverage their insights to ignite innovation, inspire our workforce, and create positive outcomes for our companies, our communities, and the planet.

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Olivia Parr-Rud

Olivia Parr-Rud

Olivia Parr-Rud is a renowned thought-leader, speaker, author, and consultant in the areas of business intelligence, innovative leadership, and organizational alignment. She is considered a pioneer in the integration of data science and holistic organizational practices that deliver success through the optimal blending of quantitative and qualitative methodologies and practices.

Her early research and innovative advancements in data mining and business intelligence led to the writing of her best-selling book, Data Mining Cookbook, Modeling for Acquisition, Risk and Customer Relationship Management (Wiley, 2001). Realizing the need for enhanced human competencies in fast-paced, high-tech organizations, she was inspired to conduct research in the areas the communication, collaboration, innovation, adaptability, and leadership. This led to the unveiling of links between the global economy, organizational dynamics and complexity science, highlighted in her second book, Business Intelligence Success Factors, Aligning for Success in a Global Economy (Wiley/SAS, 2009).

Olivia lectures and consults internationally in the areas of business intelligence, communication, innovation, and leadership. Her current research is focused on psychology, human capital, brain science, quantum physics, evolutionary biology, systems theory, and complexity science. She holds a BA in Mathematics and an MS in Statistics.

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