Cheryl Cran | Entrepreneur, Consultant & Author - Boldly Grow a Workplace of Choice

Cheryl Cran

Entrepreneur, Consultant & Author - Boldly Grow a Workplace of Choice

Cheryl Cran

Cheryl Cran is a future of work expert and founder of NextMapping a future of work consultancy. She is the author of 10 books, including "NextMapping- Anticipate, Navigate and Create The Future of Work" and "The Art of Change Leadership - Driving Transformation In A Fast Paced World". Her thought leadership has been featured in Fast Company, Inc Magazine, Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, CNBC online , CBS online and more. Cheryl's clients include Amazon, Upwork, State Farm, Astra Zeneca, TD Bank, Bank of America, Manulife, Nationwide, Freelancer and many more. Onalytica named her #1 future of work influencer and GoCatalant placed her in the top ten future of work influencers.

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The Best Way to Create the Future is to Map It.

Map your future with creativity and agility

Many disruptions including government shifts, global disasters, mergers and acquisitions, artificial intelligence, robotics, and changing worker attitudes is causing the need for leaders to be able to map the future of work for their company and for their teams.

The type of leadership that is needed during these fast-paced times is the ability to flex in times of flux. Agility, adaptability and innovation are key attributes that will help leaders to drive the change and transformation needed to get to the future of work.

This future of work keynote provides insights into the future of work and strategies to proactively map the future as a leader. Dynamic ideas and creative approaches to help build future ready leadership that drives transformation towards the future of work.

Attendees will leave this session with:
- Insights on the impact of AI and robotics on your industry locally and globally
- A bi-modal model on how to leverage the best of what’s working now with data from future trends research
- Case studies of organizations that have successfully mapped their future by being on top of trends and future of work
- How to harness the ‘people first’ principle of future workplaces and a look at leaders who have leveraged technology to enable extraordinary value for clients and employee experience
- A ‘what needs to change’ and ‘what will never change’ checklist to help prioritize strategic actions towards future of work
- Inspiration, ideas and a ‘map’ of the future for self/teams/business that can be put into practical application right away
- NextMapping™ model and steps to create your future for self/business

Future Ready Teams - How to Create Agile, Adaptable & Innovative Teams

Agile, flexible and innovative teams are the Future of Work

This future of teams’ keynote provides dynamic insights into the future of teams and how team structure is morphing to meet the real-time disruptions and demands of the fast-changing world. Research shows that small teams with highly motivated and engaged individuals are able to innovate and execute very quickly. The impact on business with high performing teams are faster ideas to market, nimble solutions for client experience and ultimately competitive advantage.

Attendees will leave this session with:
- The latest research on team dynamics needed for future of work
- Statistics and data on the best future of work structure of a team, the best mix of personalities, aptitudes and more
- Strategies for team members to build a ‘me to we’ future of work attitude
- A mindset model on how to shift towards a ‘shared leadership’ team culture
- Ideas on how to cross-collaborate, break down silos and innovate across the business
- How to create agile, adaptable and innovative teams
- Inspiration and plans to ‘map out’ what’s next for your teams to be future of work ready

The Future of Attracting & Keeping Top Talent

95% of companies surveyed cite a big focus for the future is finding and keeping top talent in the age of robotics, remote workers and increasing competition.

This keynote provides trends, case studies, and creative ideas on recruiting and retaining talent

Fortune 500 CEO’s surveyed state that even with the age of robotics they are planning to continue to seek and hire talented people well into 2020 and beyond. The competition for attracting top talent is increasing, and as quickly as people are being hired and trained other industries are approaching and poaching talent. In addition, the increase in freelance and entrepreneur opportunities for millennials is making the talent search even more challenging.

What can companies do? What do leaders need to do to win the war for talent?

In this keynote, you will learn how to map out a strategy and plan on how to attract top talent and how to retain them for longer than average time frames.

