The Importance of Ongoing Learning in the International Economy: Secrets from a Professional Leadership Trainer in Asia Pacific
August 5, 2015
Hosted by Alise Cortez, PhD
Is it really true that if we do not keep learning in today’s fast-paced international marketplace, we’ll fall behind? Everyone benefits from having a set of technical skills that ground them into their respective fields, whether those talents are in engineering, accounting, manufacturing, or marketing. But what about those soft skills, those abilities that allow leaders to be effective with and through other people at work? Today as more and more companies do business across cultures, having a set of strong people skills that enable leaders to empower, motivate, and continue to develop their teams is good business. Everyone wins – the team whose skills are continually being developed, the leader who now gets to do more and more interesting work because she’s empowered and developed her people to work at a higher level of output, and certainly the organization that employs them which now has a stronger culture of engagement, performance, and overall bench strength.
Working on Purpose
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WORK. For some, its utter lack of enjoyment or meaning hurls them into existential crisis, while for others being on the job allows the highest level of fulfillment and even provides a life purpose. We spend a full third of our lives either preparing for work via school or actually being in the workforce. Why not look for ways to live with passion and work on purpose to maximize the meaning, fulfillment, and performance contribution associated with it? This show explores a wide array of topics that impact and shape the experience of being in today’s workforce, with the aim of creating meaningful work-life integration. Anyone looking for guidance, inspiration, and examples on how to get unstuck at work or move to a higher level of meaning or contribution will enjoy tuning in. We’ll engage in enlightening conversation with thought leaders, authors, and experts from various fields from around the world. Working on Purpose airs weekly on VoiceAmerica Empowerment.
Alise Cortez, PhD
Dr. Alise Cortez is a speaker, consultant, coach, published author, radio show and podcast host, and Development/Engagement Catalyst based in Dallas, Texas. She has dedicated herself to helping people across the globe more meaningfully and productively connect with their work to achieve greater fulfillment, more impactful results, and meaningful work-life integration, and “live with passion, work on purpose.” Alise is particularly called to help organizations synergize the human-technological workforce integration that artificial intelligence and robotics have introduced to enable workforce development that raises the human contribution to work. Her other niche area is working with organizations to integrate the younger millennial and generation Z workforces with their more tenured counterparts to create an engaged, productive culture.
Alise earned a PhD in Human Development from Fielding Graduate University. Fascinated with how people choose and experience their careers, she focused her dissertation on meaning in work and its relationship to personal identity. Her post-doc research yielded 15 “modes of engagement,” discovered by interviewing 115 professionals aged 18 to 80 across multiple industries. Her consulting offerings are drawn from this research.