Attendees will leave this session with:
- The latest research for your industry on future trends regarding attracting and retaining top talent
- Insights into current reality of finding and keeping good people the stats and the best practices
- Innovative ideas on finding the right people that are suited for your industry
- Creative ideas and examples from global companies winning the war for talent
- The top ten ‘attractors’ of what top talent want when looking to work for a company
- How to be a company that ‘attracts’ talent, including having transformational leaders and creating a culture that focuses on shared leadership
- The number one reason people leave an employer and how to fix it
- A greater understanding of why investing in recruiting alone is a no-win approach
- Creative solutions that you can put into place right away to increase your wins in attracting and keeping top talent

The Future of Work Is Now – Are You Ready?

Trends, insights, and research on the Future of Work

Employee engagement, creating future-ready leaders, attracting and retaining top talent are all elements that are rapidly changing and impacting the way we work and how we need to change to meet the challenges of the future workplace today.

This keynote will provide researched global business insights, thought-provoking, creative, leading-edge ideas and strategies on how leaders can take immediate action to increase team buy-in, adaptability and execution NOW as we head towards 2030.

Attendees will leave this session with:
- A look at the trends and technologies shaping the future workplace today
- Ideas for leaders and their teams to adapt their personality style and leadership style to the fast-changing workplace
- “How” to successfully work with and engage the multiple generations in the workplace
- Insights into how leaders need to adapt to the ever-changing reality of worker attitudes and shifting attitudes on loyalty, job satisfaction and how work is done
- Mindset model on how to navigate fast pace of change as we head to future of work
- Research on the multiple intelligences needed to navigate the future of work
- Case studies and examples of progressive companies and leaders on the leading edge of creating innovative future ready workplaces
- Strategies on how to get everyone on board with the overall future vision, build excitement for the company’s direction and create commitment and buy-in to taking action today and for the future

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Featured Books

The Art of Change Leadershipby Cheryl Cran

The Art of Change Leadership

by Cheryl Cran
Be an transformational leader during times of rapid organizational change

The Art of Change Leadership represents a major milestone in the study of change leadership. An approachable yet thorough guide for leaders and team members that illustrates how to increase speed and agility during times of intense technological innovation and fast change, this resource focuses on the ways in which you, as an individual, can harness your unique abilities to lead cultural change and personal leadership in a positive and proactive way. Through eleven comprehensive chapters, explore the need for increased human brain speed, how to improve your focus, the body/mind connection, agility within a team setting, improving productivity, communication with your team, and more.

Technology, globalization, evolving business models--these are just some of the variables impacting the competitive landscapes across virtually all industries. To keep up with the changes that these and other factors are creating, it is critical that you are able to understand what change leadership is, why it is important, and how you can leverage it in your workplace to positively impact your company.

  • Explore research on change leadership vs. change management to improve business
  • Leverage technology to improve productivity and adaptability to rapid change
  • Evolutionary approaches to change leadership that include energy management and innovative mindset approaches
  • Discover questionnaires, assessments and quizzes to assess your change leadership agilities

The Art of Change Leadership is a (r)evolutionary text that prepares you to increase your team's speed and agility, and to thrive in today's continually evolving business environment.

NextMapping: Anticipate, Navigate & Create The Future of Workby Cheryl Cran

NextMapping: Anticipate, Navigate & Create The Future of Work

by Cheryl Cran

NextMapping provides strategies and ideas for leaders, teams and entrepreneurs to navigate the future of work. The biggest imperative for companies right now is to be ready for the impact on people and business of AI, automation, robotics and fast pace of change.
Three parts of the book consist of:
Part One: Anticipate The Future of Work
- Trends in technology
- Trends in human behaviour
- PREDICT model to future cast the future Part Two: Navigate the Future of Work
- Mindset of Navigators of the Future
- The Shared Leadership Future
- Navigate the Future as a Leader, Team Member or Entrepreneur
Part Three:
- Trust the Present to Create the Future
- A Very Human Future With Robots, AI & Automation
- NextMapping Your Future of Work

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